Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
When it first launched, PostYourBook had a trial period during which it was solely open to Santa Monica College students. It rapidly gained over 10,000 registered users from SMC alone, illuminating the green light for an expansion. PostYourBook, an increasing force in the textbook buyback industry, is now available to over 250 institutions nationwide with over 250,000 users, and nearly 500,000 books posted.
In 2010, students and founders Josh Hiekali and Phillip Kravstov noticed a shortage of options for students who needed to buy and sell textbooks. Promoting networking, the website connects students in the same campus so that they can buy/ sell their books from each other. As affordability is a key pillar in its foundation, PostYourBook is free of charge and prices of books compete successfully with those on websites such as Amazon.com.
The site’s reach is not all that has grown. Initially, the sole transaction method on PostYourBook was to pay cash and meet up on campus; freshly added options, however, accommodate a wider range of students. “We figured that with nearly 500,000 books posted on our website, why not allow the students to search across schools, pay by card, and be able to ship their books to one another?" Heikali said. "This will increase the seller's chances of selling his book, while increasing the buyer's chances of finding a book."
PostYourBook’s expansion isn’t finished yet, according to Hiekali. The founder disclosed his expectations for the future of the site, that it will reach more schools and two million users by 2015. Should Amazon and other websites be concerned about a potential drop in their textbook sales? Hiekali says, "They should."
As a student networking website started in 2010 by students Josh Hiekali and Phillip Kravstov, PostYourBook focuses on catering to the average college student through affordability, ease, and fairness. Since it’s launch in 2010, the amount of the website’s users has grown from 1,000 students from Santa Monica College to over 250,000 from hundreds of institutions nationwide. With the exponential growth patterns it has been experiencing, PostYourBook expects to have over two million users by 2015.