Books by eCampus Announces Winner in Free Pizza and Textbooks Giveaway to Promote Online Buybacks During Quarantine

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Books by eCampus, an online bookstore solution by eCampus.com, promoted the giveaway to celebrate college students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grand prize of free pizza and textbooks for a year was awarded to Emily Sauer of Miami University in Oxford, OH. Sauer was randomly selected from thousands of participants who became eligible after selling at least one textbook back through their eCampus.com Online Bookstore from April 15, 2020 - June 1, 2020.

The giveaway was inspired by eCampus.com’s desire to help students enjoy the online textbook buyback process and introduce an added benefit to selling back books during an unpredictable college semester. Any student currently enrolled at a Books by eCampus partner institution was eligible to participate, resulting in thousands of entries from eCampus.com’s 250 partner schools. By selling at least one textbook online, students were automatically entered to win a $500 textbook scholarship and free pizza for a year.

Online textbook buybacks were a vital component to the Spring 2020 college semester as institutions were forced to close on-campus bookstores in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remaining fully operational, Books by eCampus was able to continue providing course materials to students with reliable ship to home options while also providing a way for students to sell their used textbooks online 24/7, regardless of where they were purchased. Books by eCampus saw a 32% increase in textbook sales and online buybacks during this time as students responded to eCampus.com’s commitment to textbook affordability and convenience.

“The Books by eCampus Online Bookstore has helped me a lot because it makes getting my textbooks easy,” said Emily Sauer, who attends Miami University’s Hamilton, OH campus. “When I am done with my textbooks I know I can always sell them back and then get my next set.” Miami University has been a valued Books by eCampus partner since 2017, where students are able to take advantage of a 24/7 online bookstore offering free next-day shipping to campus of their professor-selected course materials.

“Students are our priority and eCampus.com is committed to providing a reliable online bookstore experience that offers students the ability to both purchase and sell textbooks from the convenience of their homes,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of eCampus.com. “At a time when normal is being redefined, eCampus.com remains a trusted source for course materials, offering students a chance to be celebrated in the process.”

More information on Books by eCampus Online Bookstores can be found at http://ecampushighered.com.

About Books by eCampus Online Bookstores

Books by eCampus, an eCampus.com online bookstore solution, enables colleges and universities to streamline their textbook fulfillment processes and repurpose brick and mortar stores while allowing students to obtain all of their course materials through a custom-branded website. Since 2002, the company has expanded its online bookstore model with a focus on textbook affordability and convenience unmatched in the industry. Books by eCampus currently serves as the official online bookstore for over 250 institutions nationwide, with growth experienced each year.

About eCampus.com

eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards, eCampus.com’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. The company launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s. From the beginning, their driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers they serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, eCampus.com serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Online Bookstores and the eCampus.com ALL Access program. eCampus.com's mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date. Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, eCampus.com propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at http://www.ecampus.com.

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