Virtual Bookstores Announces Partnership with Union University to Promote Textbook Affordability for Students

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Union University has selected as its online bookstore provider to offer low cost textbook options and substantial savings for students. Union, with its main campus located in Jackson, Tennessee, is nationally recognized for integrating top-tier education and Christian faith.

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“We’re pleased to partner with eCampus to provide affordable options to our students when it comes to their textbook needs.” - John Netland, Provost, Union University

Beginning in Summer 2019, Union students can take advantage of their new Virtual Bookstore, complete with flexible purchasing options to obtain all their course materials at significant cost savings. With a streamlined and convenient ordering process, securing the right course materials is easy through a mobile-friendly 24/7 website that offers superior customer support. With the new solution, students from all three campuses may save up to 70% off publisher list prices, aligning with the university’s goal of providing an exceptional Christian education at an affordable price. Beyond cost savings, students can take advantage of every purchasing option, including new, used, rental, eTextbook, and an expansive network of third-party marketplace sellers., who is taking over bookstore operations from Lifeway Bookstores, will offer a seamless integration with Union’s Student Information System, creating a customized ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). With this cohesive strategy, students will also enjoy the convenience of registration integration, enabling automatic viewing of their required course materials at the same time they register for classes. This level of course materials visibility propels student preparedness and ultimately fuels academic success. Students will also have the flexibility of selling back their books online anytime.

Additional benefits reflected in the new partnership include a free ship-to-campus option, where students can take advantage of a convenient centralized location to pick up their course materials. Beyond a user-friendly ordering and delivery process, students will have access to a superior in-house customer service department to help with ordering, delivery, and digital content inquiries.

Committed to exceptional support for all Union stakeholders, the Virtual Bookstore will also serve Union faculty with a smooth adoption process. With a dedicated Management Team, faculty can receive desk copies to review and confirm best-fit content from a network of over 10,000 publisher partners.

“We’re pleased to partner with eCampus to provide affordable options to our students when it comes to their textbook needs,” said John Netland, Union University Provost. “eCampus has proven itself to be a company that provides exceptional service, and we think our students will be pleased with this partnership in the days and years ahead.”

“We’re delighted to partner with Union University to improve textbook affordability and provide unparalleled customer support,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “In our experience, increased access to low-cost textbooks and digital content equates to more students being prepared, resulting in a successful academic environment for all stakeholders.”

Union students will have full access to their Virtual Bookstore in Summer 2019 for purchasing. More information on Virtual Bookstores can be found at

About is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards,’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, serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Virtual Bookstores and the ALL Access program.'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, propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at

About Union University

Union University is a private, Christian, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts-based university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. With its main campus located in Jackson, Tennessee and two extension campuses located in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tennessee, Union offers over 100 programs of study where 100% of incoming freshmen receive financial aid. Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Ranked in the top tier of national universities by U.S News & World Report, Union’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society. Learn more at

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