Oglethorpe University Partners with eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores to Offer Substantial Textbook Savings for Students

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eCampus.com, an industry-leading provider of online course material solutions for colleges and universities, has announced their Virtual Bookstore partnership with Oglethorpe University, a private liberal arts institution in Atlanta, Georgia named among the nation’s Top 20 “Best Buy Schools” in the latest Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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“Partnering with eCampus will offer our students a textbook purchasing process that is affordable, convenient, and time-saving.” - Michelle Hall, Vice President for Campus Life, Oglethorpe University

Beginning in Summer 2019, Oglethorpe students will have access to an innovative online bookstore solution, serving all their course material needs with average savings up to 70% off publisher list prices. Oglethorpe selected eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, aligning with the university’s focus of providing an exceptional 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, all through a streamlined and convenient ordering process.

Understanding the institution’s commitment to an optimal student experience, the eCampus.com platform will offer a seamless integration with Oglethorpe’s Student Information System, ensuring a user-friendly ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). With SSO, the purchasing process is even more simplified as students can make purchases and use financial aid directly from their student portal. With this cohesive strategy, students will also enjoy the convenience of registration integration. When students register for courses, they will instantly see a personalized listing of required textbooks according to their schedule, along with the ability to purchase or rent the materials with the click of a button. Further complementing the solution is a superior customer support team available to answer student inquiries every step of the way.

Oglethorpe University faculty also benefit from the new eCampus.com solution with customized administrator training on the adoption submission process. The dedicated eCampus.com Management Team ensures an exemplary partnership, including desk copy delivery to faculty, bolstering confidence in best-fit content adoptions.

“At Oglethorpe, we’re constantly looking for ways to expand and improve the student experience,” said Michelle Hall, Vice President for Campus Life at Oglethorpe. “Partnering with eCampus will offer our students a textbook purchasing process that is affordable, convenient, and time-saving.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Oglethorpe University to help them address textbook affordability through an innovative virtual bookstore solution,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of eCampus.com. “We look forward to providing their students with the course materials they need at a competitive price, all through a customized online platform that aligns with the institution’s commitment to an affordable education that exceeds expectations.”

Oglethorpe students will have full access to their eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore in Summer 2019. More information on eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores can be found at ecampuscms.com.

About eCampus.com

eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of new, used, and digital content for sale or rent, study materials, and book buyback services. The website launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s, and pioneered selling used textbooks online. Unlike other dot-com companies at the time, eCampus.com’s executive team brought with them invaluable experience in the textbook industry. The company has repeatedly found success in their ability to be agile and innovative, adapting to the ever-changing textbook market. eCampus.com’s mission is to set online bookstore industry standards for savings, selection, convenience, and customer service as expressed in its slogan, “Textbooks Easy. Fast. Cheap!” Learn more at ecampus.com.

About Oglethorpe University

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. With more than 60 degree programs, the private liberal arts institution is a Top 20 “Best Buy School” according to Fiske Guide for Colleges. Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in which liberal arts and sciences and professional programs complement each other in a small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe’s programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, close collaboration among faculty and students, and engaged learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe educates students to be citizens in a global world, readies them for responsible leadership, and empowers them to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. Learn more at oglethorpe.edu.

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