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Campus Store to Partner with eCampus.com to Offer Students More Convenient, Affordable Access to Textbooks
Syracuse University has selected eCampus.com to be its new full-service online textbook store beginning with the Spring 2022 term. eCampus.com was selected for its user-friendly services and its proven track record of reducing costs for students, which in some cases can be up to 70% off publisher list prices. Additionally, students will be able to take advantage of a convenient on-campus service center in the Campus Store where they can have their books delivered with free expedited shipping after they’ve placed their order.
Through the new site, students will have access to a variety of textbook options, including new, used, rental, digital content, and an expansive network of third-party marketplace sellers. The site will also offer a price match guarantee on new, used and rental items.
Students will be able to easily access the new online textbook storefront through the Syracuse Campus Store website or directly at syracuse.ecampus.com. The intuitive online ordering platform will be integrated into existing campus systems. This will create a customized ordering process utilizing the University’s single sign-on. Students will be able to choose from flexible delivery options to the Campus Store or to their doorstep.
“We have heard concerns from students about the rising cost of course materials,” says Kris Klinger, senior associate vice president for Auxiliary Services. “This is another step the Campus Store and the University have taken to help make those materials more affordable, and to offer students more options when seeking out their textbooks.”
eCampus.com will also continue to support Syracuse’s Orange Instant Access program. This program, which has been in place on campus for three years, addresses many challenges faced by students: high textbook prices, delays in receiving course materials, purchasing the incorrect materials and the struggle of converting temporary access digital materials to permanent access. Orange Instant Access drives down course material costs and provides automatic access to digital course materials on the first day of class. Course materials are billed directly to students’ accounts.
Faculty members will also benefit from the new partnership. The new online textbook store will serve faculty through a platform that allows for simplified research and selection of course materials. In addition, faculty can take advantage of customized reporting, research titles and price comparisons to make informed course material decisions.
Textbook ordering will be accessed through the Campus Store’s website. Students will be able to shop by course or by class schedule, using their NetID credentials beginning Dec. 1, 2021, for their spring 2022 materials.
“Having access to the right materials on the first day of class at a reasonable price is key to academic success for students,” says Matt Montgomery, president and CEO of eCampus.com. “We are excited to be a part of making this happen for the students at Syracuse. We look forward to providing more convenience, affordability and best-in-class customer service to Syracuse University.”
More information on eCampus.com course material solutions can be found at ecampushighered.com.