SWAP Technology >> Products > Textbook Trading Post Overview

By: Swap Technology  09-12-2011
Keywords: Advertise, Storefront, Textbook

A powerful alternative to paying for expensive textbooks!

The SWAP Technology Textbook Trading Post is the only solution of its kind. It provides students' associations with an extremely easy to use and reliable online textbook service that could save their members thousands of dollars. Your members will be extremely grateful when they save money and they will know their students' association was responsible. By providing an online textbook service through your website, students' will become more aware of your association and the values it represents.

What does the service offer?

Through this service students are able to post all the used textbooks they would like to sell on a system where other students can search and find the textbooks that they would like to buy. When students find the textbook they are looking for they can buy it from other students, compare the price with local bookstores who are advertising on the service and compare the price with over 20 online merchants including, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eCampus and more. This textbook solution is the only complete solution available to students' associations. It is designed specifically to save students' money. In an increased effort to save even more of students' money, we do not handle the sales transactions of any textbooks. We leave the transactions in the hands of the students by providing the information needed to either purchase the textbook from a retailer or to contact the student selling the book.

How does it work?

  1. Create your storefront - Using the powerful TextForSale.com Textbook Engine, we will create an online storefront that matches the look and feel of your existing website. Your textbook service can be customized to match any colour scheme and personalized with the students' associations logo. You can add a list of all programs and courses offered by your college or university.
  2. Link to your website - If your students' association already has a website you can link directly to the textbook service. If you do not have a website you may request that we make one for you. Your association will gain the most if you have a great website to provide information on your services and events.
  3. Advertise - In order to get members to your website you will need to advertise properly. You need to advertise at the end of a semester to get people to post their old textbooks and at the start of the new semester to get students to buy textbooks. We can offer a wealth of insight into what has worked and not worked in the past. This is the most critical stage in getting your textbook service off to a great start.
  4. Monitor Success - Using a password protected login on your storefront, your students' association will be able to access real-time reports on the usage and success of your storefront. You will be able to see how many of your members are registered, the number of books they are selling and how much money they have saved and much more.

Keywords: Advertise, Storefront, Textbook

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