Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Bookstore to be revamped and operated by Neebo, college store experts
(Lincoln, NE – May 8, 2014) Starting May 27, 2014, the Arkansas State University – Mountain Home Bookstore on the Mountain Home campus will be operated by Neebo, Inc. Neebo, Inc. is the holding company and beneficial owner of Nebraska Book Company, Inc., an industry leader in solutions for the college store marketplace.
Neebo was selected after a comprehensive and inclusive request-for-proposals process that involved undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
“We are excited to welcome Neebo to the ASUMH campus, “said John Davidson, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs. “The joint committee representing the Mountain Home and Jonesboro campuses conducted an extensive evaluation process, including written and oral presentations, interviews, reference checks, and site visits. We believe this process, and the ultimate selection of Neebo, will provide outstanding service and value to our students.”
Gwen Clancy, Senior Vice President of College Stores at Neebo, said the company is focused on helping the campus store be competitive in the collegiate products and services business. “In today’s market, there are so many options on where students can purchase their books,” she said. “College bookstores need to step up with an effective strategy to win over guests with service and solutions that are in sync with students’ rising expectations.” Clancy noted that for nearly 100 years Neebo has served campus communities across the United States. They now own or operate more than 200 stores nationally.
"We [Neebo] can think of no greater opportunity than to serve Arkansas State University – Mountain Home and its students, a pursuit that inspires us both as a collegiate products and services company and as people," Clancy said.
Neebo’s structure and services include:
- Availability of rentable books. Any textbook that is rentable will be available through the new system.
- Best Price Promise. If a customer finds a textbook for less than the Arkansas State University Store price, the customer can buy the book for 10 percent less than the price at the competing store.
- Focus on guest service. All team members will participate in intensive guest-service training.
- Convenient e-commerce platform. Guests can choose their favorite way to purchase textbooks and merchandise—in the store or online.
- Competitive prices for apparel, supplies and gifts. The store will offer the brands guests want at a variety of competitive price levels. There is something for everyone.
Textbook Purchases and Rentals
Students can purchase or rent textbooks in store or on the bookstore website http://www.ASUMHBookstore.com beginning May 27, 2014.
About Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) is a public, open access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students in North Central Arkansas. ASUMH provides affordable lifelong learning and excellent teaching, enabling students of all ages to enhance their quality of life. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year. It is located within minutes from two beautiful fresh water lakes and rivers that feature great fishing and water sports opportunities. Learn more at http://ASUMH.edu.
Neebo is an online retailer and a nationwide network of hundreds of college stores. Neebo provides millions of students, parents, faculty and alumni with the most complete selection of rental, used and new textbooks, as well as college-branded apparel, gear and accessories. Neebo is the complete college outfitter, dedicated to making college—one of life’s best experiences—even better. Neebo is a registered trademark of Nebraska Book Company, Inc., which was founded nearly 100 years ago with a store near the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus. The Company pioneered used textbook distribution and expanded to campuses across the country. It is owned by Neebo, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.neebo.com.