BABSON PARK, Mass., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Babson Bookstore transitioned to Follett Higher Education management on June 1, 2017, bringing new programs, products, savings and support to the entire Babson community. The new and exciting Babson Campus Store will provide course materials in a virtual-based model, while still providing personal on-site service. The new Babson Campus Store will drive down the cost of course materials to Babson students but will still provide the necessary services to students and faculty. In addition to this innovative approach to managing course materials, the Babson Campus Store will offer emblematic and spirit items along with convenient store offerings. Babson College selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community.
"Follett's focus is on enhancing the Babson College experience so you can expect a campus store that delivers great products, welcomes the community, celebrates campus spirit and promotes affordable course materials options," said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education. "We look forward to serving Babson College students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff."
With this new partnership, Babson College faculty and students will have access to Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett's text rental program that delivers significant savings compared to purchasing new. Follett also offers a number of digital academic tools that provide affordability and learning benefits, ranging from Instant Access to lower-priced digital course materials before the first day of class, and affordable open educational resources (OER) content and courseware by Lumen Learning. New store services also include Follett's year-round buyback and price match programs.
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh the general merchandise offerings at the Babson Campus Store. Customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. Exciting brands carried include Apple®, Columbia® Sportswear, Under Armour®, NIKE®, Peter Millar®, League® Collegiate Outfitters and '47® headwear and apparel.
To expand the reach of the Babson brand and further enhance the customer experience, Follett On-Demand has partnered with the Alumni and Athletics departments to offer custom-branded products to students, increasing our product selection even more. In addition to these custom items, Follett will work with Babson's Alumni Department and Babson's Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship Program to carry student- and alumni-developed products both online and in the campus store.
About Babson Campus Store
Babson Campus Store is solely devoted to serving Babson College students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Wellesley community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. Babson Campus Store is located in the Reynolds Campus Center at 231 Forest St., Babson Park, MA 02457.
About Follett Corporation
Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit www.follett.com. For more information on our partnership with Lumen Learning, visit follett.com/lumen.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.