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The California Association of College Stores is the premier regional association, we provide leadership, resources and services to support our member's* ability to prosper in a rapidly changing environment. 
                *We define our potential members as being anyone who is a provider of services, products or resources to the education community.

Most of the member stores are owned and operated by the institutions they serve; the remainder are privately owned or leased. Membership of the Association is comprised of store members and associate members (vendors). There are more than 75 store members. In addition, there are approximately 120 associate members who are vendors providing goods and services to the college store industry. 

        

2015 Course Materials

July 14, 2015 - De Anza College

July 16, 2015 - Cal Poly Pomona

 

Redefining Our Price Point:

What do alternate used book sources, custom publishing and Open Educational Resources have in common? The answer to that question will be explained by LAD Custom publishing and Sidewalk, showing how transitioning from traditional content sources can improve your bottom line and identify you as the lower cost option on your campus.

 

How Digital Delivery Can Work in & Brick & Mortar Store:

Some of our stores have reached that digital tipping point; how do we remain relevant? From the perspectives of student to store to publisher, we’ll share with you some of the successes in how digital content and its delivery can keep stores as an integral force in the entire adoption-through-sales cycle. Real student users will share their experience and Cengage Learning will share some its data on efficacy and adaptive resources in digital technology. Stores will contribute their knowledge on all aspects of moving from a print-centric environment, including recruiting faculty to try new content formats, billing, campus readiness and finding margins that work for you.

 

 

 

2015 Professional Development

Conference & EXPO with Connect 2 One

Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage

 

CACS Weekly News Digest 05/20/15

Study finds that digital coupons positively affect brand and loyalty | August 7, 2014 -Retailmenot.com Inc. | Has released the findings of an August 2014 study it commissioned from Forrester Consulting that looked at the impact of digital coupons and promotions within the retail industry. According to the new study, digital coupons are as relevant as ever as retailers' omnichannel sales strategies become the norm. Additionally, the research reviews how people are thinking about digital couponing and provides insight into omnichannel offers in the offline-channel world, and provides insight into how mobile affects in-store traffic and sales. More>>>

Four considerations for providing the best mobile customer experience August 6, 2014-Jeannie Walters / Chief Customer Experience Investigator? and the CEO/Founder of 360Connext | Is it harder to deliver a positive customer experience via mobile platforms?

Forty percent of e-commerce executives believe this is the case. More specifically, navigation and findability for mobile users is undoubtedly the number one issue they struggle with.

When the subject of mobile navigation comes up, I get a slight sense of déjà vu. Didn't we have the same concerns during the early discussions about navigation on the web? More>>>

 

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2015 Course Material Summit

July 14, 2015 De Anza College

July 16, 2015 - Cal Poly Pomona

 

 

2015 Professional Development Conference & Expo

November 9 - 13, 2015

The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California

 

 

 

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