UM partners with Follett Higher Education to launch a new bookstore

The University of Montevallo Bookstore on Main Street will have a new name and customer experience on May 31, thanks to a new partnership with Follett Higher Education.

The new name for the campus bookstore, Freddie’s Books and More, is based on the University’s mascot, Freddie the Falcon.

With nearly 150 years of experience in higher education, Follett’s partnership brings new resources, innovative technology and enhanced product assortments to the University.

“UM made the decision to partner with Follett because of our shared commitment to driving student achievement and classroom success,” said BJ Posey, contracting and purchasing manager. “Follett’s innovation in on-campus retail and e-commerce, and their approach to providing affordable course materials to our students, will enhance our student experience and the campus community.”

The company’s focus on campus retail innovation and classroom success has led to more than 1,100 campus store partnerships across the United States and Canada. As the latest to join the Follett Network, the University will benefit from the company’s unique industry perspective and expertise, providing students, campus members, fans and alumni with a sales experience revitalized and engaging retail on campus.

Follett is making a significant investment in the Montevallo campus retail store on Main Street and the campus online store, providing students and fans with anytime, anywhere access to classroom materials and equipment first choice of fans.

Last year, Follett’s e-commerce platform was ranked #57 in Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1,000 report, which analyzes and ranks the top online retailers in North America. Follett’s ranking directly reflects the company’s ongoing multimillion-dollar e-commerce investment, which has enabled Follett to deliver a personalized shopping experience and an even broader selection of inventory to its online shoppers. line.

Follett’s courseware solutions continue to deliver impressive savings to students across its network. Follett’s text rental program was the first of its kind in the campus retail industry and can save students up to 80% compared to buying new materials.

“No matter how you choose to shop with us, our number one priority is ensuring our customers and students have affordable access to everything they need for a successful year,” said Kevin Renshaw, Vice President of Sales and of marketing at Follett.

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