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Westmoreland County Community College Increases Access to Affordable Course Materials for Students with New eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore Partnership
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Westmoreland County Community College has selected eCampus.com as its online bookstore provider to deliver substantial course material savings for students coupled with an innovative campus service center partnership. Westmoreland, with its main campus located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, offers almost 100 programs of study at eight locations.

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- After a competitive RFP process to identify a partner to meet their textbook needs, Westmoreland selected eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores to further its commitment to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, while also providing a streamlined and convenient ordering process. With the new eCampus.com solution, Westmoreland is addressing the rising costs of higher education by providing students from all campuses the ability to save up to 70% off publisher list prices, including a price match guarantee, aligning with the college's goal of providing an exceptional education at an affordable price. Beyond cost savings, students can take advantage of every purchasing option, including new, used, rental, eTextbook, and an expansive network of third-party marketplace sellers.

Transitioning from a traditional brick and mortar bookstore, Westmoreland will repurpose the physical space, creating an On-Campus Service Center for their new virtual bookstore solution. With the help of eCampus.com, the service center will provide a convenient location for on-campus pickup of student course material purchases. Additional benefits include dedicated in-person customer support to assist with ordering and delivery questions, digital content inquiries, and year-round buybacks. By reinventing the physical campus bookstore space, Westmoreland maintains an on-campus support presence, ensuring that the new bookstore solution is a valuable extension of the Westmoreland student experience.

eCampus.com will offer a seamless integration with Westmoreland's Student Information System, creating a customized ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). With this cohesive strategy, students from all campus locations, including the main Youngwood campus and education centers in Murrysville, Mt. Pleasant, Smithton, Latrobe, New Kensington, Indiana County and Fayette County will enjoy the convenience of registration integration, offering streamlined course material ordering at the same time they register for classes. Through these robust system integrations, Westmoreland students gain an optimal student experience that meets their online buying expectations and ultimately drives academic outcomes. Students will also have the flexibility of using financial aid for their course material purchases.

In addition to student benefits, the eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore will also serve Westmoreland faculty with a smooth adoption process. With a dedicated eCampus.com Management Team, faculty can receive desk copies to review and confirm best-fit content from a network of over 10,000 publisher partners.

"The college needed a book solution for students that allowed them to choose how they received their books, offered competitive prices and still met the needs of students on financial aid," said Dr. Tuesday Stanley, President of Westmoreland County Community College. "In reviewing several options, eCampus stood out as the only solution that met all of our needs. We look forward to being able to offer our students an easy, efficient and cost effective solution."

"We are thrilled to partner with Westmoreland County Community College to further their mission of seeking an affordable course materials solution for their students," said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of eCampus.com. "We look forward to providing a new online bookstore standard for their institution that ensures academic success through improved access to the right materials at the right time."

Westmoreland students will have full access to their eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore in Fall 2019. More information on eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores can be found at ecampuscms.com.

About eCampus.com

eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards, eCampus.com's mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. The company launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy's. From the beginning, their driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers they serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, eCampus.com serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Virtual Bookstores and the eCampus.com ALL Access program. eCampus.com's mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date. Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, eCampus.com propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at ecampus.com.

About Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College has been helping students experience success for nearly 50 years. Ranked #1 in online programs among two-year colleges in Pennsylvania for the second straight year, Westmoreland, with its main campus located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, offers almost 100 programs of study. Beyond the main campus, Westmoreland encompasses education centers in Murrysville, Mt. Pleasant, Smithton, Latrobe, New Kensington, Indiana County and Fayette County. The most popular programs on campus include health professions, general transfer studies and manufacturing technology. In addition, the culinary arts program is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and 40th in the nation. With a mission to improve the quality of life for everyone they serve through education, training and cultural enrichment, Westmoreland offers a high quality, affordable and convenient education that prepares graduates to enter the workforce and obtain family-sustaining jobs, or continue their education by transferring to four-year institutions. Learn more at westmoreland.edu.

SOURCE eCampus.com



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