Break Into the Text Book Business with Pop Up Tents

Posted by Canopies Tarps on Jan 17th 2019

College textbooks are one of the most profitable categories for booksellers, and pop up tents can help you set up shop in places where it will be easy for your potential customers to find you. If you're looking for new ways to make money, see if this is an idea that will work for you.

Why are textbooks profitable?Students may not like it, but they're still mostly stuck in a system that has them paying high prices for paper books that lose much of their value within months. After all, publishers market the books to professors, not to students. Plus, with their education at stake, many students are anxious to get the right book on time so they may not want to take any risks shopping around for lower prices. That can create opportunities for you when you're buying, selling, and renting textbooks.

How can a pop up tent help my business?Of course, students could sell their own textbooks so you're really offering them the convenience of doing the work for them. That starts with making it easy for them to give you their books by setting up your tent near campuses and student housing. Amenities help too so consider offering cold water and iced tea on warm days, and coffee and hot chocolate in chillier weather.

What if I already have a shop or website?You can always use a pop up tent to supplement your physical or online store. That way you can go directly to the students who haven't discovered your business yet, and earn their trust. Once they have a positive experience selling you their books, they may return to you to buy their new ones each semester.

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