When it came time for Western Kentucky University Bookstore to acquire textbooks, they had the option to source from traditional vendors or Marketplace. The ensuing price comparison had very dramatic results and very significant opportunity in per book costs. By using Marketplace to acquire the textbooks, Western Kentucky University Bookstore was able to save an impressive $82.44 per book. Their Marketplace order translated to a total savings of over $650, ultimately saving 92% from peer bookstores.
From time to time, we see pretty spectacular things happening to our Marketplace clients. We wanted to share one instance, in which Salisbury University Bookstore saved money with Marketplace sourcing.
By using the traditional methods of sourcing to acquire 391 textbooks, Salisbury University Bookstore would have spent $19,397. With Marketplace they experienced a savings of over $6,000, reducing the total cost to $13,331. In sum, they saved over 30% by sourcing their textbooks from Marketplace.