Dear Country Day Students and Parents,
We are excited to announce that the CCDS Middle School and Upper School are partnering with MBS Direct for book purchases for the 2017-18 school year. It is our goal to make things as simple and as cost-efficient as possible for your family, and MBS is a proven leader in online bookselling for middle, high, and post-secondary schools.
We will launch MBS Direct in July, but wanted you to have some information ahead of time and to know that MBS Direct is now taking buybacks of many of the books we have used this school year. We have a news note on the school's website's main page to help you.
While we are not, yet, ready to open the MBS Direct buying site for Country Day, we are already working side-by-side with MBS Direct to organize our Online Bookstore to match each middle and upper school student's course schedule. In mid-July, you will order course materials with convenience and accuracy, by following these steps:
- Access our Online Bookstore
- Select the courses in which your student is enrolled
- Select new, used, or digital books
- Course materials are shipped to you within 24 hours of ordering
In keeping with the commitment to money-savings, MBS Direct has developed a multitude of services designed specifically for our school:
- A Guaranteed Buyback program to help your family budget for the entire academic term and understand how much it will truly cost to own a specific textbook
- Used books up to 25% off the price of a new book price
- Out-the-door in 24 shipping policy
- Customer Loyalty program for more money at buyback
- FREE UPS Ground shipping on orders over $99 for one week when the bookstore first opens
Ordering your student's textbooks can be quite challenging with many uncertainties using other online vendors, which is ultimately why our school chose MBS Direct. We strongly urge you to use MBS Direct to guarantee your student the correct book, competitive prices, and the highest level of confidence and satisfaction. In addition, MBS Direct's 100% return policy will refund your money for 30 days after the order is placed or 30 days after school has started, whichever comes later.
If you have questions or concerns about the ordering process or any other product and service MBS Direct offers, their customer service team is ready to answer questions, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Just call 1-800-325-3252 or email VB@mbsbooks.com. We will send detailed directions when we are up and running with MBS Direct in July.
Stephanie Luebbers Theresa Hirschauer
Head of Upper School Head of Middle School