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Beck's Partnership With Your University

At Beck's, we strongly believe that our company is the best option to manage your institution's bookstore. Prompt, quality service is the hallmark of our company’s management/operations plan. Highlights of our staff, FBE certification, technological advancement and management are provided below.

Beck's Staff

The management staff at each of our locations is of the utmost importance. Our management personnel exceed 20 years of experience on average in the college textbook industry. Beck’s understands that institutional memory is crucial in operating and maintaining college bookstores and we are proud to say that our management turnover rate is one of the lowest in the industry.

Certified Female Business Enterprise

Beck’s Book Store was granted certification as a Female Business Enterprise (FBE) under the Business Enterprise Program for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities by the state of Illinois Department of Central Management Services on August 31, 2010. Beck's is able to assist colleges and universities in Illinois to meet their spending goals with Business Enterpise Program (BEP) companies. On top of our commitment to excellence, this distinguished certification separates us from other bookstore operators.

Technological Advancement

Due to the rapid changes in the college textbook industry, Beck’s is constantly evolving and adapting to both the latest trends in the industry, and more importantly, the needs of the institutions and students we service. We have developed and implemented a number of operational changes in the recent past that includes the following:
• Rental options
• Electronic book options
• Print on demand textbooks
• Online buyback

Beck's Management

Beck’s Book Store offers a positive mix in management style of both national bookstore chains and self-operated formats. We provide the service, compassion, focus and reliability of the self-op format as well as the experience, stability, and industry connections seen in national college bookstores. Beck’s is a perfect combination of being small and focused as well as large and stable. All of our locations provide:
• Warm and Friendly Bookstore Staff
• Knowledgeable Bookstore Staff
• Speed of Service During the First Week of Class
• Resolution of Customer Problems
• Special Orders and Requests
• Pleasant Shopping Atmosphere


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