Trendy Textbook Rental Market Grows In Popularity
It's not the only business of this type, but it was the first to start this new trend in 2006. There is no reason why this concept would be a bad idea. When I was a student, a new semester brought forth too many headaches; many of which centered around the book-buying process. Not only would I find myself waiting hours in line at the campus bookstore, I'd finally get through the doors only to discover not all of my books were available. And then, to top it all off, when I tried to sell my old books back; I'd find little to no return on my investment because the books were no longer being readily used only one semester later.
I did try to buy a book with a friend once in a hope to be economically friendly, but custody issues prevailed and when we couldn't work out a suitable arrangement, we ended up having to add a twin book to our scholastic family.
These are all the issues that Book Renter considered when starting their business. It's cost-effective and convenient, so I'd say they've done their job. Their rentals help student save 75% off the purchase prices, and they can choose from 5 different rental periods depending upon how long they'll need to books. They ship the book selection out the next day, letting users select their own shipping method, and then once the time comes to return them; renters receive free shipping by printing shipping labels from the website and dropping off the packages at UPS.
Today, there are a number of book rental companies dominating the internet, and even colleges are picking up on the trend. Book Renters need to pat themselves on the back for being leaders in this expanding industry.