5 Things You Didn't Know About BookMob
- BookMob offers you the chance to buy your textbooks or to rent them for a quarter or a semester.
- BookMob has the widest selection of textbooks in the nation of Canada, where they are based. This reduces the need for international purchases.
- BookMob strives to offer the lowest price on textbooks and will match the cost of any books that you find for less on Amazon.ca.
- BookMob offers free shipping on any purchase totaling $150 or more and offers free return shipping on both rentals and returns.
- BookMob has a 30-day guarantee to either return your money no questions asked or switch your book for the correct one.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at BookMob
BookMob makes it very easy to redeem a coupon code. Simply shop and then head to checkout to pay. You will need to register for an account to purchase books. If you are a student, they will ask you about your school and year of graduation. During any point within the three steps of checkout, you can enter your coupon code, because the entry box stays fixed on the right while only the left text ships from shipping address to billing address to payment type. It makes it impossible to miss the code, which makes it one of the best opportunities to save that you can find on any website's checkout pages. The coupon codes are easy to find on the web and easy to honor.
BookMob strives to have low prices on all of their used and rental books. Because textbooks are something that are typically purchased due to specific needs for a specific course, they do not offer a clearance section. Books are typically needed at the beginning of a class and for the duration of that class. They do offer overall discounts when you sign up for their email list, but the coupon codes are not book-specific for this reason.
Before the advent of online shopping, textbook sales used to be one of the largest surprise costs for college students. Books would be very expensive, and within a university bookstore, there were a limited number of used books. Buyback tended to be hit and miss, because if a professor decided to go with a new edition or different curriculum for the following year, then the book was worth next to nothing, or even nothing at all. The internet changed the dynamic. Used books became valuable not just on a single campus, but nationwide. Book buybacks also took on new value as need increased. BookMob, along with similar shops like Textbooks.com and Amazon.ca, has helped to shape this online textbook model for Canada.
As a Canadian-based company, BookMob exclusively services the Great White North. This winner of the CanPost Innovation award in 2013 increases the likelihood that it holds textbooks used by Canadian universities. It appeals to many who try to support Canadian businesses over international transplants. It also means that there is no concern of trying to buy books from the US with international shipping costs wiping out any discount you find. The average savings on books that student reviewers report throughout a school year runs between $300-500 Canadian.
One unique feature that BookMob offers is book rental. For about 80% of the purchase price of a used book, you can rent the same book for a certain period of time and then return it. This can save the hassle of paying more up front and waiting for your money back during book buyback time. Anyone who does not keep their textbooks may consider this, as it means more money at the beginning of the year, and no question about what to do with your textbooks when the class ends.
BookMob has an easy to navigate website that offers the opportunity to have many questions answered from the home page. Link to the FAQs to learn about what to do about lost rental books, the condition of books that are returnable, whether it is okay to highlight (yes, up to one-third of the book), pricing strategies, shipping rules and customer service. Click on the "How it Works" section to get an easy step-by-step explanation of the service. Enter the title, author, edition or ISBN into the search bar to check if your textbooks are available, in what condition, and for what price.
BookMob works hard to ensure that customers are satisfied with their product and with their service. They offer price matching programs with competitors like Amazon.ca, and will offer no-questions-asked returns with preprinted shipping labels that subtract only the cost of return shipping. Books that are rented can be borrowed for short periods with the option of extension or purchase. At the end of the rental period, simply print out a free shipping label through your BookMob account and return your books hassle-free. It is the Netflix of textbooks. Finally, they offer 24-7 online customer service support that tries to answer your questions within the same day whenever possible.
BookMob Social Media Links
BookMob on Facebook: Learn study tips, get book recommendations and keep up with updated shipping policies on BookMob's Facebook page. The company posts on their page almost every day with lots of tips and hacks. This page is regularly updated and offers a thoughtful and informative combination of reminders about their policies, advertisements about coupon codes and links to helpful study tips and pages for those who love books and reading. Like this page to see it on your Facebook newsfeed.
BookMob on Twitter: Discover quizzes, get great reading tips and discover other fun features. This account also retweets relevant information about textbooks and buzz in the book industry.
BookMob on Google Plus: Learn the benefits of reading and studying, print vs e-books and more. You can also find the company's contact information on Google Plus as well as find out about any job openings within the company.
BookMob Contact Info
32-34 Ashwarren Rd
Toronto ON M3J1Z5