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Virtual VBC 2016

April 18 - 22 • $25 All-Week Pass

Verba's industry-leading annual training event is going virtual, so your whole team can attend.

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Monday, April 18

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:45 AM

Pacific

Jumpstarting Your Compete Workflow

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Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

New to Compete or need a refresher on how to get started each term? In this session we'll cover catalog management, user management, navigation, and how to get help. We'll also spend some time with the all-new Compete Dashboard, built to help you make the most of your time in the application. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the overall Compete workflow.

Starts

10:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:30 AM

Pacific

Optimizing Your Buyback Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Each term, Verba clients save millions of dollars by using Compete's Buyback Pricing module. In this session, we'll provide an overview of the Buyback Pricing functionality, review recent changes to the module, and outline best practices for maintaining a competitive buyback program.

Starts

10:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Sourcing from Start to Finish

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Online sourcing has its challenges, from picking the right offers, to accounting for canceled units and receiving books from dozens of sellers. Don't fret! In this session we'll go through best practices for sourcing online, and show you how Verba's Self-Service and Full-Service Sourcing tools can help you build a top-notch web sourcing operation.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:45 PM

Pacific

Deep Dive Into Dynamic Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Variable margin pricing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason: nothing impacts the campus store's reputation like offering competitively-priced books. Join us as we take a detailed tour of Compete's Dynamic Pricing module, from the data that drives it to best practices around when to change your retail prices.

Tuesday, April 19

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:00 AM

Pacific

Inclusive Access Challenges & Solutions

Connect_trans

Connect

Training

Strategy

Like used and rental before it, Inclusive Access has the potential to bring big changes to the course materials landscape. This session is designed to help Verba clients understand what Inclusive Access is and when it makes sense to implement. From there, we'll look at particular challenges raised by Inclusive Access and demo how the brand new Verba Connect toolset helps stores overcome them.

Starts

10:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:45 AM

Pacific

Risky Business? The Rental Landscape in 2016

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

With rental market share approaching 25%, it's become increasingly important for campus stores to offer strong rental programs. In this session, we'll share our independent analysis of the pros and cons associated with the various rental program types. We'll also provide a brief overview of Verba’s Dynamic Rental tool and how it helps stores manage multi-partner rental programs.

Starts

11:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Dynamic Rental in Practice

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Does your store have a multi-partner in-store rental program in place? Are you considering implementing one? This session takes the textbook buyer's point-of-view to show where Dynamic Rental fits into the mix. We'll focus on a few key parts of the in-store rental lifecycle (particularly the rental return period) to see how Compete's Dynamic Rental module can make your rental life easier. We'll share tips, hacks, user stories and end with a virtual roundtable discussion about multi-partner rental on the ground.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

Pretty in Pink: Customizing Compare

Compare_trans

Compare

Training

Strategy

Over the years, clients have requested dozens of customization options to enhance the Verba Compare experience you provide to students. In this session, we'll look at some real-world examples of Compare client sites making use of these customizations and discuss the strategies behind them. We expect you'll walk away with at least a couple hidden gems for your store!

Wednesday, April 20

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:30 AM

Pacific

Using Collect to Build Relationships on Campus

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

More than a few Verbavores have said collecting adoptions is like herding cats. Stores who feel otherwise share some common strengths: strong relationships on campus combined with targeted outreach. In this session we'll walk through the tools and data Verba Collect offers to help you jumpstart conversations and solidify relationships on campus.

Starts

9:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:15 AM

Pacific

The New Faculty Experience in Collect: How to Make it Yours

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

The latest update to the instructor experience in Collect entailed much more than a facelift – we overhauled the entire site to be easier to use and more customizable! This session will cover the ways your store can tailor the faculty experience based on your campus's specific needs and expectations.

Starts

10:30 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:00 AM

Pacific

Collect Communication & Collaboration

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

Discussion

When put to use, Collect's collaboration tools offer huge efficiencies to your store. This session addresses some FAQs around the Collect emailing process by looking at the actions that trigger various emails within the tool as well as manual emails sent by users.

Starts

11:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 PM

Pacific

Sending Initial Emails: A Pre-Flight Checklist

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

We know the feeling: emailing an entire campus for the first time through Collect gives some clients butterflies! After this session you’ll walk away armed with a checklist and renewed confidence. No more worrying about sending mass emails to faculty.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

All Things Users

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

Managing users can be a tricky aspect of the Collect adoptions process. In this session we'll take a look at best practices for user management and how that process ties in to your back-office system integration.

Starts

12:45 PM

Pacific

Ends

1:15 PM

Pacific

Filters, Exporting & Pushing

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

In this quick mini-session, designed for all Collect users, we'll explore how to put filters, exports, and push functionality to work. Learn to take control over the way you access and utilize adoptions data!

Thursday, April 21

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:45 AM

Pacific

Jumpstarting Your Compete Workflow

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

New to Compete or need a refresher on how to get started each term? In this session we'll cover catalog management, user management, navigation, and how to get help. We'll also spend some time with the all-new Compete Dashboard, built to help you make the most of your time in the application. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the overall Compete workflow.

Starts

10:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:30 AM

Pacific

Optimizing Your Buyback Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Each term, Verba clients save millions of dollars by using Compete's Buyback Pricing module. In this session, we'll provide an overview of the Buyback Pricing functionality, review recent changes to the module, and outline best practices for maintaining a competitive buyback program.

Starts

10:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Sourcing from Start to Finish

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Online sourcing has its challenges, from picking the right offers, to accounting for canceled units and receiving books from dozens of sellers. Don't fret! In this session we'll go through best practices for sourcing online, and show you how Verba's Self-Service and Full-Service Sourcing tools can help you build a top-notch web sourcing operation.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:45 PM

Pacific

Deep Dive Into Dynamic Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Variable margin pricing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason: nothing impacts the campus store's reputation like offering competitively-priced books. Join us as we take a detailed tour of Compete's Dynamic Pricing module, from the data that drives it to best practices around when to change your retail prices.

Friday, April 22

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:00 AM

Pacific

Inclusive Access Challenges & Solutions

Connect_trans

Connect

Training

Strategy

Like used and rental before it, Inclusive Access has the potential to bring big changes to the course materials landscape. This session is designed to help Verba clients understand what Inclusive Access is and when it makes sense to implement. From there, we'll look at particular challenges raised by Inclusive Access and demo how the brand new Verba Connect toolset helps stores overcome them.

Starts

10:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:45 AM

Pacific

Risky Business? The Rental Landscape in 2016

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

With rental market share approaching 25%, it's become increasingly important for campus stores to offer strong rental programs. In this session, we'll share our independent analysis of the pros and cons associated with the various rental program types. We'll also provide a brief overview of Verba’s Dynamic Rental tool and how it helps stores manage multi-partner rental programs.

Starts

11:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Dynamic Rental in Practice

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Does your store have a multi-partner in-store rental program in place? Are you considering implementing one? This session takes the textbook buyer's point-of-view to show where Dynamic Rental fits into the mix. We'll focus on a few key parts of the in-store rental lifecycle (particularly the rental return period) to see how Compete's Dynamic Rental module can make your rental life easier. We'll share tips, hacks, user stories and end with a virtual roundtable discussion about multi-partner rental on the ground.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

Pretty in Pink: Customizing Compare

Compare_trans

Compare

Training

Strategy

Over the years, clients have requested dozens of customization options to enhance the Verba Compare experience you provide to students. In this session, we'll look at some real-world examples of Compare client sites making use of these customizations and discuss the strategies behind them. We expect you'll walk away with at least a couple hidden gems for your store!

Monday, April 18

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:45 AM

Pacific

Jumpstarting Your Compete Workflow

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

New to Compete or need a refresher on how to get started each term? In this session we'll cover catalog management, user management, navigation, and how to get help. We'll also spend some time with the all-new Compete Dashboard, built to help you make the most of your time in the application. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the overall Compete workflow.

Starts

10:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:30 AM

Pacific

Optimizing Your Buyback Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Each term, Verba clients save millions of dollars by using Compete's Buyback Pricing module. In this session, we'll provide an overview of the Buyback Pricing functionality, review recent changes to the module, and outline best practices for maintaining a competitive buyback program.

Starts

10:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Sourcing from Start to Finish

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Online sourcing has its challenges, from picking the right offers, to accounting for canceled units and receiving books from dozens of sellers. Don't fret! In this session we'll go through best practices for sourcing online, and show you how Verba's Self-Service and Full-Service Sourcing tools can help you build a top-notch web sourcing operation.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:45 PM

Pacific

Deep Dive Into Dynamic Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Variable margin pricing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason: nothing impacts the campus store's reputation like offering competitively-priced books. Join us as we take a detailed tour of Compete's Dynamic Pricing module, from the data that drives it to best practices around when to change your retail prices.

Tuesday, April 19

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:00 AM

Pacific

Inclusive Access Challenges & Solutions

Connect_trans

Connect

Training

Strategy

Like used and rental before it, Inclusive Access has the potential to bring big changes to the course materials landscape. This session is designed to help Verba clients understand what Inclusive Access is and when it makes sense to implement. From there, we'll look at particular challenges raised by Inclusive Access and demo how the brand new Verba Connect toolset helps stores overcome them.

Starts

10:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:45 AM

Pacific

Risky Business? The Rental Landscape in 2016

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

With rental market share approaching 25%, it's become increasingly important for campus stores to offer strong rental programs. In this session, we'll share our independent analysis of the pros and cons associated with the various rental program types. We'll also provide a brief overview of Verba’s Dynamic Rental tool and how it helps stores manage multi-partner rental programs.

Starts

11:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Dynamic Rental in Practice

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Does your store have a multi-partner in-store rental program in place? Are you considering implementing one? This session takes the textbook buyer's point-of-view to show where Dynamic Rental fits into the mix. We'll focus on a few key parts of the in-store rental lifecycle (particularly the rental return period) to see how Compete's Dynamic Rental module can make your rental life easier. We'll share tips, hacks, user stories and end with a virtual roundtable discussion about multi-partner rental on the ground.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

Pretty in Pink: Customizing Compare

Compare_trans

Compare

Training

Strategy

Over the years, clients have requested dozens of customization options to enhance the Verba Compare experience you provide to students. In this session, we'll look at some real-world examples of Compare client sites making use of these customizations and discuss the strategies behind them. We expect you'll walk away with at least a couple hidden gems for your store!

Wednesday, April 20

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:30 AM

Pacific

Using Collect to Build Relationships on Campus

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

More than a few Verbavores have said collecting adoptions is like herding cats. Stores who feel otherwise share some common strengths: strong relationships on campus combined with targeted outreach. In this session we'll walk through the tools and data Verba Collect offers to help you jumpstart conversations and solidify relationships on campus.

Starts

9:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:15 AM

Pacific

The New Faculty Experience in Collect: How to Make it Yours

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

The latest update to the instructor experience in Collect entailed much more than a facelift – we overhauled the entire site to be easier to use and more customizable! This session will cover the ways your store can tailor the faculty experience based on your campus's specific needs and expectations.

Starts

10:30 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:00 AM

Pacific

Collect Communication & Collaboration

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

Discussion

When put to use, Collect's collaboration tools offer huge efficiencies to your store. This session addresses some FAQs around the Collect emailing process by looking at the actions that trigger various emails within the tool as well as manual emails sent by users.

Starts

11:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 PM

Pacific

Sending Initial Emails: A Pre-Flight Checklist

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

We know the feeling: emailing an entire campus for the first time through Collect gives some clients butterflies! After this session you’ll walk away armed with a checklist and renewed confidence. No more worrying about sending mass emails to faculty.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

All Things Users

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

Managing users can be a tricky aspect of the Collect adoptions process. In this session we'll take a look at best practices for user management and how that process ties in to your back-office system integration.

Starts

12:45 PM

Pacific

Ends

1:15 PM

Pacific

Filters, Exporting & Pushing

Collect_trans

Collect

Training

Strategy

In this quick mini-session, designed for all Collect users, we'll explore how to put filters, exports, and push functionality to work. Learn to take control over the way you access and utilize adoptions data!

Thursday, April 21

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

9:45 AM

Pacific

Jumpstarting Your Compete Workflow

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

New to Compete or need a refresher on how to get started each term? In this session we'll cover catalog management, user management, navigation, and how to get help. We'll also spend some time with the all-new Compete Dashboard, built to help you make the most of your time in the application. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the overall Compete workflow.

Starts

10:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:30 AM

Pacific

Optimizing Your Buyback Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Each term, Verba clients save millions of dollars by using Compete's Buyback Pricing module. In this session, we'll provide an overview of the Buyback Pricing functionality, review recent changes to the module, and outline best practices for maintaining a competitive buyback program.

Starts

10:45 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Sourcing from Start to Finish

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Online sourcing has its challenges, from picking the right offers, to accounting for canceled units and receiving books from dozens of sellers. Don't fret! In this session we'll go through best practices for sourcing online, and show you how Verba's Self-Service and Full-Service Sourcing tools can help you build a top-notch web sourcing operation.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:45 PM

Pacific

Deep Dive Into Dynamic Pricing

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Discussion

Variable margin pricing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason: nothing impacts the campus store's reputation like offering competitively-priced books. Join us as we take a detailed tour of Compete's Dynamic Pricing module, from the data that drives it to best practices around when to change your retail prices.

Friday, April 22

Starts

9:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:00 AM

Pacific

Inclusive Access Challenges & Solutions

Connect_trans

Connect

Training

Strategy

Like used and rental before it, Inclusive Access has the potential to bring big changes to the course materials landscape. This session is designed to help Verba clients understand what Inclusive Access is and when it makes sense to implement. From there, we'll look at particular challenges raised by Inclusive Access and demo how the brand new Verba Connect toolset helps stores overcome them.

Starts

10:15 AM

Pacific

Ends

10:45 AM

Pacific

Risky Business? The Rental Landscape in 2016

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

With rental market share approaching 25%, it's become increasingly important for campus stores to offer strong rental programs. In this session, we'll share our independent analysis of the pros and cons associated with the various rental program types. We'll also provide a brief overview of Verba’s Dynamic Rental tool and how it helps stores manage multi-partner rental programs.

Starts

11:00 AM

Pacific

Ends

11:45 AM

Pacific

Dynamic Rental in Practice

Compete_trans

Compete

Training

Strategy

Discussion

Does your store have a multi-partner in-store rental program in place? Are you considering implementing one? This session takes the textbook buyer's point-of-view to show where Dynamic Rental fits into the mix. We'll focus on a few key parts of the in-store rental lifecycle (particularly the rental return period) to see how Compete's Dynamic Rental module can make your rental life easier. We'll share tips, hacks, user stories and end with a virtual roundtable discussion about multi-partner rental on the ground.

Starts

12:00 PM

Pacific

Ends

12:30 PM

Pacific

Pretty in Pink: Customizing Compare

Compare_trans

Compare

Training

Strategy

Over the years, clients have requested dozens of customization options to enhance the Verba Compare experience you provide to students. In this session, we'll look at some real-world examples of Compare client sites making use of these customizations and discuss the strategies behind them. We expect you'll walk away with at least a couple hidden gems for your store!

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