Did you miss our webinar? Don't sweat it! This post contains a full recap on how to reduce costs with automated access codes. A recording of the presentation is also available.
In this webinar, we covered three main topics:
So...what ARE automated access codes?
In short, automated access codes are passwords granting students access to online coursework, helping them further succeed in the classroom. Historically, access codes have been printed codes ordered from and shipped by a publisher and placed on shelves for students to purchase. Automated access codes eliminate the need for printing and shipping printed codes. Instead, the process is replaced with online ordering and digital fulfillment.
Here is how RedShelf is different from other automated access code distributors:
It is free to use RedShelf for distributing automated access codes, and there are no associated implementation costs. So, let's discuss other key benefits:
Key Benefit #1: Reduce Your Costs
With automated access codes, your store can reduce costs in a few ways. The first is reducing costs in the upfront investment of purchasing and shipping printed codes directly to your store. Eliminating the risk of theft and loss associated with printed access codes is another way automated access codes reduce theft. Finally, they reduce costs is by cutting excess inventory.
Key Benefit #2: A Seamless Customer Experience
The flow chart above shows RedShelf's automated access code workflow from start to finish. Similar to the process for eBooks and other digital learning course materials, access codes are delivered to students the same way. This benefit allows students to have all of their digital course materials, whether it's a few eTextbooks, course packets, study guides and access codes, all in one centralized hub for easy access.
Key Benefit #3: Improved Customer Support
Our customer support team is available to answer access code questions and assist students with online product returns, along with any other questions on gaining access to access code products.
Now for the most important part...how to get started!
#1 Contact your RedShelf sales representative:
- Contact your RedShelf sales representative with your adoption list for the upcoming term
- Your sales representative will reach out with discovered matches
#2 Adopt access codes through your Point-of-Sale system
- Take your list of discovered matches and start the process of adopting through your POS
#3 Display access code shelf talkers
- Utilize the shelf talkers for adopted codes with SKU tags that can remain on the bookstore shelves without the risk of theft
#4 Start selling automated access codes
- Students take the shelf talker with the automated access code SKU to the register for checkout
- Students receive a receipt that will include a redemption code to gain access