8/14/02

eCampus.com Amasses Record Inventory of Textbooks

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

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Brent Tuttle
Vice President of Marketing
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Email: btuttle@ecampus.com

Leading online college bookstore increases inventory five times and lowers prices for Fall rush.

LEXINGTON, KY - 13 August 2002 - In the world of online bookstores, in-stock means fast delivery. Boasting a $10,000,000 in-stock inventory of new and used textbooks, leading online book seller eCampus.com is poised to ship every book possible on the same day it is ordered. As America`s 15,000,000 students prepare to return to campus, eCampus is prepared to provide them tremendous savings on their textbooks and same-day shipping.

"We manage one of the fastest, most sophisticated textbook fulfillment networks in America," says eCampus.com CEO Matt Montgomery. "It enables us to provide our customers the fastest delivery possible. An in-stock textbook ordered from eCampus by noon will ship the same business day and all in-stock selections ship within a 24-hour period." Because of eCampus` free USPS shipping policy on orders over $69, customers are likely to pay no shipping costs at all if they plan ahead.

Stacked on top of each other the eCampus "mountain of books" would be 28,125 feet high, coming within 910 feet of the summit of Mt. Everest. It would be taller than sixteen Sears Towers.

Sales history shows that students will select a used book over a new one 90% of the time. After starting last fall`s book rush with a $2,000,000 inventory, eCampus set out to build a mountain of the most popular textbooks and offer them at huge savings. Aided by its extremely aggressive online buyback program eCampus has been able to stockpile a record number of used books in preparation for students` return to America`s approximately 4,500 colleges and universities.

Students buying their books from eCampus not only save substantially off the prices offered at traditional campus bookstores, but most will have the book by their next class meeting. One of the nation`s largest online booksellers, eCampus has added over 20,000 used titles alone and lowered prices on almost every top-selling textbook.

Says Montgomery, "We work everyday to live up to our goal of being the easiest, fastest, cheapest way for students to buy textbooks." Launched in 1999, eCampus is already one of the largest online textbook sellers and operates the nation`s most sophisticated online used textbook buyback program.

About eCampus.com

eCampus.com, a subsidiary of aBookcompany, llc, is an educational resource provider of new and used textbooks, trade books, college emblematic and Greek apparel for men and women, electronics, computers, gifts and other services traditionally associated with the college experience. The company`s Internet storefront is fully integrated with its state-of-the-art distribution facility and offers the largest in-stock selections of new and used textbooks available online. The innovative, multi-award-winning company has created technology to market products and services to a variety of educational, corporate, and online content providers. For more information visit www.ecampus.com.

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Bookselling, business finance, inventory, Oregon State University Extended Campus, Technology

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