Koofers Helps College Students Save $125* on Textbooks This Fall

New Textbook Price Comparison Tool Offers the Most Options and the Lowest Prices.

Reston, VA, August 26, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Today, Koofers, Inc. announces the launch of its new textbook price comparison tool in the Textbook Center. (See demo). The product provides students with a fast and easy way to find and price their textbooks online.

As millions of students head back to school this fall, one of the first things they will do is buy textbooks for their classes. Koofers’ new Textbook Center provides students with an online vehicle to find and price all of their textbooks, saving them time and money. The Textbook Center helps students find the lowest prices on their class books from the industry’s leading textbook vendors.

“We know that buying textbooks is a painful experience for students,” states Gio Hunt, CEO of Koofers. “We wanted to make it easier for students to find the books they need and to get the best deals for their books online. All a student needs to do is enter his or her university and class information. And then we do the rest.”

The Textbook Center uses the student’s university and class information to automatically find their book options. Once the books are selected, a search engine runs and returns all the pricing options for those books. The student can then choose the purchase options and prices they want and can even buy or rent from multiple vendors to maximize their savings.

Students couldn’t be more pleased. “This year, buying books was much easier and less expensive because I used Koofers’ Textbook Center. I’ve already told my friends about it, and I’ll use it again next semester for sure,” said Todd Vrba, a senior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Koofers has partnered with the top online book providers to give students the most options. Partners include: Amazon, Amazon Marketplace, Barnes and Noble, BookRenter, Chegg, eCampus, Textbooks.com, and Half.com. “Working with the top vendors in the industry ensures our students get a great buying experience and the best deals,” says Hunt.


*Koofers calculated the average savings seen by students by collecting student transactions (books and book prices) on the company’s site and comparing them to the MSRP of the textbooks purchased. The average savings per student was $126.54. The data was collected from 1,147 unique purchase selections from 210 universities between August 4th and 24th.

About Koofers, Inc.
Koofers, Inc. is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, Q&A, study aids and more. For additional information visit us online: http://www.koofers.com, http://www.twitter.com/koofers, and http://www.facebook.com/koofers.
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Monica Lins