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Press Release: Follett [November 21, 2020]

Follett Book eFairs enhance shipping options to include students homes

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 20, 2020 Follett Book eFairs continue to grow in popularity due to their streamlined setup and the ease with which coordinators can carry them out. Yet another convenient feature was added today when Follett announced it will ship online book fair orders directly to students' homes.

Online book fair coordinators can now choose to have books shipped to either the school or students' home a convenience that Britten Follett knows will be met with applause from educators as well as elementary and middle school students and their families.

"With distance learning still in place at many schools nationwide, this safe, contact-free shipping option will be welcome news," said Follett, executive vice president of Follett School Solutions. "As soon as the online order is placed and the students' home address are entered, the books will ship immediately. We can only imagine the excitement level for students on the day their books arrive at the front door."

The ease with which Follett's online fairs are carried out are extremely attractive to school librarians and PTO/PTA event coordinators. Setup time is approximately 10 minutes with no need for forms or handling cash. When creating their fairs, coordinators can now simply choose ship to school, which is free, or ship to students' homes (costs may vary depending on order size and shipping location).

Librarians, teachers and coordinators also are appreciative of the robust eFair rewards program, which can include print and digital purchases from Follett's Titlewave site, with cataloging and processing. Event coordinators can easily monitor and be notified of purchases as they are made, and also have access to a wide variety of digital tools and resources to promote the event.

The selection of books are carefully curated to include a focus on inclusive titles, new releases and popular characters, and price points to fit every budget. Event coordinators also can make staff recommendations to feature specific titles to parents in the online fair, while students and teachers each can create online wish lists for the event.

"We have had an incredible number of coordinators opt for our online book fairs since the start of the school year," Follett said. "In light of the challenges the pandemic has brought, it is heartening to know everything possible is being done to respond to the students' love of reading."

For more information about:

  • Follett Book Fairs, visit www.follettbookfairs.com
  • Follett Book eFairs, visit www.follettbookfairs.com/schoolefairs

To see a list FAQ's about Follett Book eFairs, visit https://bit.ly/2EAZUg6.

About Follett's PreK-12 Business

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools and more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.


Summary: Follett Book eFairs continue to grow in popularity due to their streamlined setup and the ease with which coordinators can carry them out. Yet another convenient feature was added today when Follett announced it will ship online book fair orders directly to students' homes. Online book fair coordinators can now choose to have books shipped to either the school or students' home -- a convenience that Britten Follett knows will be met with applause from educators as well as elementary and middle school students and their families.
Publication Year:2020
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 21, 2020
Publisher:Follett
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Company: Follett
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25695

LTG Bibliography Record number: 25695. Created: 2020-11-21 05:03:51; Last Modified: 2020-11-21 05:04:38.