eCampus.com was founded in 1999 and has steadily grown to become one of America’s premier textbook eTailers. The company claims to have "the largest selection of cheap textbooks" available online. The company's stated goal is "to give our customers the easiest, fastest, cheapest textbook experience possible while ensuring our customers are completely satisfied. We know you're broke, we make you less broke."
In an interview with About.com, the company noted that their "mission is to be the preferred choice for textbook purchases and rentals." In fact, since 1999, they have grown to offer a wide range of services, including:
- New textbook sales
- Used textbook sales
- Textbook rentals
- A very robust textbook buyback program
- A marketplace for individuals to sell the books direct to other students
- Etextbooks sales
While there are many other companies that offer online textbook purchasing, eCampus won the 2012 Readers' Choice Award contest by a fairly wide margin. The company believes they won because "our customers recognize that eCampus.com provides excellent value in terms of product price, availability and quality service after the sale. As a result we have a very loyal customer base whose continued business we cherish."
Congratulations on your win, eCampus!
About the Readers' Choice Awards:
Beginning in 2007, multiple Guide Sites across the About.com network have participated in the annual Readers' Choice Awards. Readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite company, service, location, or product through an online voting process. Here on the College Life site, the awards are meant to recognize those services and resources that make college students' lives better -- or at least a little easier.
The "Best Website for Buying College Textbooks" award aims to help students figure out which online textbook seller is the crème de la crème. Chosen by readers, the award recognizes the winner as a leader in the online college textbook sales field while also providing students with a reader-chosen resource.
(Interested in knowing who eCampus had for its competition? Check out the list of other nominees in the "Best Site for Buying College Textbooks" category.)