Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology


Hear from Steve Culver, Vice President and CIO,
on how technology is the enabler at your campus store.

At Barnes & Noble, our commitment to leading the industry with next-generation technology reaches across every aspect of campus retail, from merchandise management to research, marketing, transactions and more. Enhancing our in-store and online technology continues to fuel our commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience.

We just completed one of the largest technology initiatives in our company’s history with the roll out of our new point-of-sale (POS) system. Your campus store now has the fastest checkout times of any college retailer and can be fully integrated with your financial aid and campus debit card systems. Incorporating the latest online retail best practices, we also refreshed your campus bookstore’s eCommerce site, putting your school’s brand front and center.

We focus our IT investments on practical, flexible solutions that help optimize store operations and deliver the optimum customer experience. Our robust, fully integrated suite of management technologies are specially developed for the collegiate bookstore industry and designed to fit seamlessly into the academic and retail environment. As a result, bookstore operators are able to spend more time on executing traffic-driving promotions across campus (i.e. in-store, residence halls, sporting events and more), while students and faculty spend less time waiting in line.