Alibris and Chegg.com Team Up to Expand Textbook Selection and Lower Prices for College Students
Alibris's extensive network of independent booksellers helps Chegg.com grow supply, offer lower textbook prices
EMERYVILLE, CA—January 19, 2010—Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, and Chegg.com, the number 1 textbook rental company, announced the launch of their partnership today.
In order to drive growth and strengthen their supply chain, Chegg.com has completed an integration project with Alibris that enables it to give students and other shoppers access to 100 million items—including new and used textbooks, reference guides, literature, and other college books—offered for sale by Alibris's independent sellers.
Books consigned by Alibris independent sellers to Alibris Distribution Services, a solution enabling sellers to outsource their inventory control and fulfillment needs to Alibris, are accessible to Chegg.com to help fuel their amazing growth. Chegg.com also leverages Alibris technology that allows them to access Alibris's seller network to purchase lower-priced new and used textbooks for their back-to-school customers.
“Alibris has built a number of unique capabilities that help Chegg.com broaden its supply and bring even more titles at better prices to college students,” said Nathan Schultz, vice president of supply chain management at Chegg.com.
The partnership represents another step forward in Alibris's commitment to providing its network of sellers with access to the broadest base of buyers worldwide.
“Our goal is to help our sellers grow their sales,” said Brian Elliott, president and CEO of Alibris. “Our partnership with Chegg.com helps accomplish that goal by providing our sellers with access to more college student textbook buyers.”
The Chegg.com integration was completed using the Alibris E-commerce Integration Framework, a standardized XML-based technology that allows partners to access Alibris's seller network in highly flexible and scalable ways.
Alibris is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles. Read more about us.
Chegg.com's transformative concept of money-saving, rental access to textbooks has made it one of the Internet's fastest growing new companies and the number one online textbook rental company. Launched nationally in 2007, Chegg.com has saved students more than $100 million dollars at over 6,400 colleges. Read more about us.