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Dordt Bookstore now offers web shopping

A new website for the Dordt College Bookstore was unveiled April 26, offering alumni, parents, and friends around the world the convenience of shopping from their home computers.

Located at the Dordt Bookstore runs on an automated inventory system that adds new merchandise as it arrives in the store. Customers may purchase items with their credit cards and have purchases shipped or arrange to pick up their orders to avoid a shipping fee.

Bookstore manager Lora De Vries said in its opening day the new website already had a couple orders, and she expects demand to increase as people begin to discover the new improved e-commerce capabilities of the site.

“A website offers a lot of advantages over a hard print catalog,” commented De Vries regarding internet marketing. “It’s faster and easier to update and offers customers the comfort of shopping from their homes. That’s important when you consider Dordt has students from thrity states, six Canadian provinces, and ten foreign countries.” De Vries expects a rush of orders as graduation approaches, followed by Dordt College’s fiftieth anniversary Jubilee celebration July 1-3.

Merchandise at the bookstore ranges from books and gift items to clothing, art, music and gift certificates.

The website also offers featured items, currently Dordt Jubilee memorabilia. To celebrate the rollout of the new website the bookstore is offering ten percent off your online order if you place the order by July 15. Simply enter the word “Voice” when asked for the coupon code and the amount will automatically be deducted from your order.