Introducing

The Affordability Update

The latest version of Verba Collect puts your store at the forefront of the textbook affordability movement on campus.

A New Metric

The Affordability Score

The course materials market is complex, so measuring affordability across millions of titles is no easy task. We analyzed the terabytes of data Verba captures every year to craft a single metric for the industry.

We combined publisher list price, store used and rental availability, and online used offer data to assign an Affordability Score to every book. From there, we built out new functionality in Collect to put the scores to use.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
By Thomas S. Kuhn
9780226458120
Used in 6 Courses
With Total Enrollment of
218 Students
76
Publisher List Price
Store Rental Availability
Store Used Availability
Market Used Price
Market Used Availability
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Affordability Tools for Adoptions Managers

The Affordability Update gives adoptions managers unprecedented insight into affordability on campus.

Catalog-Level Analytics

Visualize the average affordability score across your catalog, along with the distribution of scores within it.

Book-Level Detail

Instantly identify the least affordable titles in your catalog and break down each book's affordability score with in-depth detail.

Communication Tools

Use your new affordability analytics to open up conversations with key stakeholders like instructors and administrators.

Fall 2015 Overview

60

Avg. Affordability Score
In This Catalog

A New Experience for Instructors

The Affordability Update also weaves affordability scores into a re-engineered instructor walkthrough.

Revamped Book Search

Collect's new best-of-breed book search incorporates popularity and affordability data to surface the right results for every query.

Redesigned Instructor Interface

We simplified the instructor interface too, reducing the number of steps to completion for each adoption by 40%.

Instructor Affordability Scores

At your store's option – and we encourage it – we'll display affordability scores to instructors so they can incorporate cost considerations into their adoption decisions.

Pride and Prejudice

  • By Jane Austen
  • 9780393976045
  • PUBLISHED BY NORTON & COMPANY
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65
Affordability Score For This Title

Pride and Prejudice

  • By Jane Austen
  • 9780141439518
  • PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP
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79
Affordability Score For This Title

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Analytics for
Adoptions Managers

All Collect administrative users can access your Affordability page from your header menu today!

Revamped
Book Search

Whether you're using the previous instructor walkthrough interface or the new version, we've upgraded your instructors' search.

Opt-In Required

Redesigned Instructor Interface

Until January 2016, opt-in to upgrade to the new instructor interface.

Go to Opt-In Form

Instructor Affordability Scores

Your store decides whether to display affordability scores to instructors.

Go to Opt-In Form

Pricing

The Affordability Update is available free of charge to existing Verba Collect clients. If you're not already on Collect, find your enrollment range below.

Full-Time Enrollment

Monthly Subscription

1,500 or Fewer Students $100 Per month
2,500 or Fewer Students $200 Per month
5,000 or Fewer Students $300 Per month
12,000 or Fewer Students $400 Per month
18,000 or Fewer Students $500 Per month
25,000 or Fewer Students $600 Per month
25,000 or More Contact Us
for Quote

Get In Touch

Looking for a demo of the Affordability Update? Our Account Managers, Maxine and Chris, are ready for you.

Maxine Sarai

West Account Manager

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Chris Porter

East Account Manager

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