Catering uniforms specialist Tibard has launched a new online e-commerce facility for colleges.
The ‘Tibard College Store’ is a digital e-commerce solution for UK education providers that allows students to purchase equipment and branded uniforms for their designated college, online.
Launched as a trial in September last year with just 11 colleges, the Tibard College Shop is now available to vocational education providers and colleges nationally.
The project was initiated by Tibard’s sales manager, Steve Hughes after he identified the need for an online solution in the marketplace.
The store is the first of its kind to be brought to market and brings an improved digital platform to replace the out-dated and time consuming manual process that was previously used by colleges.
Each education provider can create ‘packs’ for students at each level of their studies in a variety of disciplines. On average, students who have taken part in the initial Tibard College Store trial saved between 15% and 25% overall.
Tibard’s College Store is the second digital investment for the company in the last 12 months having previously launched a new e-commerce website.
The Tibard College Store is personalised and branded for each college, and protected by a secure log-in. Colleges have the freedom to pre-set the required branding of items that their students need.