BooksPicker grew out of our own frustrations as students buying books. The COOP’s prices were absurdly high, and the process of buying books elsewhere was time-consuming and tedious, especially when we wanted to compare offers between online merchants and students. But above all we did not like the fact that we could not just enter the classes we were taking to find the books we needed.
We designed BooksPicker which allow students to search for what textbooks are required for their classes, pick the ones they want and look for the best prices online, the Coop or locally by selling the books directly to other students. We connected BooksPicker to numerous online stores such as Amazon, AbeBooks and Half-Price Books to get the best textbook offers online to students. For local sales, we developed a local textbook marketplace.