May 27, 2008
BookRenter.com Receives Interactive Media Award For Outstanding Achievement
Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Recognizes User Friendliness and Online Experience of the E-Commerce Startup
San Jose, California May 27, 2008 -- BookRenter.com is proud to announce that it has won the IMA's Outstanding Achievement Award in the E-Commerce category. The second highest honor bestowed by IMA, judges granted the award based on BookRenter.com's ability to excel in every evaluation, representing a very high standard of planning, execution and overall professionalism in its category.
"We are very excited that BookRenter.com is honored with this recognition," said Colin Barceloux, founder and CEO of BookRenter.com. "Our talented engineering and creative teams work diligently to create a productive, yet entertaining experience for our customers and visitors. We plan to add new features and experiences to our site regularly. This award will encourage us!"
BookRenter.com, a startup company founded in 2006, gives people, especially students, the option of renting college textbooks rather than buying them. The company's customer base has grown consistently from quarter to quarter, at an average of 95%. The company also features the ability to extend or purchase rentals before they are due, letting customers customize the duration of their rental. A pioneer in online textbook rentals, BookRenter.com continues to increase its website traffic at a rate of 183% quarter over quarter.
Founded in 2006, BookRenter.com is the first online book rental service. BookRenter.com replaces traditional bookstore sales with online book rentals for students at schools throughout the nation. Flexible rental periods and a hassle free return process save customers up to 75% off retail price. These savings, along with a large title selection, five convenient rental periods, and free return shipping spur the question Why Buy When You Can Rent?® Located in San Jose, California, BookRenter.com is a Santa Clara County certified green business.