Join Bookup’s team of beta testers!
Bookup, a textbook exchange site built by GSU students for GSU students, invites others students to try the recently launched Bookup Beta. Bookup’s creators have built a service for other GSU students that enables inexpensive, quick textbook exchange without the middlemen of used textbook websites or the college bookstore—and they need your help to fine-tune it!
Beta testers can now create an account on bookup.co, where they can immediately begin posting books they want to buy or sell. These early users will be asked to report glitches, errors and other problems with the site. As a special thank-you to these early adapters, Bookup is suspending all of its transaction fees for the beta testing period, and will grant beta testers special status once the full site has launched. Among other perks, this status will exempt them from Bookup’s fees for the fall semester.
Bookup is an intuitive, peer-to-peer service that serves as a digital version of a dorm bulletin board. Users can list books they need to buy or want to sell, and are quickly matched with other students who have corresponding needs. Bookup directly connects users with compatible needs, who can then deal directly with each other using a speedy, SMS-text-based system. Students set their own prices and standards for every transaction—they can even choose to bypass payment completely and directly swap books!
Bookup’s cofounders are GSU computer science Ph.D. candidate Dinesh Agarwal, GSU computer information systems student Jay Moran and recent Emory alumna Piper Hale.
Thank you for your help in advance.
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