GETTING READY FOR A PICKUP


Download and Print Runner Receipts

When meeting your customer, you’ll need to have them sign a receipt. The receipt is how we legally carry out our business, so it’s incredibly important! You’ll hold on to these and give them to your head campus rep at the end of the week.
So here is what you’ll need to do. Click the button below to get the pdf of the pre-written receipt. Go to your campus library, or use your own printer to print out copies that you’ll bring with you to every exchange.
It will probably be best to print off copies each night before your scheduled pickups for the next day, that way you’ll have an idea for how many to print off. But if you’re at the end of the semester and you’ve still got quite a bit of printing capacity left on your student account, just print out 30 at once, and that should probably do it!

Remember, YOU WILL KEEP THE RECEIPT. The receipt is for our files, not theirs :).


Download Receipt Here


How to Fill Out Receipt:


The top part is for your customer to fill out. Be sure they print their name legibly, and properly sign and date the copy.
The bottom part is for you to fill out. It’s important for you to fill this out either during the pickup itself, or immediately after the pickup.
Whenever you’re finished, tuck it away in your book bag and keep it together with the rest of your receipts. A paperclip or a folder may be a good idea!

Download Receipt Here

The Miscellaneous Things:


What to bring to the pickup:
1. Bring an empty backpack/book bag so you don’t have to carry the books in your hand.
2. Your phone so you can find your customer.
3. A campus runner receipt – see below.
4. Google Sheets (have it open and ready when you see your customer). It’ll have the ISBN #’s you’ll need to check.
5. A smiling face. Cliche, yes. But important :).


What is an ISBN #?
It is the unique numerical identifier each book in circulation must have. It is located on the back of the book and looks like this                    ————————–>

What will Google Sheets look like?
All of your pickup info will be pre-loaded into Google sheets. Pull it up before meeting your customer and have it ready during the pickup. Titles will not be listed in google sheets, only ISBN #’s, but it’s safe to assume that the last 4 digits of each ISBN # will be unique. So don’t worry about checking the entire 13 digit number! It’ll look like this:          —————————————————>
There are two rows for you to type in the time and place that you’re meeting that customer. Once you text them and get these details, fill them in to keep yourself on track. It’s also a good idea to keep track of all of these in the calendar on your phone!
During the meeting, make sure that we can at least take all of their books, and give back whatever we can’t take. Then after they are gone, confirm the pickup with our system, then update the condition of each book within your table in Google Sheets.
What do I do with the books after the pickup?
You have two choices, whichever is easier for you:
1. After each pickup, or after a day of pickups, take the books to your Campus CEO
2. Or you can hang on to all of your books until the end of the week, or until you head home for break. Before heading out of town, you’ll need to take the books to your Campus CEO. You may have 30-50 books in your possession, so you may want to either get a big box for them, put them in bags, or just load them free hand in your car.



GETTING READY FOR A PICKUP


Download and Print Runner Receipts

When meeting your customer, you’ll need to have them sign a receipt. The receipt is how we legally carry out our business, so it’s incredibly important! You’ll hold on to these and give them to your head campus rep at the end of the week.
So here is what you’ll need to do. Click the button below to get the pdf of the pre-written receipt. Go to your campus library, or use your own printer to print out copies that you’ll bring with you to every exchange.
It will probably be best to print off copies each night before your scheduled pickups for the next day, that way you’ll have an idea for how many to print off. But if you’re at the end of the semester and you’ve still got quite a bit of printing capacity left on your student account, just print out 30 at once, and that should probably do it!

Remember, YOU WILL KEEP THE RECEIPT. The receipt is for our files, not theirs :).


Download Receipt Here


How to Fill Out Receipt:


The top part is for your customer to fill out. Be sure they print their name legibly, and properly sign and date the copy.
The bottom part is for you to fill out. It’s important for you to fill this out either during the pickup itself, or immediately after the pickup.
Whenever you’re finished, tuck it away in your book bag and keep it together with the rest of your receipts. A paperclip or a folder may be a good idea!

Download Receipt Here

The Miscellaneous Things:


What to bring to the pickup:
1. Bring an empty backpack/book bag so you don’t have to carry the books in your hand.
2. Your phone so you can find your customer.
3. A campus runner receipt – see below.
4. Google Sheets (have it open and ready when you see your customer). It’ll have the ISBN #’s you’ll need to check.
5. A smiling face. Cliche, yes. But important :).


What is an ISBN #?
It is the unique numerical identifier each book in circulation must have. It is located on the back of the book and looks like this:                  

What will Google Sheets look like?
All of your pickup info will be pre-loaded into Google sheets. Pull it up before meeting your customer and have it ready during the pickup. Titles will not be listed in google sheets, only ISBN #’s, but it’s safe to assume that the last 4 digits of each ISBN # will be unique. So don’t worry about checking the entire 13 digit number! It’ll look like this:
There are two rows for you to type in the time and place that you’re meeting that customer. Once you text them and get these details, fill them in to keep yourself on track. It’s also a good idea to keep track of all of these in the calendar on your phone!
During the meeting, make sure that we can at least take all of their books, and give back whatever we can’t take. Then after they are gone, confirm the pickup with our system, then update the condition of each book within your table in Google Sheets.
What do I do with the books after the pickup?
You have two choices, whichever is easier for you:
1. After each pickup, or after a day of pickups, take the books to your Campus CEO
2. Or you can hang on to all of your books until the end of the week, or until you head home for break. Before heading out of town, you’ll need to take the books to your Campus CEO. You may have 30-50 books in your possession, so you may want to either get a big box for them, put them in bags, or just load them free hand in your car.


What you need to know if you’re chosen to pass out flyers:


 

1. Find a highly popular area on campus with lots of foot traffic.

We all know where the highest trafficked areas are on campus, so go there! Examples may be at or in front of the student union, library, rec center, student center, etc…
But be sure to stay out of university buildings. Do not place flyers on cars or in random places. You will get in trouble with the university administration.

2. Look good. Feel good.

Appearances are also very important. Whether we like it or not, people judge us by the way we dress. And when it comes to passing out flyers, we don’t want to look like we just woke up. People respond positively to those that are well-dressed.
If you’re at a cold weather school, remember to bring a coat and possibly a scarf.


Example: Wear something you’d wear on a first date to dinner and a movie :).


3. Talk to people.

The most effective way to pass out flyers is to politely and energetically talk to those you are handing the flyer to. This automatically makes you stand out in that person’s mind, and will cause them to hang on to the flyer, rather than throwing it out. But the most important thing here isn’t just to talk to them, it’s what you’re talking to them about.
What do you say? Something like, “Hey, how are you? Where were you planning on selling your books this semester?” Most students will answer, “oh, well, I’m not sure yet.” In which case, you get to tell them about Scholarlyy! The key is to ask them a question first, not tell them a statement.
The fastest way to explain Scholarlyy is to say “Well, We buy your books for way more than the bookstore and even send campus reps out to pick them up from wherever you are on campus. It’s super quick and convenient, and is all done through texting on your phone” (as you hand them the flyer).
You can make up your own version of that. But just be friendly and talkative. Remember that what you are passing out truly helps college students. This isn’t some annoying bogus event that people have no interest in. We are paying students real money for their books, and making it super easy to do so. What college student isn’t interested in that!?

4. Smile

We’ve all been handed flyers from the person who seems to hate their life. And they especially look like they hate what they’re doing. What’s your first instinct when you see someone like that? It’s either to walk the other way, or grab the flyer and throw it away at the next trash can. Don’t be that person!
As cliche as it sounds to put a simple smile on your face, it can do a world of difference. As Dale Carnegie once said, “A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought.” With a smile, you will be very successful in having people take your flyers! We’ve done this before, take our word for it. And while we’re on the topic, this is a phenomenal life lesson too. A smile changes even the darkest of hearts.
 


Quick Tips:

1. If you hand a flyer to someone and they say no thanks or give you a hand signal that they aren’t interested, don’t expect anyone behind that person to take one either. Most people have a follower mentality. Likewise, if one person takes one, everyone who saw that person take one will usually do the same. This isn’t always the case, but just keep it in mind!
2. Play music on your phone (don’t use your headphones though) or bring a bluetooth speaker. Liven things up a bit and have some fun! Maybe even bust a move or two.
3. Go two by two and have a friend help you. Two is always better than one. Have some fun, and get paid to hang out. Just be sure they are signed up in our system and have gone through our training. Otherwise, we won’t know who they are and we won’t be able to pay them!
4. Bring some water, coffee or hot chocolate.
5. Make it fun in whatever creative way you’d like! Just be sure people are getting the flyers and that they have Scholarlyy explained to them in the process. If they get a random flyer from a random person that doesn’t talk to them, they will probably just throw it away. So talk talk talk!

What you need to know if you’re chosen to pass out flyers:



1. Find a highly popular area on campus with lots of foot traffic.

We all know where the highest trafficked areas are on campus, so go there! Examples may be at or in front of the student union, library, rec center, student center, etc…
Also, leaving flyers in bathrooms can sometimes be a great idea as well.

2. Look good. Feel good.

Appearances are also very important. Whether we like it or not, people judge us by the way we dress. And when it comes to passing out flyers, we don’t want to look like we just woke up. People respond positively to those that are well-dressed.
If you’re at a cold weather school, remember to bring a coat and possibly a scarf. Weather for December 2015 is looking pretty warm though!


Example: Wear something you’d wear on a first date to dinner and a movie :).


3. Talk to people.

The most effective way to pass out flyers is to politely and energetically talk to those you are handing the flyer to. This automatically makes you stand out in that person’s mind, and will cause them to hang on to the flyer, rather than throwing it out. But the most important thing here isn’t just to talk to them, it’s what you’re talking to them about.
What do you say? Something like, “Hey, how are you? Where were you planning on selling your books this semester?” Most students will answer, “oh, well, I’m not sure yet.” In which case, you get to tell them about Scholarlyy! The key is to ask them a question first, not tell them a statement.
The fastest way to explain Scholarlyy is to say “Well, go check this website out (as you hand them the flyer). We buy your books for way more than the bookstore and even send campus reps out to pick them up from wherever you are on campus. It’s super quick and convenient, and we get you cash for your books right away.”
You can make up your own version of that. But just be friendly and talkative. Remember that what you are passing out truly helps college students. This isn’t some annoying bogus event that people have no interest in. We are paying students real money for their books, and making it super easy to do so. What college student isn’t interested in that!?

4. Smile

We’ve all been handed flyers from the person who seems to hate their life. And they especially look like they hate what they’re doing. What’s your first instinct when you see someone like that? It’s either to walk the other way, or grab the flyer and throw it away at the next trash can. Don’t be that person!
As cliche as it sounds to put a simple smile on your face, it can do a world of difference. As Dale Carnegie once said, “A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought.” With a smile, you will be very successful in having people take your flyers! We’ve done this before, take our word for it.



Quick Tips:

1. If you hand a flyer to someone and they say no thanks or give you a hand signal that they aren’t interested, don’t expect anyone behind that person to take one either. Most people have a follower mentality. Likewise, if one person takes one, everyone who saw that person take one will usually do the same. This isn’t always the case, but just keep it in mind!
2. Play music on your phone (don’t use your headphones though) or bring a bluetooth speaker. Liven things up a bit and have some fun! Maybe even break a move or two.
3. Go two by two and have a friend help you. Two is always better than one. Have some fun, and get paid to hang out. Just be sure they are signed up in our system and have gone through our training. Otherwise, we won’t know who they are and we won’t be able to pay them!
4. Bring some coffee or hot chocolate.
5. Make it fun in whatever creative way you’d like! Just be sure people are getting the flyers and that they have Scholarlyy explained to them in the process. If they get a random flyer from a random person that doesn’t talk to them, they will probably just throw it away. So talk talk talk!