Snapplify and Van Schaik Bookstore partner to impact access to educational materials

Sep 1, 2021 | Education, News, Partnerships

Global edtech company Snapplify and southern Africa’s leading academic bookseller, Van Schaik, have partnered to make it even easier for students to access both hardcopy and digital books.

The partnership between the two education powerhouses not only ensures that Van Schaik’s customers have access to ebooks from leading publishers, but that educational institutions can use Snapplify’s Engage platform to simplify their purchasing processes and order all the books they need – in both hardcopy and digital formats.

‘It’s really important to us that institutions, educators and students have everything they need to succeed. Our Engage platform offers schools an efficient way to order both hardcopy and digital textbooks online, all in one place,’ explained Snapplify’s CEO, Wesley Lynch. ‘Working closely with booksellers like Van Schaik means that we will be able to reach even more institutions with these time-saving tools and give them the ability to find and choose whatever content they need, in whatever format they prefer.’

Speaking for Van Schaik Bookstore, Operational Manager, Ugan Poobalan noted, ‘We’ve always believed that it is necessary to grow and evolve with our markets. This partnership with Snapplify will demonstrate once again our commitment to bring study material within reach of every school and learner in the format as needed. We have full confidence that this relationship will benefit not just the two parties but most importantly our customers.’

Established in 1914, Van Schaik is one of the oldest bookstores in southern Africa, with an impressive customer base across South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia. Snapplify services over 7200 educational institutions, is the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa, and has the largest network of booksellers in Africa.

Thousands of educational institutions, from K–12 to tertiary level, have already joined the Snapplify Engage family. Register online for free today to get access to a free e-library, teacher benefits and other incredible educational tools.

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