Westchester, Illinois-based Follett, a provider of campus store services and solutions, revealed today it has purchased ecommerce provider Advanced-Online.
"Advanced-Online is a great fit for Follett because it gives us an exciting new tool to help customers build and promote their campus and athletic brands," said Don Germano, president of Follett Higher Education Group. "As the leader in campus retailing, Follett already provides extensive brand merchandising services at the more than 1,200 campus stores we operate."
Germano added that Advanced-Online's ecommerce and online capabilities provide the company more ways to connect its campus partners with students, fans and alumni.
Advanced-Online, based in Coppel, Texas, has been in business for more than 25 years, manufacturing branded merchandise, apparel and print products. The company has partnered with more than 150 universities and 250 university websites.