Started by CEO Alan Martin in his Syracuse, Utah basement in 2007, CampusBookRentals.com is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. As its name implies, CampusBookRentals.com rents new and slightly used textbooks to students for less than half the price of purchasing them.
One of the very first companies of its kind, CampusBookRentals.com has rented more than a million textbooks to students in over 5,500 campuses in the country. Each rental comes with a 30-day risk-free guarantee and free shipping both ways (the company even provides the envelope).
Aside from a vast array of titles, CampusBookRentals.com also offers a few other perks to its members, including referral bonuses, scholarship awards, and monthly giveaways. Additionally, the company donates part of its rental proceeds to a charitable cause every year.
A pioneer in the textbook rentals industry, CampusBookRentals.com has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Newsweek, The New York Times, CNN, and Entrepreneur.com. Recently, it was listed as one of Forbes's Most Promising Companies in America for 2011.