An Online Solution for Snack Attacks at College

Online campus bookstore efollett.com has teamed up with online
grocer Peapod to offer college students a variety
of care packages that can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in the
continental United States.

Students can purchase a pre-made care package or create a care package for
themselves or a friend by clicking on the Peapod icon located on the
efollett.com home page.

Financial arrangements between the companies were not
disclosed.

Students low on cash can also submit a parent’s e-mail address and
efollett.com will send an e-mail message to Mom or Dad suggesting that they
send their son or daughter a care
package from Peapod.

Peapod Packages offers four care packages designed specifically for students
— the Late Night Study Buddy, the Student Snack Pack, the Healthy Snack Pack
and the Microwave Meals Pack.

Students and parents who choose to create a
customized package can select from 7,000 non-perishable food items, health
and beauty care products as well as
pet merchandise and household goods. All packages are delivered within four
to eight business days, Peapod said.

“With finals just around the corner, we know students will be experiencing
the ‘munchies’ big-time. Teaming with Peapod provides a way for efollett.com
to keep these students going strong during finals.” said Tim Dorgan, senior
vice president of e-commerce for
Follett Higher Education Group.

efollett.com is a central Web site that channels students to textbook
information and distribution capabilities at more than 600 Follett campus
bookstores.

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