RATEX Business Solutions (RBS) is the leading independent provider of sophisticated technology and expert management consulting services to college and university stores. Dedicated to innovation, we help college retailers align technology with smart business to achieve success.

We are owned by the Collegiate Retail Alliance (CRA), a business coalition of large, independent college stores that have joined together to develop and deploy the industry’s best business practices.

We offer a flexible, full-featured suite of products that allows college bookstores to take full control of their operations.  From VisualRATEX, our versatile retail management system, to eRATEX, our customizable eCommerce solution, our products take into account every function a college retailer might need.

Our flagship product is VisualRATEX™, the most comprehensive and versatile retail management system in the industry. VisualRATEX integrates all store operations, improves efficiencies and reduce costs, so it's no surprise that it is the preferred management solution for many of the largest and most successful college stores in North America. RBS also provides an array of professional business management services to help independent stores maximize the capabilities of VisualRATEX and streamline their operations.


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©RATEX Business Solutions, Inc. - College store retail management systems and technology – VisualRATEX college store management software – eRATEX e-commerce software – Expert business services for college retailers – Owned by the Collegiate Retail Alliance – Located in Plymouth Meeting, PA – Call (610) 828-8630