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JourneyEd Academic eStore Network

By Kathie Felix - Posted Jul 1, 2009
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The Product:

JourneyEd Academic eStore Network

The Company:

Journey Education Marketing, Inc.

13755 Hutton Drive, Suite 500

Dallas, TX 75234

Phone: (800) 874-9001


The JourneyEd Academic eStore Network (AEN) provides access to more than 15,000 online stores offering thousands of top-tier software and technology products—including programs published by Microsoft and Adobe—at discounts of up to 85% of retail prices to verified education buyers.

The online store,, features a front page of spotlighted products with special pricing discounts. Pricing specials at the time this article was written included Adobe Creative Suite 4: Design Premium Student Edition (WIN) for $399.98 (the suggested retail price, or SRP, is $1,799); Adobe CS4 Design Premium Bundle for $149.98 (SRP $299.98); Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 (MAC/WIN) for $99.98 (SRP $299); AutoCAD 2010 Education (61-month term) for $159.98 (SRP $3,995); Autodesk Maya Unlimited 2009 Student Superpack (Perpetual—MAC/WIN) for $399.98 (SRP $6,995); Microsoft Office Professional 2007 with 2GB flash drive for $179.98 (SRP $549); Microsoft Office Mac 2008 Home & Student with Clip Art & Backgrounds Bundle (MAC) for $139.98 (SRP $199.98); and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade SP1 for $79.98 (SRP $159).

Some sample student-focused discounts include Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional for $99 (SRP $449); Microsoft Office Professional priced as low as $79 (SRP $499); and Microsoft Office for as little as $59.98.

Every page on the JourneyEd site includes product-specific tabs that provide direct links to categories such as software, hardware, books, bags, and brands.

The Software tab links to lists of products organized by subject area or type and includes a special section of K–12 "Software Blowouts." The Hardware tab connects to an online catalog of flash drives, monitors, convertible tablet PCs, notebooks, printers, external hard drives, and more.

The Books tab links to more than 100,000 titles, from technology-related books to additional categories such as education, juvenile nonfiction, study aids, and training videos. The Bags tab covers backpacks, briefcases, rolling cases of various types, and iPod covers. The Brands tab links directly to an extensive brand-focused submenu.

Education discount pricing is offered to educators, school staff, and students. In most cases, a current dated school ID is required for these purchases. The JourneyEd site provides detailed information on purchase requirements, purchase applications, and purchase agreements. A school quote request link is offered at the bottom of every webpage.

The JourneyEd online store network includes the websites,,,, and


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