SHOP1801 online store operated by IT students

The SHOP1801 team posing for a photo in the Old Post Bookstore.

March 21, 2018

VINCENNES, Ind. - SHOP1801, an online store operated by Vincennes University students in the Information Technology Bachelor of Science Concentration program, opened March 20. The project is a collaboration with VU’s Old Post Bookstore and offers for sale a select variety of VU branded merchandise. The store will operate through April 12 and online product shopping is available at

VU IT students packing products into boxes.SHOP1801 has been made possible through a partnership with Regions Bank. "This program gives students the chance to experience firsthand the multiple aspects required to run a business, including social media marketing, building and running an e-commerce web store, order fulfillment, shipping, and finances,” said Marc McNeece, Regions branch manager.

Two men in suits standing in the Old Post Bookstore.

Profits from the fundraiser will be used to establish a Regions Bank Trending Topics Fund through the Vincennes University Foundation. Scholarships provided from the fund will aid students enrolled in VU’s Technology Bachelor’s Degree program, with a concentration in Information Technology.

Details about the SHOP1801 project are available by contacting Jaci Lederman, department chair of Information Technology.


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