Check Prices On-the-Go, Buy and Sell Back Textbooks and More From
FREE Two-Day Shipping for Amazon Student Members
SEATTLE, Aug 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the free Amazon Student
application for iPhone and iPod Touch that offers students a convenient
and easy way to shop for textbooks, electronics, apparel, bedding and
more. Students can compare prices, buy textbooks, or trade in textbooks
for up to 70 percent back--all from their mobile device. With this new
free app, signing up for the Amazon Student program, which gives college
students access to FREE Two-Day shipping and exclusive deals, is simple.
"Students care about getting the best deal possible on their textbooks
and all of their dorm essentials, and now they can easily compare prices
and save money no matter where they are," said Julie Todaro, VP of Books
at Amazon. "Plus, for eligible textbooks, when they're done with the
book, they can scan the barcode, see the trade-in price, and submit the
books for trade-in with Amazon, all right from their phone.
Now students can compare textbook prices on this semester's syllabus
right from the college bookstore simply by scanning a barcode. And when
it's time to sell back textbooks, the app can turn used books--and
millions of other eligible electronics, video games, DVDs and more--into
Amazon.com gift cards. Students scan the items they no longer need, ship
eligible items for free, and get an Amazon.com Gift Card to spend on
millions of items at Amazon.com. Nearly 1 million textbooks are eligible
for Textbook Buyback (www.amazon.com/sellbooks)
and students can get up to 70 percent back.
In addition to useful, on-the-go shopping features, the app also allows
students to join the Amazon Student program, which offers college
students FREE Two-Day shipping on millions of eligible products, from
laptops and video games to toasters and TVs. Amazon Students also get
access to exclusive deals on anything from dorm essentials to late night
The Amazon Student app includes access to features customers have come
to know and trust, including customer reviews, detailed product
information, sharing via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, and purchasing
via Amazon Prime, for delivery directly to your dorm.
Amazon Student for iPhone and iPod Touch is available for free in the
Apple App Store or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
For more information, please visit: www.amazon.com/studentapp.
The Amazon Student App joins Amazon's family of mobile shopping
applications, including Amazon Deals for iPhone, Price Check by Amazon
for iPhone, Amazon Windowshop for iPad and the Amazon Mobile Apps for
iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices.
Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/amazonmobile.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle
3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable
readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and
personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display
that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special
Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced
cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is
the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
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of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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