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Amazon to Open New Pickup Location Near Texas Tech University

Amazon Prime members will get Free One-Day Pickup on millions of items when shipped to the Amazon pickup location

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2016-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced Amazon@Lubbock, a new fully staffed pickup location near the Texas Tech University campus. The Amazon pickup location offers the Texas Tech community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs for life on campus, from course materials and everyday essentials to tech devices.

Opening in Fall 2016, this approximately 2,700-square-foot space will be located at 2407 Ninth Street, centrally located near the university and easily accessible to students and the greater Lubbock community. Additionally, Amazon Prime members will receive Free One-Day Pickup on millions of items. Students can sign up for an Amazon Prime Student membership and get a six-month free trial followed by 50% off the regular price of Prime. To learn more, visit

“We are thrilled to bring an Amazon pickup location to the Texas Tech and greater Lubbock community,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs. “Whether students are ordering textbooks, electronics or snacks, Amazon will provide a convenient and secure spot for them to pick up their stuff at hours that work with their schedules.”

Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at the following universities: Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of California, Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, The University of Texas at Austin, and University of California, Davis, as well as in the college communities of University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Cincinnati. Amazon will also open more locations in 2016, including: The Georgia Institute of Technology and California State University, Long Beach, as well as in the college communities of University of Akron and University of Connecticut.

About Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student gives college students Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as part of the six-month free trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, over a million songs with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit

About Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit

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