Amazon Student members at Purdue can now get Free One-Day Shipping on
textbooks shipped to the West Lafayette campus area
Amazon Student members also receive Free One-Day Pickup on over one
million items when shipped to the Amazon@Purdue location
SEATTLE & WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2015--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon announced today the grand opening of
Amazon@Purdue, its first-ever staffed customer order pickup and drop-off
location, housed in the Krach Leadership Center at Purdue University’s
West Lafayette, Ind. campus. Purdue students now have a new convenient
option for receiving textbooks and other college essentials, all with
the same great prices they find every day on Amazon, as well as a
hassle-free way to return textbook rentals and other orders.
Additionally, Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members at Purdue get Free
One-Day Shipping on textbooks shipped to the West Lafayette campus area
and are also eligible for Free One-Day Pickup on over one million items
when shipped to the new Amazon@Purdue location.
Amazon Launches First-Ever Staffed Campus Pickup and Drop-Off Location, Free One-Day Pickup at Purdue University. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We’re excited to open our first-ever staffed pickup location at Purdue,
making it more convenient and affordable for students to get everything
they need for life on campus,” said Paul Ryder, Vice President of Media
and Student Programs at Amazon. “Whether students are ordering
textbooks, laptops, or mac and cheese, Amazon and Purdue are now
providing a convenient and secure spot for them to pick up their stuff
at hours that work with their schedules. We look forward to bringing
this experience to more universities soon.”
“Our goal in working with Amazon has been to make books and other needed
supplies more affordable for our students, as we have with tuition and
room and board,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “The opening of
the Amazon@Purdue location adds convenience to the mix.”
Student affordability and accessibility is a key component of Purdue
Moves, a range of initiatives to broaden Purdue’s global impact and
enhance educational opportunities for its students.
Here’s how Amazon@Purdue works:
Students, alumni, faculty and staff at Purdue can activate their
benefits by visiting purdue.amazon.com—or
joining Amazon Student—to personalize their Amazon shopping experience.
Once activated, students will be able to easily identify books needed
for class by looking for a ‘badge’ with Purdue’s logo and class
information within Amazon search results and product pages. Student
can also purchase any item available on Amazon, and items eligible for
Free One-Day Pickup are marked with a “Prime Campus” badge.
When purchasing items on Amazon, students will choose Amazon@Purdue as
their shipping address at checkout.
When their order arrives, they’ll receive an email or text
When they’re ready to pick up their order, the student will click on
the link provided in the email or text. This link will generate a
After arriving at Amazon@Purdue the student will scan the barcode and
pick up their order at one of the self-service lockers or go to the
pickup desk and an associate can assist them.
The opening of Amazon@Purdue marks the next phase of the collaboration
announced by Purdue and Amazon last August, where Amazon will return a
percentage of eligible sales to customers that have activated the Purdue
experience to the university, including sales to faculty, staff, and
alumni. Purdue will use the proceeds for its student affordability and
A second location will open this spring in the Purdue Memorial Union
building. Also this spring, all Purdue students will be eligible for
Free One-Day Shipping on Purdue textbooks shipped to the West Lafayette
In addition to Purdue University, Amazon has similar arrangements with
the University of California, Davis and the University of Massachusetts
For more information on Amazon@Purdue, visit purdue.amazon.com.
For more information on how to bring Amazon to your campus, visit amazon.com/amazoncampus.
About Amazon Student
Amazon 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 Instant Video, over a
million songs with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending
Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
About Purdue University
Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher
education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the
university has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed
to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with
greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of
technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered
solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student
innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.
Amazon.com 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 phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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