Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members will get Free One-Day Pickup
on millions of items when shipped to the Amazon@Akron location
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced Amazon@Akron, a fully staffed
pickup location near the University of Akron campus. The second Amazon
pickup location in Ohio, Amazon@Akron offers the UA community a
convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including
virtually everything one needs, from college essentials to technology.
Opening in Summer 2016, this 1,980-square-foot space will be located at
290 East Exchange Street, centrally located near the university and
easily accessible to students and the Akron community. Additionally,
Amazon Student and Prime members will receive Free One-Day Pickup for
orders placed by 10PM. To learn more about Amazon Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“We are excited to bring Amazon@Akron to the UA and greater Akron
community,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs.
“Whether students are ordering course materials, electronics or mac and
cheese, Amazon@Akron 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,
and University of California, Berkeley, as well as in the college
communities of University of California, Santa Barbara, and University
of Cincinnati. Amazon also has confirmed agreements to open three more
locations in 2016 with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of
California, Davis, and The University of Texas at Austin.
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 Video, over a million songs
with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To
learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are
some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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