Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members will get Free One-Day Pickup
on millions of items when shipped to the Amazon pickup location
This will be the first Amazon pickup location in Connecticut
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced a new fully staffed pickup
location near the University of Connecticut campus. The Amazon pickup
location, the first in Connecticut, offers the UConn community a
convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including
virtually everything one needs for life on campus, from everyday
essentials to technology.
Opening in Summer 2016, this nearly 4,000-square-foot space will be
located at 40 Wilbur Cross Way in Storrs Center, centrally located near
the university and easily accessible to students and the greater Storrs
community. Additionally, Amazon Student and Prime members will receive
Free One-Day Pickup on millions of items. To learn more about Amazon
Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“We are excited to bring an Amazon pickup location to the UConn and
greater Storrs community,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon
Student Programs. “Whether students are ordering college essentials,
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,
and University of California, Berkeley, 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:
University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Davis, The
University of Texas at Austin, The Georgia Institute of Technology and
California State University, Long Beach, as well as in the college
community of University of Akron.
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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