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Amazon to Open New Pickup Location Near University of Connecticut

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.

About Amazon

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.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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