Amazon Prime members at UIC will get Free Same-Day Pickup on over
three million items when shipped to the Amazon@UIC location
Amazon@UIC is the first Amazon pickup location in Chicago
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with the University
of Illinois at Chicago to open Amazon@UIC, a staffed pickup location in
the Student Center East on the UIC campus. The Amazon pickup location
offers the UIC campus community a convenient location to pick up and
return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs for
university life, from everyday essentials to tech devices.
Opening later this year, this approximately 2,300-square-foot space will
be conveniently situated for UIC students, staff and faculty.
Additionally, Amazon Prime members will receive Free Same-Day Pickup for
orders placed by noon and Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM.
Students can sign up for an Amazon Prime Student membership and get a
six-month trial followed by 50% off the regular price of Prime. To learn
more about Amazon Prime Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Amazon to campus and continue to
elevate the services we provide our community,” said J. Rex Tolliver,
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UIC. “Tens of thousands
of students, faculty, staff, and visitors come through Student Center
East each day. Amazon@UIC will be a big part of our reimagination of the
student experience on campus, and a great partner for years to come.”
“Amazon@UIC will offer students a pickup location centrally located on
campus to easily get their merchandise ordered through Amazon,” said
Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs. “We are thrilled
to offer the UIC community more opportunities to save on their overall
costs along with great customer service, better selection and
Since 2015, Amazon has opened 12 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; University of California, Davis; and
Georgia Institute of Technology; as well as in the college communities
of University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Cincinnati;
University of Akron; and University of Connecticut. Amazon will also
open 4 more locations in 2016, including: California State University,
Long Beach, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of
Illinois at Chicago, and in the college community of Texas Tech
About Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime members at UIC will get Free Same-Day Pickup on over three
million items when shipped to the Amazon@UIC location. Amazon Prime
Student also gives college students unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on
more than 30 million items, and special offers and promotions created
just for students. Students can sign up for a six-month, sponsored trial
of Amazon Prime Student to access these benefits, plus unlimited
streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video
and free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos. After that it’s just
$49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and
includes over a million songs with Prime Music and one free pre-released
book a month with Kindle First. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
UIC is a major research university located in the heart of one of the
world’s great cities. With 29,000 students, 15 colleges, and a hospital
and health sciences system, UIC is the largest and most diverse
university in the Chicago area and a vital part of the educational,
technological and cultural fabric of the region.
Amazon 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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