SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (-Aug. 15, 2016) 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 convenience.”
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 University.
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.
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.