Amazon announces agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago to open pickup location in the Student Center East

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.

About UIC
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.

About Amazon
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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Amazon to open Amazon@GeorgiaTech staffed pickup location on the Georgia Tech campus

  • Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members at Georgia Tech will get Free Same-Day Pickup on millions of items when shipped to the Amazon@GeorgiaTech location
  • Amazon@GeorgiaTech will be the first Amazon pickup location in Georgia

SEATTLE, 2016-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with Georgia Institute of Technology to open Amazon@GeorgiaTech, a staffed pickup location at 86 Fifth Street NW on the Georgia Tech campus. The first Amazonpickup location in the state of Georgia, Amazon@GeorgiaTech offers the campus community, as well as the larger Midtown Atlanta community a convenient location in Technology Square to pick up and return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs, from everyday essentials to technology.

Opening later this summer, this approximately 2,500-square-foot space will be conveniently situated for Georgia Tech students, staff and faculty. Additionally, Amazon Student and Prime members will receive Free Same-Day Pickup for orders placed by noon and Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM. To learn more about Amazon Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.

“Technology Square is often considered the epicenter of innovation for Georgia Tech and Midtown Atlanta. It is fitting that such a unique operation will be housed here to serve our community,” said Paul Strouts, Vice President Campus Services at Georgia Tech. “Our students are savvy consumers who value the efficiency and convenience of online shopping. We are pleased to offer a service that takes the delivery experience to a new level through novel engineering and the creative application of technology.”

“Amazon@GeorgiaTech will offer more opportunities for Georgia Tech students to save on their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection and convenience,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs. “We’re excited to continue to bring more Amazon pickup locations to even more campus communities.”

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, andUniversity of Cincinnati. In addition to The Georgia Institute of Technology, Amazon also will open four more locations in 2016 with theUniversity of Pennsylvania, University of California, Davis, and The University of Texas at Austin, as well as in the college community ofUniversity 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 Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and theIvan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

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.

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