Amazon@Illinois will be the first Amazon pickup location in Illinois
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed
pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus. The
first Amazon pickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois
offers the campus community a convenient location to pick up and return
Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs for university
life, from course materials and everyday essentials to tech devices.
Opening in Fall 2016, this approximately 2,200-square-foot space will be
conveniently situated for Illinois 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 free trial followed by 50% off the regular price of Prime. To
learn more about Amazon Prime Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“We are excited to partner with Amazon and add this level of service for
students, faculty, and staff on campus,” said Renée Romano, vice
chancellor for Student Affairs at Illinois. “The Illini Union Bookstore
location is perfect to offer convenience and security in the heart of
“Amazon@Illinois 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 Urbana-Champaign community more opportunities to save on
their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection
Since 2015, Amazon has opened 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; and University of California, Davis; as
well as in the college communities of University of California, Santa
Barbara; University of Cincinnati; and University of Akron. Amazon will
also open more locations in 2016, including: The Georgia Institute of
Technology and California State University, Long Beach, and in the
college communities of University of Connecticut and Texas Tech
About Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime members at Illinois will get Free Same-Day Pickup on over
three million items when shipped to the Amazon@Illinois 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 as part of the six-month trial.
After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime
membership—and includes unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of
movies and TV shows with Prime Video, over a million songs with Prime
Music, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, and access to the
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
About Illini Union Bookstore
The Illini Union Bookstore is the official bookstore of the University
of Illinois, serving the 42,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty
and staff. Located at the corner of Wright and Daniels Street in
Champaign, it offers officially licensed souvenirs and apparel, a wide
selection of general books, and the largest selection of textbooks. All
purchases at the Illini Union Bookstore support the Illini Union student
events and activities.
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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.