UPDATE: In our initial post, the title misread as Illini Union, whereas the location is the Illini Union Bookstore.
From the press release:
Amazon to Open New Pickup Location at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amazon Prime members at
Illinoiswill get Free Same-Day Pickup on over three million items when shipped to the Amazon@Illinois location
Amazon@Illinois will be the first
Amazonpickup location in Illinois
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 11, 2016-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignto open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstoreon the UIUC campus. The first Amazonpickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois offers the campus community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazonorders, 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
Illinoisstudents, 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
Amazonand 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 campus.”
“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- Champaigncommunity more opportunities to save on their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection and convenience.”
Amazonhas 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. Amazonwill also open more locations in 2016, including: The Georgia Institute of Technologyand California State University, Long Beach, and in the college communities of University of Connecticutand Texas Tech University.
About Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime members at
Illinoiswill get Free Same-Day Pickup on over three million items when shipped to the Amazon@Illinois location. AmazonPrime Student also gives college students unlimited Free Two-Day Shippingon 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 $49a 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.
Illini Union Bookstore
The Illini Union Bookstoreis 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 Streetin 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 Bookstoresupport the Illini Unionstudent events and activities.
Amazonis 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.
H/t Gordy Hulton