The Purdue Amazon storefront opened in October of this year. So far, 22,000 textbooks have been purchased through the partnership with Amazon, saving students $579,000. Currently, 6,000 students have visited the storefront, with about 50 new students using it each day. Approximately 1,200 packages are delivered each week. Students spend on average 30 seconds in the store while picking up their packages. According to Brooks, the second Amazon store will be even more successful.
Free one-day shipping on thousands of products
The Amazon store at Purdue University will soon offer students free one-day shipping on textbooks and other products. The initiative was designed to make college more affordable for students and faculty. It offers free one-day shipping on thousands of products, and students are able to get 50% off Amazon Prime for six months. Students also can sign up for the Amazon Student membership program and get free two-day shipping for six months.
In addition to offering free one-day shipping on thousands of products, Amazon is also partnering with Purdue University to open an Amazon Purdue pickup center. The pickup center is staffed and will accept returned textbooks. Students are encouraged to sign up for Amazon Student or Prime to receive free one-day shipping on thousands of products to the Purdue store. Amazon Prime members can also get a discount on textbook rentals.
In addition to free one-day shipping, Amazon Student members are also eligible for 50% off Amazon Prime and free two-day shipping. Students can also enjoy free one-day shipping on thousands of products to the Purdue campus store. However, it is unclear when these new services will be available nationwide. For now, the initiative has been implemented in some local zip codes. During this time, the free shipping policy will expand to additional products and zip codes.
Two options for students to pick up packages
With the recent announcement from Amazon, college students at Purdue will have two ways to pick up their Amazon packages. The first is the Amazon Purdue shipping address, which students can sign up for, as well as receive email and text alerts when their items arrive. To pick up their packages, students simply click on the link included in the alert and scan a bar code at one of the two locations on campus. Amazon also plans to open a second store location at the college in the coming spring semester.
The new Amazon store on campus is located in the Kroch leadership center and offers free one-day shipping for eligible students and staff members. If you’re looking for a book or DVD, the store’s badge indicates that it’s from a Purdue University library. If the book is marked as “Prime Campus” on Amazon, you can pick it up at either of these locations.
The second option is the Amazon Purdue pickup center. Students can either go to the pickup desk, speak to a store associate, or retrieve their packages from an automated storage locker. The packages will remain in the locker for up to 15 minutes after a student has ordered them. The Amazon Purdue store will offer a full range of products from Amazon. However, students have reported purchasing consumer electronics and school supplies.
Purdue’s first-ever staffed pickup and drop-off location
In an unprecedented move, Amazon opened a staffed pickup and drop-off location on the Purdue University campus. The new facility will offer a convenient location for students and faculty to pick up and return their ordered products. Prime and Amazon Student members can take advantage of free one-day pickup and drop-off of more than a million items. Students can also purchase textbooks for classes online and have them shipped to them, allowing them to save money on shipping costs.
The Purdue University Amazon Purdue location will open Tuesday. It will accept returns and will also accept orders with free next-day shipping. The location will offer an extra service – staffed by Amazon employees – and students will not have to worry about lugging heavy textbooks home. Amazon also plans to expand the service to other universities. The new location will allow students to return books, CDs, and other items without worrying about lost packages.
The Purdue campus shop will offer exclusive features for students, including the use of the university’s logo. Students will be able to identify books with class information, scan the barcode to pick them up, or ask a store employee for assistance. Amazon is planning to open its second physical location for Amazon products in the spring. The company has also partnered with the University of California, Davis, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.