2nd Amazon@Purdue location to open in Purdue Memorial Union

May 14, 2015  

Amazon 2nd

The new Amazon@Purdue location will open Monday (May 18) on the main floor of Purdue Memorial Union. (Purdue University photo/Charles Jischke)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new Amazon@Purdue customer order pickup and drop-off location will open on campus Monday (May 18) on the main floor of Purdue Memorial Union.

In time for the summer session, students and faculty now will have two locations on campus to receive textbooks and other college essentials.

"Since the February launch of Amazon@Purdue in the Krach Leadership Center, our first-ever pickup and drop-off location, the response from Purdue students and faculty has been overwhelmingly positive," said Ripley MacDonald, director of Amazon student programs. "We’re excited to be opening this second location and continuing our commitment to offer students a convenient, secure place to pick up their stuff during times that work with their busy schedules."

Starting this summer, all Purdue students are eligible for Free One-Day Shipping on Purdue textbooks shipped to the West Lafayette campus area. Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members at Purdue will continue to get Free One-Day Pickup on other items when shipped to either of the Amazon@Purdue locations.

The Amazon@Purdue locations are an extension of a collaboration announced by Purdue and Amazon last August, in which Amazon will return to Purdue a percentage of eligible sales from customers who have ordered through purdue.amazon.com, including sales to faculty, staff and alumni. Purdue will use the proceeds for its student affordability and accessibility initiatives.

During the summer sessions, the Purdue Memorial Union location is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. weekends. The Krach Center is closed from May 5 through Aug 12. Hours for both locations during the academic year is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

For more information on Amazon@Purdue, visit purdue.amazon.com

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Source: Jessica Brooks, 765-494-7278, jrbrooks@purdue.edu 

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