Amazon launches first-ever brick-and-mortar store

Amazon has recently announced that it has opened a pickup and drop-off location on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, US.
Amazon launches first-ever brick-and-mortar store

Amazon has recently announced that it has opened a pickup and drop-off location on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, US.

Students can order everything from 'textbooks, laptops, or mac and cheese,' says Paul Ryder, vice president of media and student programs at Amazon.

Students can place store orders via Amazon Student, already existing service that provides free shipping, and they'll receive email or text notification when their orders arrive. The company is also offering free one-day shipping for students who ship their purchases to the Purdue store.

'We're excited to open our first-ever staffed pickup location at Purdue, making it more convenient and affordable for students to get everything they need for life on campus,' said Paul Ryder, Vice President of Media and Student Programs at Amazon.

'Whether students are ordering textbooks, laptops, or mac and cheese, Amazon and Purdue are now providing a convenient and secure spot for them to pick up their stuff at hours that work with their schedules. We look forward to bringing this experience to more universities soon.'

Students, alumni, faculty and staff at Purdue can activate their benefits by visiting purdue.amazon.com—or joining Amazon Student—to personalize their Amazon shopping experience.

Once activated, students will be able to easily identify books needed for class by looking for a ‘badge' with Purdue's logo and class information within Amazon search results and product pages.

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