SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with California State University, Long Beach, to open Amazon@TheBeach, a staffed pickup location at the University Bookstore on the CSULB campus. Amazon@TheBeach offers the campus community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs, from everyday essentials to technology.
Opening in Fall 2016, this approximately 2,500-square-foot space will be located at 6049 East Seventh Street, conveniently situated for CSULB students, staff and faculty. Additionally, Amazon Student and Prime members will receive Free Same-Day Pickup for orders placed by noon and Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM. To learn more about Amazon Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“We are proud to be one of the first to partner with Amazon in this capacity,” said Don Penrod, CEO of the Forty-Niner Shops. “We are excited to provide a location to serve our campus and local community and look forward to a great relationship with Amazon.”
“Amazon@TheBeach 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 CSULB community more opportunities to save on their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection and convenience.”
Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at the following universities: Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and University of California, Berkeley, as well as in the college communities of University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Cincinnati. In addition to California State University, Long Beach, Amazon also will open five more locations in 2016 with the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Davis, The University of Texas at Austin, and The Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as in the college community of University of Akron.
About Amazon Student
Amazon Student gives college students Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as part of the six-month free trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video, over a million songs with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
About Forty-Niner Shops, Inc.
The University Bookstore is managed by the Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., a non-profit auxiliary partner to the CSULB campus since 1953. The Forty-Niner Shops operate many of the commercial activities on campus including the Art Store, Campus Copy Center, ID Card Services, Retail Dining, Residential Dining, Convenience Stores, Catering, Concession Services, and the Beach on 2nd Street offsite apparel store located in Belmont Shore.
About California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
CSULB is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally-minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. CSULB values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is 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.