Stony Brook University Launches New Amazon Pickup Location
Amazon@StonyBrook is the first Amazon pickup location in the state of New York
STONY BROOK, NY, November 3, 2016 – A new Amazon pick up location opened today on the campus of Stony Brook University. Located in the Frank Melville Jr. Library, Amazon@StonyBrook is a fully staffed pickup location where students and the campus community can conveniently get course materials and other college essentials ordered through Amazon. Stony Brook University is the first college campus in New York state, and one of only 15 colleges in the United States, to offer an Amazon pickup location. Earlier this year, Amazon also became the official bookstore for the university.
Amazon@StonyBrook benefits include:
- Students and faculty receive Free One-Day Shipping on required textbooks & course materials sold by Amazon or Fulfilled by Amazon when shipped to the Amazon pickup location, or campus-area zip codes.
- Free One-Day Pickup on millions of items for Amazon Prime Student and Prime members when shipping to the Amazon@StonyBrook location. Order by 11 p.m. and pick up the next day.
“Saving students money on their course materials enables Stony Brook to continue to offer a great education at an affordable price,” stated Peter Baigent, Vice President for Student Affairs. “Textbook affordability is essential to the academic success of our students.”
“We see today that students and their families face crippling amounts of student debt and rising textbook costs, however, I am so grateful that Stony Brook University has shown its unwavering commitment to reducing this burden for students by providing a seamless, convenient, custom experience to help students save money on their course materials,” stated Cole Lee, President, Undergraduate Student Government.
“Amazon@StonyBrook offers students a pickup location centrally located on campus to easily get their textbooks and merchandise ordered through Amazon,” Tony Caravano, Senior Manager, Business Development & University Relations at Amazon. “We are thrilled to offer the Stony Brook University community more opportunities to save on their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection and convenience.”
In addition to textbooks and required course material, students can purchase almost any item that is sold by Amazon.com or Fulfilled by Amazon and ship to the Amazon@StonyBrook location. Additionally, Amazon Prime members receive expedited shipping benefits. Students can sign up for an Amazon Prime Student membership and get a six-month trial followed by 50% off the regular price of Prime. To learn more about Amazon Prime Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
The Amazon Pickup location is open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday noon-6:00 p.m. For additional information and to activate benefits, visit stonybrooku.amazon.com.
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation and top 40 public universities, and Kiplinger names it one of the 35 best values in public colleges. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. A global ranking by U.S. News & World Report places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide. It is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.