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It’s Amazon@TheBeach

Published: May 16, 2016

CSULB and Amazon recently announced an agreement 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 this fall, 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 10 p.m. To learn more about Amazon Student, click here.

“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: University of California, Berkeley; Purdue University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as in the college communities of University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Cincinnati. In addition to CSULB, Amazon also will open five additional locations in 2016 with the University of California, Davis; University of Pennsylvania; University of Texas 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, more than a million songs with Prime Music and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more about Amazon Student, click here.

–Michael Uhlenkamp