This Ivy League School Is the First to Get an Amazon Pickup Location

January 12, 2016, 5:56 PM UTC
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Amazon is opening a pickup location at its first Ivy League school—the University of Pennsylvania.

Amazon@Penn is a 3,558 square foot facility opening this spring at Penn’s largest campus café, 1920 Commons. Ripley MacDonald, director of Amazon Student programs, stated in a press release that the company is “looking forward to bringing this experience to even more college communities soon.”

Amazon (AMZN) pickup locations have already been opened at Purdue University, UMass Amherst, Isla Vista, and the University of Cincinnati. The company announced plans to open up two additional locations this year at UC Davis and UC Berkeley.

“When we looked closely at the shipping activity, we discovered that almost half of all packages delivered to Penn student mail rooms were from Amazon,” Marie Witt, vice president of business services at Penn, said in the press release. “With this innovating shipping solution we can now offer enhanced convenience and security for a service that our students were already using.”

The pickup location at Penn will double as a public working space to provide students at most on-campus residences with easier access to both shipping facilities and communal study spots.

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