Amazon opens its first pickup location in the state at Technology Square.
Amazon moved into the Technology Square neighborhood on July 26 with its first pickup location in Georgia. And it turns out, they’re a pretty nice neighbor to have around.
The new facility provides Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff, as well as the Midtown community, with a safe, convenient place to receive and return Amazon packages.
“The feedback from customers has been very positive,” says Ashley Newman, campus business manager at Amazon. “People don’t have to worry about deliveries sitting on their doorstep while they’re at work. They can just pick them up.”
“Amazon is a wonderful innovator and has a great supply chain process,” adds Rich Steele, senior director of auxiliary services at Tech. “They’ve added a whole range of services for Prime members, and our community is showing significant interest.” Students can receive a six-month free trial of Student Prime and an annual subscription rate of $49. Prime members receive free, same-day pick up for orders placed by noon.
“Tech Square is known as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. We met Amazon at a higher education conference and began talking about this agreement. We’re pleased to be the first in the Southeast,” says Steele.
Amazon has opened pickup locations on 12 college campuses since 2015. “From an innovation and technology standpoint, we thought we fit well with the Georgia Tech culture,” says Newman. The facility is located at 86 5th Street NW, and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 9 p.m. on weekends.
STORY: Laura Raines
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