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Amazon launches exclusive new pickup service in Austin

Amazon launches exclusive new pickup service in Austin

UPDATE: Amazon@UTexas will launch on Monday, August 22, at Gregory Gymnasium. The article has been updated to reflect the opening date.

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Getting deliveries from Amazon.com is pretty convenient, and it's about to get even easier for Austinites.

The company is teaming up with University of Texas at Austin to open a new pickup location on campus. Dubbed Amazon@UTexas, it's the first service of its kind in Texas.

The 2,509-square-foot space in Gregory Gymnasium will serve as a hub to pick up and return Amazon orders. "This enhanced service will benefit our students, offering them a convenient and secure place to pick up their merchandise. Faculty and staff will also be able to take advantage of the service," said Gage E. Paine, vice president for student affairs at UT, in a press release.

Longhorns aren't the only ones with access to the convenient service. UT officials confirmed that the Amazon office will be open to all Austinites. Plus, Amazon Student and Prime members will receive free one-day pickup for orders placed by 10 pm on over 2 million items. 

This program, which is only available at five universities across the country, will launch at UT on August 22, 2016.

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Amazon is opening a pickup location on the University of Texas campus. Photo by Wallstplaybook.com