Amazon launches staffed pickup and drop-off location on the campus of Purdue University

Shawn Knight

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Amazon has opened its first staffed customer pickup and drop-off location. To ensure its success, the e-commerce giant elected to erect the facility on the campus of Purdue University

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Uncle Al

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Having recently worked at a university, I can see how the students would like this a lot, but I sense there would be a great deal of controversy concerning the impact on book sales, which are a MAJOR source of profit for every college and university. Another issue might be where universities have their mail drops in every dorm vs. a centralized mail drop. All in all, not a bad approach if it can indeed be profitable.