Today, Amazon introduced Amazon Student.
Amazon Student is a program created for university and college students, where anyone currently enrolled can get unlimited free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Student members receive six months free, and after that their annual cost of Prime half the price of a regular membership, according to the company. Student members will also have access to offers and promotions designed especially for students, Amazon says.
"We want students to feel empowered by offering a program that makes going off to university and preparing for the upcoming semester easy and affordable—where students can get fast, free shipping and have everything they need delivered directly to their doorstep," said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca.
"Amazon Student saves time and money and makes it convenient for university students to find deals on room essentials and campus must-haves like electronics, small kitchen appliances and more," he added.