Amazon Launches Back To School, College Stores

Amazon.com has launched its Back to School and Off to College stores to provide parents, students and educators classroom supplies and dorm room essentials.

Customers can find deals throughout the back-to-school shopping season from brands such as Crayola, GoPro, BIC, Sharpie, Osmo, Keurig, Calvin Klein, Elmer’s, Acer and Bose. They can enjoy free shipping on millions of items across Amazon.com and shop curated selections now at www.amazon.com/backtoschool and www.amazon.com/offtocollege.

Amazon has redesigned its Back to School store to establish an intuitive and seamless shopping experience that allows customers to add key items to their shopping cart without navigating between product pages. Parents can shop school list essentials by grade or by browsing curated products within the most shopped-for categories.

New this year, teens 13 through 17 years old can get their own Amazon login under a parent’s account and shop independently using the Amazon app. Parents can either approve all orders or set pre-approved spending limits. Parents who have a Prime membership can share select benefits with their teen at no additional cost.

Amazon’s new Off to College store serves as a one-stop shop where parents and students can access everything they need for life on campus including dorm room décor, class essentials, electronics and even late-night snacks. Colleges and universities can enjoy a dedicated shop that makes it easy to find everything from lab equipment and supplies to common books for first year reads, academic journals and items for trade or nursing schools on Amazon Business. College students can ship millions of items and pick up their orders at a secure Amazon pickup location on or near campus.

For Off to College, Amazon is offering Prime Student, a Prime membership designed specifically for students that offers a combination of shopping and entertainment in one place. The cost of Prime Student is half the cost of the standard membership.