Monday, August 15, 2011

TECH: FREE Student App for iPhone makes Back-to-School Easier for College Students

Amazon is making "Back to School" easier for Students

Today announced the FREE Amazon Student application for iPhone and iPod Touch that offers students a convenient and easy way to shop for textbooks, electronics, apparel, bedding and more. Students can compare prices, buy textbooks, or trade in textbooks for up to 70 percent back--all from their mobile device. With this new FREE app, signing up for the Amazon Student program, which gives college students access to FREE Two-Day shipping and exclusive deals, is simple.

"Students care about getting the best deal possible on their textbooks and all of their dorm essentials, and now they can easily compare prices and save money no matter where they are," said Julie Todaro, VP of Books at Amazon. "Plus, for eligible textbooks, when they're done with the book, they can scan the barcode, see the trade-in price, and submit the books for trade-in with Amazon, all right from their phone.

Now students can compare textbook prices on this semester's syllabus right from the college bookstore simply by scanning a barcode. And when it's time to sell back textbooks, the app can turn used books--and millions of other eligible electronics, video games, DVDs and more--into gift cards. Students scan the items they no longer need, ship eligible items for free, and get an Gift Card to spend on millions of items at Nearly 1 million textbooks are eligible for Textbook Buyback ( and students can get up to 70 percent back.

In addition to useful, on-the-go shopping features, the app also allows students to join the Amazon Student program, which offers college students FREE Two-Day shipping on millions of eligible products, from laptops and video games to toasters and TVs. Amazon Students also get access to exclusive deals on anything from dorm essentials to late night snacks.

The Amazon Student app includes access to features customers have come to know and trust, including customer reviews, detailed product information, sharing via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, and purchasing via Amazon Prime, for delivery directly to your dorm.

Amazon Student for iPhone and iPod Touch is available for FREE in the Apple App Store or at For more information, please visit:

Information in this post was supplied from an press release

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