June 27, 2012
Canon launches its online store this month that gives ASU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to buy Canon products at reduced prices. ASU currently is the first and only university to access Canon’s purchase program. Discounted rates on Canon products such as cameras, lenses, camcorders, bags and more now are available to the ASU community at no cost to the university.
“Our strategic-alliance partnership with Canon now extends incentives to the ASU community,” said Sam Wheeler, executive director of Auxiliary Business Services at ASU. “Individuals on campus now have the chance to take advantage of this special cost-savings opportunity.”
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The Canon Online Store offers great deals throughout the year. ASU students, faculty and staff can visit the Exclusive ASU Purchase Program web page, enter a valid ASUrite ID, be linked to the Canon Online Store, set up an account and begin shopping. Shoppers also can receive $5 flat rate ground shipping & handling on all purchases of $150 or more when a special promotional code is entered during checkout.
Broader access to the Canon Online Store for the ASU community is just the next natural step for the ASU-Canon Strategic Alliance Partnership. ASU and Canon have been working together since 2006. The goal of the partnership is to provide premium service to departments with the best possible equipment at an economic price.
Part of Canon’s commitment to ASU is Canon’s Sustainable Digital University, which capitalizes on technology to enhance effectiveness. A recent print assessment by Canon on ASU equipment that found by switching to duplex printing during fiscal year 2011, 725 trees and 2.34 million liters of water were saved.
Canon print services also are conveniently available to the ASU community on the Tempe campus Memorial Union at the Print U center.
“Over the years, we’ve implemented many cost-savings and sustainability-minded initiatives with ASU,” said Robert Lane, director of digital document services. “Launching Canon Online Store access to students, faculty and staff is an exciting step for us as it underpins our commitment to the ASU strategic alliance.”