What's Happy this Week: AmazonSmile – A Simple, Automatic Way For Customers To Support Their Favorite Charitable Organizations
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.
Just in time for the holidays Amazon.com has launched AmazonSmile, a new program that makes it easy for customers to support their favorite charitable organizations every time they shop. Customers who visit AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) will find the exact same Amazon they know and love. They’ll enjoy the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience – with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to their favorite charitable organization. There is no cap on the total donation amount and customers can choose from nearly one million organizations around the country.
When customers first go to AmazonSmile they’ll be asked to select their favorite charitable organization from almost a million eligible organizations – and that’s it. Once a customer has selected an organization on their first visit, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from any eligible purchases through AmazonSmile from that point forward, whether a customer shops just once or once a day. Customers can select a new charitable organization at any time, but don’t need to add any additional information or change the way they shop. All they need to do is remember to type smile.amazon.com into the browser on their PC, tablet or phone.
Donations to charitable organizations will be made by the AmazonSmile Foundation. Customers can learn more and begin supporting their favorite organization at smile.amazon.com, and charitable organizations can learn more and register to accept donations at org.amazon.com.