What is AmazonSmile?

What is AmazonSmile?


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you buy on AmazonSmile. All of this amount goes to the consumer’s chosen charity. It’s ideal for those who regularly shop on Amazon and want to give back to charities.

How Does AmazonSmile Work?

Once you’ve set up your account, using it is very simple. Click the “Get Started” button on the AmazonSmile portal. To sign in, you’ll need to have an Amazon account. You will have to create an Amazon account if you don’t have one already. You can set up a basic Amazon account free of charge. If you’re already a member of Amazon Prime, you’ll be able to use all of your Prime perks on the platform. Amazon Prime is not free, but there is a free trial option.

You may contact your charitable organization of choice via email or social media to see whether they are registered with AmazonSmile. You can also check on AmazonSmile to find out if your charitable organization is among their one million eligible 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Remember to visit AmazonSmile each time you shop online. So, you may want to bookmark the page or utilize Amazon Assistant. It can also be accessed using the Amazon mobile app on smartphones and other mobile devices. Follow the on-screen instructions after logging into the app and selecting AmazonSmile.

What Items Are Eligible for AmazonSmile Donations?

Millions of products are available for purchase on the platform. Not everyone can make a charitable contribution. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible items for every qualifying transaction. Customers are responsible for any additional costs that may arise due to the purchase of the product. In other words, the 0.5 percent gift solely applies to the item’s cost. Make sure your purchase is eligible before you finalize your transaction. Check the product’s description for the “AmazonSmile contribution” stamp. It won’t count toward your total gift if you don’t have it. Returned products do not count towards the contribution amount.

AmazonSmile for Consumers

It’s free and straightforward. A small percentage of your purchase cost will be donated to the charity of your choice when you join this program. Beyond the purchase price, there is no extra expense for the customer. But it does require a second look. Double-checking your location on the site is necessary. While it’s simple to purchase and contribute via Amazon, you need to be on the AmazonSmile shopping gateway to make it work. Occasionally, Amazon will remind you to use the platform. Keep in mind that donations are made one at a time. You may only contribute to one organization at a time on AmazonSmile. 

AmazonSmile for Organizations

AmazonSmile contributions can really add up for charitable organizations with millions of supporters, even if each gift is just a few dollars. Many NGOs are able to raise large amounts of money via this method. Setting up an account is simple for NGOs that are registered as 501(c)(3) organizations. 

It keeps track of each customer’s preferred charity and automatically collects contributions when the customer purchases items. Every month, the platform attracts millions of users, allowing NGOs to utilize it for free. Donors’ personal information cannot be accessed by charitable organizations. 

AmazonSmile makes it possible for people to give more donations to their charitable organizations of choice by shopping online. Around one million charitable organizations, including Transparent Hands, are currently receiving donations via this platform. 

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