From 15th June to 29th June 2018, Amazon will be tripling its donation rate for qualifying purchases made by shoppers using AmazonSmile. Customers who shop at smile.amazon.co.uk can choose a charity to support before they start shopping and that charity will receive donations from Amazon at no additional cost to the customer or charity.
Millions of Amazon customers can now raise money for more than 6,000 charities, small or large, local or national, by shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk. Customers will find the same Amazon they know and love at AmazonSmile, enjoying the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience – but with an added bonus that from 15th June to 29th June 2018, Amazon will triple its usual donation of 0.5% to 1.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products (excluding VAT, shipping fees, and returns) to the charity of the customer’s choice.
“We launched smile.amazon.co.uk in November 2017 and now with more than 6,000 national and local charities available, everyone should be able to find a good cause close to their heart,” said Jan Lakotta, EU Manager, AmazonSmile. “We’re delighted that so many organisations are already benefitting and we encourage other charities, large and small, to enrol so customers can select them to receive donations from Amazon.”
AmazonSmile enrolment is open to UK charities with registered charity numbers who are in good standing with the Charity Commission. Current AmazonSmile charities include CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children, RSPCA, WWF UK, Stonewall Equality, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, The British Red Cross, The Royal British Legion, Magic Breakfast and Save the Children.
“We’re delighted to be part of AmazonSmile. Every penny raised helps to support young cancer patients and their families,” said Jason Webster, Associate Director of Trading at CLIC Sargent. “With triple donations now available, Amazon customers can help to make even more of a difference. It is such a simple way to raise money for fantastic causes, all by just doing your shopping.”