What is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to be eligible to participate. When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Don’t Already Have an Amazon Smile Account?
You can easily view the full qualification details and sign up, if eligible, at org.amazon.com
Setting Up Amazon Smile on Your Website
Once you’ve been approved for the Amazon Smile program, follow these easy steps below to get your link URL as well as your widget code, which you can then send to us via our project management platform or as otherwise indicated by your project manager. You can see example implementation here
Step 1: Login into your Amazon Org Account
Step 2: Click the "Marketing Tools" Link
Step 3: Send Us Your Amazon Smile URL & Widget Code
Once you’ve clicked it, you’ll have access to the key information we’ll need to add Amazon Smile to your website. You can hit the “Copy Link” button below “Your unique charity link”, which is your main URL to share, and then also hit the “Get Banner” button, which will allow you to provide us your custom widget code to be added to your Website. You’ll also see easy links to post your Amazon Smile account on Facebook and Twitter – something you should do regularly, especially around key shopping holidays.