What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a great initiative which helps charities just like us. Learn all about it below.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your chosen charity every time you shop with Amazon. First, you select a chosen charity and then every time your shop with Amazon, they will donate a portion of the purchase price of your items direct to your charity.

Is AmazonSmile safe?

Yes! AmazonSmile is run by Amazon and the donation is made at no extra cost to you. 

When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices, vast selection and shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that you’ll be helping your favourite charity raise funds for their cause.

How do I use AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is available via your computer or smartphone.

How to shop with Amazon Smile on your computer:

To use AmazonSmile on your computer, simply go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and log in using your existing Amazon log-in details.

Just make sure you always shop via smile.amazon.co.uk to ensure a donation is made to Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries. If you shop simply by going to amazon.co.uk on your computer, a donation won’t be made.

To select a charity to receive donations, hover over Accounts & Lists in the top right hand corner of the screen and select AmazonSmile from the drop down menu. You can then select your chosen charity from this page.

How to use AmazonSmile on your PC

How to shop with AmazonSmile on your phone:

Watch the short video below which walks you through how to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone.
  2. From the home screen, select the icon with the 3 horizontal bars in the bottom right hand corner.
  3. Scroll down and select ‘Settings’.
  4. Scroll down and select ‘AmazonSmile’.
  5. Select ‘Turn on AmazonSmile’.
  6. Walk through the steps of set-up, making sure notifications are enabled. You can then select your chosen charity.

From the Welcome screen, you can select different options such as ‘See your impact’ and ‘Change your charity’.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries.

The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, VAT, and service charges, and less any rebates, returns, and bad debt. 

What is Smilematic?

It can be difficult to remember to shop at www.smile.amazon.co.uk, which is where Smilematic comes in!

Smilematic is a browser extension for Chrome that automatically redirects Amazon to AmazonSmile, ensuring your favourite charity always gets a free donation when you shop with Amazon.

Learn more about Smilematic and add it to your browser here.