(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that it will donate $20 to customers’ favorite charitable organizations for every Kindle Fire HDX purchased today through Sunday on AmazonSmile. Customers can choose from nearly a million organizations around the country and order Kindle Fire HDX at
“We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to AmazonSmile—our customers love knowing that we’ll donate to their favorite charitable organization every time they shop AmazonSmile at
,” said Ian McAllister, General Manager, AmazonSmile. “In celebration of the holiday season, we’re excited to offer AmazonSmile customers a special offer for this week only—buy a Kindle Fire HDX at smile.amazon.com, and we’ll donate $20 to your favorite charitable organization. Happy Holidays!”
The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, twice the memory, and up to 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features like X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button.
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 (in addition to the $20 donation for every Kindle Fire HDX purchased this week), 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
into the browser on their PC, tablet or phone.
AmazonSmile launched just over a month ago—here are some fun facts so far:
- Customers have chosen to support tens of thousands of different charitable organizations by shopping at AmazonSmile.
- The first items purchased on AmazonSmile were a Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier and Bravo-fit Premium Shoe Stretchers, bought by a customer in Nashua, New Hampshire, in support of the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. In Nashua alone, there are more than 190 eligible organizations for customers to choose from on AmazonSmile.
- By the end of AmazonSmile’s first day, customers had supported charitable organizations in all 50 states.
- There are more eligible charities on AmazonSmile than there are people in San Francisco, California.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.