A great excuse to do some shopping - AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile logoIf you don’t do this already AmazonSmile is a really easy way to shop at Amazon and donate to AbilityNet at the same time, at no extra cost.

It’s really simple - when you shop at Amazon via AbilityNet's AmazonSmile link rather than the normal Amazon site, 0.5% of the sale from qualifying purchases will be donated by Amazon to AbilityNet without any impact on your pocket.

How your donations help us

AbilityNet is the leading UK charity for disability and technology. We support people of any age, living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist consultancy, assessment services, free resources and we also have a network of volunteers that provide support to people remotely and in their homes.

As a charity, the revenue from our expert paid-for services is used to support our free services and charitable operations. In choosing to work with or support us you are enabling us to help people with diverse access needs to fully participate in education, work and life - combating isolation and loneliness, and increasing independence. AmazonSmile is a great way to support us with no associated cost and minimal effort. Where someone can donate directly to our cause it is appreciated.

About AmazonSmile

Amazon logo on a smartphone screenAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as at amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return to and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Please note: any queries about AmazonSmile are best addressed to Amazon in the first instance, as are questions about items you are wanting to purchase, orders placed, returns, etc. AbilityNet is simply enrolled in AmazonSmile to receive donations as a charitable organisation. Visit AmazonSmile Help for assistance with orders, contact information, returns and refunds, etc.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.co.uk account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on amazon.co.uk and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organisation to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select a charitable organisation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the programme.

How can AbilityNet help you with your technology?

We provide a range of free services and resources to help people to achieve their goals.

  • Call our Advice and Information Helpline on 0800 269 545. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will discuss any kind of computer or IT problem with you and we will do our best to come up with a solution. We’re open Monday to Friday during UK office hours.
  • Request a home visit or remote support from our network of volunteers who can help if you are having technical issues with a device or want support to complete a task using technology.
  • My Computer My Way is a free interactive guide to all the accessibility features built into every major smartphone, desktop computer, laptops and tablet device.