AMAZON SMILE – HELP OUR PARISH

We’re excited to announce SWITM is now part of AmazonSmile’s charity list. This means your everyday purchases could help support our work.

But what is Smile and how does AmazonSmile work?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features. Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity.

How much does AmazonSmile donate?

Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk. The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra. NOTE THAT THE CHURCH DOESN’T GET ANYTHING UNLESS YOU MAKE smile.amazon.co.uk the initial link instead of amazon.co.uk

How do I get Amazon smile?

If you already have an Amazon account, you can begin shopping instantly. Simply visit smile.amazon.co.uk to get started.

Click on where it says supporting and you will be given an option to change
  • Log in to your Amazon account and search for ‘The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Mary At Stoke With St Peter Stoke Park And St Francis With St Clare In Ipswich Suffolk’ in the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar
  • Select ‘The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Mary At Stoke With St Peter Stoke Park And St Francis With St Clare In Ipswich Suffolk’
  • You’ll receive an email from Amazon and you’re ready to shop
  • Shop as you normally would, knowing each purchase you make also helps SWITM maintain our presence in the community.

How to use Smile on the Amazon app

The main thing to note with Amazon Smile is you always need to purchase your items through smile.amazon.co.uk rather than the main Amazon site. If you use the Amazon app we have a handy workaround:

  • Shop on the app as you would normally, adding items to your basket
  • Before you checkout, switch to smile.amazon.co.uk on your mobile browser to complete the process.

If you use an Apple device:

  • Visit amazon.smile.co.uk in your Safari browser
  • Tap the share button and scroll right to select ‘add to Home Screen’
  • Click add and then delete your old Amazon app.

Which Amazon Smile charity should I donate to?

We believe SWITM is the best Amazon smile charity to donate to, but you’ll find a full Amazon Smile charities list on their website. Once you’ve selected your chosen charity, Amazon Smile saves it. You can change your charity at any time.