| Business

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

New Amazon shopping site supports charity

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Amazon has started a new website for its online store that will donate a fraction of shoppers' purchase amounts to charity. Inc. started the site,, on Wednesday. The world's largest online retailer said people will find the same items and the same prices that they would on its regular site or mobile app, with some exceptions.

But the Seattle company will donate half a percent of the purchase amount to a charity of the shopper's choosing. Amazon said people can choose from nearly 1 million organizations across the country.

There is no cap on the total donation amount. Subscription renewals are not eligible for donations.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Cyber Monday increasingly a ‘blah-iday’ as deals rolled out earlier, longer
  2. Demand for surveillance systems boosts sales for Vector Security
  3. University of Pittsburgh researchers revisit war of electric currents
  4. Pennsylvania Game Commission reaps revenue from shale gas under game lands
  5. Energy Spotlight: Minking Chyu
  6. Paying pals digitally catches on
  7. Batteries key to alternative energy’s success
  8. Yahoo investors losing patience with ‘star’ CEO Marissa Mayer
  9. As historic breakup nears, Alcoa works to redefine its ‘advantage’
  10. Small stores take big gamble by not upgrading credit card readers
  11. Asian bug threatens oranges in Florida