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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.

Amazon.com Inc. started the site, smile.amazon.com, 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.

 

 
 


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