Amazon.com is the United States' largest online retailer. After being founded in 1995, the company did not make its first quarterly profit until 2001. If individuals make purchases from Amazon Smile, the company donates a portion of the sale to a charity of the buyer's choice, such as International Christian Concern. In 2014, Amazon announced that it would be partnering with Twitter, an agreement that allows individuals to make purchases using a hashtag.
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- ↑ Holiday, Ryan (30 September 2014). Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising. Penguin Group US. ISBN 9780698176911. Retrieved on 31 October 2014. “You can set up a special subdomain on your ecommerce site where a percentage of every purchase users make goes to a charity of their choice (which is what Amazon did with Smile.Amazon.com this year to great success, proving that even a successful company can find little growth hacks).”
- ↑ Twitter And Amazon Join Forces (15 May 2014). Retrieved on 31 October 2014. “In a recent announcement Amazon made it’s affiliation with Twitter public. It will allow it’s users to buy products using a hashtag. The service is already available in the US and United Kingdom.”