Updated July 2nd, 2020
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Shop for Good tool
DailyKarma has developed a unique technology platform that allows e-commerce retailers to promote charitable giving as part of its customers’ shopping experience, by embedding DailyKarma's technology directly into e-commerce websites. DailyKarma facilitates charitable giving by allowing brands to utilize a number of different campaign structures built on the DailyKarma technology platform.
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