Amazon Wish List: Get Ready for Holiday Season

Austin Dean


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Have you ever experienced that you do not know what to answer when the holiday season approaches and you are asked what you want to get as a gift? So as not to rack your brains and come up with solutions on the go, Amazon offers you an extremely convenient feature called “wish list.” You can create many such lists with the items you like and then share them with your friends and family. It’s handy for those who do not know what they want to get for their birthday. Here’s how to get the perfect gift every time.

How to Use Amazon on Desktop

To start creating lists, you need to sign in to your account. Some service features are not available to unauthorized users. Now do the following:

  1. In your profile, find the option “Account & Lists.”
  2. Next, find the “Your Lists” column and click “Create a list.”
  3. Now, you need to come up with a name for the new collection and click “Create.”

If you want to save time and not click on all these buttons, just hover your mouse over “Account & Lists,” and through the series of drop-down boxes, go to the option “Create a list.”

How to Use Amazon on Portable Devices

The main steps are, in many ways, similar to the manual described in the previous paragraph. You need to launch the application on your smartphone or tablet. Most likely, you have logged into the system automatically. Do the following:

  1. Open your profile settings and tools.
  2. Tap on the “Your Lists” line and select “Create a list” on the right.
  3. Type in a name and complete the creating process.

Now it’s time to move on to filling the new list.

How to Add Items to a List

You can add products to the default list via the quick button “Add to list.” All of them will be kept in one place. However, if you have several collections and want to add an object to a specific one, you need to pick the desired path through the drop-down menu.

PCs and laptops

Each item has a detailed product details page. Open it, and then through the menu in the upper right corner, click “Add to list.” You will be offered all your generated collections; choose the one you need.

Portable devices

You also need to open the product details page in the mobile app, but the feature you need is at the very bottom. Scroll down the page, tap “Add to list,” and choose the appropriate collection.

How to Share a List

The main purpose for which you create wish lists is the opportunity to share the items you like with your friends and relatives. You can make collections editable (add or remove positions) or disable their modification. Like many other services, each user with a generated link can explore the contents of your list. To share the selected list, do the following:

  1. Open the list; under its name, you will see the “Invite” button. The desktop version of the service also has the option “Send the list to others.”
  2. After clicking on the button, you will be prompted to configure the option for viewing information; with and without editing.
  3. After that, you can choose any of the available ways how you can share the list. Generally, you have more options on mobile devices as they have more apps installed.

For desktops and mobile devices, the process of sharing lists is identical.

How to Change Settings

Each list you create has privacy settings you can manage depending on your situation. You can turn off the notifications that usually come when one of your friends buys an item from your list. That way, they won’t ruin the surprise. If the collection you have built is not for you but for someone else, you can specify the recipient so that you do not change the delivery address with each order. You can also make one of the collections the default folder.

How do you like this feature from Amazon? Do you find it useful? How often do you use it?





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