Amazon Wishlist: how it works

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Amazon wishlist: what is it?

Prima di enter the live of this tutorial and spiegarti how Amazon wishlist works, you might find it useful to know what a wishlist is and who can create one.

An Amazon wishlist is nothing more than a list of products sold on the famous shopping site that any user with an Amazon account can create for various reasons. In fact, it is possible to create a private list containing items in order to monitor price trends or simply to "archive" products to be purchased at a later time.



However, the most common use of an Amazon wishlist is to create lists of desired items to be gifted for various occasions. In this case, you can create a la public list, which is visible to all people who access the Amazon profile of the user who created it, or one shared list, accessible only to those who know its URL. In addition to the "classic" Amazon wishlist, the famous online shopping site also provides tools to create real ones wedding lists e birth lists.

Regardless of the type of list created, whether public or shared, a user can access a wishlist and purchase one of the products contained within it, which will be automatically sent to the address of the creator of the list. Is everything clear so far? Well, then let's take action and see in more detail how an Amazon wishlist works.

How to create an Amazon listing

All you need to do to create an Amazon listing is to access your account, click on the option to create a new list and, after specifying its name, add the articles of your interest to it. Keep in mind that after creating a public list, it can take up to 15 minutes for it to be found on the site.



To proceed from computer, therefore connected to the main page of Amazon and, if you have not yet done so, log in to your account: then pause with the mouse pointer on the item Account e listclick on your button Log in, inseerisci i tuoi dati nei campi Email address or mobile number e Password and firstly your pulse Log in.

At this point, pause with the mouse pointer on the item Account e list and, in section List, click on the option Create a list. Alternatively, click on the item Account e list, locate the box Purchase orders and preferences, click on the option List and, on the new page, click on the button Create a new list present at the top right.

Now, enter the name of the list you want to create in the appropriate field and press the button Create a list, to create a new private list. If you want the newly created list to be public or shared, click on the option Other, at the top right, select the option Manage list from the menu that appears and, via the drop-down menu Privacy, scegli l'opzione di tuo interesse tra Public e Shared.

Once this is done, you are ready to add the articles of your interest to the list created just now. To do this, enter the product name in the Campo di Ricerca, at the top, click on the icon magnifying glass and, in the search results, click on theadvertisement related to the item you are looking for.


In the new screen displayed, then click on the button Add to the list located in the sidebar on the right, to add the product in question to your list and that's it.


If you have created more than one list, click on the icon freccia rivolta verse il basso related to the item Add to the list and select il name of the list in which you intend to add the product, using the appropriate drop-down menu. Then repeat the procedure for all the articles of your interest.

If you prefer to proceed from smartphones and tablets, start the Amazon app for Android devices (also available on alternative stores) or iPhone / iPad, tap the ☰ button and select the option Your wish list give the menu check if you press.

In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Create a list, at the top right, enter the name you want to assign to the list in the field Name of the list e fai tap sul pulsating Create a list, to confirm its creation in private mode. Again, if you want to set the wishlist as public or shared, click on name of the list just created, tap on the icon of three dots e seleziona l'opzione Manage list give the menu that you come purpose.

Premium, poi, sulla voce private, select the option of your interest among Shared e Public e fai tap sul pulsating Save Changes, to change the privacy settings of the list in question.


At this point, enter the name of the first article you want to add to the newly created list in the field Search on Amazon.it located at the top, press the button Search e fai tap sull 'advertisement say your interest.

Premium, poi, sulla voce Add to the list (it is visible under the buttons Add to Cart e Buy it now), choose the list in which to add the article in question and that's it.


How to manage an Amazon listing

After creating the lists of your interest, you can access the section Your lists of your account to manage its settings and share them with your contacts. The procedure is almost identical both proceeding from a computer and using the Amazon app for smartphones and tablets.

To proceed from computer, then click on the item Account e list and click on your voice List present in the box Purchase orders and preferences. Give smartphone and tabletInstead, hit the ☰ button in the Amazon app and select the option Your wish list give the menu check if you press.

In the new screen that appears, all the Amazon lists you have created are listed: by pressing on list of your interest you can view the articles contained within it. For each available product, you can click on the button Remove, to remove it from the list, or on the option Move, to move it to one of your other lists. If you are using the Amazon app, you must first tap on the i icon three dots relating to one of the available items.

Also, by pressing on the item Add comment, quantity and priority, you can add a comment for the article in question (e.g. a reminder or, in the case of a public list, a message that you want to show to other users), indicate the priority purchase (The lowest, Bassa, Media, Alta e Very high) and, in the fields Need e Ha, specify how many pieces of the same item you need and how many you have already purchased / received.

By clicking on the option instead Other present at the top right (from smartphone and tablet you have to tap on the icon of three dots) and selecting the voice Manage list you can change the settings of your list. In particular, you can change the name privacy and recipient and specify additional information, such as Description.

Acting in the sections E-mail, Birthday e Shipping Address, you can specify your email address, date of birth and the address to which the products purchased from the list must be delivered.

Also, if you want an item not to be automatically removed from your list once purchased, put the check mark next to the item Keep the purchased items on this list, lie selecting the option Don't spoil the surprise for me items already purchased by other users will still be displayed as not purchased to avoid knowing which products have already been given to you.

On the same screen, placing the check mark next to the item Default list, you can set a list as default so that by clicking on the button Add to the list available in the listing of any product on Amazon, the latter is automatically added to the predefined list without having to specify the name. By pressing the buttons instead Delete list e Yes, you can permanently delete a list and all the data associated with it.

How do you say? Would you like to invite other users to view or edit your list? In this case, access the list of your interest, click on the button Invite placed near the name of the list in question and select the option of your interest.

  • Read only: allows you to copy the link of the list in question or send it via email to the people of your interest. Users who access this list will only be able to view and purchase the products available within it. It is possible to activate this mode only for shared and public lists: if it is shared in the link of a private list, the privacy of the latter will be automatically changed to Shared.
  • View and edit: this option allows you to add collaborators to the list, both public and private, who will be able to add and remove items from the wishlist but will not be able to change their settings.

If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to find the amazon wishlist of friends, select the scheda Your friends / Lists of your friends, award-winning Send the message by email / Email and, after entering theemail address of the people of your interest in the appropriate field, click on button to send the message. Once this is done, your friends will be able to choose whether to share their Amazon list and also whether to add you as a collaborator.

By accessing the section again Your friends / Lists of your friends and pressing on the item Public name of the customer, you can view the lists of friends who have decided to share it with you. By pressing the button instead Remove friend, you can remove the list in question.

If you want to give an item on the Amazon list of your friend as a gift, access the list in question, locate the product you want to buy and press the relevant button Add to Cart (if you see the message theitem has already been purchased, it means that the chosen item has already been purchased by another user).

At this point, click on the icon cart, to access the cart of your Amazon account, select the option I proceeded all'ordine and follow the instructions shown on the screen, to complete the payment and automatically send the purchased item to the address associated with your friend's list (for privacy reasons, only the name and city of the owner of the list are displayed). You will also be able to add a message and set gift options. In this regard, my guide on how to pay on Amazon might be useful.

How Amazon Wedding List works

As I mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, it is possible to create on Amazon wedding lists and search for those created by other users. The procedure, however, is different from the one I indicated earlier to create a "normal" Amazon list.

To create a new wedding list on Amazon, connect to the main page of the famous online shopping site and log in to your account. Pause, then, with the mouse pointer on the item Account e list e seleziona l'opzione Wedding list give the menu check if you press.

In the new screen that appears, click on the button Create your wedding list and enter the required data in the fields Your name, Your surname, Name of the partner e Partner's surname. Then specify the date and place of the wedding in the sections When does the event take place? e Where is your event?; indicates the number of guests and if you wish, enter a note for the attendees in the field Want to leave a note for guests?.

Once this is done, make sure that the shipping address indicated in the field What address do you want guests to send your gifts to? is correct and put the check mark next to the option Allow all sellers to ship gifts to my address, so that all gifts are delivered to the address indicated.

In the How do you want to share your list?, put the check mark next to one of the available options: Anyone can view this Wedding List to create a public list; Only people with a direct link can view this Wedding List to create a shared list or Only you can view this Wedding List to create a private list.

Finally, put a check mark next to the entry I would like to receive emails regarding my list, if you wish to receive updates about your list by email, enter the characters displayed on the screen in the field Type the characters and click on the button Create my list, to complete the creation of your wedding list.

At this point, all you have to do is search for the articles to be included in your list by accessing the sections Categories, Popular gifts e Brands, in which articles designed for weddings are listed. Once you have identified a product you want to add to your list, click on the relevant button Add to the list And that's it.

Alternatively, you can also search for a product by entering its name Campo di Ricerca placed at the top. In the search results, click on theadvertisement of your interest and, in the new open page, click on the button Add to wedding list.

By accessing the section again Wedding list e premendo sul pulsating Menu, at the top right, you can view all the products added to the wedding list (Your list), modify their data and manage their settings (Settings), get the link to share the list (Share) and send a thank you to all the people who bought a gift (Thanks).

If, on the other hand, your intention is to search for a wedding list that was created on Amazon by another user, access the section Wedding list of your account, enter the name of at least one of the two spouses in the field Search for a Wedding List and press the icon of freccia rivolta verse destra. In the new screen that appears, click on list of your interest, to view the available items, and press on the one you want to buy, to add it to the cart of your account and complete the payment.

If you prefer to proceed from smartphones and tablets, launch the Amazon app, type "wedding list" in the field Search on Amazon.it and press pulsating Search. In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Amazon Wedding List, award-winning Create your wedding list and follow the instructions I gave you in the previous lines to create a wedding list from your computer.

How Amazon Birth List works

Would you like to create a birth list on Amazon? In this case, after logging into your account, pause with the mouse pointer on the item Account e list, select the option Birth list from the menu that appears and, in the new open page, click on the button Start.

Now, indicate the estimated date of birth through the drop-down menus located near the item Estimated date of birth, make sure the shipping address is visible in the field Shipping Address is correct and enter the security code displayed on the screen in the field Type the characters.

Fatto ciò, click on your button Create my birth list and, in the new screen that appears, select the option Add articles, to search for articles to add to the newly created list. Alternatively, you can also search for an article by entering its name in the Campo di Ricerca placed at the top. For each product you want to add to your list, click on the button Add to birth list.

By accessing the section again Birth list, you can click on the item Settings located in the top menu, to modify the data and manage the visibility options of your list. By pressing, instead, on the option Share, you can get and copy the URL of your list in order to send it to the people of your interest, while selecting the item Thanks and Returns you can view the items purchased, send a thank you note and manage any returns.

How do you say? Do you want to search for a birth list on Amazon to buy a gift? In this case, if you have been provided with the link of the list in question, all you have to do is open it and choose the item you want to buy. If, on the other hand, no link has been communicated to you, pause with the mouse pointer on the item Account e list and click on your voice Birth list give the menu to compare.

Now, enter the name of the person who created the list in the field Search by name and click on the button Search. If your search gave too many results, you can also specify the city of the user who created the birth list and the estimated date of birth.

After identifying the birth list you are interested in, click on it, locate the item you wish to purchase and press the relative button Add to Cart. Once this is done, click on the icon cart, at the top right, tap on the item I proceeded all'ordine and follow the instructions shown on the screen to confirm the order and complete the payment.

If you prefer to proceed from smartphones and tablets, launch the Amazon app, type "Birth list" in the search field at the top and press the button Search. In the new screen that appears, tap the button Start and follow the instructions I gave you in the previous lines, to create a new list and add the articles of your interest to it.

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