How Does Amazon Wish List Work? (Easiest Way)

June 3, 2020
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Pro tip: Click here to skip some of the steps below and see your Wish Lists. Look over your own Wish List, or the Wish Lists that get shared with you. From there you can add your chosen items to your cart.

Wish Lists are a feature on Amazon that allows you to list the items that you want, but haven't bought yet. You create them to keep track of the goods or services that catch your eye.

Hover over 'Accounts & Lists' and click on 'Find A List or Registry' to see your Amazon Wish List. The easiest way to add items to your own Amazon Wish List is to look at the product plugin, then click on the button that says 'Add to list'.

When browsing your list, you're able to sort the items with filters, such as the following:

  • Title
  • Date
  • Price
  • Priority
  • Purchased status

Easy steps to create your Wish List

  • Sign in to your Amazon account and click on the 'Your Lists' tab near the top of your screen.
  • 'Create a List' and choose the 'Wish List' option and decide if you'd like your list to be private or public.
  • Once your list gets created, it shows up whenever you review your lists. You're able to clearly see all the items on it and add them to your cart whenever you want to make a purchase.  

How to share your Amazon Wish List

  • Sign in to your Amazon account
  • Click on 'Wish List' under the 'Accounts and Lists tab'
  • Click on the 'invite' button
  • Choose whether you want to others to 'View only' or 'View and edit'
  • You're then able to copy a link, or add the email address of the person you want to share your list with

Searching for someone else's Wish List

  • Sign in to your Amazon account
  • Click on the 'Find A List Or Registry' tab
  • Find your friend's Wish List
  • Browse the items and buy the perfect gift

Keep in mind that you aren't able to see everyone's Wish List. To see someone's Wish List it has to get shared with you. Message a friend and ask them to share their Wish List if you want to get access to it.