It’s fun to browse through different items in an online shopping app. It gives you an idea on what to buy next or what gifts to buy a friend for an upcoming birthday, or wedding. But isn’t it better if you can save the items you’ll like for future purchases? For example, you don’t have the budget yet but you saw an item you really like, it’s great if you can save that item for you to buy once you have the money or once that item goes on sale. That’s one good feature Amazon has. By utilizing lists on Amazon, you’ll be able to save the items you want.
If you want to try and utilize the lists on Amazon, here are the different kinds of lists you can use and how they work.
Shopping Lists and Wish Lists
The Amazon shopping list is the list you can use in the app to keep track of the things you’re eyeing, and the wish list is something you can use to let other people know the items you want as a gift.
To be able to create a list, click on “List” at the top of any Amazon.com page and select “Create a list” from the drop down. Then click on “Create your list”. After that, your list will be available and you can also change its name by clicking on the “Edit list name” link. After setting a name for your list, click “Save” then try browsing for an item. When you find an item you want to save, click on “Add to List” under the Buy box on the right-hand side of any item’s product detail page. You can add any item on your list except for those:
- out-of-print books
- out-of-stock products
- phones with service plans
- items that do not have release dates
- and items with quantity restrictions
Gift givers will be able to see the name, city and state of the shipping address you select. Amazon will also use your birthday to remind customers and to generate information on the site.
You can create multiple lists by repeating the process and there is no limit for it. You will have one default list where your saved items will go to. But it you want to move items to a different list, you just have to click on “Move” under the item you want to change then select in the pop-up the list or Registry you want to move the item to.
Gift Idea Lists
Amazon’s Gift Idea List will let you create a collection of items found on Amazon and anyone with your list will be able to use it to shop and buy for themselves. It can be for your own private use or anyone with the list web link will be able to use it.
To be able to create an Idea List, go to https://www.amazon.com/ideas then click on “New Idea List”. It will ask you to enter a name for your Idea List, you can also add an optional description for it. After that, click “Create”. Once the list has been created, click on “Products” then in the “Search” box, type the items you want to look for. Once you find the products you’d like to add in the list, click the drop-down menu in the detail page next to “Add to List”, then click the “Idea List” you just created.
You can add and remove items from an Idea List easily. You can also share the list to your friends using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, or paste the link to your Idea List into an email. Just click on any Idea List marked as “In Progress” then click on” Publish” then on “Publish Now”. A “Published” confirmation box will appear. There, you can copy the short URL which you can use to share your list to social media sites or email.
If you have an upcoming wedding, you can also use amazon to create your wedding registry. This way, you will be able to select the products from Amazon that you want to receive as a wedding gift.
To create a wedding registry, all you need to do is click on “Wish List” at the top of any Amazon,com page and select “Wedding Registry” from the drop-down. Click on “Get Started” and an on screen instruction will appear.
The shipping address you will choose is confidential and the people who will view your registry will only be able to see the name, city and state. You can select in the preferences your wedding registry to appear on WeddingChannel.com but it may take up to 36 hours for it to appear there.
After choosing your preferences, click on “Submit”. Once your wedding registry is created, you can start searching for items you want to add in it. Just click on “Add to Wedding Registry” under the Buy box on the right-hand side of any item’s product detail page.
You can always edit your profile information any time by clicking “Manage your registry” then click on “Your Registry Information”.
Aside from the wedding registry, Amazon also has a baby registry feature. Just like creating the wedding registry, just click on “Gift Cards & Registry” from the navigation menu and click on “Baby Registry” from the menu. An on-screen instruction will appear once you click on “Get Started”. After following the instructions, click “Create Baby Registry” and it’s ready.
Note that you can edit the default name and e-mail address you entered in “About You”. You can also add a co-registrant so that your friends and family will be able to find your registry by searching for the name of the co-registrant. Your registry can also appear on TheBump.com when you choose it in your preferences but you’ll have to wait for 72 hours before it appears there.
Utilizing lists on Amazon is useful because it can help you save time compared to searching for the products you like over and over again to check on it. The wish lists and the registries it features can also help you let your friends and family know what gifts you’re looking into receiving. If you haven’t tried Amazon’s lists, and you’re eyeing lots of items, you might want to give it a go.