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Amazon Universal Wish List Guide Posted On: 04/06/2011 Last Updated: 04/06/2011
With Amazon Universal Wish Lists you can quickly and easily make a wish list for you, your friends, your family, or anyone! Amazon wish lists are easy to share, and make gift buying simple and fun. To start, you will need to sign up for an Amazon account. If you have an Amazon account already, you can skip to Step 2.
Step 1: Sign up for an Amazon account
The Amazon home page changes from day to day, however, if you're a new customer you should see the "New Customer? Start here" link near the center at the top of the home page.
Click the "Start Here" link to sign up for your Amazon account. On the sign-in/sign-up page follow these three steps:
- Enter your email
- Make sure you select "No, I am a new customer"
- Press the Sign in using our secure server button
After pressing the "Sign in using our secure server" button you are taken to a registration page. Enter your name, email (again) and choose a password. Press the "continue" button.
Once you've completed the registration, you're good to go. Amazon will ask you to list a few of your favorite books/movies/brands; Amazon's product recommendation algorithm can be great for finding new products that other people with similar interests enjoyed. This step is optional, you may complete it if you'd like. When you're ready to start making wish lists, go on to Step 2.
Step 2: Creating a Wish List
First, navigate to the Amazon home page. Select the "Gifts & Wish Lists" link near the top of the screen.
On the Gifts page, you should see the wish list tab as part of the Amazon.com header. Click the "Wish List" link to view your wish lists or make a new one.
Click the "Create a new list link" on the Wish List page.
You'll probably want to change the settings on your new wish list from the default options. Click the "Change Settings" link.
On the Wish List settings screen you can name your list and make it public (so your friends and family can find it).
Follow these three steps:
- Name your list
- Select the Make this list public option
- Click the Save Changes button
You'll be taken back to your freshly named, blank wish list. It's time to start wishing. ***It's important to log in to Amazon first, there is a bug with the Universal Wish List that breaks parameters in the URL of ArtFire items if you try adding items to a wish list before logging in***
Step 3: Wish Away
We've added an "Add to Universal Wish List" button to ArtFire items. Once you are logged into your Amazon account, you can quickly add items to the correct wish list. When you find an item you want to add, click the "Add to Wish List Button." There are a few simple steps to add the item to your wish list.
When the Universal Wish List window pops up (you may need to allow pop-ups depending on your security settings) it will have the name of the item photo and price automatically loaded. To complete the wish, follow these steps:
- Enter the quantity desired
- Write a comment about the item if you'd like
- Choose the wish list you're adding the item to from the drop down menu
- Click the Add to list button
When you've successfully added an item, you can either visit your wish list or continue shopping.
Step 4: Share Your List
Once you've built your wish list (or even if it's still a work in progress) you can share your list with your friends and family. To get back to your wish list, you can either chose the "View this list" option after adding an item to your wish list or by navigating back to your wish list on Amazon (outlined in Step 2).
To share your list, click the "Share with Friends" link at the top of your Wish List.
To share with friends and family, all you need is their email address. Enter the addresses of your friends and family (separate with a space), complete the captcha, and send the e-mail!
Step 5: Get Great Gifts!
Your friends will get an email that links to your wish list.
This is what your friends and family see when they look at your wish list. They can see if the item has been bought for you already. They can also click the "Shop this store" button and will be taken immediately to the correct ArtFire listing.
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