Monday, June 29, 2009

Tutorial: Use Amazon to create an Etsy wishlist

Have you ever wished you could make an Etsy wishlist? Well, thanks to Amazon's universal wish list button, you can now do just that. It takes about 10 seconds to set up, and is easy as pie to use. Ready to get started? Here's what you have to do.

Step 1: Go to, hover over "Your Lists" in the upper right corner, and click on "Wish List"

Step 2: From your Wish List page, click on the "universal wishlist box on the left side of the page.

Step 3: Click on the button that says "Get the Universal Wish List Button"

Step 4: As instructed, click and drag the "Add to Wish List" button to your bookmarks bar (right underneath the address bar). The button will stay in this bar, and it will be there whenever you open your browser.

Okay, now you're set up with the Universal Wish List Button. The remaining steps will show you how to add things to your wish list.

Step 5: Go to etsy and find an item that you'd like to add to your wish list. Check out these awesome green earrings from Etsy seller echosofspring. Click on the "Add to Wish List" button that you just put into your bookmarks bar. A window looking like the one below will pop up.

Step 6: Fill in any information that you would like to add. There are boxes for Price, Quantity Desired, and Comments (this is a good place to specify size or color). You can also choose a different picture from the page by clicking on the arrows below the picture, where it says "Is this the right image?" When you are finished adding the information you would like to include, click on the yellow "Add to List" button.

Step 7: A confirmation message will appear letting you know the item has been added. If you would like to go to Amazon to see your list you can click on "View this List." If you want to add more items, or go back to what you were doing, just click on "Continue Shopping." I clicked on "View this List" so you can see how the item shows up on your wish list.

Step 8: There isn't really a step 8. This is just a picture of my wish list with the item added. Over here you can change the quantity desired, priority, and comments. You can see that the list shows the price that I entered, the title of the item and seller, and a direct link to the listing.

Of course, since this is a Universal wish list button, you can use it to add items from any website you visit. You can see on mine that I have an item from underneath the earrings I just added, and then I have another item from Etsy underneath that. I prefer to keep everything on one list so that people only need to go to one place if they're looking for gift ideas for me. However, if you would like to make a list of exclusively Etsy items, you may do that as well. Amazon allows you to create multiple wish lists and name them as you like. So you could create a new wish list, name it Etsy Wish List (or whatever you prefer), and use it for only Etsy items. That way if you wanted those items separate for whatever reason, you would have that option.

I hope you have found this interesting and useful. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions!


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