eBay wish lists are a fun way to share your eBay discoveries with your friends. You can add up to 200 items and products from eBay into your wish list and share them with your friends and family via Facebook or email.
eBay wish lists are perfect to use for sharing special things that you like or for setting up a gift list for you or a friend for the holidays, for birthdays, special events, or any other time of the year.
eBay wish lists is similar in functionality and usage to other user-created lists in My eBay, however it has new, list-sharing capabilities and personalization features to help make your wish list embody the feeling of any holiday or event. You can add items or products into your wish list from the view item page or the product detail page. Click the Add to wish list button on the view item page, or the Add to wish list link on the product detail page and they will be added to your wish list!
Once item(s) are placed on a wish list, customers will be able to share their wish list via email or share it on Facebook. By selecting a "public" setting, friends and family can search for your wish list using the wish list search functionality. By default, all eBay members will have a wish list, and it will be set to "private".
The private wish list view (or the owner view) is the wish list owner's view of their wish list. This view appears in My eBay and allows you to manage your list - from adding items, removing items, seeing which items have ended or been purchased, to setting your privacy settings, setting a theme, or sharing your wish list.
The public wish list view (or the guest view) is what your guests will see if they see your wish list. Guests can see your wish list if you invite them to view your wish list via email or Facebook, or if you set your wish list as public, thereby making your list searchable using our wish list search. Users do not need to have an eBay account to view the guest view of your wish list.
A wish list is a place for you to add items or products that you like or find interesting and share them with your friends and family. The wish list can be perfect for holiday or special events to help others find the perfect gift for you, or you can even set one up for a friend or family member's birthday or celebration to help others know what kind of gifts to get. You can share your wish list and make it public so others can search for it using wish list search.
A watch list is a place for you to add items that you are potentially interested in purchasing for yourself, keeping an eye on an auction that will be ending soon, or an item variation that you might want to keep track of for future reference. You cannot share your Watch list or make it public.
Yes. Items purchased with a fixed price and use immediate pay, or are added to their cart and paid within the same log in session, will be marked as purchased in the wish list owner's view, and will not be visible in the wish list guest view. This will ensure the wish list owner doesn't receive two of the same item.
Please be aware a member needs to click the blue Buy this item button to purchase an item from a user's public wish list page in order for eBay to track and record that a purchase was made. Any purchase made outside of the wish list page will not be tracked and recorded as a purchase on the wish list.
The ability to share wish lists on Facebook is now available. By clicking on the Facebook share button on the View Item or Product Description Page, users will be taken through the Facebook share flow. You will have the option to share your wish list link on your own wall, on a friend's wall, in a group, or in a private message.
Currently, there is no option to share your wish list on Twitter.
We have built an Add to wish list button that appears explicitly on the page for users to easily add an item to their wish list (similar to adding to watch list) from these pages. On the view item page, you can find the Add to wish list button in the grey box near the item price.
You can also add an item from the Product Detail Page (PDP). On this page, you can find the hyperlink to Add to wish list on the left below the main product image.
With the new eBay wish list, users can set a theme to help customize their wish list. Themes are set in the owner/private view, by clicking on the Choose a theme link if no theme has been selected, or the Edit link, if a theme has already been selected.
After selecting a theme, you can click Apply to preview how your wish list will look in the public view with the theme.
Themes are shown in the public/guest view only and will not be reflected in the private view.
Yes, there is an ability to add a customized note to any item on a wish list. Adding a note is a great way to share additional information - such as size, color, brands - to anyone looking at your wish list.
To add a note to an item in your wish list, click the More actions drop down in the private view within My eBay, then click Add note.
Yes. Ensuring our member's privacy is very important to us. By default, wish lists are set to Private which means the wish list owner is the only one who can view the wish list. If the owner chooses to make their wish list public, they have the option to share it via email or Facebook. A public wish list allows the wish list to be searchable - by name, email address or eBay user ID - by anyone looking for your wish list.
If you have shared your wish list or made it public, you can still set it back to Private. This alters the URL so that those who previously had a link to your wish list will no longer be able to see it.
By default, your wish list is Private, meaning no one else can see your wish list but yourself. If you choose to make your wish list public, you will have the option to share it via email or Facebook or set the list to public, which would make it searchable by anyone who searches for your wish list by your name, email address or eBay user ID.
If you have shared your wish list or made it public, you can still set it back to Private. This alters the URL such that those who had a link to your wish list previously will no longer be able to see it.
Yes. If you decide to share your wish list through Facebook or set your wish list to public it could be picked up on other search engine sites such as Google.
If you change your wish list to private, over time your wish list will no longer index and appear in search results.
If your friend has their wish list set as public, you can search for their wish list through the search box at the top right hand corner of the wish list page. Otherwise, you'll need to check the email or Facebook message to refer back to your friend's wish list link.
There will also be a link to the main landing page for the eBay Wish List located in the footer of all eBay pages. Clicking on this link in the footer will allow you to access your own wish list, search for a wish list, learn how to get started in creating your own wish list, or see inspirational merchandising.