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Creating a wish list

FAQ for setting up Wish Lists 

 

How does a Wishpot Wish list work?
Wishpot, with the Wishpot Button (a small bookmarking tool), lets wish list owners add items from any site to their wish list. Wishpot also lets wish list owners set up contributions (where multiple people can contribute to a single item or fund) Wish list owners can then share their wish lists  (through the wish list  URL) with friends and family, members and non-members alike.  Friends and family can then reserve items for purchase (redirected to the retailer) or contribute to items (re-directed to paypal).

How do I share my wish list with friends and family?
Click on your wish list, copy and paste your wish list URL (located to the left of the list) into your own websites, invitations, and emails. Your friends and family can also find your wish list with the people tab. But only those who arrive from a shared wish list URL or who are your friends on the site will be able to reserve items, keep reserves a surprise, and see your shipping address.

Can I email my Wish list URL to others through Wishpot?
Yes. Open the list you'd like to share. In the right hand corner, click on, 'share/email'. Click add recipient and enter the email addresses of everyone you want to tell about your Wish List (use commas to separate multiple addresses) and or select one of your Wishpot friends. When you click "send" they will receive an email with a link to view your Wish List. Through this link, everyone, including non-members can reserve items off your list, keep reserves a surprise, and see your shipping address.

If I want to share my wish list with friends, do they have to first sign up for Wishpot?
No. Whenever you share a list with your friends they will be able to view the list even if they are not yet registered for Wishpot. Anyone you share a wish list URL with will be able to view and reserve items from off your list! Your list URl is located on the list page, to the right of the list.

How does someone purchase an item from my wish list?
Friends and Family who arrive from a shared wish list URL or are members of the site first reserve the items for purchase. (The reserve button is on the right of the item) Once an item in your wish list is reserved, it appears differently and the individual who reserved the item is redirected to the retailer’s site for the transaction.

How does someone contribute to an item on my wish list?
Friends and family with a PayPal account can choose to contribute to anything you’ve enabled contributions for. They click the contribution button located to the right of the item and then they are redirected to PayPal to for the transaction.

I like surprises. Is there a way to hide my reserved items on my Wish list from me?
Yes. A Wishpot friend or anyone arriving from a shared URL on a Wish list has the option of choosing to keep the reserve a surprise from the owner of the Wish list. Those reserved items are visible to everyone (who arrives from a shared URL, or is a Wishpot member) but the owner of the list. So if you want your reserves to be a surprise, share your wish list URL (located to the right of your wish list) or add friends and family as Wishpot friends. This way they will have the option of keeping your reserved gift a surprise. This feature is only available on Wish lists. 

When I view my Wish list why do I see a different number of reserved items than someone else viewing my Wish list?
A Wishpot friend or anyone arriving from a shared URL on a Wish list has the option of choosing to keep the reserve a surprise from the owner of the list. Those reserved items are visible to everyone but the owner of the list. This way the surprise isn’t spoiled for the owner of the list. This feature is popular for birthdays and holidays. 

How do I set up a contribution ?
When you add an item to your list, Wishpot enables you to request a contribution. To enable contributions click Contributions near the end of the 'add to Wishpot' form. Check the box and enter the PayPal email address you'd like contributions made to. You can set up funds for charity donations, cash or you can ask friends and family to pitch in for larger items. Click here to see how to set up a contribution. 

How do I set up a cash request?
With the Wishpot button you can add graphics from any site choose the one you’d like for your cash request - or select one from
here- click the add to Wishpot Button, and at the bottom of the form enable contributions. Click save.  This will allow your guests to deposit cash into your PayPal account. Click here for how-to set up a cash request.

How do I add a shipping address to my wish list?
On your My Wishpot page, next to the list graphic click, 'settings'. Next to basic info, click shipping address. Enter your address and click save. For your privacy your shipping address is only visible to those you are Wishpot friends with or those you share your wish list URL with.  

How does Wishpot make sure I don’t get duplicate gifts?
Anyone who is not a member of Wishpot or does not arrive from a shared wish list URL is prompted to sign in or sign up before being able to reserve items for purchase off a wish list.  Anyone member or anyone who arrives from a shared URL can see which items off your wish list have already been reserved. Once an item is reserved for purchase, friends or family, receive a confirmation email and are redirected to the retailer for the transaction. 




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