October 14, 2009

Wishpot – Manage Your Wishlist In One Spot


If you’ve ever bemoaned the need to have a different wishlist on each of your favorite shopping sites, then Wishpot is for you. This online service lets you use a toolbar button (which you get when you sign up for a free account) to add items from any site to your wishlist. Click the button when you are on a site, select the list you want to add it to, fill in any notes, click ‘add’ and carry on shopping. You can easily share your lists with friends and family taking the hassle out of gift shopping for all of you.

There are other great features, too. Once an item is included in your wishlist, you can use the Wishpot price comparison engine to find it at the cheapest price or to find coupon savings. Wishpot will also notify you when the item goes on sale, so you can save money. Recently added features include the ability to add items to your list by taking a photo from your mobile device or to do a price check if you have the barcode information.

Wishpot is an extremely useful service, both for those looking for a hassle-free way to maintain gift lists for weddings and other special occasions, and those looking for gift ideas. The ability to search lists by price, category and tags and to create more than one list within a single account make it even more valuable.

Practical Uses:

  • Maintain a gift list for your wedding in a single place while choosing items from many online shops
  • Collect contributions for that luxury item you have always dreamed of owning
  • See what other people are buying to get great gift ideas
  • Do a price comparison from your mobile device while in a retail outlet

Insider Tips:

  • Get your friends and family to contribute to the cost of a high value item by enabling contributions when you add it
  • You can also use the contributions feature to request cash
  • Enable the price alert service when adding an item so you can get it at the best price
  • Use the popular wish list items on the home page to get great gift ideas

What we liked:

  • The Wishpot toolbar button collects the name, image and price of your item automatically
  • It’s easy to add supplementary information to your wishlist
  • You can maintain several wishlists within your account and easily share these with others
  • Wishpot is also a social site, so you can connect with Wishpot users on Twitter and Facebook

What we didn’t like:

  • The integration between Paypal and Wishpot for contributions is not ideal and there are no easy ways to embed contribution links on your own website
  • It would have been great to import wishlists from international Amazon sites, not just the US


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2006
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
  • Founded by: Max Ciccotosto
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. tammie

    great post Sharon! thanks for turning me onto Wishpot

  2. Craig Logan

    Nice write up! Out of curiosity, how do you rate Wishpot against Amazon Universal Wishlist?

  3. james greer

    Seriously the Amazon wishlist is not that great and is not really universal since they mainly want you to put Amazon products in the list. Wishpot does not sell products so they are neutral and let you easily add stuff from any site.

  4. A really decent posting! I hope you carry on with presenting such an outstanding and informative post.
    Cant wait for your upcoming work.

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