As an experienced Amazon seller, one question I get asked a lot is "How can I share my Amazon cart with others?"
Whether you want input on potential purchases from friends and family, need to collaborate on shared items, or want to give access to your cart when shopping from multiple devices, sharing your Amazon cart is extremely useful.
The problem is that Amazon still doesn‘t have a built-in feature that allows you to share your cart. But not to worry – with the right browser extensions and mobile apps, you can easily generate a sharable link to your Amazon cart that lets others view and access your items.
In this comprehensive 3000+ word guide, you‘ll learn:
- The top benefits of sharing your Amazon cart
- Step-by-step instructions for sharing your cart from desktop and mobile
- How to use browser extensions like Share-A-Cart
- Tips for sharing your cart via email or messaging
- Answers to frequently asked questions about Amazon cart sharing
Plus, I‘ll share some pro tips I‘ve learned from managing thousands of Amazon carts and orders over the past 10 years.
So let‘s dive in!
Why Share Your Amazon Cart?
As an experienced e-commerce seller, I constantly share Amazon carts with my team to collaborate on new product research and manage large orders.
Here are some of the main reasons I recommend cart sharing:
Get Feedback on Purchases
Sharing your cart is a great way to get feedback from friends and family before you buy.
For example, when I‘m considering purchasing new software tools and services for my Amazon business, I‘ll add them to a cart and share it with my team to get their input.
This helps avoid wasting money on unnecessary or low-quality purchases.
Split Shared Purchases
If you‘re sharing purchases with others, being able to divide up who orders what in one cart makes coordination easy.
For example, my assistant and I will often share a cart when purchasing inventory and supplies for product launches so we can quickly divide up orders.
Share Gift Ideas and Wishlists
An Amazon cart also works similarly to a wishlist. I‘ll sometimes share a cart full of gift ideas with my family and ask them to buy me items for holidays or my birthday.
Access Cart From Any Device
I often start adding items to my cart on my phone when browsing, then want to complete checkout on my desktop. Sharing the cart lets me easily access those items from any device.
Get Price Drop Alerts
Many cart sharing browser extensions will automatically notify you if the price drops on any items in your shared cart. This helps you get deals on products you‘re watching.
How Professionals Use Shared Carts
In my experience managing e-commerce operations, marketing teams and businesses will often use shared Amazon carts for:
Researching competitors – Monitoring competitors‘ carts can provide intel on products they‘re considering launching.
Order approvals – Sharing carts with managers helps ensure compliance when employees make Amazon purchases for the business.
Dropshipping – Dropshippers use shared carts to collaborate with suppliers on orders.
Price monitoring – Sharing carts helps teams monitor pricing trends on products.
Pro Tip: Use Shared Amazon Lists for Detailed Tracking
While cart sharing is great for quick collaboration, I actually recommend using tools like Wishlistr to create shared Amazon lists for more organized long-term use.
For example, my team maintains master listings for product research that we continually add to and refer back to. Shared lists allow naming/organizing items and provide detailed tracking once purchased.
How To Share Your Amazon Cart on Desktop
Sharing your Amazon cart on a desktop or laptop is quick and easy with browser extensions and plugins.
Here are some top options:
Share Cart Via Share-A-Cart
Share-A-Cart is my go-to browser extension for easily sharing Amazon carts. It‘s available on all major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Opera.
To use Share-A-Cart:
Install the extension on your preferred browser.
Log into your Amazon account and add items to your cart as normal.
Once ready to share, click the Share-A-Cart icon in your browser toolbar and select "Create Cart ID".
This will generate a unique numeric link that others can use to view your cart.
Copy this shareable cart ID and send it via email, messaging apps, social media, etc.
To view the shared cart, the recipient simply needs to install Share-A-Cart and enter the Cart ID you sent them.
That‘s it! Within seconds, your Amazon cart will be loaded into their account. They can then purchase items or monitor the cart.
I like Share-A-Cart because it works across all major browsers, allows sharing via QR code, and provides analytics on shared carts. They also have great customer support if any issues arise.
Share Amazon Cart Via Shopping Cart Share
Shopping Cart Share is an extension exclusively for Chrome and Firefox. The setup is very similar:
Add the Shopping Cart Share extension to your browser.
Once installed, log into your Amazon account and add items to cart.
When on your cart page, click "Share Cart" in the extension toolbar.
Select your sharing method – unique link, QR code, email, WhatsApp, etc.
The recipient simply clicks the shared link or scans the QR code to view your cart.
Shopping Cart Share is very user-friendly. I especially like the price drop notifications and metrics for tracking shares. However, the lack of support for all browsers is a downside.
Share Cart With Wishlistr
Wishlistr is primarily a universal wishlist manager. But a lesser-known feature is the ability to share Amazon carts.
Here‘s how to use Wishlistr for sharing your Amazon cart:
Install the Wishlistr browser extension and connect your Amazon account.
Add items to your Amazon cart as normal.
In Wishlistr, locate your Amazon cart section and click "Share".
Select your preferred sharing method – link, email, messaging app, etc.
Recipients simply click the shared link to view your cart in their own accounts.
I like Wishlistr because it consolidates all my wishlists and makes it easy to convert wishlists into carts. The only downside is the smaller user base compared to dedicated cart sharing tools.
Alternative Method: Browser Extensions for Sharing Links
Don‘t want to install a dedicated cart sharing extension? There are a couple all-purpose link sharing extensions that let you share your Amazon cart link:
Send Anywhere – Browser extension for sharing links across devices.
Sharesave – Saves, organizes and shares links.
To use these:
Install browser extension and copy Amazon cart link.
Use extension toolbar to select your sharing method.
Recipient clicks shared cart link to view your cart.
The downside is recipients don‘t get cart loaded directly into their accounts. But it works in a pinch if you don‘t need advanced features.
Sharing Your Amazon Cart from Mobile
What if you primarily browse and shop Amazon on your iPhone, Android, or other mobile device? Luckily there are also great apps to share your cart on the go.
Here are top options for mobile Amazon cart sharing:
Share Cart Via Share-A-Cart Mobile App
Along with their browser extension, Share-A-Cart offers mobile apps for both iPhone and Android.
To share your cart directly from your phone:
Download the Share-A-Cart app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Log into your Amazon account using the app.
Add items to your Amazon cart as normal from your phone.
Tap the "Share Cart" button in the app and select your sharing method.
The recipient can view your cart from their own phone using the Share-A-Cart app.
The mobile apps have all the same great features as the desktop extension for easy cart sharing on the go.
Use Shopping Cart App
The Shopping Cart App provides another seamless way to share your cart from iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
Download the free Shopping Cart App from your device‘s app store.
Log into your Amazon account via the app.
Add items to your Amazon cart.
Tap the share icon in your cart and select a sharing method.
Recipient views cart on their own device using the Shopping Cart App.
Just like the desktop extension, the Shopping Cart App also boasts price tracking, analytics, and support for sharing via messaging apps.
Amazon Assistant Browser Apps
If you do a lot of mobile browsing for Amazon shopping, the browser apps for Amazon Assistant are worth checking out:
- Safari on iOS
- Chrome and Firefox on Android
These provide easy access to your Amazon cart and shortcuts for adding items while browsing. You can then share your cart using the browser‘s existing sharing tools.
The only major downside is the recipient won‘t have the items loaded directly into their carts like the dedicated apps above. But it works great for occasional sharing.
Share Amazon Cart Via Email
Don‘t want to deal with browser extensions or mobile apps? You can take the old school approach and share your cart by email.
Here‘s how to share your Amazon cart via email:
Open your desktop Amazon cart page.
Take a screenshot of the entire page, being sure to capture all cart contents.
Open your regular email and attach this screenshot to a new email.
Also copy and paste the full list of items shown in your cart into the body of the email.
Send this email to the recipient you want to share the cart with.
The recipient will be able to view all the contents of your Amazon cart from the screenshot and item list.
Downsides are the recipient won‘t have the items loaded into their account. And it‘s more difficult to monitor for price drops or inventory changes.
But for quick one-off sharing, emailing your cart can work in a pinch!
Pro Tip for Businesses: Use Procurement Apps
If you need to share Amazon carts across an entire business or team, using a dedicated procurement and purchasing app makes collaboration seamless.
For example, my company uses Prokuria to optimize Amazon Business purchases. With it, we can:
- Maintain shared collections of regularly ordered items.
- Get requests and approvals on all purchases.
- Share carts and track spending.
- Get notified of unauthorized purchases.
Centralized approval workflows ensure full visibility and compliance for our team. I highly recommend Prokuria or other procurement apps for managing shared Amazon carts at scale.
FAQs About Sharing Your Amazon Cart
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions I receive about sharing Amazon carts:
How long do items remain in a shared Amazon cart?
- Items stay in shared carts indefinitely until purchased or manually removed. However, inventory can fluctuate on hot items.
Is there a limit to the number of items in an Amazon cart?
- Amazon doesn‘t provide an official limit, but users report being able to add 1000+ items to carts. 50+ unique items is more realistic.
Can I combine multiple carts into one shared cart?
- Yes, browser extensions like Wishlistr let you merge multiple carts into a single shareable link.
Can I share my cart if I don‘t have an Amazon account?
- No, you need to be logged into an Amazon account to use cart sharing apps and extensions.
Can I see if someone bought an item from my shared cart?
- Some apps provide shared cart analytics. You can also monitor your cart inventory closely.
Is it safe to share my Amazon cart?
- Using reputable apps and extensions is safe. Avoid sending any private account info like passwords.
What happens if an item in my cart goes out of stock?
- The item will show as out of stock when viewed in the shared cart until back in stock.
Share Your Cart to Enhance Your Amazon Experience
As an experienced e-commerce seller and Amazon power user, sharing carts has become an indispensable tool for me.
Whether I‘m getting purchase feedback, splitting orders with my team, monitoring pricing, or accessing my cart anywhere – cart sharing boosts productivity and collaboration.
The key is using the right browser extensions and mobile apps to seamlessly generate shareable links in seconds. Favorites like Share-A-Cart, Shopping Cart Share, and Wishlistr make it painless.
So next time you‘re shopping on Amazon, give cart sharing a try. Install one of these handy tools, add some items to your cart, and start sharing to take your Amazon experience to the next level.
Have questions about how to share your Amazon cart? Let me know in the comments!