How to Configure the Wishlist in Magento 2

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Wishlist is a great tool to keep customers. In this post, we will show you how to setup wishlist. Customers often hesitate to purchase your products and take a bunch of time considering before they place an order. Thus, for more convenient purchase in the next visit, it is helpful if you create a wish list where the registered customers can save all the wanted items, and they can add to cart any time. The wish list is managed well on the dashboard of the customer account.

When enable the Advanced wishlists, the Add to Wish List link will appear on the category or product detail page of each product. You can set as a text link or a graphic image deepending on your using theme. Each product in the WishList is allowed to share with the customer’s friends by sending the email from a store email address. Meanwhile, the content of the email is flexible to customize by the clients and the email template and the email sender are configured in the Magento configuration.

How to Configure the Wish List Wish List on store view

For a product with many options, when the customers add it to the wish list, they will appear as the individual items in the list. For other situation, if the same product is added many times to the wish list, instead of creating a new space for a new addition, the quantity of the product is updated automatically.

It can be said that the wish list is very helpful for the customer’s shopping, it is not only a storage of the favourite products but it also supports to share the products with friends easily.

How to configure the wish list and use it in Magento 2

Configure the Wish List

Configuring the wish list means you will set the template and sender of the email that are used for sharing the list.

  • On the Admin Panel, Stores > Settings > Configuration.
  • Under Customer, click Wish List tab.
  • Open the General Option section, choose Yes to enable the list.

How to Configure the Wish List Enable Wish List

  • Open and setup in the Share Options section,

How to Configure the Wish List Share Options

  • Select the Email Sender, the name contact will appear in the email.
  • Select the Email Template that is applied if customers share the wish list.
  • Enter the Max Emails Allowed to be Sent to limit the maximum number of sent email from 10 to 10,0000.
  • Enter the Email Text Length Limit to limit the size of the message. 255 is the default number.
  • Open the My Wish List Link section and allow displaying number of item in wish list or item quantities in the Display Wish List Summary field.

How to Configure the Wish List My Wish List Link

  • Save Config to finish.

Sharing a Wish List

Enable to share the wish list with customer’s friends by the email. In addition, both the clients and store admin can mange the wish list from the account dashboard and Magento Admin

  • Login to customer account, on the Account Dashboard, select My Wish List.
  • Leave some comments on the Comment box of each product.
  • Here, the sharing wish list is available and you need to do as the following:
    • Click on the Share Wish List button.
    • Insert as many the email of the recipients as need and a comma is placed among them to separate.
    • Enter the Message for the sharing.
  • Share Wish List when you are ready.

How to Configure the Wish List Wish List Sharing

  • If you want to transfer an item to your cart, you need to:
    • Open the My Wish List page.
    • Move to the item you want to transfer.
    • Add the number of product to cart.
    • Then click on Add to Cart.
  • If want to transfer all wish list products to the cart, click on Add All to Cart.

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