Amazon Bookmarklet

Amazon is an online retailer of books, movies, music and games along with electronics, toys, apparel, sports, tools, groceries and general home and garden items.

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to setup the Amazon bookmarklet on your Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

We will need to create a bookmark and then go back and edit the bookmark to include the JavaScript code for the Amazon bookmarklet. The steps that we will be following are similar to other tutorials on this site — only we will be inserting the code for Amazon.

Install the Amazon bookmarklet on the iPhone

We will complete the following steps via the iPhone.

Prepare your Apple iPhone & open this tutorial in mobile Safari

  • From your iPhone, go to “Settings” and tap on “Safari.” Set Block Cookies to “Always Allow.” Tap “Advanced” and set JavaScript to “ON.”
  • Next, open the Safari app and open this current page (go to iosbookmarklets.com and search for “Amazon” and go to this section of the tutorial for the iPhone).
  • Now copy the code in the section (Amazon bookmarklet code)

Create a temporary bookmark in mobile Safari

Next, tap on the share icon (square with arrow) at the bottom of your Safari page and tap “Add Bookmark.” Ensure that it will be saving to the “Favorites” for the location and then tap “Save.”

Update the temporary bookmark with the code for the bookmarklet

  1. Now tap on the bookmark icon (open book) to pull up your bookmarks. Tap on the “Favorites” folder. Then tap “Edit” in the corner of your screen.
  2. Tap the bookmark that you just created. Change the name to something of your choice – perhaps ‘Save to Amazon’ or ‘Amazon Add to Wish List’.
  3. Next, erase the URL shown and paste the bookmarklet code for Amazon (press and hold, then release, then tap “Paste”).
  4. Tap “Favorites” located in the top left corner to go back. Tap “Done” located in the bottom corner. Then tap “Done” located in the top left corner to close the Favorites screen in Safari.

Those are all the steps! You’ve now installed the Amazon bookmarklet on your Apple iPhone.

Install the Amazon bookmarklet on the iPad

We will complete the following steps via the iPad.

Prepare your Apple iPad & open this tutorial in mobile Safari

  • From your iPad, go to “Settings” and tap on “Safari.” Set Show Favorites Bar to “ON.” Set Block Cookies to “Always Allow.” Tap “Advanced” and set JavaScript to “ON.”
  • Next, open the Safari app and open this current page (go to iosbookmarklets.com and search for “Amazon” and go to this section of the tutorial for the iPad).
  • Now copy the code in the section (Amazon bookmarklet code)

Create a temporary bookmark in mobile Safari

Next, tap on the share icon (square with arrow) at the top of your Safari page and tap “Add Bookmark.” Ensure that it will be saving to the “Favorites” for the location and then tap “Save.”

Update the temporary bookmark with the code for the bookmarklet

  1. Now tap on the bookmark icon (open book) to pull up your bookmarks. Tap on the “Favorites” folder. Then tap “Edit” in the bottom corner.
  2. Tap the bookmark that you just created. Change the name to something of your choice – perhaps ‘Save to Amazon’ or ‘Amazon Add to Wish List’.
  3. Next, erase the URL shown and paste the bookmarklet code for Amazon (press and hold, then release, then tap “Paste”).
  4. Tap “Favorites” located in the top left corner to go back. Tap “Done” located in the bottom corner. Tap the bookmark icon to close the bookmarks sidebar.

Those are all the steps! You’ve now installed the Amazon bookmarklet on your Apple iPad.

Install the Amazon bookmarklet on the Mac

Drag the one of the links below to your web browser’s bookmarks bar:

Amazon USA

Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Note: the step above also works for other platforms such as PC.

Are you using iCloud on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone? If you are using Safari as your web browser on your Mac, then you could drag the link above to your Safari bookmarks bar (Favorites bar) and this will add the Amazon bookmarklet to all of your iCloud-enabled devices.

Amazon bookmarklet code

To copy the code below — press and hold on the code and then release; then adjust the blue overlay so it covers the entire code, and tap “Copy.”

Amazon USA bookmarklet code

javascript:(function(){var%20w=window,l=w.location,d=w.document,s=d.createElement('script'),e=encodeURIComponent,o='object',n='AUWLBook',u='https://www.amazon.com/wishlist/add',r='readyState',T=setTimeout,a='setAttribute',g=function(){d[r]&&d[r]!='complete'?T(g,200):!w[n]?(s[a]('charset','UTF-8'),s[a]('src',u+'.js?loc='+e(l)),d.body.appendChild(s),f()):f()},f=function(){!w[n]?T(f,200):w[n].showPopover()};typeof%20s!=o?l.href=u+'?u='+e(l)+'&t='+e(d.title):g()}())

Amazon Canada bookmarklet code

javascript:(function(){var%20w=window,l=w.location,d=w.document,s=d.createElement('script'),e=encodeURIComponent,o='object',n='AUWLBookenCA',u='https://www.amazon.ca/wishlist/add',r='readyState',T=setTimeout,a='setAttribute',g=function(){d[r]&&d[r]!='complete'?T(g,200):!w[n]?(s[a]('charset','UTF-8'),s[a]('src',u+'.js?loc='+e(l)+'&b='+n),d.body.appendChild(s),f()):f()},f=function(){!w[n]?T(f,200):w[n].showPopover()};typeof%20s!=o?l.href=u+'?u='+e(l)+'&t='+e(d.title):g()}())

Amazon UK bookmarklet code

javascript:(function(){var%20w=window,l=w.location,d=w.document,s=d.createElement('script'),e=encodeURIComponent,o='object',n='AUWLBookenGB',u='https://www.amazon.co.uk/wishlist/add',r='readyState',T=setTimeout,a='setAttribute',g=function(){d[r]&&d[r]!='complete'?T(g,200):!w[n]?(s[a]('charset','UTF-8'),s[a]('src',u+'.js?loc='+e(l)+'&b='+n),d.body.appendChild(s),f()):f()},f=function(){!w[n]?T(f,200):w[n].showPopover()};typeof%20s!=o?l.href=u+'?u='+e(l)+'&t='+e(d.title):g()}())

If you found this tutorial helpful, then please let us know in the comments and do share it with a friend.

Be sure to purchase something for yourself from Amazon.com today.


Image credit: Amazon.com
Bookmarklet code credit: http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/get-button & http://www.amazon.ca/wishlist/get-button & http://www.amazon.co.uk/wishlist/get-button (Credit to Jen Tidman)

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  • http://twitter.com/djmagic112 Mr Serious

    Not to fond of amazon but it may be worth it to take a look

  • Ade Newton

    Is there any way to get this to work for my amazon.co.uk list? I tried changing the URL simply to .co.uk instead of .com but it still links to .com.

    • http://enzo12.com Lorenzo Orlando Caum

      Hello Ade,

      I found the code from this page: http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/get-button/

      If you find something similar for Amazon UK, then let me know and I’ll add it here. Thanks!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jentidman Jen Tidman

        This is the code for Amazon UK:

        javascript:(function(){var
        w=window,l=w.location,d=w.document,s=d.createElement(‘script’),e=encodeURIComponent,o=’object’,n=’AUWLBookenGB’,u=’https://www.amazon.co.uk/wishlist/add’,r=’readyState’,T=setTimeout,a=’setAttribute’,g=function(){d[r]&&d[r]!=’complete’?T(g,200):!w[n]?(s[a](‘charset’,’UTF-8′),s[a](‘src’,u+’.js?loc=’+e(l)+’&b=’+n),d.body.appendChild(s),f()):f()},f=function(){!w[n]?T(f,200):w[n].showPopover()};typeof
        s!=o?l.href=u+’?u=’+e(l)+’&t=’+e(d.title):g()}())

        • http://www.facebook.com/jentidman Jen Tidman

          Oh, it’s taken the URL out when I’ve posted :( Ok, well what I did was to Google for “Amazon wishlist UK get button” on my laptop, Then right-clicked on the button instead of dragging it, copied the link, pasted it into an email to myself, then on my iPad I copied and pasted the text in the email and created a bookmarklet using your steps.

          • http://enzo12.com Lorenzo Orlando Caum

            Thanks. I’ve updated the tutorial!

  • maggie

    javascript:(function()%7Bvar%20w=window,l=w.location,d=w.document,s=d.createElement(‘script’),e=encodeURIComponent,o=’object’,n=’AUWLBook’,u=’https://www.amazon.com/wishlist/add’,r=’readyState’,T=setTimeout,a=’setAttribute’,g=function()%7Bd%5Br%5D&&d%5Br%5D!=’complete’?T(g,200):!w%5Bn%5D?(s%5Ba%5D(‘charset’,’UTF-8′),s%5Ba%5D(‘src’,u+’.js?loc=’+e(l)),d.body.appendChild(s),f()):f()%7D,f=function()%7B!w%5Bn%5D?T(f,200):w%5Bn%5D.showPopover()%7D;typeof%20s!=o?l.href=u+’?u=’+e(l)+’&t=’+e(d.title):g()%7D())

    • http://enzo12.com Lorenzo Orlando Caum

      Thanks. I’ve updated the tutorial to include the latest Amazon USA and Amazon UK codes.

  • Marion

    Brilliant! It might be worth saying it is necessary to copy the word JavaScript too. This is the first time I have done this and did not realise at first.

  • SueBayley

    Thank you so much. It’s taken me ages to find the correct code for Amazon.co.uk.

  • Madeline Cheshire

    Can you get the code for amazon.ca?

    • http://enzo12.com Lorenzo Orlando Caum

      Hi Madeline, I’ve added it to the tutorial.

  • Simone Mabbett

    Thanks. I use the wishlist for my 2 kids wish lists, it will only let me select the child at the top & doesn’t allow me to scroll down – any ideas?