Microsoft Store to Get Shopping Cart, Wish List Improvements

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Xbox One with 10 Comments

Microsoft announced that it is bringing improvements to the Shopping Cart and Wish List experiences in its online stores for Windows 10, Xbox One, and the web.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the discoverability and purchase of the products and services we sell,” Microsoft’s Chris Swenson announced. “Today, we are excited to announce that customers can begin using our improved Shopping Cart and later this week, our new Wish List, two of the most-requested features from our fans.”

Microsoft added the Shopping Cart and Wish List features to the Microsoft Store back in August. But with this new update, rolling out soon, both features are getting significant updates.

The Shopping Cart originally worked with games and apps, but it will now support other items in the store, like hardware and accessories, across Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and the web. It’s also persistent across each platform.

Likewise, Wish List is being updated to support both digital and physical items, and it will be persistent across each platform as well. The Wish List will also support sale pricing, so you’ll always get the best price.

These features are being tested across the Xbox Insiders and Windows 10 Insider Preview programs and will be made publicly available in the coming weeks, Microsoft says.


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10 responses to “Microsoft Store to Get Shopping Cart, Wish List Improvements”

  1. Rcandelori

    Needs other improvements as well - e.g. why do movies have larger thumbnails than apps.

  2. SherlockHolmes

    Can I make a wish to get rid of the Store?

  3. will

    Outside of Xbox games, updating the various built-in Windows 10 apps, and a few other apps what is the point of the store again?? The UI is pretty bad, it is always changing to “make it better” but basic items such as release notes, version history, and build numbers are MIA.

    Personaly I try and load everything from outside the store if possible.

  4. VancouverNinja

    Solid improvements. Love the store; no more having to individually update all of my software and I can be assured it is safe to install. Took Microsoft too long to catch up to Apple and Google but now the experience is getting pretty nice.

  5. ponsaelius

    A mobile store with no mobile platform. Other than updating built-in apps I don't see there is much point to it's existence.

    When I had a Windowsphone it had some interest. Today I keep forgetting it's even there until I read a story like this. I wonder if anyone really uses it. We probably will never be told.

  6. fbman

    Interesting, I do use the store from time to time. I purchased Forza Horizon 4 from it.

    I must say that game runs really well. Direct X 12 is impressive. I can see why most gamers now use Windows 10.

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