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Project: Amazon - Add To Basket

Enhancing the online shopping experience with Amazon's Add-To-Basket feature that allows users to dynamically add selected products to their cart from a landing page and checkout on Amazon to complete the purchase.

Enhancing the online shopping experience with Amazon's Add-To-Basket feature that allows users to dynamically add selected products to their cart from a landing page and checkout on Amazon to complete the purchase.


The Amazon Add-To-Basket feature provides a seamless shopping experience, enabling users to quickly add products to their cart using a dynamic landing page. This feature simplifies how products are added to the shopping cart by using Amazon-provided functionality, which populates a landing page with selected items based on URL parameters.

The Product

This dynamically constructed landing page serves as the nucleus of the Add-To-Basket feature. By utilizing a specialized URL, such as:

Users are directed to a page that lists all selected products with the option to adjust quantities or proceed to checkout. This method streamlines adding items to the cart, making the shopping process more efficient and user-friendly.

User Interaction

The Add-To-Basket feature enhances user interaction through a four-step process:

  1. View: Users are presented with a product selection interface, which is not limited by Amazon’s functionality, allowing for a customizable user experience.

  2. Select: Users choose their desired products; selections are highlighted within the interface.

  3. Click: A URL is constructed based on the selected items.

  4. Landing: The user is directed to the landing page that lists the selected products, where they can finalize their choices by adding them to their basket.


The Amazon Add-To-Basket feature streamlines the online shopping process, enhancing user experience by simplifying how users add products to their cart. This functionality meets the high standards of convenience and efficiency required in today’s fast-paced e-commerce environments. The feature is particularly beneficial in several key aspects:

  1. Simplifying User Experience: By providing a direct link that users can click to automatically add items to their shopping carts, it eliminates the need for navigating through multiple pages.
  2. Reducing Purchase Time: The quick addition of products to the cart significantly cuts down the time from selection to checkout, which is crucial in reducing cart abandonment rates.
  3. Customizable Product Selections: Users can select multiple products, modify quantities, and finalize their cart without repetitive page loads, which is particularly useful for bulk buyers or when managing wish lists and gift registries.
  4. Enhanced Conversion Rates: By minimizing the steps required to add products to the cart, the feature potentially increases conversion rates through improved user satisfaction and streamlined shopping experience.


The development and integration of the Amazon Add-To-Basket feature involved detailed planning and execution to ensure seamless functionality and user-friendly interface:

  • URL Parameterization: The core of this feature is the dynamic construction of a URL that includes parameters for product IDs (ASIN) and quantities. This URL directs the user to a pre-populated cart page on Amazon’s platform.
  • Dynamic Landing Page Creation: I implemented logic to generate a landing page based on the URL parameters passed. This page reads the parameters and displays the products listed in the URL, ready for user confirmation before checkout.
  • Interface Design: Designed the user interface where customers select products. This involved creating intuitive layouts that allow users to easily choose the products they intend to buy and clearly see what will appear in their cart.
  • Performance Optimization: Ensured that the dynamic URL generation and landing page loading are optimized for speed and reliability, to handle high traffic and provide a smooth user experience.
  • Testing and Refinement: Rigorous testing was conducted to ensure that the feature works seamlessly across all major browsers and devices. This included testing the URL generation and cart addition functionality under various scenarios to ensure no failures in real-world usage.
  • Compliance and Security: Worked to ensure that all interactions with Amazon’s web services comply with their security protocols and data handling policies, safeguarding user data and transaction details.
  • Documentation and Support: Developed comprehensive documentation to assist developers and users in understanding and utilizing the Add-To-Basket feature effectively. Also provided ongoing support to address any issues post-deployment.


For a detailed guide on integration and customization, refer to the official documentation provided by Amazon:

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