How to Create a CoCart: A Step-by-Step Guide

Not sure how to create a CoCart? Here’s a step-by-step guide that shows you exactly how to do it so you can start CoCarting right away.

CoCarting is the new way to shop online. You’ve probably heard of CoCarting already — since you’re reading this “how-to” article — but if you want a little more info and context you can check out our article that explains what CoCarting is.

In this article, we’re going to discuss how to create a CoCart, invite your friends, go CoCarting, and share your CoCart with the world. Ready to get started? Here we go!

Create a CoCart Step 1: Create an Account or Log In

If you do not have an account yet, head to the CoCarting website and click on the Sign-Up button in the upper right corner. You can join with Google, Facebook, or the old fashion way — with your name and email (you’ll need to verify your email address).

CoCarting Sign Up Page

If you already have an account, log in to get started.

Create a CoCart Step 2: Create Your First CoCart

Once you are logged into your account, click on “Create CoCart” in the navigation bar. Choose a name for your CoCart, like “The Ultimate Camping CoCart.”

Decide whether this is going to be a private CoCart (visible only to you and your CoStars — those you share your CoCart with) or if this will be a public CoCart (visible to everyone and shareable on social media).

Next, enter a description. This can be as simple or detailed as you want it to be. If you plan on making a public CoCart, consider including information about the CoCart, why you created it, and how to contact you if people have suggestions.

If you already know who you want to add to your CoCart, you can add their emails and invite them to your CoCart.

At the bottom of the page, you see three switches that you can toggle on and off. These are the options you are setting for your CoStars. You decide if you want them to like or dislike the products in your CoCart, add products, delete products, or none of those options.

Create a CoCart: Member Permissions

Click finish. Once you do, you’ll see a message in the top right corner that says “Successfully added a CoCart.” Now you’re ready to start CoCarting.

Success Message When Creating a CoCart

Create a CoCart Step 3: Invite your Friends and Family

As previously mentioned, when you create a new CoCart, you can add the email address of your family and friends and invite them while you’re creating the CoCart. But, if you forget, adding someone to an existing CoCart is simple.

Once you are logged in, click on “My CoCart” from the navigation bar.

CoCarting Navigation Bar

You should now be able to see all of the CoCarts, private or public, that you have created. Click on the one you wish to invite people to. Once inside, click on the invite icon right below the CoCart image.

Add People to Your CoCart

Now all you have to do is type in the email address with a brief description and click invite.

Create a CoCart Step 4: Start CoCarting

Now that you have your CoCart created and your CoStars invited, it’s time to go CoCarting! Using the search bar in the header, type in product names, descriptions, products, or anything else you’re looking for.

Once you find a product that you are interested in, click on it. Then, select the “Add to CoCart button” and choose the CoCart you want the product to go into. You will see a message in the top right corner to confirm that your product was added to your CoCart.

Successfully Added Product to CoCart

Add as many items to your CoCart as you’d like. Your CoStars can help you decide which ones are the best to purchase.

Create a CoCart Step 5: Share Your CoCart (optional)

There may be occasions when you want to share your CoCart with your followers. Perhaps you’re a beast at rock climbing and you want to tell everyone which gear they should get. The best way to do that is by sharing your CoCart.

Or perhaps you’re an interior designer with a following and you keep getting requests to share your favorite seasonal decoration ideas. The best way to share that info en masse is to create a CoCart and share it.

You can share any (public) CoCart within a few clicks. Simply go to the CoCart you want to share, and click the share icon below the CoCart image. You can quickly share your CoCart on your favorite social media accounts or copy the URL to paste somewhere else.

Share Your CoCart

Final Thoughts on How to Create a CoCart

CoCarting is ushering in a new paradigm in online shopping. No longer should you waste time sending hyperlinks back and forth asking for advice or choosing a gift for another person. With CoCarting, you and your CoStars can collaborate, exchange information and ideas, and choose the best product(s) for any occasion.

With the chat function (and eventually video chat function), CoCarting is making online shopping relational and fun.

This step-by-step guide gave you all the info you need on how to create a CoCart, invite your friends, and share your CoCart with the world.

Now, let’s go CoCarting!