Inbox shopping with Outlook.com

On some of your emails, you may see a header with buttons that help you quickly get to the website of companies you have bought from before or have a relationship with. Shopping directly from your Outlook.com Inbox can save you time and money.

Learn more by selecting one of the FAQs below.

When you open an email in Outlook.com from certain merchants and social networks, Outlook.com displays a header on top of the sender’s email in our web browser.

If you use the feature with Microsoft Edge, when you click the Visit site button or the logo in the shopping header to visit a brand’s website, you can save money by using coupons and rebates that may be displayed in the Microsoft Edge address bar.

For some emails, Outlook.com will also display a Shop offers button in the header. Clicking that button will take you to a store powered by Bing for that email sender. Bing stores allow you to browse products and save money with discounts, coupons, rebates, and rewards.

Screenshot of inbox with shopping buttons

Outlook.com only displays this feature for senders that we recognize as legitimate. Microsoft does not read the contents of your email to display this feature.

It is not possible for a sender to be added to the list of approved organizations without validation by Microsoft.

Notes: 

  • At this time the feature is only enabled for web-based users of Outlook.com in the USA.

  • This feature is not available if you sign in with a work or school account.

No. These are links that help you get to a sender’s website or to Bing shopping content more quickly.

No. There are no additional emails sent to you as part of this feature.

Outlook.com only displays the header on emails that are already in your inbox.

To stop headers showing in your Inbox:

  1. Open your Message Handling options and scroll to Shopping.

  2. Select the check box next to For shopping-related messages, show a sender logo and relevant links in the message header to turn it off.

After you click on elements in some of the headers, Microsoft may earn a commission on purchases you make on the merchant’s website.

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