Gone are the days when expectant moms just went to their local Babies “R” Us store and registered for the baby items they wanted. Today, Moms are increasingly turning to the internet for their baby registries. There are many reasons to use online registries, including ease of use (shopping or registering in your pj’s!), nationwide or worldwide availability, simplicity of ordering and comparing items, and the unlimited options of using multiple stores.
In our Exploring Baby Registries series, we are aiming to demystify online baby registries by looking at the features of each one and giving you the information you need to choose which one is right for you! Come along on the journey, today we’re looking at Amazon’s baby registry.
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Amazon has the biggest selection of baby gear (and everything else). Having choices when shopping (and registering) is always a good thing.
Not only can you register for anything that Amazon has, their registry is also Universal. That means you can add items from all over the web to your Amazon Baby Registry.
Amazon has a registry completion discount. As your due date approaches, you can purchase items still left on your registry for 15% off (for Prime members)!
Amazon also offers a FREE Welcome Baby Box after a minimum purchase from your registry is met. It does NOT automatically get sent to you, you have to follow a few steps to get your box…but it’s worth it! Check out step-by-step How to request your Baby Box
Amazon has a Thank You list, which details who bought you which gift.
With Amazon’s generous 90 day return policy, you can easily return or exchange any gift that isn’t quite what you wanted.
For more expensive items on your Baby Registry, you can choose to allow ‘Group Gifting’. This gives your guests the ability to give any amount towards a large-ticket item. Their “gift” is in the form of an Amazon Gift Card.
For example, if all 4 of your Aunts want to go in together to buy you this amazing stroller you registered for, they can each contribute $100 towards it. You will receive $400 in Amazon Gift Cards, so you can purchase that stroller (or anything else you would like).
You can also set up a Diaper Fund and friends and family can contribute Amazon gift cards towards one of your biggest baby expenses.
Starting an Amazon baby registry was easy. Go HERE and log in. Follow the simple directions and you’re all set! You’ll see the option to “Add to Baby Registry” under the “Add to Cart” button in Amazon.
If you want to add items from outside Amazon, download the Amazon Assistant to your computer. As you’re browsing the web and see an item you want to add to your registry, click on the Amazon Assistant and Add to List or Baby Registry.
Now, the fun begins! Go find your favorite baby products from Amazon or from across the web, and don’t forget about your favorite small shops!
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