Amazon Registry- user friendly? reviews

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I am using it now and have used others Amazon registries to purchase gifts for their weddings.

You can add items to it online only and view it online only. You cannot add by going into a store nor will your guests be able to get the registry in a store. You add items from Amazon or install their “Universal Wish List Button” so that when you visit another store’s website you find an item click the amazon button on your browser and add it to your registry.

 

Browser Button Click —>

Then Add to Wedding Registry

 

They can buy a gift from a store though and go on your Amazon registry and say it has been purchased. I did this for a gift I bought for a friend. I bought it elsewhere and then confirmed through Amazon that it had been purchased elsewhere.

If you have some traditional family members that want to go into a store and see a registry I would pick one store that seems most convenient for everyone and do an in store registry there. This is what I did, I registered at Macy’s and Crate & Barrel in addition to Amazon. That was it and though even three lists seemed a bit much to me it just worked out well to give people options who wanted it. 

 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have an Amazon retistry and a Bed Bath & Beyond registry. I have found the Amazon registry to be very user friendly but that’s only from my side of things creating the registry, not from purchasing anything off the registry. I believe you can only add items that are sold either directly from Amazon or through a third-party seller that is on Amazon and it’s all done online. I don’t think you could add items from, say, Pottery Barn to your Amazon registry. In that case you would need to register at both Amazon and Pottery Barn. I don’t think it’s too much to have 2 or 3 registries, one online and one or two in a traditional store.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The only problem with using the external wish list is you have to manually adjust it when a present is purchased (most guests won’t go back to mark it). So you may end up with duplicates.

We have one along with Bloomingdales and most have bought off the Bloomingdales and only a handful on Amazon…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@kellylane6:  You can add items from ANY website using the method I detailed above. It just shows up on your registry under the heading “Universal Registry Items” – See below for an example of what this looks like. It makes it very convenient and OP (or anyone) could add items from various stores onto her Amazon Registry this way.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MSbride2Bee:  I registered at Amazon.com among other places and I’m a little annoyed by how they do things.  I think it’s great because you are not limited as to what you can get.  My issue is that I am receving gifts in the mail, and I open it up and I have no idea who it is from.  I called up asking why I have to play a guessing game as to who it’s from and they said I would have to call Amazon to find out who got what.  I originally thought I could look it up on their website but I can’t even do that.  So basically, if I want to thank people right away, I would have to call Amazon after I get each gift, which I find is ridiculous.  So I have to wait until the shower to call and find out who bought what because I am not calling 10 times.  Granted, I am sending out official thank yous after the shower, but if I wanted to send an informal thank you text or whatever just to ensure I received something, I couldn’t do that without calling Amazon.  

 

Also, the representative said that if the buyer chose to include a message, their name will show up on the message.  I know for a fact that is untrue because I purchased a gift off of a baby registry last year and I wrote a message with it and my friend texted me asking if I was the one who bought that item, that there was nothing in the package with it.  It’s like, “Thanks Amazon”!  Sorry for my rant, just annoyed after receiving more gifts in the mail today. 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ms_Purple:  Oh that’s a cool feature! I’ll have to keep that in mind around Christmas time as we use their wishlist but I’ve never added products outside of Amazon 🙂 When you add products that way I assume you still need to shop from that particular store and not through Amazon, correct? It seems to be a good way to keep everything on one list. Good to know!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@kellylane6:  Yes, you have to shop from that store but like you said it keeps it all on one list this way which I find really convenient. We use the Wish Lists too around Christmas and Birthdays for family members. I use it for myself to keep track of items I like but can’t justify spending money on at the time or if I am comparing a lot of similar items it is helpful. For example I have a private wish list of wedding rings while I try to decide what style I want to get.

The only downside is items from another store don’t seem to update pricing automatically. So if the item is on sale it won’t be reflected on your Amazon list. But you can update pricing yourself or write in the comments section to check the website for sales.

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