Post # 1
We sort of got talked into setting up a simple Macy’s registry for our elderly relatives but didn’t want to register at a whole lot of other stores. At the same time, there are a few things we like/want/need at a variety of stores and we would love for people to be able to buy from 10,000 villages, a local artist, etc. without setting up a million registries. Has anyone had issues with wishpot.com? It seems to be the best of the “mix and match” registry sites but no one we know has used it before. We weren’t really taking registries very seriously until people started asking us – we don’t want to make it difficult but don’t need a lot of typical Bed, Bath, and Beyond stuff either.
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of wishpot. However, I know a lot of people use myregistry.com.
Post # 4
We have a wishpot registry! I really like it, and people have been purchasing gifts off of it. I would say though that people tend to gravitate more towards our traditional registries. i.e. most of the stuff has been purchased off of our Macy’s and BB&B registries, but there is still plenty left on our wishpot registry. Also, the wishpot registry does require a bit more upkeep b/c you’ll have to periodically check each item to see if it is still in stock. Still, I think Wishpot is a great option if you want to register for some unique stuff at a variety of different stores…
Post # 5
@fitzly: I never heard of Wishpot either. What is it? Anyway, I am recently engaged and just created a registry on MyRegistry.com. Most of my girlfriends who have been recently married or engaged all used MyRegistry.com too and loved it. Even though you registered at Macy’s, you can still create a registry on their site and add items from any other store in the world (literally!!!) and have everything show up on one universal registry. It’s great. Best part is, they have an iPhone app now…which I used when I went out shopping in the stores. Their app scans product barcodes from any item and adds that item right to your registry. It was great! While I was shopping in Design Within Reach in the city, people saw me scanning my my gifts with my iPhone and actually were coming up to me and asking what I was doing…I told them about the app and they were really jealous that they didn’t know about it for their registries!
Post # 6
@fitzly: Hi I we are using wishpot and like it. They do not charge a commision and you can add the link to free websites like the knot (just have customer service discontinue the knot registry which charges a commission). I like the mix and match. There are some issues, the coupon and discount auto update feature do not work at all and you cannot control your cover picture. But its free it does what it says and we got our first gift last week. I am happy.
I also have a macys registry because i was forced into it by older relatives. Its fine, except they send a lot of emails. I can return any duplicates to macys and buy christmas gifts this year or something with the credit.