Post # 1
I recently found out about myregistry.com, which sounds like exactly what I would ideally like to use for my registry.
it has been discussed a lot on past posts, but nothing very recent, so I’d love your input if you’ve used it and liked/hated it!
the main drawback seems to be that when your guests go to buy something, the site wants them to download some software. I can only find vague mentions of that, though—if anyone have has any details (is the software necessary to use the site? is it mostly spyware?) I would love to hear them. spontaneous downloads would really spook everyone from my Mom’s generation, so that could be a deal-breaker.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I have one set up but I haven’t shared the details with anyone yet, so I haven’t heard any feedback. I really like how you can aggregate everything from across the whole internet there.
BUT – I’m pretty sure my friend who got married last year also used the site, and I don’t remember having to download anything when I bought their gift….
Post # 4
We used myregistry.com and really liked it. We did NOT sync it with our Macy’s and Target registry, though, because we didn’t want to chance getting double gifted (I know it updates in theory when something is bought but I didn’t trust it, hah). We didn’t have to download anything to use it. I liked being able to pull things from all over the web and I also loved being able to choose how things were listed. We put the stuff that we REALLY wanted at the top so people saw them first before they had to scroll down. We also moved items that were bought to the bottom of the list after they were purchased to keep everything avaliable at the top. Our Macy’s and Target registries were bought from more but some folks did opt to by from myregistry.com.
Post # 5
I’ve put together a registry on Amazon, and I like its interfacing better than that of myregistry.com. Like myregistry, you can use Amazon with outside sites, so it basically offers the same benefit without the apparent problem of random software downloads.
Post # 6
Hi ladies! I agree with MrsMayaBee! My best friend who got married last year used myregistry.com and coming from the “other side/aka, the gift giver”, I found it so easy to use and purchase the gifts I was interested in buying. There were no downloads necessary. Now, it’s my turn…I recently got engaged and have already signed up with myregistry.com so my guests can have an enjoyable experience while shopping for registry items. I’m having a blast with this.
Post # 7
thanks, everyone! this is all great to know.
Post # 8
Use Amazon – they are a much better universal gift registry option. The interface is more user-friendly and it’s a company people are already familiar with and trust.
@ErinCorrigan80: It’s pretty obvious you work for MyRegistry.com. Spam isn’t allowed on this sight. But you probably already know that. However, you should pass along the word that spaming isn’t going to make a failing company look any better. 🙂
Post # 9
I used it and it didn’t display properly for a few friends (one of whom is extremely computer savvy). Other than that, I found it quite user friendly. Barely anyone bought stuff through them. Amazon isn’t quite the same in Canada as the US, so it seemed to be a pretty logical choice. I liked the ability to list offline items.
I tried marking things as purchased off of a different computer a few times and mostly it used a pop up, not a download thing, but that could have changed since I used it.
Post # 10
Forgot to add – one thing that I really didn’t like was the inability to have multiple registeries at once. Basically, I needed the ability to make a Wedding Shower registery that was separate from the main Wedding Registry, for a variety of reasons. I had to use multiple email addresses and play with the name fields in order to make it happen.