(Closed) Registries and Shipping Costs

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m not sure if this would be tacky, but if you’re planning on having a website w/ registry information, then what about putting up codes for free shipping, etc.?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
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  • 11 years ago

i feel the exact same way~!  as a guest, i’d rather have my money spent towards the gift, not the shipping.  i was going to research the same stuff but i guess places don’t offer local pick-up :/  i was hoping they would since my fiance literally lives around the corner from a crate and barrel..

codes for free shipping wouldn’t be a bad idea..but don’t most of those codes usually involve like a minimum cost? (like $150 purchase and get free shipping)..that might end up looking tacky then.   

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yeah, most places have a minimum to qualify for free shipping, that’s why I’m not sure if people will find it tacky or not.  But if I saw it on somebody’s website, I would appreciate them trying to help.  If I meet the minimum, great!  If not, oh well . . .  Of course, people always have the option of buying at the store and bringing it with them instead of shipping the gift.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think Amazon is a good option.  I registered there, and it is pretty easy to sort out the "non Amazon shippers" after you search "Fiesta Dishes" for example.  On the left side, there is a section titled "category", then click "home and garden".  A new page will load, and then on the left a few sections down you will see "seller", then ta-da – Amazon.com.  This will list everything that qualifies for free super saving shipping on all orders over $25.  fantastico.  I am registered there, but it is still early so can’t review it yay or nay yet.  It is very easy to maintain, though.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Linensandthings has options where you can select in-store pick up.   I’m not sure how it works witht he registry, but you can ask.      I registered at Bed, bath and beyond,  and was concerned about the same thing.  But it looks like their shipping rates were only $10-15.  It’s based on amount not weight and they offer free gift wrapping.   So I thought it wasn’t too bad.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

To me, this is one of those things where people do this…if someone is that hell bent on avoiding a shipping charge, they’ll go to a store where they can shop in person.

But I really don’t think it’s necessary for you to worry like this about it. If people are very conscious of how much they’re spending, I suppose they’d choose a gift that’s $10 less than what they’ve budgeted…but I think it’s fine. As much as you might be someone who avoids these charges, most people just accept them as a part of the reality of online shopping…like a small charge for the convenience.

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