Having a baby registry allows you to keep your baby gear shopping list in one place, lets your friends and family know exactly what you want – right down to the make and model – and can help you save on the huge expense of everything you need. But where to register is a tricky question. Many people in the U.S. have an Amazon account, so creating an Amazon Baby registry may seem like a natural choice. With Amazon, you have access to just about every brand and product you like in one convenient place.
How to use Amazon Baby Registry
You create a list of your favorite products and then either buy discounted items or send them to your friends. When choosing gifts, they will know exactly what you need and what you want for your baby. By the way, there is even an opportunity to buy and pay for goods in a pool, if the goods are very expensive for one person.
How to Create an Amazon Baby Registry
When you get to the Amazon Baby Registry home page , click the “Create new Baby Registry” button. You will be prompted for your name, address, expected due date, and shipping address. This is all you need to do to create a basic registry. If you want to personalize your registry, there is a section for more information. You can specify your child’s gender, tell Amazon if it’s your first child, and write a nice message to family and friends who will check your registry. Amazon includes a helpful sample note in which expectant parents can tell givers the color of the nursery or, for example, that they prefer compact items because their apartment is smaller. Once you have your registry ready, it’s time to add products.
You can add items not only from Amazon’s own listings, but also from other marketplaces. To do this, you only need to install an extension for your browser Amazon Assistant.
Benefits of the Amazon Baby Registry
Completion discount: When you sign up for Amazon, you get what’s called a “completion discount. This gives you a 10% – 15% discount for Prime members – on one-time purchases of products from your registry. You’ll get an email 60 days before the deadline, and you’ll have up to 60 days after the deadline to take advantage of it. That means you can save expensive items like a baby crib, car seat and stroller until about eight weeks before the deadline or even make a large order after your baby is born. Amazon allows you to apply the discount to two orders totaling up to $2,000, which means net savings of up to $300.
- Free shipping and a completion discount that will save you over $300.
- You can add items from any website.
- Almost everyone has an Amazon account, which makes shopping easier.
- You need to sign up for a Prime membership to get maximum benefits.
- Getting eligible for the welcome box is confusing, and it can be a worthwhile investment if you’re not a Prime member.