Choosing the store(s)

There is a variety of factors that can contribute to the decision of selecting a store for a registry.  Nowadays most registries are available for family and friends to see online.  I would suggest a looking at the products in the different stores to see which one has more items you like.  It is ok to register in more than one store, some people might like having different stores to choose from, but it is still a good idea to see what is out there and where they sell the type of items you would like to purchase. 

There are a few other factors you should keep in mind as well:

  • Return Policy:
    • Is gift receipt required? (this can be a real issue when people purchase more than one of the same item, or you realize you don't want something you had added to your list, or many other situations that can arise..) 
    • How many days do you have for returning the item? (Returning items to a store with a newborn can be a tricky situation)

  • Are there any perks to the program? (Some places give you special coupons or discounts for items that you don't receive from your list)

  • How accessible is it to your friends and family?   If it is only available online, what are the shipping charges?  Some people would rather buy the items in person than have to pay the shipping charges.

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