One of the perks of pregnancy for many expecting moms is creating a baby registry. The fun of picking things out and imagining using them with your new baby is hard to beat. So the question becomes, where should you register? I always tell expecting moms the best place to set up their baby registry is Amazon. It’s a perfect choice and I promise you won’t regret it! Here are the top 10 reasons every mom-to-be needs an Amazon baby registry.
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The Best Reasons to Create an Amazon Baby Registry
1. Huge Selection of Items to Register For
One of the best reasons to go with Amazon for your baby registry is the huge selection of baby items to choose from. According to Amazon.com, there are over 270,000 baby items in their baby store. No big box store is going to be able to match that.
And one of my favorite things about the baby registry by Amazon when comparing it to my experience at a brick and mortar store was the ability to choose from a variety of styles and colors for each item.
If you’re looking for an activity saucer or a play arch or even a Pack N’ Play you aren’t limited to the one or two styles they keep in stock at a big box store. You can see and pick from everything that’s available.
2. The Completion Discount
Amazon offers a completion discount of 10% off for items on your baby registry (15% discount for Amazon Prime Members!). This discount is on top of their already low prices.
Chances are you won’t get everything on your baby registry as a gift. So, when all is said and done if you truly need the items on your registry this is an easy way to get EVERYTHING at a great discount.
I strongly suggest making your Amazon baby registry truly comprehensive. Include everything from bottles and diapers to high chairs and car seats. Whatever you don’t get you can then buy for less with the completion discount.
The 15% completion discount for the baby registry of Amazon Prime members is an awesome benefit.
Just think about the fact that you’ll be buying diapers from Amazon for the next 3+ years and you’ll start to see why these programs are something you might want to take advantage of long after you use the 15% baby registry completion discount.
3. The Box of Free Stuff
If you use Baby Registry by Amazon and you are an Amazon Prime member (or you sign up when you create your registry) you’ll be sent a Welcome Box with a selection of free baby products and items for moms-to-be. It’s good stuff and it gives you a chance to try a few things out.
Learn more details about the Welcome Box here.
4. Easy Returns
If you register for something that is different in person than you expected, Amazon baby registry offers free returns for up to 90 days on items from your registry.
I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. Baby related and otherwise. And I love how easy it is to return items when there is a problem. This is definitely a perk of an Amazon baby registry.
Especially when you’re a busy new mom and don’t have time or energy to run all over town returning items at the big box stores.
5. You Can Edit Your Registry From Your Phone
I once heard a mom-to-be complain about how much work it was to “maintain” her registry. I didn’t know that was a thing.
With an Amazon baby registry, when you need to make a change you can quickly edit it on your phone. No matter where you are. (And of course, a computer or tablet works too).
And it’s quick. So no worries about the struggle to maintain a registry. Just a few clicks.
So, if you’re out with friends and an experienced mom tells you about something you just have to have? Add it to your registry from your phone right then and there!
Come across a negative review for something you thought you wanted and registered for? No worries, take it off the registry in seconds.
Baby Registry by Amazon makes it easy. Seriously, don’t make your registry a burden. It’s supposed to be fun!
6. Universal Registry (You Can Add Stuff from Other Stores)
This is seriously one of the coolest things about an Amazon baby registry. Nobody wants to create 5 different baby registries and try to keep track of what they’ve received from where.
With Amazon baby registry, you can create one universal registry and include items from almost any store.
Basically, this feature allows you to save items from ANY website on to your Amazon baby registry. How cool is that?
Want something you can only get a Target? Or love the unique baby things you can find on Etsy? Add them to your universal Amazon registry to let your friends and family know!
7. Free, Fast Shipping
Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25 and of course, Prime Members get free two-day shipping on millions of items.
No matter how many last minute shoppers are on your baby shower guest list, most people will be able to get something ordered and shipped in time.
And when you use your completion discount, most items should arrive BEFORE your baby does if you time it right.
8. Anyone Can Shop at Amazon
You can feel pretty confident that the majority of your friends and family have made a purchase from Amazon.
People trust Amazon. They don’t worry they are dealing with some sketchy website where they don’t want to give them their information online.
And anyone with a computer, phone, or tablet can shop on Amazon.
Unlike a brick and mortar store which might not be available to friends and family that live across the country from you, Amazon is available for everyone.
9. Anywhere, Anytime Access
People can also shop on Amazon any time of day and from anywhere. Not only do they not have to worry about store hours or finding a nearby location for whatever big box store you might have registered at, they don’t even have to leave their house.
And even better, neither do you! Whether it’s to create, edit, or buy off your registry. You can do it anywhere, anytime as long as you have your phone or computer handy.
10. Extra Discounts & Promotions
Amazon Prime members who create a baby registry are also eligible for a rotating list of limited time offers and discounts from Amazon.
At the time this article was published, Prime members with a baby registry could receive a free parenting ebook and 15% off of Amazon photo prints.
The offers change all the time so be sure to check them out when you set up your Amazon baby registry!
Amazon baby registry is easy to use and free to create. Just hit the “Get Started” button and add your information so your friends and family can find you.
Then get started on creating your dream baby registry from Amazon.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime!