The End of the Wedding Registry Barcode Scanner?

Have you been to a department store recently and seen happy couples wandering the aisles witha bulky barcode scanner in hand? This ritual of engaged couples building their wedding registry is a common sight in the spring. But in this time of smart phones, apps and a website for every imaginable purpose (and more), it’s hardly surprising that sites such as www.MyRegistry.com are poised to give the traditional barcode scanner a run for its money.

The MyRegistry siteprovides a way for engaged couples to create a free online gift registry by simply browsing the Internet and adding gifts from any store in the world. Moreover, couples can include requests for “honeymoon fund: or “house down payment”; cash gifts (secured by Paypal). The site is easy to use. After providing some basic account information, follow simple steps to install an “Add to MyRegistry” button to your browser toolbar. Then start building your wish list by simply pressing this button whenever you see something online that you’d like to add. Not surprisingly, MyRegistry.com also offers a free downloadable version for the iPhone or Android.

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The website is equally simple for guests to use. Through the site, guests are directed to online stores to either view or purchase a requested item. At the point of purchase, guests will see a MyRegistry page appear, asking the purchaser to click “Yes” to confirm the item’s purchase and thereby mark it as purchased on the MyRegistry site.


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The site also features many popular registry items searchable by price range and brand from partnering stores such as Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Williams-Sonoma. And traditional in-store registries can be synced withthis online registry so, while you may still see couples browsing for stemware this weekend, don’t be surprised if they are scanning with a phone rather than a bulky red scanner.

As highlighted on a recent blog, the wedding invitation is not the correct forum for gift registry announcement. But if you receive a bridal shower invitation anytime soon, maybe it’ll reference MyRegistry.com and you can shop from the comfort of home.

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