If you’re about to become a new parent, then you’re probably already planning how to get your hands on the things you need to welcome your bundle of joy. It’s hectic enough being an expecting parent, and not having the option to step out and explore the different avenues makes it harder in 2020.
Moreover, without loved ones able to visit you and help out, 2020 has made it difficult to be a new parent. But don’t worry. We’ve got a chart for you to decide which online baby registry might work best for your needs in this year. Since most of your baby shower will include online gifts – regardless of lockdown – it’s best to know which place has the best choices for your specific needs.
Amazon, Target, and Walmart are some of the largest online stores right now, with thousands of options compared to one specific high-end brand. Unlike a store that will only house its own style and patented products, these brands have a wide range and can cater to different styles and choices. They’re also some of the best places to register for a baby welcome box!
Let’s see what these baby registries have to offer and how the registries compare, shall we?
|Category||Amazon||Target||Walmart||BUY BUY BABY|
|Price Point||Low with extensive reviews.||Varied.||Budget||Varied with lots of discounts + coupons|
|App||iOS + Android (3.5/5). No separate app for baby registry.||iOS + Android (1.5/5). No separate app for babies, just for registries.||iOS + Android (3/5). No separate app for baby registry.||iOS + Android (Baby essentials + registry)|
|Variety||Wide variety.||Large variety||Great if you’re a regular shopper||Wide variety|
|Returns||90 days, with site credit (buyer will not know).||One year after due date, as long as unopened and unused.||Duplicates/Unneeded items can be returned within 90 days at stores with a Gift Receipt in exchange for credit. Some other items may eligible for returns.||60 days from the receipt date.
Separate policies for return in store and return online
|Shipping||Free 2-day for Prime members. Free for regular members on orders over $49.||Free with Target Credit Card||Free Shipping for bulk orders.||Free Standard Shipping On Orders Over $39|
|Free Welcome Kit. 10% off balance items on registry. 15% if you’re a Family Prime member. 15% completion discount on purchase up to $2000 (for Prime). 20% discount on diapers for the first year.||Free Welcome Kit, with samples and coupons ($80 value). 15% off on balance items on registry. 15% completion discount, once in-store, once online.||Free Welcome Box with samples and coupons. No discounts but competitive pricing.||Recurring discounts and deals.|
|Universal registry||Yes (with Amazon Assistant Extension)||Yes||No||Yes|
|Gift Buying Tracker||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Of course, all this information is seasonal and dependant on availability – as is the case with most online stores. So, doing your own research at the time of building your baby registry is important to know what the store is offering at that time. Based on reviews by popular buyers, it is obvious that each store has its own perks.
Some give limited samples but have a larger range of purchase – meanwhile, some have great discounts but low ranges. For instance, Walmart’s welcome box has a great variety of products, but Amazon’s welcome box is the only one that includes clothing. The presence of Amazon’s universal registry also makes it more versatile! However, it is the only one that requires paid Prime membership to qualify for all these perks.
If you want to decide your registry based on prices, you should do a price comparison of items and ultimately decide based on the items you want on your registry.