We knew we were getting into sticky territory with an online-based registry, but we figured there was still something for everyone. You could pay with cash or check, after all, something people of all ages and comfort levels with the internet know how to do. However, I guess you do still have to open the website somehow, and then understand what’s on there and how it works.
Though we originally thumbed our noses at using PayPal as an option on our registry, it’s really not that bad.
Explanation: PayPal is a way to make payments to people using the internet. The user experience is very similar to that of any other monetary transaction you make online. This is how it works.
The internet-savvy among us don’t bat an eyelash at things like online registries and shipping address vs. billing addresses. But the e-savvy do pause at an online registry that doesn’t actually take credit or debit cards. Therefore, we added our PayPal account to make things easier on people who prefer to go this route.
PayPal will deduct “2.9 percent plus 30 cents” from each transaction, as a little fee for the convenience. Three percent isn’t a big deal, we decided, for the benefit of broadening the options.
Do you have a honeymoon registry? How are your guests able to contribute to it?