How does the Registry Work?
The bride and groom will list anything they want to do on their honeymoon/wedding on their registry,
and receive gift monies from their friends and family to fulfill what they’ve wished for. First,
they book their travel as normal through any agency or direct. The travel booking remains completely
separate from the registry. Next, they go online and create their registry gift list from the items
your property offers. It works the same as a traditional gift registry, but instead of buying pots or
pans, toasters or towels, guest purchase portions of the recipient’s dream trip. For example, rather
than buying a food processor for a wedding couple – a wedding guest can buy the couple a “sunset dinner
on the beach”. The wedding couple receives the gift monies directly and using this gift registry,
wedding couples average an additional $2,000.00 to spend on their honeymoon/wedding at your property.
Your company will receive private-label software for a registry customized for your property. For
example, to date this program has created over $380,000.00 in revenue to Couples Resorts in extra
money (over and above the original booking amounts) through upgrades and additional services that
wedding/honeymoon couples have spent at their resorts.
A one-time set up gives you a turn key registry program to create high-touch experiences for your
guests and visitors as well as our well trained representatives who will handle all registry
inquiries and customer service.
What is a private label registry site?
GiftRegistryProvider.com creates a Private Label site for your company (our technology with your
name and logo on it) with custom elements exclusive to your property. No other travel suppliers
will be seen by visitors to your website and your new registry.
Will our registry content appear anywhere else?
Yes, you will have all registry content and promotional information for lead generation on
HoneymoonWishes.com/AnniversaryWishes.com. Your registry content will also be instantly on the
honeymoon registry displayed on over 180,000 travel agent sites.
Does the private label site appear from our company’s website?
Yes, rather than have to spend time and resources programming and designing your own registry,
you receive a complete micro-site that is stylized with a seamless interface. Visitors to your
private label site can not visit any other sites from your private label link and once the registry
is closed out, it the visitor remains on your website. GiftRegistryProvider.com.com is a trusted
source with years of experience designing easy-to-use and effective registries software programs.
Using a private label exposes your property to the friends and family of each registered couple.
The announcement cards that are sent to the entire wedding guest list direct the guests to visit
your site by saying "For details on our wedding and to view our registry, please visit www.yourwebsite.com."
How do my customers use the Registry?
Having a registry to offer and being on the travel agents registry is the first step. Once a
travel guest learns about your registry, they explore your property’s amenities and begin to build
their gift list according to their likes and dislikes. They select their wish items, pre-calculated
with approximate costs; special breakfast in bed ($40.00), day spa excursion ($200) etc. The
wedding/anniversary couple promotes their new gift registry to their friends and families and
watches their gift balance grow.
How is the registry service paid for?
We charge a small service & handling fee to maintain a professional full service registry for you, your couples and their friends and family. This service & handling fee provides an ad free registry experience, wedding website and social networking tools with the highest level of security, encryption and insurance.
You may choose whether you'd like the service & handling fee to be added or deducted from each gift amount. Adding it to the transaction means that the purchaser will be charged a 9.65% service & handling fee at check-out. Deducting the service & handling fee will have the gift amount transfer at 7% less than the listed amount to you, with the gift purchaser paying a reduced service fee of 2.65%. If the fee is added to the gift, purchasers can receive a 2.65% discount if they choose to mail a check directly bringing the total service fee to 7%.
How does the money flow?
The wedding/anniversary couple receives gift amounts paid by their invited guests in cash to use
towards the purchase of their customized stay. We process the credit cards and put the monies
into an escrow account at Merrill Lynch for the wedding/anniversary couple. The couple can withdraw
that money anytime, as many times as they’d like. They receive the money either by a direct bank to
bank transfer, through PayPal, or they can have a check mailed to their home address. The gift
registry is an incentive for your guest to upgrade their room bookings, add special services and
their gift money from their friends and families.
Does the registry automatically book anything that is purchased on the site?
No, it is up to the registry recipients to book what they would like. Wedding/Anniversary couples
like the freedom book according to their own schedule.
How do I know that the money will be spent on the wedding/honeymoon?
Over the past 4 years and exit survey has been done asking the couples what percentage of “items”
they actually did on their honeymoon from the gifts that were received and the percentage is an
average of 84%. The wedding couples are the ones determining the list and are aware that their
friends and family will be asking how their honeymoon, tour, spa service, etc. that they gave them
was. We find that the wedding couples feel accountable to the friends and family giving towards
their wish list.
How do the couples know what they have gotten as gifts?
They are notified via email and receive an e-gift card when a gift is purchased. They can view
their gifts at anytime by logging into their account and we save those online to assist them in
writing their own thank you cards on return.
I have an IT staff, why shouldn’t I just build my own registry?
Besides our ever evolving technology, you receive an instant customer service center. We have four
full time representatives that are specially trained in how to handle all inquiries. Everything from
Grandmothers calling to have us read them registry lists, to credit card users who don’t know why
their cards won’t go through, Grooms that need their photos resized and posted to the wedding websites,
to Brides who want their hands held while they go through their whole registry building process.
We average a minimum of 30 phone calls per registry not to mention a non stop stream of emails.
With the GiftRegistryProvider.com’s 3 part program, you not only get a private label registry for
your site, you are on the #1 Honeymoon Registry, www.HoneymoonWishes.com and have instant contact
on our over 180,000 travel agents websites.
We specialize in what consumers are looking for both as a registrant and a purchaser. We focus
totally on the registry and are not distracted with other business - allowing us to manage your
registry lets you focus on your core business. We are the gift registry experts.