It’s the new year and the first week of 2012 has just gone by quickly! Here at Thankyou, 2011 was a fun and exciting year for the team and as we move on to another promising year ahead, we did a little look back at the things that have become a big trend in our gift registry services.
Among the most remarkable things that trended in our industry last year were:
- A huge surge in baby shower and baby gift registries
- Homewares are still “trending”!
Who says you do not need another toaster? Despite what you may think, homewares still account for the majority of gift items listed on wedding registries with Thankyou! This is because there are still many new couples out there who are either buying items for their new home, or are wishing to upgrade to modern kitchenware, dinnerware and other household appliances.
- Removing guest contribution fees
Launched by thankyou late in 2011, Organisers are jumping at the chance to make their registry simple and affordable for their Guests. Many Occasion Organisers are now electing to pay the once off fee of $89 to ensure their Guests are not charged a thankyou service fee on any contributions that they make on the items they select.
- Listing “Anything, any store, anywhere” (AAA) items
Along with removing Guest contribution fees there has been a resurgence in listing AAA items. AAA items are popular on a thankyou registry since Occasion Organisers can simply pick items from any online or physical store and put them on the list. Feedback from our Occasion Organisers is that they don’t want to make their special day just about receiving gifts! Providing a list of suggestions that would come in handy is a more elegant solution, particularly in this economic climate. Guests are encouraged to source the gift at a convenient store as well as at an agreeable price.
We expect some of these trends to continue as the new year unfolds and with thankyou’s versatile services, we will continue to make your occasions even more special. Thankyou wishes to provide everyone the best when it comes to weddings, baby showers and other events and we will do so even more this year. Stay tuned for new updates at thankyouregistry.com!