How it works ?
1. Questions about the list and the purchase of items
1.1 Is the list actually universal ? How to add items ?
Absolutely: the list is universal. It is possible to add items from online partner stores but also complete the list with items from no-partner stores thanks to a dedicated form.
3 methods are available to add items:
- Directly while surfing the partner stores thanks to our special tool so called "gift-tracker". This tool is to be installed in your browser and is completly safe and free fo ads. This method is the more efficient and pleasant one. All the partner stores are listed here: online partner stores.
- By browsing our multi-stores products catalog : This one allows to find items from a simple research using keywords. It works like an actual price comparator.
- By entering manually the data using a special form: this one allows to add a customised item with a picture and a description of your choice. It is not possible to add a direct link to an online store. To place a link to an online store, you must use one the 2 previous methods.
1.2 How can a guest buy an item ?
If the item has been inserted from an online store with the "gift-tracker" tool or with the multi-stores products catalog, a link to the online store is available, allowing to proceed to purchase ("Buy" button) directly at the indicated online store. In the case it has been inserted with the special form (customised item), the guest will have to find a retailer on its own, either by following the instructions let in description or by clicking the "Buy" button to search for a retailer with our multi-stores products catalog.
Once the item has been purchased, the guest must let it know to others participants in order to avoid to be purchased twice. A dedicated link "Mark as purchased" is available for each item.
1.3 Is there an obligation to buy online at the indicated retailers ?
No, the guests don't have any obligation to buy online at the indicated retailers. They can find by their own a similar item anywhere and then use the link "Mark as purchased" to update the list. However, using the direct links to online retailers is the more simple and convenient solution.
1.4 Do your charge fees when purchasing ?
Aboslutely no fees. The prices are ones of the retailers. The guests check out directly at the retailers and we cannot change the prices or add any fees. Our system just provides links to the online store to the right page to make the life easier for the buyer.
1.5 Who is in charge of the delivery ?
Seeing that this the guest who proceed to purchase, the guest decide the details of the delivery (shipping address to give to the online store) or to deliver in person.
1.6 How to share the list/webspace with your family and friends ?
It so easy. You just need to send the access link by email. For convenience, it is possible to send invitations directly from the site by clicking "Invite my friends". The list of the guest is saved.
1.7 Can I use announcement to share my list/webspace ?
Of course. You just need to get the direct access available at your dashboard and copy it on your announcement. Alternativeley, you can also propose your guests to go to the Easy-Wishlist website home page(http://www.easy-wishlist.fr/) and search for your webspace with your name. If your webspace is private, don't forget to provide also the access code (available at your dashboard).
1.8 How should I proceed with people who don't have access to the Internet ?
You can simply print the list and send it by mail to these people. They will have to tell you what they choose in the list in order you can update the list yourself using the "Mark as purchased" link.
1.9 Can I add an honeymoon trip to my list ?
Of course ! You can proceed by different ways. If you have an accurate idea of your trip, you can add it from our partner online travel store which will allow to get a picture easily. Afterwards, click the "transform into cash-found" link in order to allow the guests to chipin. Other way: directly create a customised cash-fund. Enfin, it is possible to split the trip into several steps and create a cash-fund for each step. Be careful not to create to many steps, it would be too much time consuming for your guests seeing everything!
2. Questions about the cash-fund feature
2.1 What is the cash-fund feature ?
A cash-fund allows people to chipin for a project or an expensive gift. Each contributor sends a cash gift until the total amount is reached.
2.2 How do the cash-funds and cash gifts work ? How to create a cash-fund ?
The cash fund feature is proposed only for convenience. You set up yourself the method you will receive the money: you can simply allow the guests to register promises of cash gifts into the list. In this case you can leave instructions the guests will have to follow (as "send a check to..."). You can also opt for a more modern solution allowing the guests to send the money online using their credit cards and just clicking the "contribute" button in the list. In this case, you (not the guest) must have a Paypal account : the money will be sent instantenously to your Paypal account and the cash-fund in the list is automatically updated. The money is then available at your Paypal account and you use it just as you want : you can transfer the money at your actual bank account for free or just use it from Paypal, knowing that most of major online stores accept the Paypal check out.
To create directly a cash fund, just go to the list, click the "Add an item" link then click the "create a cash fund" link. More convenient: add an item form an online store (using the gift-tracker or the catalog) then click the "transform into cash fund" link. The transformation into cash fund is proposed when the value of the item is above 100 $.
2.3 Is there any fee on the cash gifts ?
Easy-Wishlist doesn't charge any fees. The cash-fund feature is proposed only for convenience. If you use Paypal, Paypal can charge you with some fees (0.3$ + 2.9%) independantly from our service. The transfers from Paypal to your bank account are free (see all details on the Paypal website).
2.4 Why the minimum value to set up a cash fund is 100 $ ?
The cash-fund feature is proposed only to allow people chipin for an expensive item. Low value items can be purchased directly. Therefore, a minimal value has been settled at 100 $.
2.5 Is it possible to transform all items in the list into cash-funds ?
No it's not possible. The purpose of this site is not to propose a kind of account on which the guests can add money. The gift list feature is based on the direct purchase of the gifts by the guests (family, friends) and optionaly cash-funds to help the guests chipin for the most expensive gifts. If you would like a list based only on cash gifts, we recommend using another website but be careful you (or your guests) will have to cope with strong fees in this case !
3. Technical issues
3.1 Some pages of the site do not display correctly.
Probably you use an old browser as Internet Explorer 6. This browser may be not fully compatible with modern website developped recently as Easy-Wishlist. We recommend you update your browser (ultimate version of Internet Explorer is now 8). Alternatively, you can use other modern browsers as Firefox which works very well. Firefox is also faster than Internet Explorer.
3.2 The Google Mpap does not display correctly ?
See the answer to the question 3.1 above.
3.3 I have filled in the sign up form but it does not work !
3.4 I cannot use the forms of the site.
See the answer to the question 3.3 above.
4. Questions about the extra features
4.1 What about the extra features as Blog, photo gallery etc... ?
In adition to the List, you can customise your webspace as your own website. Your webspace will then be more attractive for your family and friends. The following extra features are available for free :
- Blog of the event : allows to write your own articles about the event. The guests can leave a comment on each article.
- Welcome message : you can customise your welcome page with a customised text and photo.
- Practical Infos : if a celebration will take place, you can leave your own practical infos to the guests, define the date, a google Map with driving directions....
- Photo gallery: allows to share photos about the event, with captions and a slideshow.