Tuesday, May 31, 2011

E-commerce and Registries Etiquette

Selecting, purchasing, and sending gifts electronically can be a wonderful convenience, but you must do some thinking first.
Before placing the order, decide whether to have the gift sent to you, which will allow you to wrap and personalize it, or directly to the recipient. If you choose the latter, here are some things to consider:
  • Find a reputable, reliable e-tailer, one you’ve used previously or that has been recommended by friends.
  • Have the item gift-wrapped. Most e-tailers provide this service.
  • Send a card or note telling the recipient that something is on it way.
  • If you are the recipient, call or e-mail right away to say thank you and to let the person know the gift has arrived. You must then follow up with a thank-you note.

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