Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is SendUsPacking?
- How much does SendUsPacking cost?
- PayPal fees
- How to upgrade my PayPal account
- How does SendUsPacking work?
- How do I get my money?
- How do I know my money is safe?
- How will people know that I’ve setup my honeymoon gift list?
- Is SendUsPacking a holiday agent/tour operator?
- Is SendUsPacking bonded (i.e. Atol member)?
- What happens if our holiday is postponed or cancelled?
- For those guests that need assistance
- How long will my list stay open for?
- What happens if all of my items have been contributed to, but I still have guests wishing to make a contribution?
- Gift list poems to help with asking!
What is SendUsPacking?
SendUsPacking is an online gift list service that enables friends and family to contribute financially to your honeymoon or other big holiday events. SendUsPacking is a great alternative to a traditional wedding gift list or registry and is ideal for couples who find they don’t need any more household items as wedding gifts!
We also provide helpful information to give you great ideas for planning your perfect trip through our trusted partner tour operators.
How much does SendUsPacking cost?
SendUsPacking will cost you just £59.99 . There is no commission on your contributions and no ongoing fees. Your guests contribute to your PayPal account which you must setup before using our service. We recommend that you upgrade to the PayPal Premium account as this allows you to accept credit and debit cards.
If you buy your holiday through one of our partners then it is likely that they will set up a SendUsPacking list for you for free - be sure to ask them. See more information on our partners please go to our SendUsPacking Partner Page.
SendUsPacking no longer charges any commission on the contributions you receive – that’s zero commission, 0% with no ongoing charges or fees of any kind. However, PayPal may apply fees for using their secure payment services, this is usually about 3.4% + 20p (check the PayPal website for all the latest information). The benefits of using PayPal is that it is secure for both you and your contributors which means you have peace of mind that the funds are always safe.
How to upgrade my PayPal account
Please click here to read our guide to upgrading your PayPal account
How does SendUsPacking work?
Using SendUsPacking is very straightforward:
Step 1 – Set up your gift list online
You build your own holiday itinerary and then put items from it into your gift list, for example “Flights to New York", “Scuba diving lesson” or “Romantic dinner for two on the beach”.
Step 2 – Tell your friends
SendUsPacking has a powerful email system built in to it which allows you to contact all of your friends worldwide to let them know how to contribute to your holiday. For those people that are not on the web, you can print out details which can then be posted to them.
Step 3 – Receive the money
Once you have told your friends all about your online gift list via SendUsPacking they can then start contributing to it via your PayPal account.
You can see all of the contributions made and any messages left for you inside your SendUsPacking account. We’ll even email you when a contribution has been made so you can say thank you that little bit quicker!
How do I get my money?
Simply log in to your PayPal account and withdraw or transfer your funds directly from PayPal into your bank account.
How do I know my money is safe?
Your money goes straight into your PayPal account, it doesn’t come to SendUsPacking. PayPal is a secure online payment method, which allows you to pay or get paid quickly and easily without sharing any of your financial information. For more information please see the PayPal website.
How will people know that I’ve setup my honeymoon gift list?
SendUsPacking has a powerful email system built in to it which allows you to contact all of your friends and tell them how to contribute to your holiday. For those people that are not on the web, you can print out details which can then be posted to them. For example if you are using SendUsPacking to design your honeymoon then you can insert the details into your wedding invitation cards.
Is SendUsPacking a holiday agent/tour operator?
No, we don’t sell holidays. What we do is make it easy and fun for you to set up and manage your online honeymoon gift list and make it simple for your guests to contribute towards your trip of a lifetime.
Although you can build your own holiday, why not try one of our travel partners first who specialise in offering special event holidays or get some ideas from our free Honeymoon Butler service? Then sit back and watch those contributions mount up from your friends and family.
Is SendUsPacking bonded (i.e. Atol member)?
As SendUsPacking don’t sell holidays, we do not need to be bonded. However all of our partners through which you can buy holidays are bonded and hold a high reputation within the travel industry (that’s why we partner with them).
What happens if our holiday is postponed or cancelled?
If your holiday is postponed then you can ‘Pause’ your list on SendUsPacking.com and resume it later. If your holiday is cancelled then unfortunately we cannot refund the cost of your list.
For those guests that need assistance
SendUsPacking has a highly trained customer service team who are always happy to guide guests through the contribution process. Please get in touch.
How long will my list stay open for?
SendUsPacking allows your guests to make contributions towards your honeymoon gift list up to 3 months after your event date. This helps a lot, as from our experience the majority of wedding guests don't contribute until a few days before or even on the wedding day.
What happens if all of my items have been contributed to, but I still have guests wishing to make a contribution?
With a SendUsPacking honeymoon gift list you and your guests don't have to worry because there is no limit to how many items you can add to your list, and you can come back and add extra items at any time. Also your guests can ‘over-contribute’ towards any item (for example: it doesn't matter if a guest wants to contribute £150 to an item that costs £100).
Some poems to put your mind at ease.
We really like these poems which have been used by some of our couples. They neatly sum up the thoughts behind using a honeymoon gift list:
We know it's not tradition
It's not the way it's done
But instead of a wedding list
We'd like a bit of sun
We've lived together quite a while
And all the bills are paid
We've got our plates, our pots and pans,
Our plans have all been made
We would appreciate your help though,
To send us on our way
A contribution to our honeymoon
In a land quite far away
But most importantly, we request,
You come to our wedding as our guest
To share with us our special day
And have some fun along the way
The important thing for us
Is that you share our special day
Coming to our wedding
Would help us on our way
But you've asked us if we'd like some gifts
And to be honest we've got it all
The kitchen's full of useful stuff
And now we're filling up the hall
But what we'd really like
And it would be a lot of fun
Is a week or two relaxing
And soaking up some sun
So if you'd really like to help us
Then we know a place that's cracking
Just have a look at our honeymoon list
And really Send Us Packing
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.