When you buy a new product, you’re prompted to register it with the company either online or by mail. Some buyers ignore this prompt and throw away the product registration instructions with the packaging. But did you know that by registering your product you could get a lot more out of it? Here are 5 reasons registering your products can help you.
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One of the benefits of registering your product is receiving discounts on future products. Many companies will send offers to buyers who have registered a product with them. When you’re looking to buy future products from the same company, you’ll be able to take advantage of these savings.
Set up the Warranty
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Many products that include a warranty ask that you register your product before the warranty is activated. By taking a minute to register the product, you can activate this warranty and keep the product protected for the duration of the warranty. Even if you bought an extended warranty from the store, this initial warranty from the company can save you a lot of money if you need to fix or replace the product.
Learn about Product Recalls
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If you register your products, you will be notified immediately if there has been a recall on them. This will save you time and money. In some cases, such as with children’s toys, it can also save lives. The moment a product is recalled, the company notifies buyers who registered the product about the recall, and provides information on how to replace the defected item with a safe one.
Show Proof of Ownership
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If your product is stolen or destroyed in a fire, registering it can provide proof of ownership to your insurance company. This will make it easier to process your claim and get a replacement or refund for the product. Even if you lose the receipt, the company will have a record of your purchase thanks to the registration, and be able to provide it to you for insurance purposes.
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If you’re having problems with you product that you need assistance with, registering it can save you time. The company will already have your information in their system, and be able to help you quicker. The operator will ask for basic information to look you up, and then have all of the pertinent information she needs to help you with your technical issue.
By registering your major products, such as appliances, laptops, and other electronics, you’ll be saving yourself time and money. Take a few moments to fill out the registration card, or go online and fill out the registration form to make sure you receive all of the benefits registering your product can offer you.