So you and 10 of your closest friend (or distant cousins) are all planning to go in together for that baby shower group gift… and you’re the one collecting the cash. It’s wedding and baby shower season, which means a lot of gifts to organize if you’re at that time in life. You may have a few of these in a single month, and that can make organization tricky even for the most Type A people. It can be incredibly frustrating being the one tasked with the baby shower group gift organizing, especially when you need to keep track of a dozen people’s cash, checks and various app-based payments. Simplify the process by using a Google Forms with the Payable Add-On, and you’ll be perfectly organized for the party.
Simply set up a Google Form with all the info you need to in order to order that fancy crib or playpen, activate the Payable Add-On, and in minutes, you can collect money as your friends fill out your Form and are moved through the checkout process. The Form will take them through the payment process, depositing the funds immediately into your Paypal, Square, Stripe, CashApp or other payment provider so you can hit BUY NOW.
We’ve made it even easier with our Form templates. You can get started with our free Group Baby Shower Gift template here: Just copy the Form, then adjust it with the information you need, and the amount each person owes for the gift. You can even prepare to make more personalized gifts like a photo album by letting everyone upload any special images of them and your friend directly to the Form while also paying for the Bugaboo stroller. (Just remember to install and turn on the Payable Add-On in order to start taking payments!)
And if, like many people these days, you’re the one having the baby or hosting the shower and you prefer just getting cash versus creating a registry, you can also use Payable Forms to make a registry that’s cash only. (And bonus: Unlike many wedding websites that collect cash for you, Payable only makes money if you do—and you’ll pay less than 1 percent in fees to Payable in the process.)