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Introduction: 

The gift card is a pleasant thing to offer in your store and allow other customers to buy this gift card and send it to their friends or family. and this is definitely will bring more traffic to your store and increase your revenue.

A recent statistic shows that over 65% of gift card holders spend an extra 38% beyond the value of the card.

To add a gift card on your store, first, you need to do is submitting a ticket here to the support team to install the gift card feature on your store.

To activate the gift card please follow the below steps:

1- Create the gift card product

  • From the admin panel go to Catalog > Products > Manage Products
  • Click on Add Product button
  • Select AW Gift card as a Product type, and click on Continue as shown below:

  • In General Information page, fill in the necessary information, you can check this article to know more about General Information fields and how to fill them
  • Click on Price from the left side menu.
  • In the Amounts field add the amount that you will offer this gift card with.
  • You can add more than one option for the Amount by clicking on Add Amount as shown below:

  • Click on Gift Card Information from the left side menu
  • Set Card Type as Virtual. 

  • After finishing all the steps of creating the product, click on Save.

Now the product will be displayed in the frontend as shown below:

gift card product1

You can see that there are extra fields in the gift card product on the front end like:

  • Sender Name: The name of the gift card sender
  • Sender Email: The email address of the gift card sender
  • Recipient Name: The name of the gift card recipient.
  • Recipient Email: The email address of the gift card recipient to make sure that the recipient will get the gift card code to use it in the store.
  • Message: If the sender wishes to write something to the recipient.

2- Edit the gift card settings (Optional) please follow the below steps:

  • Go to System > Advanced > Configurations.
  • Click on Gift Card under AHEADWORKS EXTENSIONS left side menu and here you can change the code settings and the template settings as shown below:

 

How can the gift card holder purchase from your store?

After the recipient of the gift card (card holder) get the email that contains the gift card code, he/she can navigate the store and select the products he/she wants and pay using this gift card balance, the only step he/she needs to do is to enter the gift card section on the shopping cart page as shown below :

gift card shopping cart

Outcomes

By the end of this article, you will be able to apply Gift Card feature on your store.