The Magento Gift Card/Certificate extension allows your visitors to buy gift certificates with any values for further purchases on your website. Customers can spend gift cards themselves or present them to friends with 'Merry Christmas', 'Happy Birthday' or any other greeting messages.
The module adds a new 'Gift Card' product type in Magento backend, which you should choose while creating a new product. Specify native Magento products options, and gift card options: fixed or open amount value, card type (virtual, physical, or combined), and its duration.
On the product page a visitor provides the following information: card amount, sender/recipient name & email, and greeting message to recipient if necessary. The sender name and email fields are filled in with data automatically for a logged in user.
After a gift certificate is bought, a unique gift code is sent to a recipient via email or/and post-office (it depends on the type of the gift card). The code appears in the admin area as well. Store owners can view the history of code usage and update its value and expiration date anytime from the backend. Moreover, the Magento Gift Card/Certificate module allows administrators to create gift card codes manually for specific needs without new product creation.
The status of any gift code and available amount can be checked in recipient’s account as well as at the shopping cart using a special block added by the Magento Gift Card/Certificate module. Buyers can use several certificates per one purchase.
- New gift card product type
The module allows you to create 'gift card' product type and sell gift certificates online. Both guests and registered customers can get certificates and use the bought amount themselves or present to anyone to make purchases in your store.
- Different gift cards values
You can create cards with open and fixed values. If fixed values are specified for the product, a customer will be able to buy the certificate for any predefined price selected in the dropdown. If a gift card has open value, visitors can define their own value. The administrator can set a limit on the available range of values.
- Send gift card code via email or post-office
Gift card codes can be sent to a recipient by email or post-office. It depends on the type of the gift card product:
The message left by the buyer of the gift card will be displayed in the email as well.
- Let customers checkout with the card
A gift card recipient can insert a code in a separate block added to the shopping cart. Several certificates can be applied together during one checkout and if the certificate value exceeds grand total, the rest of amount is stored for further usage.
- Control gift card duration
You can specify the number of days each certificate is valid and can be used at your store to motivate recipients spend it as quickly as possible.
- Check gift card balance and status at the shopping cart and in My Account area
Clients can track the status of their gift card code and the available amount in a separate Gift Card tab in My Account area and at the shopping cart.
- Create gift card codes from the backend
The module allows you to create gift card codes manually in the backend area without adding a new product. You should specify the value of the card, expiration date, and website the card should be applied to.
- View code using statistics
After the gift card code is generated, you can view all the statistics connected with it. The history of code using includes the date of code creating, purposes, and amount of using.
- Add gift card to any customer from the backend
You can create orders with gift cards for existing customers from the backend. Just enter email and name of sender/recipient, code value, and the gift card will be sent to required customer.
- Manage the look of the code
With the Gift Card/Certificate extension you can configure the following code parameters:
- format (alphanumeric, numeric, or alphabetical)
- separator and quantity of characters inserted after
- Update code balance manually
You can easily increase or decrease the amount of gift code. Just enter the required value while editing the code and the gift certificate will become available again.
- Configure when to generate gift card code
With the help of the module, you can generate gift card code directly after order item is invoiced or ordered.
- Gift cards amount can be refunded
If a customer refunds an order, you can decide what to return first – gift card or any other amount. It is applied only to products that have been bought using gift certificates together with cash.
- AJAX Cart Pro integration
Let customers add gift cards/certificates to cart without waiting for page refreshing.
- Multistore support