Implement a system for gift cards, where it can store the amount the gift card has, and also add credit
This thread seems to be talking about different things – so I need to get clarification if possible.
When you comment on this thread please state if you want “gift certificate support”, meaning a template to print them or something, and maybe a way to track the balance – OR -
“gift card support via Vantiv” where you have to buy magstripe cards with your design, have a Vantiv account, and deal with loading / checking balances / and the regulation that goes along with being required to allow people to cash out/etc.
We can refer to these as “basic gift certificates” or “magstripe gift cards” in the comments.
Feel free to say you want both! :)
The Vantiv “gift card support” is a fairly large project that we would need to see a lot of votes to get going.
A basic gift certificate tracking system might be simpler and then able to be built sooner. (but only if people want it)
All Seasons Power Equipment commented
Basic support would be great. If set up properly mag-stripe cards could be used as well as printed certificates. Same would work great for store credits also.
Would love basic gift card support. Proper magnetic cards would be cool, but really anything at all that we aren't making up while the customer is standing there would be a huge improvement!
A gift card/certificate that can be printed out via Repairshopr along with a unique barcode and tracked would be perfect, this way it can be created in any amount and it can be printed on multiple different mediums (cards, sheets, stickers, online, etc.).
Definitely needs gift card support. I have just added store credit to a previous winner of a my gift card raffle. But i would be nice to present them with a gift card template which is linked rather than a standard invoice.
I would also be a way customers can buy gift cards from us for Christmas and then they could use it towards buying products.
I would definitely go for Gift Certificate Support for basic gift card issuing and tracking.
Deffo up for both (but a uk version for Vantiv)
Clay Vaughan commented
I'm voting for the Gift Certificate Support.
Jay Stauffer commented
Just a simple Gift card with a barcode would be sufficient for us! But it would be VERY much appreciated!
Any kind of Gift certificate support would be really great honestly
Jay Stauffer commented
Yes, basic gift certificates would be VERY appreciated as we do a fair amount of these! It could either be from a Magstrip or barcode, but we would prefer a barcode type so the cards don't get corrupted by magnets or phones and such.
Brian Jojade commented
Gift cards is a MUST! It's a huge feature that is needed in just about ANY retail scenario! I'd like to see gift card sales and redemption tracked right within RS instead of requiring use through an external system that wants to charge a percentage in order to track the cards. Our margins are thin enough as it is.
Bryon Knight commented
I would like Gift Certificate Support, please. I want a way to give them a certificate that has a barcode and by selling them the certificate, it adds a credit to their account and the customer has a hard copy of it.
Ryan T. M. Reiffenberger commented
I'd love to see options for both, with Vantiv support being more long-term - Mag Stripe support would be nice to have in the system, especially with the Vantiv integration already being very extensive.
Chris W. commented
Gift certificate support within RepairShopr
Kareem Haikal commented
both would be nice
Kareem Haikal commented
Both would be nice
Corey Bates commented
You can just get your own custom credit card with an amount pre labeled at the top ($30,$50,$100) and then sell it like that. Once somebody comes in to use it you just "credit" it to the purchase. It's simple in my opinion. Since we don't have a way to swop a gift card
MJM Tech commented
I like to see where we can print out a gift certificate. So for sample we want to give a customer a email or print gift certificate because of their loyalty or what ever.
Then each gift certificate would need to be tracked by RS and be able to add balance as well.
Now a magstripe one from this so called company you speak of is alright but i much prefer what i am asking for above. In general if you use company like Vantiv there is a extra cost to us to use this. I much rather have in house ways to add credit to a customer account. But both not hurt for someone else.
Jeff Chaisson commented
Where do we stand with Gift Certificate Support? Whether we are using paper or our own plastic cards, there should be an integrated support for tracking amounts and issuing cards.
How is everyone else handling things currently?
magstripe gift cards PLEASE. Vantiv has a great system it seems already in place.