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)
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.
Tristan Blommer commented
+1 for basic gift certificates. Being able to print and track them would be super helpful!
Steve Baldacchino commented
Gift certificate support would be great. Need to be able to print the certificate and ensure it is only redeemed once.
gift card support via Vantiv!!!
During the holiday we almost pulled the trigger on Vantiv gift cards because they were a great deal. But because it didn't integrate with RepairShopr, we held off on it.
Vantiv gift cards are great, there system seams to be already setup. You would just need to connect to it. I'm not sure how hard that would be, but I would be the first beta tester!
We need to be able to sale and redeem barcoded gift cards.
We often use these to issue store credit or give a ways in the community.
Hope this gets picked as your next project.
Eric Brocious commented
When will the gift certificate feature be setup?? We here at EMB Computing are new to the RepairShopr family and I just assumed that this would be a feature built into this CRM system but I don't see it anywhere. We would definitely love to see this feature so that we could print something out for our customers to give away.
Zac Janes commented
Gift certificate support for sure.
Jason Suminski commented
Agreed, gift certificate would be great. I have a customer out front wanting to buy one and we are all thinking......wait....we cant? can we?
Chad Pilster commented
Gift certificates. Something like the warranty certificates would be perfect! Then the ability to track who purchased them, their expiration and balance left.
Louis Brennan commented
Bais gift certificates.
With Christmas coming around the corner. It would be able to print a gift card/voucher. Something on a receipt would be fine.
A barcoded card encoded at re-determined amounts could be scanned upon checkout and applied to a sale. This would serve our needs.
Brian Moegling commented
We have been discussing gift certificates at our shop, and we would love to see a system within repairshopr to create and support them. I am not referring to magnetic strip cards, just a simple printable certificate. It would be wonderful to have this available for the upcoming holiday season.
gift certificate support or gift card support via Vantiv would be great
Printable gift certificate support would be wonderful!
Austen B commented
I think the basic gift certificates would be a great start and maybe add the magstripe gift cards further down the line. It might also be neat to be able to track these basic gift certificates through Apple Wallet or Google Wallet.
For me it's more of an issue surrounding store credit. Since that is basically what a gift card is it would be better for me to have a solution that helps manage store credit. I have not been able to think through a solution but I think the "gift card" issue at this time could be an overhaul of the store credit feature. That could include printing off store credit barcodes that could be affixed to a sheet of paper/plastic.
Wes Kauffman commented
Definitely Mag Stripe Cards
Ted harvey commented
I would like to see magstripe gift cards through vantiv. I think that would be great around the holidays for custom PC builds and peripherals. It could help drive a lot of business.