Creating gift voucher products

Updated on 20-October-2016 at 10:16 AM

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This article explains how you can sell gift vouchers as a product on your online store. Site visitors can purchase gift vouchers for themselves or others by specifying a name and email address. For details on how customers use gift vouchers on the front end of your site, see Using gift vouchers.

To create a gift voucher product, either open an existing product or create a new one in the E-Commerce > Products page. On the product details page, select the Gift Voucher option and click Save.

Now that you have created a gift voucher product, the next step is to set up your shopping cart or check out form to accept gift vouchers.

Email a gift voucher

You can create and email a gift voucher directly to customers from the admin of your site. The customer can then use the gift voucher when making purchases on your online store.

Note: A Gift Voucher becomes redeemable only if the Payment is set successfully
  1. Select E-Commerce > Gift Vouchers, and then click Add Gift Voucher.
  2. Specify the gift voucher properties, then click Save.

    For details, see tool tips next to the options.

An email is sent to the recipient of the gift voucher.

Add a gift voucher field to the shopping cart

You can display a gift voucher field on the shopping cart as below:

  1. Select Site Manager > Module Templates, and then click Online Shop Layouts.
  2. Click Shopping Cart.
  3. Place the cursor in the content editor where you want to insert the voucher field.
  4. From the Data tab of Toolbox, select the {tag_giftvoucher} tag.
  5. Click Save.

Add a gift voucher payment method to the checkout form

In order to have gift voucher available as a payment option, the gift voucher field also needs to be added to the shopping cart as described above.

The gift voucher payment option is available in the default checkout payment form. If you customized or replaced the form, you can reinsert the form to include the gift voucher payment method.

Note: Reinserting the web form removes any customization made to the form.

  1. Select Site Manager > Module Templates, and then click Online Shop Layouts.
  2. Click Registration - Buy
  3. Click the HTML tab and remove all the content, then click the Design tab. 
  4. In the Modules tab of the Toolbox found on the right of the editor, select Web Forms.
  5. Select your payment form from the list and click Insert.

    Business Catalyst inserts the form's HTML into the page.

  6. Edit the form and click Save.

Customizing the gift voucher email

When a customer purchases a gift voucher product or is sent a gift voucher direct, a system email is sent to the recipient specified. You can customize the gift voucher email that is sent:

  1. Select Site Manager > System Emails.
  2. Select Gift Voucher from the list.
  3. Make changes to the content in the editor.
    Use the tags in the Data tab of the Toolbox to insert additional content in the layout.
  4. Click Save.