If you would like to create a gift card code to write on a physical gift voucher, here's how you can do that.
If you are selling physical gift vouchers/cards on your website, and in store, then this guide will show you how to generate a new gift card code to be used online and in-store.
Locating Gift Cards
Using the menu on the left hand side of your screen, select 'Products'
Under the section heading 'Products', you'll be able to then select 'Gift Cards'
If you have never used gift cards before, you will then be shown this screen:
However, if you have had a gift card set up for you, you will see this screen:
Generating a new gift card code
You can select 'issue gift card' at the top right hand corner
Shopify will now automatically generate you a new gift card and code
Changing your gift card code
If you would like to change your gift card code to something simpler, you can do so using this text box
You can also change the price
Expiration Dates, Customers, Notes
If you would like to set an expiration date, you can do so by selecting 'set expiration date' and then selecting the date. This is often not neccessary though.
You can also assign the gift card to a customer or to a new customer using the 'search customers' box - this gift card will then be emailed to them. However, if you are generating your gift card code for gift vouchers to send in the post, then it is not necessary to email this to them.
If you would like to add notes to this gift card, you can also do so under the notes section.
Once you have generated your code, you can then write it down on your gift voucher - hand it to them in store, or send it to them in the post.
Make sure you have pressed save - and you will then be shown the saved version of the gift card and part of its code.
Using the back arrow, you can navigate back to the main page of your gift cards.
Searching for gift card codes
If you need to find a specific gift card, then you can do so using the search bar.
Disabling a gift card
If a customer would like to redeem their gift card in store - it is essential to either disable it on Shopify if they have used their entire balance, or disable it and generate a new code for their remaining balance.
To do this, first locate the card and click on it
Now select 'disable card'
Please note, if a customer has purchased a product using their card online - you do not need to touch their card, their balance will automatically update, and when they have used their entire balance the card will automatically disable.
You will then be shown a pop-up, confirming you want to disable the gift card.
Once it has been disabled, it will read 'disabled' at the top of the page - it is best to always make sure it has worked.
You can now navigate back to the gift card main page to generate a new gift card, or continue with another task.