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Choose a category from the drop-down menu provided. If you wish to create a new category for your gift certificates, click on the + Create New Category button.
Enter a name for the new category and click on the blue checkmark button. You will now see a green New Category label applied to the field (see image above).
The category you choose does not in any way restrict the items the gift certificate can be applied to. For example, if you assign the gift certificate item to category A, it is still redeemable for items in categories B & C etc.
For the item name, enter it in the field provided. An Item SKU will be generated automatically based on the item name you enter.
If you'd like to change this, click on the Edit link, enter the preferred SKU and click on the blue checkmark button to complete.
Provide a short description which will be visible to the customer on your booking page.
You can add styles to the text, such as bold and italic, using the editor provided.
Enter a price for the gift certificate.
This amount will then be redeemable for the customer's booking at a future date. For example, if the customer is renting a boat for $200, the gift certificate in the example above would cover half of that. The customer can then pay the remaining balance with their credit card.
Gift Certificate Valid From
When selecting the date the gift certificate is valid from, you have two choices.
You can choose either the purchase date or a specific date. If you opt for the specific date, a small calendar picker will open, enabling you to select any date in the future. The gift certificate will not be redeemable until this date is reached. This is great if you require the gift certificate to be redeemable during a certain month of the year only.
Gift Certificate Expires
Likewise, you can choose when the gift certificate expires.
Selecting Never will leave the gift certificate completely open into the future. Or, you can use the calendar date picker to select a specific expiry date. If you selected Purchase Date for the item's Valid From option in the previous step, a third option will become available for expiry. This option enables you to choose a number of days after purchase that the gift certificate will expire. [mkb-anchor]Additional Options[/mkb-anchor] Below the gift certificate dates section is a link labelled Additional options.
Clicking on the link, or the drop-down triangle will open up a couple more customization options for you.
Allow Customised Delivery Dates
Rather than basing the gift certificate validity on the date of purchase, you can instead choose to work off a delivery date.
Selecting yes for this option will turn on the delivery date feature. Now, when a customer is purchasing a gift certificate through the system, they will be able to select a delivery date for the purchase. If today is September 1st and little Jimmy's birthday is September 14th, the customer can make the purchase today but choose to have the gift certificate email delivered on the 14th.
Gift Certificate Item Visibility
You have the option to select the visibility for your gift certificate item.
Choose Everyone to make your item visible for booking on your website. If you'd like the gift certificate to be visible to your staff members only, in the backend, select Staff Only.
The sort order determines where your gift certificate item will be displayed on your list of other available items.
Entering a higher number here will move the item closer to the top of the list.