New to Gift Certificates? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to the Gift Certificates feature.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Pro, Plus, Enterprise, Flex
New: Available with Growth (Subscription), Growth (Per Booking), and Managed plans only. Not available with Starter plans.
→ Learn more about our new plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Customers > Customer Booking Page or Booking Widget
What prerequisites are there?
- The Gift Certificates feature is activated within your account (Manage > Integrations).
Admin or restricted permissions to Manage Gift Certificates and Manage Gift Certificate Templates.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- This feature is available in both our classic version using items (Inventory > Items) and our newest version using products (Inventory > Products). → Learn more about products
Purchasing a gift certificateBack to top
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Once you create Gift Certificates, Customers can purchase a gift certificate themselves through your company website. The gift certificate is displayed to your Customers in just the same way as your other bookable inventory.
Providing recipient and delivery detailsBack to top
When Customers select a gift certificates for purchase, they are presented with a modal where they can provide further information about their purchase.
From here, the Customer provides the name of the recipient (To), the name of the sender (From), the Recipient Email address, and a Message.
Customers can change the theme of the gift certificate by selecting one from the drop-down menu. This is only an option if you have kept default themes (e.g. Celebration, Seasonal, or Summer) or have added multiple custom themes.
The Start Date and Expires date are displayed for reference purposes. Depending on the configuration of your gift certificates, the Expiry date may be specific, or it may Never expire!
If the Customer purchases more than one gift certificate, they can specify unique information for each gift certificate.
Specifying a custom amountBack to top
If the gift certificate is configured to support a custom amount, then an input field displays in place of the price. The acceptable range of values is displayed above the field for guidance purposes, for example, Between $5.00 to $1000.00.
Specifying a delivery dateBack to top
If you have the Allow customised delivery dates setting enabled for the gift certificate, then the Customer is also presented with the option to specify the Delivery Date. Customers select the delivery date from the calendar provided.
Completing the booking and providing paymentBack to top
After filling out gift certificate details for all gift certificates and clicking Continue, the Customer is sent to the Create Booking page, where they can complete their purchase and payment as with standard bookings.
Customers cannot pay for a gift certificate using a gift certificate
When on the Payments page, if a gift certificate is in a Customer's cart, the option to pay with a gift certificate is not visible on the page.
Receiving the gift certificate as a PDFBack to top
After the purchase is completed, the sender receives their usual purchase confirmation, and the recipient receives their gift certificate as a PDF attachment to the email.
This attachment contains a barcode that your business can scan via a third-party barcode scanner. The Customer can either print out the gift certificate or present it on their mobile device screen.