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Locate: Customers > Customer Booking Page or Booking Widget
- Plan that includes Gift Certificates.
- The Gift Certificates is activated and configured within your account (Manage > Integrations).
- The Gift Certificates feature is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront, and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
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Products (Inventory > Products) is the successor feature to (Inventory > Items) and is available in our newest version of Checkfront.
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New to Gift Certificates or need to activate Gift Certificates for your account? Be sure to start with the first article in this series: Introduction to gift certificates.
In this article, we look at the Customer's experience when they purchase a gift certificate.
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 a Customer selects a gift certificate 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 a specific date or it may Never expire!
If the Customer chooses to purchase more than one gift certificate then they are able to 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 simply 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.
- 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 could be scanned by your business via a third-party barcode scanner. The Customer can either print out the gift certificate or present it on their mobile device screen.