Creating a Gift Certificate Product
Log in to your 3dcart Online Store Manager and, using the left hand navigation menu:
- Go to Products ->Product List
- Then, look towards the top right of the screen adn click on the "+Add New" button
- In the Pricing section of the product's Information Tab, specify the price that the gift certificate will be available for.
- Lastly, look to the right of the Pricing area and mark the "Gift Certificate" option box.
Finish customizing your product with categories, descriptions, keywords, images and any other parameters you'd like to specify.
Be sure to click "Save" on your product before leaving the Information Tab!
By marking the item as a Gift Certificate, the item will automatically add a block to the product's listing page which will allow the shopper to include an email address, name and message to whoever they'd like to send the certificate to.
Alternate Gift Certificate Pricing
As mentioned above, the value of the Gift Certificate is based upon the product's price information. Normally this would mean creating a gift certificate for each dollar
amount that you'd like to have available. However, as an alternative, you can leave the Gift Certificate's price information as 0, and then create Options with Values to denote different denominations. To do this, follow the next steps.
- Go to the Product's Options Tab
- Add a new drop down or radio option and label it as needed.
- Make the option a required selection
- For the option sets, add your incremental value amounts as shown below
Your gift certificate will now be available for purchase with any of the allowed denominations.
Purchasing a Gift Certificate
When a shopper purchases a gift certificate, they will be presented with a a form in which they can enter a To. From:,and aPersonal Message. When the order is placed, an email is sent to their recipient along with the Gift Certificate Code that will be used to redeem the certificate cost.
Redeeming a Gift Certificate
For situations where the Gift Certificate covers the entire order, be sure that your store has a "No Payment Necessary" offline payment set up. Click here for more details.
Managing Gift Certificates