Having reliable and advanced gift cards in place presents significant revenue potential for you as a store owner. For one thing, gift cards are cost-effective and time-saving; hence, you won’t have to worry much about the risk margin when you put them up.
But, of course, starting a gift card program online is no easy feat. This is why we are thrilled to introduce our latest addition to our collection of highly-efficient WooCommerce plugins, Advanced Gift Cards!
This article will discuss how our newest plugin can help you upscale your business. We also came up with a comprehensive guide on launching WooCommerce gift cards, so let’s get right into it!
Quick Statistics About Gift Cards
Due to their versatility and practicality, the popularity of gift cards has spread to every part of the globe. Here are some figures to help you grasp the advantages:
- The global gift card market amounted to $619.25 billion in 2019, and will continually grow to $1,922.87 billion by 2027.
- Between 2021 and 2025, e-gift card sales are expected to expand at more than twice the rate of overall gift card sales. With traditional gift card acceptance predicted to expand by only 9% over the same period, digital gift cards will soon be the market’s fastest-growing category and a substantial source of revenue for businesses.
- 59 percent of people who use gift cards as a form of payment wind up spending more on a purchase than the value of their gift card.
What Are Advanced Gift Cards?
Advanced Gift Cards is a premium plugin that simplifies setting up a comprehensive gift card program. Unlike any other plugin, we designed this plugin to be a simple-to-use yet more extensive solution for both owners and customers!
Apart from being extremely efficient, Advanced Gift Cards also provide a range of design and personalization features. This allows your customers to add a personal touch to their gifts.
Plus, because this plugin can be fully-automated, you can sit back and watch your sales skyrocket once you’ve pushed all of the green buttons!
How Does Advanced Gift Cards Work?
First, it requires you to install and activate this free Advanced Coupons For WooCommerce plugin because it works hand-in-hand with Advanced Coupons’ store credit feature.
Store Credit allows you to manage your store’s balances. Customers or account holders can also maintain their balances through this, making it an excellent tool for redeeming gift cards.
Once you’ve got everything set up, Advanced Gift Cards will now let your customers buy gift cards and send them to a friend or send the code to themselves by having the system generate a unique redeemable gift card code.
The system then sends an email to the recipient with a picture of the gift card + details, allowing them to redeem it. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Getting Started Guide for a more in-depth tutorial and overview of the product.
Added Security For Advanced Gift Cards
Gift cards are vulnerable to exploitation. In fact, gift card scams cost Americans about $245 million in 2018. This is why we’ve given special attention to the Advanced Gift Cards’ enhanced security feature.
Using shop credit to redeem gift cards is a great way to add security to the transaction. Please note that we do not accept store credit for purchasing additional gift cards.
Our gift cards also have different legal expiration limitations depending on the legislation in each nation. By default, all gift cards in the system expire five years after purchase; however, store credit has no restriction.
How To Create Advanced Gift Cards
Now that you’re familiar with all the basics, let’s jump right into it!
Once you install this plugin, you will see the “Advanced Gift Card” product type in the options.
Select “Advanced Gift Card” as the product type and the fields will be shown in the general tab in its own options group such as:
- Advanced Gift Card Value – you can choose the amount of store credit that will be added to the customer’s account once they redeemed the gift card.
- Giftable – you can set gift cards as either giftable or not. When the “Giftable” option is selected, the customer can enter the details of the recipient.
Advanced Gift Card Design
The virtual gift card will be placed at the top of the email content that will be sent to the buyer after purchase.
You will get the following built-in gift card designs by default:
- Gift card
- Happy Birthday!
- Thank You!
You will also have the option to set a custom gift design by uploading or selecting an image from the media library.
Advanced Gift Card Email Preview
After setting the value of the gift card, you can see a preview of what the gift card will look like.
There’s definitely something to love for everyone when it comes to gift cards. Whether it’s because of the convenience, affordability, profitability, efficiency, or functionality, gift cards propose advantages that can ultimately help grow a business.
Because of this, it is high time for store owners like you to have a reliable tool that you can depend on when hosting a gift card program. Take into consideration: Advanced Gift Cards!
This is a premium plugin that, along with the Advanced Coupons Free plugin, delivers a complete set of solutions for selling gift cards in WooCommerce.
This article discussed how Advanced Coupons could help you upscale your business. We also came up with a comprehensive guide on launching Advanced Gift Cards. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment below or send us a message!