Yes! Gift cards make the perfect gift for almost any occasion, and in addition to selling online print credit, you can also offer session gift cards through your Instaproofs account.
Setting It Up
- From the main menu click on Booking » Sell Gift Cards.
- Click on Create First Gift Card Option.
- Define a price and a value for this gift card option. Once purchased, your client will receive a gift/coupon code worth the amount that they've purchased.
- Set a Gift Card Value - This is the amount of credit that your client will receive.
- Set a Gift Card Price - This is the price that your client will pay. The price can be lower than the gift card's value, but it cannot be higher.
- Click Save.
- Create as many Gift Card Options as you wish with the prices that you want to offer.
If you wish to edit an existing Gift Card Option you can click Options next to the card and then choose Edit Gift Card Option.
You can also choose Delete Gift Card Option here if you wish to.
Once you have created your Gift Card Options you can click Customize Your Gift Card Page to make adjustments to the way this will be seen by your clients. Here you can adjust the following options:
- Page Image (optional)
The image will be displayed at the top of the page, above the title, description, etc. The image will also be displayed within the emails that are sent related to the gift card purchase.
The image should be a horizontal image, approximately 900x450px in size.
- Page Title
Displays at the top of the page, directly underneath the main image (if provided).
The description will be displayed underneath the page title. In this area you can provide a description for your gift cards and try to encourage your visitors to purchase them.
- Gift Card Options Title
Displays below the description, directly above the gift card purchase options.
- Inactive Button Text
This is the text that displays on the purchase button before a gift card option has been selected.
- Active Button Text
This is the text that displays on the purchase button after a gift card option has been selected.
- Thank You Message
This message will be displayed to your client after they have purchased a gift card. Use this area to thank them for their purchase and to let them know how to use their gift card.
- Display Link on Leads Page
When this option is enabled, a link to view your gift card options will be added to the bottom of your Leads Page.
When this option is disabled, your clients will need the gift code URL to view your gift card options.
- Once you have made all of your adjustments click Save Customizations.
Viewing Purchased Gift Cards
All gift card purchases can be viewed within the Session Gift Cards page (Booking » Sell Gift Cards).
In addition to viewing the basic gift card details, you'll also see the number of times each option has been purchased, the total value of those purchases, and the total amount that's been redeemed.
If you'd like to see some additional details related to each of the purchases, click Options » View Purchase History.
From the purchase history pop-up, click on the date to see the Order Details page for that purchase. You can also click on the Client's Name to see their information, and clicking on the amount in the Balance/Total column will allow you to view and adjust the gift card's Balance and Total.
- Card Total
The total value of the gift card. This number cannot be lower than the remaining balance.
The amount of the gift card that can still be used. This number cannot be higher than the gift card total.
- Click Update Values when ready to save.
You can also click on the code itself to copy it to your clipboard and paste it where needed.
How Will Your Clients See it?
To view the Booking Gift Card page, click the Client View link in the upper-right corner of the Session Gift Cards page (Booking » Sell Gift Cards).
You can either share that link with your clients, or they can visit your Booking Leads Page (if the View On Leads Page option is enabled) where a link to the gift cards will be displayed at the bottom of the page.
Your clients can click on the Gift Card Option of their choice and then click the purchase button at the bottom of the page. Here they will enter their Billing information and click Submit Payment to complete their purchase.
Once they've completed their purchase, a thank you page containing their Gift Card Code will be displayed. They can use this code for themselves, or they can pass it along to a friend or family member for future session purchases. Your client will also be emailed this same information, including the Gift Card Code.
If they'd like to use the gift card right away, clicking the View Available Session Types button will take them to your Client Booking Page.