How to Bulk Generate and Schedule Gift Cards in WooCommerce

How to Bulk Generate and Schedule Gift Cards in WooCommerce

Now, most people are choosing gift cards as the perfect gift option. These are easy to find and buy and most importantly they don’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Anybody can buy gift cards as most shops let customers choose a gift card of the denomination they like. Thus selling gift cards would be a great move if you wish to grow your store sales.

If you haven’t started selling gift cards in your store yet, it’s time.

This article will help you learn how you can bulk generate coupons and enable your customers to schedule gift cards in your store.

It might seem like a lot to some of you, but you don’t have to worry as you can enable this in your WooCommerce store without touching a single line of code. By adding the Smart Coupon Plugin for WooCommerce, you will be able to enable this in your store in just a few steps.

Here are the steps that will enable you to generate gift cards in bulk in your store.

Steps to Bulk Generate Gift Cards in WooCommerce

By following the below steps you can easily bulk generate gift cards in your WooCommerce store.

Step 1: Go to WooCommerce > Coupons > Bulk Generate

After installing and activating Smart Coupons for WooCommerce plugin,  go to WooCommerce > Coupons from your dashboard.

From the opening window click the Bulk Generate tab.

bulk generate tab

In the bulk generate coupon page, you can add the number of coupons (in this case gift cards) to be generated and where it should be stored.

bulk coupon configuration

As you can see in the above screenshot, I configured 10 gift cards to be generated and added to the store.

Step 2: Configure the Gift card

In the second step, you need to configure the gift card by entering the necessary coupon data.

For this, go to the Coupons section.

coupon data

In the General Data section, the discount type should be chosen as store credit from the drop-down. Store credit is alternatively known as Gift card.

Enter a coupon amount of your choice which is the gift card value. Fill in any additional details you find necessary and click the Generate Coupon button.

Now you will be redirected to the coupons page, where all the 10 coupons will be listed each with a unique coupon code.

bulk generated gift cards

How to Schedule Gift Cards in WooCommerce

Once a customer purchases a gift card from your store the plugin allows them to schedule the gift card to be sent via email on a specific date to themselves or to any other person of their choice.

For example, your store sells gift cards of custom denomination and a customer purchases a gift card worth $500.

To learn about configuring gift cards/store credits in your WooCommerce store you can visit the plugin documentation.

Gift Card worth $500

Just as any product the gift card will be added to the cart by the customer.

Smart Coupon for WooCommerce-Store Credit Purchase-Cart View

On the checkout page, along with the purchase details, the customer will be provided with two options on what they choose to do with the gift card.

Send it to themselves or gift it to a friend.

After choosing the appropriate option, the customer can enter the email address to which they wish to send the gift card, add a message(optional) and the date on which they schedule the gift card to be sent.

Gift store credit

Once they place the order, the gift card will be set to be sent on the scheduled date.

Conclusion

Giving your customers ample control over how they want to spend their money in your store can bring long term benefits to your store. Your customers will stay loyal to your store and keep coming back for more purchases. Smart Coupons for WooCommerce helps you easily create gift cards for your WooCommerce store

 

 

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