Why isn't my business showing up in your search results?
We're currently working on adding more businesses that offer gift certificates to our database. If you'd like your business to be listed on our site, let us know here!
How can I start offering online gift cards?
The first step is to check with your POS provider. Many offer their own gift card features (e.g. e-guma, Square, Toast, ShopKeep), and others integrate with specific third-party providers. If your POS provider doesn't offer gift cards or integrate with third-party providers, there are some reasonable standalone eGift Card apps like GiftUp or GiftFly. Firstvoucher offers a shop system for gift cards in Euro and Swiss Francs. If you're considering other options, make sure that your business receives the fee for the gift card as soon as the customer purchases the card (otherwise that won't help you during the crisis). Some services may also ask customers to pay an additional fee when they buy a gift card but be sure it's a small amount.
How can I encourage customers to buy gift cards?
People are looking for ways they can support their favorite businesses, so don't be afraid to let them know that gift cards will help. Reach out to your community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use your email list to get in touch with your customers. Ask them to consider buying a gift card for one month of spending to help you weather this storm and keep paying staff, so that you can continue offering great food/coffee/etc. for years to come.