Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

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Gift Card Accounts

A gift card account is automatically created for each Gift Card that is purchased. The value of the gift card can then be applied toward the purchase of a product in your store. You can also create gift card accounts from the Admin.

Gift Card Accounts
Gift Card Accounts

To create a gift card account:

1. On the Admin menu, select Customers > Gift Card Accounts.
2. In the upper-right corner, click the Add Gift Card Account button.
3. In the Information section, make sure that Active is set to “Yes.”

This field determines if the balance of the account can be redeemed before checkout, and if the balance can be transferred to the customer's store credit.

4. If applicable, set Website to the website where this gift card account can be used.
5. Enter the starting Balance of the gift card account.
6. Enter the Expiration Date for the gift card. If left blank, the gift card account will not expire.
7. In the Gift Card Account panel on the left, click Send Gift Card. Then, do the following:
Send Gift Card
Send Gift Card
a. In the Recipient Email field, enter the email address where email notification of this gift card account is sent. This field is optional, and no email is sent if blank.
b. In the Recipient Name field, enter the name of the person who will receive the gift card message.
c. Set Send Email from the Following Store View to the language store view that is associated with the gift card.
8. Do one of the following:
  • If no recipient has been added, click the Save button to save the gift card.
  • Click the Save & Send Email button to save the changes and send the gift card by email to the recipient.