Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:57 PM
What is a gift certificate? Is it like a one-use coupon code? If so, we can use the current discount engine (cart price rules) for it, because it already has all required features.
Maybe we only need to add some simplified user interface for adding gift certificates, which will actually add new cart price rules. What do you think?
Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:11 PM
Yes, a gift certificate or voucher would be an amount that a customer could purchase to give as a gift. The recipient of the gift certificate would then be able to shop in a LS store and input the GC in the Cart or Checkout to take off that previously paid amount.
In most instances, certain pre-set amounts such as $5, $10, and $15 could work for this. I think it could work well if the seller could set the Gift Certificates up as a product and use attributes or Grouped Products to set the amounts. Then, when someone purchases a Gift Certificate, LemonStand could create a one-time code for them to use in the checkout. Something like that.
Also, being able to set up a template so that a seller could potentially make a custom design that the buyer could print out would be pretty cool. Kind of like the invoices, but perhaps it could be fully-customizable so the seller could create something really fun for the buyer to print out and give to the giftee if they wanted (like in a card or something instead of just emailing them a code).
Edited by seventhfury, 01 April 2010 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:52 PM
Customer 'one' buys a product/s and LS generates TWO one time codes that can be entered at checkout.
Those codes could be used as a 'refer a friend' for instance in marketing emails and by the original customer.
Therefore the original customer gets a small bonus (10% off say or a free product set by the store owner in this promotion) and the new customer can get the same bonus as a new customer new to the shop.
Just my 5c.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:35 PM
I'm sorry, it is very difficult to say when some feature would be ready. There are some other important tasks in our list above the gift certificates, including improving the inventory tracking and building the App Store. So, it depends how much time we will spend on other tasks. On the other hand, the task is not that complicated as opposed to the subscriptions module, so implementing it should not take much time when we are ready. We will keep up updated.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:41 PM
My client would love to add this functionality... Would really just need to generate "One Use" voucher codes.. (IE. Voucher gives say $50 off total cart cost)
Once the voucher is used, it is then marked as "Used" in the system and no longer available.
This would be an awesome feature!
Let me know if its even possible, or underway!
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