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Customer Success Story: How Sewing Studio Used ConnectPOS with Gift Card and Reward Points by Aheadworks

We always glad to hear how our solutions help e-commerce marketers from all over the globe successfully conduct their business. And today, we’ll bring you one great example.

Customer Success Story: How Sewing Studio Used ConnectPOS with Gift Card and Reward Points by Aheadworks

Sewing Studio, one of the largest sewing equipment sellers in the UK, looked for ways to effectively provide its services across all sales channels.

For better ecommerce performance, Sewing Studio moved its websites to Magento 2. Another challenge was finding a POS system that will work with Magento out of the box (instead of a less friendly dedicated solution). So, the choice fell on ConnectPOS.

Gift Cards Make Gifting Simple

With no doubts, gift cards became common ecommerce products, just like clothing and electronics, and are widely used by both small retailers and huge international businesses.

Gift Cards Make Gifting Simple

The reasons for this are obvious – customers like purchasing gift cards for their relatives, friends, colleagues, and other close people. The advantages of gift card products for businesses are also clear. Any gift card is able to:

  • Increase brand awareness. In order to redeem gift cards, their recipients often visit your store for the first time. And if all the aspects of the shopping experience suite them well, they can become your regular customers.
  • Get payments in advance. Gift cards generate early cash flows even before you start shipping items to end customers.
  • Generate more sales. Quite often customers with gift codes are inclined to make purchases more expensive than the nominal value of the received cards. So, this way you can encourage higher average order values in your store.

Note: Consider that 65% of shoppers spend extra 38% above the nominal amounts of their gift cards, according to giftcardgranny.com.

Going deeper, there are two basic types of gift cards – physical and virtual. The last ones are primarily used in ecommerce, but online merchants may sell both or, even better, mix the above functions and distribute gift cards applicable across all the channels. Anyway, let’s dwell on the virtual type of gift cards, as it is primarily used by online retailers.

Latest Update: Gift Card 1.2 for Magento 2

Gifting is not so easy as it may originally seem and especially in ecommerce, when you need to meet different needs of your multiple customers.

Latest Update: Gift Card 1.2 for Magento 2

That’s why we continue developing new functions and options of our Gift Card for Magento 2 extension. And, the latest Gift Card 1.2 contains the new functionality that improves both frontend shopping experience and backend configuration facilities.

Gift Card 1.2 for Magento 2

Business Value

  • Backend Promotions with Gift Cards. Using the new functionality Magento store owners are able to give gifts to their loyal and regular customers or personally greet new customers with gift cards.
  • Improved Migration and Integration. The gift code export and import options make it possible to move from Magento 1 to Magento 2 or use gift codes generated in some CRM systems or offline easily.
    Original and Recognizable Gift Codes. Custom gift codes created for different gift cards, customers or occasions make them easily recognizable for both customers and Magento admins.

Gift Card 1.1 for Magento 2 Delivers Gifts in Time

According to the feedback provided by our customers, Magento gift cards remain very popular among online shoppers and they ask for more and more options required for these products.

Gift Card 1.1 for Magento 2 Delivers Gifts in Time

Of course, we want merchants to provide only excellent shopping experience in their stores and recently updated our Gift Card extension for Magento 2 with some new and useful features.

Gift Card 1.1 for Magento 2

Additional Filter Options in the Gift Card Code Grid

We believe that Magento admins should have as much power in the backend as it is possible. The ideal situation is when they can get any information immediately and with no unnecessary additional actions.

New Gift Card Magento 2 Extension: Associate Pleasant Moments with Your Store

Gift cards are greatly beneficial sales and marketing incentives increasing revenue and attracting new customers.

New Gift Card / Certificate Magento 2 Extension

Absolutely all global brands issue gift cards, either digital or physical: Visa, Apple, American Express, Amazon, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Best Buy, iTunes, eBay, Burger King, Hyatt, Skype, Fridays, Adidas, GAP, Columbia, and so on.

Annually, digital gift card market rises by 29% and customers do not only use their values, but spend by 20% more than the initial gift card nominal, according to giftcards.com.

All these make gift cards a mandatory element of any marketing strategy, but you need to find the most advantageous and beneficial way to introduce this functionality to your customers.

The Gift Card extension is designed specifically for Magento 2 based stores and offers you all necessary functionality to tap this beneficial area.

Magento 2 Gift CardGeneral Description

The module allows you to create a new product type – Gift Card. This product is purchased by consumers and further sent to their friends via emails or physically.

Recipients get gift card codes and enter them in shopping carts. They can use gift cards fully or partially, once or several times, if the price of products they purchase is smaller than the gift card amount.

Features

Customer Experience

As far as birthdays are the most popular occasions for purchasing gift cards (according to giftcardgranny.com, 81% of customers purchase gift cards for birthdays) the module allows you to create a festive mood and greatly pleasure your customers and their friends. We all know that giving gifts is as nice as getting  them.