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Magento Gift Card / Certificate 2.0: Gift Value is Beyond the Price Tag

Gifts are among the best pleasures in life, and to our delight it works both for presenters and recipients. And, if you want to keep that pleasant feeling and make no mistakes, the smartest choice is to present a gift card.

Gift Card / Certificate

The gift card functionality  is absolutely indispensable for Magento stores, and today we announce the Magento Gift Card / Certificate 2.0 extension release.

The Gift Cart / Certificate Magento extensionMagento Gift Card / Certificate 2.0 Features

Gift Card / Certificate 2.0 for Magento 1 enables customers to create and purchase personal virtual, physical or combined gift cards. On the product page customers are able to specify gift card amounts, add personal messages to emails, or select their preferable design.

Gift cards are a new type of Magento products with specific attributes necessary to maintain the required functionality. Magento admins manage and fully control the gift card options depending on their sales policy and buying audience. Also, they have an opportunity to track and control the number and value of purchased and used gift cards.

Backend Functionality

Gift Card Products
Everything starts on the backend and we advise you to begin with new gift card products. For the purpose, follow the Catalog -> Gift Card by aheadWorks -> Gift Card Products path and press the Add Gift Card Product button. The New Product area contains the dedicated Gift Card Information section created by the extension to add necessary attributes to gift card products.

Gift Card / Certificate 1.1: Better Gift Cards – More Happy Customers

We continue to update and add new value to our Magento 1 products, and it’s the Gift Card / Certificate extension turn today.

Gift Card / Certificate 1.1

The gift card functionality is currently much in demand, and we want our customers to get into this holiday season equipped with the latest and most efficient technology. We recently announced the release of the Gift Card extension for Magento 2, and now, just a few days later, we report the next version of the solution tailored for the Magento 1.x branch.

Gift Card / Certificate 1.1 New Features

Email Delivery Date

From now on the Gift Card / Certificate module enables customers to specify a delivery date for their purchased gift cards. It is especially useful when a gift card is being purchased long before the festive occasion. According to the functionality logic, the card will be sent to your friend on the specified date, and for virtual gift cards the expiration term will start to run from the email delivery.

Notifications about Gift Cards Created in Backend

Starting from the latest version of the extension you are able to create gift cards from the backend and send corresponding email notifications containing gift card codes to recipients. The dedicated section contains several mandatory and optional fields, including recipient’s name and email, email delivery date and message.

New Gift Card Section

New Gift Card Section

Option to Re-Send the Notification with a Gift Card Code

In those cases when the initial notification containing a gift card code is lost on the way and doesn’t reach the recipient, you are able to resend such codes manually. To this end, you need to opt the required gift cards in the Manage Gift Card table and run the Send Now mass action selected from the Actions dropdown menu.

Prepare your Magento Store for Valentine’s Day and Make the Most of this Event

Valentine’s Day is one of the major events on the retail shopping calendar and one of the largest spending holidays following winter shopping season. According to Statistic Brain, the average annual Valentine’s Day spending is $13.19 billion.

To attract the attention of your customers and make the most of this holiday, you have to start preparing your Magento store right now.

Consider the following ideas for your To Do List, which, by the way, show great results for our own store too.

Big promotion on homepage

Make sure visitors know you have something they will be interested in right from the home page. Prominently displayed Image Sliders on your site is a sure-fire way to boost sales and attract holiday shoppers. Configure the animation, speed, and effects of banners rotation and let this Magento module do the whole job for you.

Image Slider

Image Slider

Grab your visitors’ attention with a limited time offer

You may also want to consider putting in a countdown promotion showing how much time longer the sale/promo is going to last. The visitor will see an eye-catching timer on Home page or any product pages with a small description and call to action text, e.g.: ‘Hurry up, this knock out offer only available for 24 hours’. Countdown has proved to be a great ready-made solution that will do this for you.

Countdown on aheadWorks home page

Countdown on aheadWorks home page