Gift Card API to communicate between Shopify and 3rd party redemption website

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Hello, I have a very unique situation.

We have a gift card redemption website (Node.js server) that presently communicates with a gift card processor to do balance checks and update card balances. Presently, all our gift cards are being sold by outside distributors. We want to use Shopify to sell the gift cards ourselves and then communicate through API to our redemption web site to redeem the gift cards. This means our website and Shopify will need to exchange information to update balances and check balances. Is this possible?????

Thanks

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Hey Gman,

We do have a Gift Card API, but currently it's restricted to the Shopify Plus plan level.

 

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Hi @Gman789 ,

 

As @Shayne mentioned first of all you need Shopify Plus account to operate with Gift Cards. Even if you want to use third party gift cards, that can only go through Shopify gift cards. Your external logic can only help to do the pre-auth requests, cancellation requests or redemption requests but to apply the gift card on the order, it has to be created in Shopify only. 

These posts can help you to give more insights about the implementation.


https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-APIs-SDKs/Redeeming-3rd-Party-Physical-Gift-Cards/m-p/220262...

https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-APIs-SDKs/Redeeming-3rd-Party-Physical-Gift-Cards/m-p/220268...

https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-APIs-SDKs/Redeeming-3rd-Party-Physical-Gift-Cards/m-p/220282...

Thanks,
Kalyan

 

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Hi Shayne,

Is it at all possible to get access to (even if paid) the just Gift Card API outside of Plus (which is much too robust for us)? We are on a  "Shopify" plan and it's perfect, the only thing we need to complete our setup and launch our new site is access to the Gift Card API.  

Thank you,

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