Hi There, once Shopify's gift cards are used, they're unnecessary land fill - right? How about a small card with an included envelope instead? Or anything else that's recyclable.
As a work around, can we load and redeem our own barcodes/numbers into Shopify and sell our own more eco-friendly gift cards via the online store?
Haddin here from Shopify Retail! I've got great news for you on this.
We are now offering paper gift cards on all of our Hardware Stores as a more sustainable option. They will function the same way as our plastic cards, and you can choose to add your own custom design or use one of ours! You can create and purchase your own paper gift cards on our US Hardware Store here:
It would be REALLY great if Shopify would get with the program like Square or any other retail store for that matter and just make the cards RE LOAD-ABLE! We sell a TON of gift cards, and at $150 a pop I don't like having to toss them in the trash when they are used, and I simply don't think a paper gift card looks like a legit business or professional. But it is a huge waste to have to toss them. PLEASE make them reloadable, even if they cost a bit more to purchase!