Physical Gift Cards - Ship from online shop

Physical Gift Cards - Ship from online shop

thefourthplace
Explorer
53 0 49

I just made an order for physical gift cards from Shopify, and I am finding the documentation and user interface less than transparent.

 

My next question: How do I sell a preloaded physical gift card from the shop, as a shipped/physical product? I have added a gift card product, and it doesn't seem to have the "physical product" option.

 

(This seems like a common use case of physical cards, so I'm surprised I can't find a simple way to do this.)

Please no responses suggesting paid or third-party apps. If a fairly technical user can't do this out of the box, the gift card functionality isn't a minimum viable product let alone competitive.

Ian Struckhoff
The Fourth Place
https://thefourthplaceforgeeks.com
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RetroShirtsMan
Excursionist
22 1 8

Have you found a solution for this? I am looking for a similar functionality.

Absolutelee123
Shopify Partner
15 1 89

I'm looking for this answer too

favabean
Tourist
7 0 0

Hello, I have the same question. Did anyone figure this out?

Absolutelee123
Shopify Partner
15 1 89

So I talked to Shopify about this, and there is no functionality for shipping gift cards.  The gift card product is digital only, and cannot be shipped.  The way I got around this was to create a physical product for the gift card, with the value options as variants.  I also created a shipping profile for just this item so that I can offer lower shipping for a regular envelope because everything else in our store ships in packages by weight.  The only problem is that you can't have a custom value box, like you can on the digital card.  

 

https://juilliardstore.com/products/physical-gift-card

 

When someone purchases this item, I then manually create a gift card, changing the code in Shopify to the code that is on the back of the gift card.  It is more tedious than it should be, but it works.

favabean
Tourist
7 0 0

Thanks for sharing! It is very helpful to hear your experience.