REQUEST: Eco-friendly gift cards

Shopify Partner
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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?

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey @cmscss!


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:


Customizable Paper Gift Cards - Shopify Hardware Store 


Take care!


Haddin | Retail Technical Merchant Support @ Shopify 
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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! 

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You can reuse them by creating a new code and attaching a label with a printout of the new code over the pre-printed one.

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Hi Haddin, what do the paper gift cards actually look like? There aren't any visuals in the hardware store, so I can't tell if they are rigid or what kind of quality they are.

New Member
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Pinging again for examples or details of the paper stock.