Is there any way to enable customers to pay via vis/mastercard gift cards

trueninja
Visitor
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Is there any way to enable customers to pay via vis/mastercard gift cards. When I test my checkout, I only see credit card option and no option for the gift card. 

 

I do not sell my own gift cards and wanted to let customer use visa/MC gift cards etc.

 

Thanks

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Moira
Shopify Staff
2040 222 320

Hey @trueninja,

 

A Mastercard gift card is like a regular debit or credit card. You can use it to make purchases anywhere where Mastercard debit cards are accepted. Shopping with a gift card is much the same as shopping with a credit card. When shopping online, enter your card number, expiry date and 3-digit CVC code. 

 

Therefore no separate gift card payment option is needed as they operate just as a normal MasterCard would. 

 

Let me know if you have any further questions! 

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Leviosa
Shopify Partner
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Shopify will not process the payment without a name.  What name for the gift card should the customer use since the generic card does not have a name on it? Customer tried his own name - no success.

Moira
Shopify Staff
2040 222 320

When ordering, buying or registering a Visa® gift card, enter the recipient’s first and last name. If the names don’t match, the Visa gift card could be declined.

 

For some companies, the process of activation also takes care of registration, which includes linking a name and address to the card. If you purchased the gift card at a store, however, it has probably been activated but not registered–meaning the issuing bank does not know to whom the card belongs. That’s not a big deal if you plan to use the card at a store, but it is an important step for using a Visa gift card online and for recovering a possible lost or stolen gift card.

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