How to create a “virtual” gift card

For each gift card type you want to sell, you’ll need to create a new “gift card” product type. Add a new product and choose “gift card” type.

The price of the gift card can either be a fixed amount or have variable amounts (including manual amount option).

To create a virtual gift card, you will have to select the checkbox “Virtual“.

How to create a virtual gift card

Fixed amount

For a fixed amount you decide the amount of the gift card. During the purchase, the customer will only see this price, there are no other options.

fixed amount

Variable amount

In case of a variable amount, the customer has the possibility to choose among pre-set amounts or manually insert the amount of the gift card.

Allow manual amount

To make this possible, you must enable the “Manual amount mode” in the product settings page and enable “Allow manual amount option on every kind of gift card” field in the general settings dashboard.

manual amount settings

In the general settings page, you can also decide the minimal manual amount. For example 10, this means the customer needs to add at least an amount greater than or equal to 10.

Gitf card amount

By selecting default, the manual amount option will or will not be displayed, depending on the general plugin settings. If you did not enable “Allow manual amount option on every kind of gift card”, the manual amount will not be shown as an option.