How to Set Up Gift Cards on Shopify

gift cards on shopify

It’s free to make Shopify gift cards for use in your online store. Doing so can draw in more customers who want to use the cards. Plus, customers appreciate receiving gift cards as rewards for being loyal to your brand, so there are plenty of benefits to using them.

It used to only be available on the Advanced Shopify plan, but it has since been made available to all plans.

You can set up gift cards on Shopify by opening the Shopify dashboard, then going to “Products” > “Gift Cards”. You can easily set up and send gift cards from that menu, even if you’ve never done so. 

However, you’ll want to know more about getting gift cards set up in your online store. It’s a straightforward process, so let’s get started!

Feel free to check out our Shopify ultimate guide if you want to learn more.

1. Open the Gift Card menu

The first step to setting up gift cards for your Shopify account is accessing your account as an admin. To do this, you’ll need to visit the admin page. 

Once there, you’ll see different sections on the left side of your screen. Follow these instructions to open the gift card menu. 

  1. The third section on the left should say “Products”. Click on it.
  2. Select “Gift cards” on the left.
product menu

2. Create a Gift Card product

gift cards

Method 1 – Creating a gift card product

You can create a gift car product by pressing the “Add gift card product” button. This will take you to a page like this where you can enter more information:

create gift card product in shopify

Method 2 – Issuing a gift card to a customer

Making gift cards to send to customers is fun and simple. Plus, Shopify makes it straightforward to customize the gift card you want to send.

  1. Select the “Issue gift card” button.
  2. Choose the amount you want the card to hold.

You don’t have to send out all the cards yourself; it’s something many store owners save for special occasions. Instead, you can set up a place for customers to buy gift cards. 

issue gift card to customer shopify

3. Make sure you add your gift card to Collections

If you have created a gift card, you will want to make sure that you add them to your collections. You can do this by:

  1. Go to “Products
  2. Go to “Collections
products then collections
  1. Then choose the collection that is showing in your store
  2. Add the gift card to the collection

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Final Thoughts

If you follow this quick Shopify guide, you’ll have no trouble creating gift cards for your online store. Your customers are sure to appreciate it!

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Jason Clarke

Building Shopify stores for 8 years. Built 2 Shopify apps. Crazy about marketing and SEO.

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