Connect Gift Up! to your WooCommerce store and we will enable your Gift Up! gift cards to be used in your WooCommerce shopping cart as discount coupons.

How to connect Gift Up! to WooCommerce

Firstly, you'll need our WordPress plugin. It's available using the standard WordPress plugin store via your WP dashboard. 

After you've installed the plugin and our drop-in checkout on a page on your Wordpress website, you'll want to enable the WooCommerce connection so we can sync your gift cards into WooCommerce itself:

  1. Login to your website control panel (at http://{your domain name}/wp-admin/)
  2. Go to WordPress Settings > Gift Up!
  3. Click the button labelled "Activate WooCommerce integration"
  4. Grant access for Gift Up! to access your WooCommerce store data and you'll be all set!

How Gift Up! works with your WooCommerce store

When you sell a gift card in your Gift Up! checkout (which you install on your website somewhere) we will automatically create a discount coupon of the gift card balance in WooCommerce that matches the 5 character alpha-numeric code that we create. 

You can view your gift cards (as WooCommerce discount coupons) in your WooCommerce coupons section in your Wordpress dashboard:

Note on test orders: Test orders are synced to WooCommerce as well, but they have a "-TEST' suffix on them so you can differentiate them in your WooCommerce coupons area. 

Now the gift recipient (the only person who knows that code) can go to your store and place an order and use this discount code against an order in your store using the "Apply coupon code" mechanism in the shopping cart:

Orders placed for more than the gift card value

If they place an order for more than the value of the gift card, then they just need to pay the balance as normal during the checkout. 

$70 gift card, $100 order
$70 gift card balance applied as a discount
$30 balance to pay during checkout
$70 redeemed against the gift card, leaving a $0 balance

Orders placed for less than the gift card value

If they place an order for less than the value of the gift card then they will only have to pay any shipping costs.

$70 gift card, $50 order
$70 gift card balance available, but only $50 is applied as a discount
$0 to pay during checkout
$50 redeemed against the gift card, leaving $20 balance

What about the remaining balance?

In the instance above, the coupon gets deleted automatically by WooCommerce (as the original discount coupon was a one time use only coupon), but when the order gets placed in WooCommerce, we get notified and we reduce the gift card balance in Gift Up! to $20 and  immediately re-create the discount coupon with the exact same code again, but this time with a $20 balance so your customer can come along again and place another order and use their remaining balance.

What about shipping costs?

When we create the discount coupon in WooCommerce, it cannot be used against any shipping costs.

Why do I have to install your checkout as well, can I not setup a product in WooCommerce (called something like "gift card")?

I'm afraid not. The simple reason being that whilst we could look for all orders coming from WooCommerce containing that product, we would not know where to send it to, or when. 

In our checkout your customers can be very specific about who gets the gift card and crucially, when. During the WooCommerce checkout it's not possible to collect this information, plus WooCommerce asks for postal address information, which would really confuse your gift card buyers as our gift cards are sent by email.

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