By default we generate a unique 5 character alpha-numeric code for every gift card you sell through Gift Up!
Sometimes this is not desirable (for example, some POS systems require only numbers, or perhaps you want to prefix the code generated) ... so we have 2 further options for you to choose from:
1. Change the format of the codes Gift Up! automatically generates
If you would prefer to customize the code that Gift Up! generates you can do so here: https://giftup.app/settings/gift-cards
You can specify any format you like. We have a few special characters:
* = Any letter or number
# = Any number
@ = Any letter
GV-*****would produce codes that always start with "GV-" and end with 5 random letters or numbers
###-@@@-***would produce codes that have 3 numbers, followed by a dash, followed by 3 letters, followed by another dash, followed by 3 letters or numbers
@@@@@MYCOwould produce 5 letters, followed by "MYCO"
######would produce a number only code of 6 numbers in length
You can use any character in your format, except the 3 special reserved characters (*, #, @)
2. Upload your own codes
If you have an external system that can generate codes that mean something (i.e you have a Point of Sale terminal or booking system where you can pre-create discount codes of a specific value), you can upload these codes to a specific item in Gift Up!
Then whenever we sell a gift card with that item, we will issue a code from the list of codes you've uploaded to us.