Connect Gift Up! to your Shopify store and we will enable your Gift Up! gift card codes to be used during checkout.
How to install our checkout in your Shopify website
In order to sell gift cards, you need to install our drop-in checkout on a page somewhere in your Shopify website.
Gift cards cannot be bought as products in your Shopify catalog as we need to collect some extra information like recipient email address and delivery date and Shopify does not allow us to collect this extra information.
Connect Gift Up! to your Shopify store
Head over to Integrations in the Gift Up! dashboard and locate the Shopify card. Click Settings in the card to expand it...
As we do not have a public app in Shopify, you will need to create a "Private App" in your Shopify store and share the details with us. Here's how...
1) Go to your dashboard
2) Click Apps > Manage private apps
3) Click "Create a new private app"
4) Enter the following information:
App name: Gift Up!
Emergency developer email: Your email address
Ensure we have access to:
Price rules: read and write
Orders, transactions and fulfillments: read
5) Click Save to create the app
Once done, you'll be able to see the information we need in the section called "Admin API":
You need to copy & paste the following information from the Shopify app Admin API section into the Gift Up! Shopify settings card:
- Example Url
- Shared secret
Then click "Connect" and any future gift cards that are sold will be available as coupons in your Shopify store and can be used in the cart as normal.
How Gift Up! works with Shopify
When you sell a gift card in your Gift Up! checkout we will automatically create a discount matching the gift card balance in Shopify that matches the 5 character alpha-numeric code that we create.
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.
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 Shopify (as the original discount coupon was a one time use only coupon), but when the order gets placed in Shopify, 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 Shopify, it can be used against any shipping costs on the cart. This is the only supported behaviour in Shopify e-commerce.