The holidays are here! As a business owner, this means adjusting your offerings to grab the attention of seasonal shoppers. One way to do so is by creating WooCommerce gift cards for your online shop. Not only is setting them up easy, but it can be an effective way to boost sales.
In this guide, we’ll explain the benefits of offering WooCommerce gift cards and your options for it. Then, we’ll walk you through how to create WooCommerce gift cards in six simple steps.
Let’s get started!
Why Offer WooCommerce Gift Cards for Your Online Store?
There are many benefits to offering gift cards as an online business owner. First, research shows consumers’ interest in gift cards is on the rise. They make for great purchases, especially as gifts, because they let the receiver decide which product to choose. Therefore, there’s more flexibility and variety in gift cards than other options.
Some benefits of offering WooCommerce gift cards include:
- Help in driving sales and revenue
- An opportunity to attract new customers to your site and expand brand awareness
- An ability to offer gift cards in any amount and determine when they expire (if ever)
WooCommerce doesn’t come with a default option for selling gift cards. However, the good news is that there are plugins and extensions you can use to add the functionality. In addition, you have a handful of powerful options to choose from depending on your budget and the specific features you’re looking for.
3 Great Plugins for Creating WooCommerce Gift Cards
Once you decide to sell gift cards to your WooCommerce customers, the next step is deciding how to go about it. There are a few options to choose from. Technically, there is a “workaround” method that doesn’t require any third-party plugins. This involves selling gift cards as a downloadable product, setting up a coupon code, and creating a gift certificate yourself.
However, this can be a lot of work. It also isn’t the best option if you want to offer gift cards in various amounts, as you’ll have to create a separate coupon code and a gift certificate for each one. This is why we recommend using a WooCommerce gift card plugin. Not only do you have options to choose from, but most are quick and easy to use. Let’s take a look at some of the best options, both free and premium.
1. YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards
YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards is a freemium plugin that lets you create both digital and printable gift cards. It lets customers choose any amount and even customize the design of the gift card via templates. Users can also schedule gift card deliveries and send them to multiple people, and also download a PDF version to print or generate a QR code for it.
With nearly 60,000 users and a 4.4/5 -star rating, it’s definitely an option worth considering. The free version (which isn’t as highly rated) gives you access to all the features needed to create basic WooCommerce gift cards. However,
This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on Elegant Themes Blog.