OpenCart gives you the ability to sell gift vouchers for merchandise on your website. By default the website visitors can purchase gift vouchers on your site by clicking on the link on the “extras” section of the footer. The customer will then be prompted to fill out the information for the gift voucher. By default the customer can purchase any amount for a gift voucher from $1 to $1000. This is then applied to a code, which would be entered into the shopping cart by the customer at the time of purchase. A gift voucher code is not attached to a specific account when it is created. This is different than a store credit, since store credits are applied to a specific user's account. 

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Gift vouchers are sent via email in the form of a code to be used during the checkout process. It’s important to understand that discounts are not offered on gift vouchers. Also, the gift voucher code will not be sent until the order status is updated to “complete”. This ensures that the gift voucher is paid for prior to sending the email.

Please read our article on manually creating Gift Vouchers, if you find you need to create a gift voucher manually through the OpenCart Dashboard.

If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center website.

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2013-06-02 5:16 pm
Hi I created a code for a voucher and emailed myself to test, but cant see an option to enter code in the checkout stage. Any Ideas?
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2013-06-03 10:27 am
Hello elsmore1,

When you click on the Shopping Cart link you should see a list of items that are currently in your cart. Just under that should be What would you like to do next?. Under that are three radio buttons:

  • Use Coupon Code

  • Use Gift Voucher

  • Estimate Shipping & Taxes


Clicking on the Use Gift Voucher should bring up an area for you to enter the voucher code. After entering it and clicking on the Apply Voucher button, you then should click on the Checkout button to continue normally.

This was tested in a vanilla OpenCart installation. Please let us know if you have any other
2013-06-03 4:20 pm
Hi,
I just get a list of items in shopping cart and "Sub total" "Total" and then a button for checkout.
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2014-09-17 6:15 am

I have two stores which offer gift vouchers, how do i set this up so that the gift voucher is generated to the correct store

Staff
9,525 Points
2014-09-17 8:44 am
Hello Nicole,

Thank you for your question. The voucher is purchased from the website, and they must complete the purchase before they receive the voucher.

So the voucher is generated by the OpenCart website they complete the purchase on.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
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2014-10-22 8:06 pm

Hi, I have just created an ecommerce website

www.ecoshower.com.au

I have tried to use the gift vouchers, but when it comes to Payment Method, there is none.

It says 

"Warning: No Payment options are available"

How can I fix this, as the payment method works for paying for products.

thankyou for your help, much appreciated.

Marlene 

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2014-10-22 8:22 pm
Hello Marlene,

Sorry to hear you're having problems with gift vouchers. Gift vouchers are able to be used as payment when customers checkout. They would use a code. Gift vouchers would need to be enabled in order to be used. Gift vouchers are under the Sales menu in OpenCart (v1.5x). You can also find payment options under the EXTENSIONS menu. If you have no payments enabled, then your customers will have no way to pay.

If you're using a different version of OpenCart, or you're having a problem not related to this ecommerce program, you will need to be more specific about the issue in order for us to help. Please provide further information on the problem if you require further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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