01 Gift Cards – Overview

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OscarPOS Cloud has a fully integrated Gift Card module and will keep track of the currently unused $ value of your Gift Cards.

  • DEFINE : In your Back Office APP, define the parameters of your Gift Card Product / Products.
  • SELL : Use your POS APP / Waiter APP to sell / recharge / check Gift Cards using a unique identifier.
  • REDEEM : Use your POS APP to redeem Gift Cards as a payment on the checkout screen.
  • REPORT : Use your BOM to report on Gift Card Sales & Values.

Select the links above for more detail on each function.

A brief discussion on the “physical” nature of your gift cards is due about now …

  • OscarPOS Cloud Gift Cards are “virtual” and tracked internally with a unique identifier
  • The majority if customers want something “physical” to hang onto or present to another person
  • Your physical Gift Card could be :
    • Printed plastic cards, professionally designed,  with your business logo prominently displayed.
    • Business Cards – Not as durable as plastic but at $99 for 500 who is going to argue too much 🙂
    • Beautifully designed gift certificate on quality card
  • What you use is not all that important. Uniquely identifying each Gift Card is. The unique Gift Card Number could be presented using :
    • Human readable number
    • Bar code
    • QR code
    • RFID
    • MSR

GIFT CARDS are a form of TENDER and unused Gift Cards are a liability to your business. For a bit of light reading on the security of your Gift Card when deploying a scheme, check out this Sophos article.

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About the author: Tim Atkinson