Well, we all know that ecommerce season is on the way and most of the WooCommerce store owners have already started preparing their stores. Some apply marketing strategy to boost sales, and some prefer using optimized WooCommerce hosting so that they will not face performance-related issues.
It is certain there are several strategies we can consider to improve WooCommerce conversion rate and one of them is WooCommerce gift cards. We have all lived this experience: surfing online an online store, looking for a gift without knowing what to buy while time flies. Whether it’s a kid’s party, a cousin’s housewarming or a wedding anniversary, buying gifts can be stressful.
Gift cards are an easy way to appease the concerns of your customers while providing a solution that suits everyone. Their popularity, both with donors and recipients, continues to grow. Research has shown that in 2017, 39% of consumers asked for gift cards as a holiday gift and 49% of shoppers planned to give gift cards as gifts.
So let’s learn how we can set up WooCommerce gift card plugins on our ecommerce stores to attract more visitors that will eventually help boost the sales.
WooCommerce Gift Cards Plugins
Best WooCommerce Gift Card Plugins
Let’s take a look at some of the best WooCommerce gift card plugins for ecommerce stores. I have divided these plugins into two categories: premium and free.
Premium PluginsWooCommerce WooCommerce
- YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards Pro
- WooCommerce Smart Coupons
- YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards
- WooCommerce – Gift Cards by WP Ronin
YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards Pro
YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards Pro is an awesome solution that will help you manage your gift card strategy effectively. This plugin allows you to sell gift cards on your WooCommerce store. It also allows you to configure gift cards with a fixed amount which is chosen by an administrator and or a variable amount which is chosen by the user during purchase.
- Allow visitors to insert the gift card amount
- Choose a different image for each gift cards
- Sell physical gift cards
- Disable gift cards manually
- Edit the gift card details from the backend
- Allow managing stock of gift card products
WooCommerce Smart Coupons
One of the great and popular gift card, voucher, plugin is WooCommerce Smart Coupons which you can get from WooCommerce official website. By using this plugin, customers can easily buy credits for themselves or gift them to others. You can manage everything related coupons, credits, and gift certificates.
- Allow one-click coupon use
Allow share coupons URL
- Create customized coupon design
- Set credit balance and coupons automatically
- Allows coupons to pay for subscriptions
- Fully compatible with WooCommerce
YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards (Free)
The free version also comes for YITH WooCommerce gift cards. In the above section, we explained you a YITH’s premium version. This version works the same as the premium version but has limited basic features.
- Set amount to use for each gift card
- Create a fixed amount in the gift card option
- Auto-email to the gift cards recipient
- Discount codes if credit is available
WooCommerce – Gift Cards by WP Ronin (Free)
This is another WooCommerce Gift Card plugin by WP Ronin which allows you to manage and sell gift cards on your ecommerce store. The most important thing about this plugin is you can sell any product to your customers and accept payments through any of your payment gateways.
- Manage and sell gift certificates easily
- Manually create custom gift cards
- Allow customers to purchase a gift card
Setup WooCommerce Gift Cards Plugin
Now I am going to set up WooCommerce gift cards plugin on my ecommerce store. For the purpose of this article, I am using a free version of YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards plugin.
Note: I have already set up a WooCommerce store if you don’t, then follow this guide install and setup WooCommerce online store.
So first thing first, go to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to Plugins → Add New and search “YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards”.
Next, click Install Now and the Activate the plugin. After that, the plugin tab will appear in your WordPress dashboard.
Next, go to YITH Plugins → Gift Cards → General settings. Here you can see two different options.
- Enable Plugin: The first one is enabled plugin if you want to disable this plugin, you need to uncheck this box.
- Create a Gift Card: This is the second option. Here you can create your own gift cards. To do this, click on the link Create your first gift card. For further reference, please refer to the below image.
Next add the title, description and choose Gift Card option from the Product data drop-down menu.
Now here you can add the gift card amount. Let’s say $10 dollars. You can also add the multiple values.
Add further details like description, image, etc. before publishing. After doing this, you can publish your gift card.
Now you are ready to sell gift cards online easily.
Get Gift Card Code
You can get gift card code via the email address during checkout but only and exclusively after the order has been completed.
However, users can easily use their gift cards whenever they want, whether it is on the coupon codes section or cart or checkout pages.
Adding WooCommerce gift cards is not a hard job. If you want to boost your sales, then the above-mentioned plugins will help you a lot. I hope you can easily understand how you can install them. Let me know if you have any query regarding this article and feel free to ask me via the comment section below.
Saud is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform. Saud is responsible for creating buzz, spread knowledge, and educate the people about WordPress in the Community around the globe. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and learn new things on the Internet. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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