Smarter eCommerce: Custom Gift Cards

Ready to take your business to the next level? Start by creating and selling custom gift cards.

Gift cards are a fun and simple way to generate sales, engage with new customers and create buzz around your online store. Not sure where to start? As part of Weebly 4, the gift card system is now included with the Performance Plan.

Here's a look at how you can use the new gift card feature and why it can help boost sales.

Grow Your Business with Custom Gift Cards

Gift cards are easy to create and provide immediate access for shoppers to buy from your online store. But they're more than just an entry point for customers, gift cards are a proven way to help increase sales.

Whether your store is new or you have an established clientele, gift cards can help bring new visitors to your site, help you compete with larger retailers and increase your number of repeat customers.

If you're still not convinced, here are a few more reasons to try gift cards (and how to do it).

Easy to Use and Create

Today's shoppers expect a gift card option when they buy online or in physical stores. To compete in the marketplace, gift cards are a no brainer.

All the tools you need to create gift card products are ready to use and integrated directly into the Editor from the Store > Products > Gift Cards. You can create gift card options for your business in a matter of minutes.

Tips for Custom Gift Cards

  • Pick a denomination and design for the gift card. (Tip: Offer a few options to encourage sales. Make sure the smallest denomination in your online shop is enough to provide value for the shopper and cover a significant portion of popular items.)
  • Create the product page for users to select an amount and enter information about themselves and the gift recipient, so the card can be emailed right away. (Tip: Don't forget to include space for a gift message!)
  • Customize gift card emails that go to the sender and recipient. (Tip: Remind users that they can check the gift card balance right from your online shop.)
  • Check your dashboard and watch the gift card sales roll in!

Part of a Larger Platform

Weebly 4 is now enhanced with tools designed specifically to help you grow an online business. Gift cards are just one of the new features in a platform designed to help you grow business through eCommerce and marketing.

Along with custom gift card creation, new features include real-time shipping rates, abandoned cart recovery, and an automatic tax calculator. These tools will help your site function like some of the largest retailers in the world on a platform that's easy to use and affordable.

In addition to eCommerce tools, Weebly 4 includes a complete marketing package to help you better communicate with potential customers using email, analytics and SEO features that will help you get found through Google and other search engines.

And the best part? All the tools are in one place. You don't need accounts with multiple providers to access what you need, and you don't have to learn three to five different pieces of software to manage your business. Everything is in your dashboard, and you can run your website and business anywhere with apps for iOS and Android.