Shopify App : Gift Card Factory

Import/update gift cards. Unused gift card balance reminders

About Gift Card Factory

Import gift cards from a CSV : Gift cards get automatically emailed to customers, instantly.

Update gift cards : Update your existing gift cards. Set new balance, send to customers, disable in bulk and more.

Send balance reminders : Easily send reminders about unused gift card balance to your customers. Increase your revenue from returning customers.


Shopify gift cards are very powerful, however traditionally there are only two ways to issue a gift card...

  • Customer purchases via the checkout
  • Manually issue via Shopify back end

...until now!

There is no way to bulk generate gift cards. Until now, you could only import gift cards via the Shopify API on Shopify Plus plans. Or you had to create discount codes, which have lots of limitations (see below).

But Gift Card Factory lets you:

  • Import gift cards from a CSV file - Gift cards get automatically emailed to customers
  • Automatically generate a list of gift card codes - Distribute them yourself vie mail or print
  • Send scheduled reminders about available gift card balance (NEW FEATURE)
  • Update gift cards (disable, set expiry date, assign customer, update balance)
  • Automatically reward customers with a gift card if order amount is higher than given threshold

Example use cases:

  • Run promotions where you give customers real store credit
  • Import gift cards from another platform
  • Offer store credit instead of refunds
  • Reward loyal customers
  • Provide credit to influencers, sponsored athletes and brand advocates

As easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • Install Gift Card Factory and select your plan
  • Import a CSV file with three columns: customer name, email address, gift card value
  • Gift card gets automatically emailed to customers

Why is it better than just issuing discount codes?

Discount codes are powerful too, however have limitations such as:

  • Can’t store credit, so a customer can only use them on one transaction
  • Customers can only use one discount code per order
  • Credit can’t be added back onto discount codes

Advanced features:

  • Set custom prefix for your gift cards to track promotions
  • Populate a list of gift cards that you can print or distribute via other channels
  • Set expiry dates for cards (a good idea for when you are giving away store credit)
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Launch date
August 06, 2021
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Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

Speed tested: no impact to your online store

About the Author

Matej Kontros

Matej Kontros is an E-Commerce expert and app developer with over a decade of professional experience in IT.

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