Gift certificates may be purchased just like any other product. Now the Gift Certificate may be purchased at checkout.
Here is some info from our cart’s manual about how to configure the Gift Certificate for your recipient:
A customer who purchases a gift certificate configures it using the ‘Gift certificates‘ section of the Customer interface: specifies the name of the person who is sending the certificate and the name of the certificate recipient, creates a message for the recipient, chooses an amount of money for which the certificate must be issued, specifies, whether the certificate should be delivered by email or by regular (postal) mail, and provides the recipient’s address (according to the selected delivery option).
As soon as the task of configuring the gift certificate is finished, the customer adds the certificate to the shopping cart and orders it as if it were a regular product.
After the order with the gift certificate gets processed, the certificate is activated and sent to the recipient specified by the certificate purchaser.
The recipient then uses the code specified in the gift certificate to redeem the gift certificate – that is to say, to pay for any order in our store by the gift certificate (fully – if the amount on the gift certificate equals or exceeds the total amount of the order, or partially – if the amount on the gift certificate is smaller than the total amount of the order).
To redeem a gift certificate, a person simply needs to select ‘Gift Certificate‘ as a method of payment on checkout: