Gift cards continue to be the popular choice for gift giving, with those numbers increasing each year. Your business needs to be in on that action! Your customers want to buy gift cards from you. Custom gift cards are an excellent way to increase your brand awareness and an easy way to gain referrals and new customers. It’s a win-win situation for all.
You can rely on the team of CDN Print Plastic specialists to guide you through the process of having your gift cards custom printed for your business and make that process of buying gift cards online a painless one. CDN Print Plastic has been doing gift card printing since 1986, and all our cards are printed in Canada.
Whether you own a cupcake shop, a small restaurant, or an online party supply store, every business should have a gift card program—one that includes plastic gift cards. With a range of gift card programs available, there’s almost no excuse for not having at least some type of gift card to offer to your customers. The first step in operating an electronic gift card program is to have your gift card software in place. It is best to stay away from large payment processing companies, as they charge huge set-up fees, per-card swipe fees, transaction charges, etc. Most payment processors force you to purchase cards from them, thus charging you huge markups and limiting your ability to create a high-quality custom gift card design.
Gift card printing solutions are available for more than 100 POS brands, including:
CDN Print Plastic offers both thermal and DOD (drop-on-demand) bar code printing for the following barcodes: Code 39, Code 3 of 9, Codabar, UPC-A (UPC Version A), and Code 128.
Before encoding your gift or loyalty cards, CDN Print Plastic will need to know the type of barcode to use in order for your POS system to read them properly. The two most common barcode types for gift cards are 128 and 3 of 9 (39). We have worked with many of the above point-of-sale providers and can assist in ensuring a successful gift card program.