The LinkEdge Browser App includes built-in support for Gift Cards. There are four ways to interact with this:

  1. You can sell a gift card to a customer. (Or, add additional value to an existing card)
  2. You can check the balance on an existing card.
  3. You can take a gift card as payment on a sale.
  4. You can see a report with all of your outstanding Gift Card obligations.

The first three interactions start on the Sell tab by pressing F9 Gift Card. This will bring up the following dialog:

To sell a gift card:

  1. Choose Activate in the Gift Card Payment dialog,
  2. Specify a unique number,
  3. Specify a dollar amount,
  4. Press Save. This will add a Gift Card (Activated) payment item to the sale.
  5. Take the customer’s cash, check, or credit card, and record that the same way that you normally would.
  6. Once the balance on the sale is equal to zero, Finish the Sale.

To check the balance on an existing card:

  1. Specify the Gift Card number in the Gift Card Payment dialog,
  2. Hit the Tab key. This will update and enable the Balance hot-link.
  3. Click on the balance hot-link.
  4. This will bring up a new dialog displaying all Activated & Redeemed events.

To accept a gift card as payment:

  1. Specify the Gift Card number in the Gift Card Payment dialog.
  2. Specify the appropriate dollar amount.
  3. Press Save. This will add a Gift Card (Redeemed) payment item to the sale.

There are several important things to be aware of with our current implementation: