Shopkeeper Branded gift Cards App

Sell gift cards using our interactive gift card experience — but with your logo, colors, images and more

Thousands of shop owners have turned to Shopkeeper Tools for better gift cards

 

Extend your brand to your gift cards

For a one time design or integration fee, replace the cover, virtual gift card and more with your logo, colors and images.

Full service design available

Send us your logos, images and colors (or we can use your store for reference). Our professional gift card designers will create a design for you.

There are limits on what we can change, a one time design fee and standard turnaround applies.

Design & Submit your own

For a lower one time fee, you can create your own files using our requirements and submit them to us for processing. 

There are limits on what you can change, a one time integration fee and standard turnaround applies. Submitted files do not appear live immediately.

Easy to order

Customers simply select a value and enter their name, recipient’s name and a personal note.

  • All gift cards bought via online store are sent on your branded design
  • No preview or design gallery is shown in these cases since there is only one design
  • To let customers send separate notifications to recipients after purchase, you’ll need our add on app

Customer Checks out as normal

Your customer checks out and pays as normal. The app does not interfere with the normal Shopify checkout or take any transaction fees for gift cards sold.

Gift cards are created as ‘real’ gift cards — not discount codes and are only visible to the customer and recipient. Store owners cannot see complete gift card codes for security purposes.

An interactive gift card experience is created

We take care of generating an animated gift card experience using the design and personalization your customer entered. It all happens behind the scenes and is mobile and print friendly, too.

Shopify generates email notifications

The normal Shopify order confirmation and gift card creation notification are sent by Shopify to the customer. The customer can forward the gift card to the recipient.

  • let customers send or schedule a gift card notification directly to the recipient with our gift card scheduler add on

Optional Add On: Gift Card Scheduler

After checking out, let your customers click a link to send a gift card notification directly to the recipient or schedule it any time in the next year. It’s all possible with our optional add on Gift Card Scheduler app.

Discover more gift card apps

Gift Cards

Our standard gift card app that lets customers personalize digital Shopify gift cards with a variety of designs. Pricing starts at free with a pro edition for more control over the process in your store.

Easy Gift Cards

Simplify the gift card buying process by sending all on the same design that’s still personalized for each recipient. Pick one of our designs or use our design and integration services for an additional one time fee.  

Frequently asked questions
Can I create my own designs?

Yes, but you must submit the files using these exact requirements and pay a one time integration fee. Integrate fees are less expensive that design fees. Please note that you cannot upload designs and have them available instantly — nor can you change them without paying an additional integration fee.

What's the difference between design and integration?

Design fees are a one time cost that includes designing your gift card experience from logos, images, colors and other resources you provide us (or we can grab them from your site). The fee covers the time it takes us to create your design and revisions, integrate it with our app and storage the unique images.

Integration fees are also one time only and require that you have design experience. You must submit files exactly as outlined here and we integrate them for you, but do not many any design changes. Integration fees are less expensive and include the time it takes us to configure your integration and host the unique image files.

Can't I just upload my own files somewhere?

While you will be provided with an upload link where you can submit files, please note these do not go live immediately and our standard turnaround time still applies.

Does this app add the ability to sell gift cards?

No. Our app uses the built in Shopify gift card functionality, which may or may not be available on your plan, so it does not add the ability to sell gift cards if you have an ineligible plan. Instead, our app adds the ability to let your customers customize and personalize digital gift cards.

Does this app let me generate bulk gift card codes?

No. We do not offer this functionality.

If I generate a 'free' gift card from my Shopify admin, can I personalize it?

No. Shopify offers the ability for store owners to create digital gift cards manually in the Shopify admin at no cost. This is commonly done for refunds, store credits or promotions. While you can still issue these gift cards and the customer will receive a notification of the email, you cannot personalize these — all of these cards are sent on a default design. 

One possible workaround for this it to manually personalize and purchase a gift card for your customer on an as needed basis as if you were a customer. You could create a discount code (we suggest using a hard to guess one) that takes 100% off the gift card product and use your email as the purchaser. Once you receive the notification, you can send it to your customer or copy and paste the link into a new email.

How does this app work with Shopify POS?

Yes and no. You can, however, still sell physical gift cards via the Shopify POS that will work both in person and on your online store, if applicable and enabled. Gift cards sold via the POS will not have a personalized digital version.

That said, gift cards sold on the POS will work on your links Shopify online store (assuming it’s set up correctly). Likewise, digital gift cards sold on your online store will also work on Shopify POS if it’s set up correctly.

Can I sell printed gift cards with this app?

If you sell online only, you cannot use our app to sell printed gift cards that you print and ship to customers. If a customer buys a digital gift card via your online store that is customized with our app. One of the reasons this feature is not availble is because you, as a store owner, cannot see the entire gift card code due to Shopify restrictions.

There is however, a print friendly version if the customer choses to print the digital view. This is designed so that person who purchases the gift card could print it out and mail it, hand deliver or put it in a greeting card or letter to the recipient if he or she chooses. 

Does this app let customers send gift cards directly to recipients?

No, but our optional Gift Card Scheduler app does. It’s important to note that, due to privacy and security issues, we do not collect the recipient’s email address until after the order is complete, so there is no field for recipient email address before purchasing the gift card. Read full details.

Can I change my designs later?

Yes, but there is an additional fee. If you need to update or redesign your branded designs at any time in the future, another design or integration fee will apply. You cannot change out designs by yourself.

Is there a limit on how many gift cards I can sell?

We include up to 500 gift cards per month on the branded plan. If you exceed this, we won’t stop you from selling more gift cards. If you exceed this by a bit a few months here and there we generally won’t charge you extra, but if you are reguarly exceeding this limit, we may charge a small extra fee.

Can I translate this app?

Yes. Our Branded and Easy gift card apps can both be translated (but not our free or Pro versions), subject to some limitations.

Parts of a Shopkeeper Tools Gift Card
'Outside'
1: Cover

480 pixels wide by 686 pixels high (cover.png). This "greeting card" style image with the red background and white ribbon in this example can be completely customized. All text in this area must be embedded in an image file. There is also typically a shadow around the card to help it stand out, but we can remove this or change it to a solid border. We can use any fonts you'd like on the "cover." We have access to Adobe Fonts and Google Fonts, but if you need one not included in any of these collections, you can send us the file and we'll use it design your card.

2: Tab
By default we include this "tab" to give users a visual hint on where to click, but we can remove it if you don't want it. We can also make limited customizations to it, such as making it a different color or size.
3: 'Open' Text
The "Open" text's font can be changed. We can also remove the animation or remove it entirely.
4: Background

1200 pixels wide by 800 pixels high (bg.png). The background, which is shown as a solid gray here, can be completely customized. Because it is used in a variety of screen sizes, we recommend using patterns, solid colors or images without a focal point because any part of it could be cropped. Because of this, we do not recommend any text (unless it's purely decorative). If we're doing your design, we'll take care of designing an image with these considerations unless you request otherwise.

'Inside'
5: Background
This is the same background as on the previous image. It cannot be different when the card is opened. We also cannot change the animation used when the card opens.
6: Text
We can change the font the personal information uses. However, we advise using Google Fonts. We can also integrate with Adobe Fonts (TypeKit) but support for other webfont services varies. Read more here.
7: Store Name or Logo
This can be your store name or logo.
8: Card

400 pixels wide by 239 pixels high (card.png). This "card" image can include any text or imagery you'd like (including non-webfonts). We typically keep the main design elements in approximately the top two thirds to avoid having the value hide anything important. We can remove the rounded corners on the card or value and change the value font to any webfont.

9: Code and Links
This text can be displayed in any webfont. We can also hide elements if you don't want them, though we typically recommend showing the gift card code and the terms and conditions, privacy and print links.
Elements not shown
  • Thumbnail: 480 pixels wide by 684 pixels high and typically the same image as the cover, but can be different to help customers tell the difference between the theme of the card if it's too had to see at a small size.
  • Preview: 136 pixels wide by 194 pixels high and similar to thumbnail.
  • Print Background: 243 pixels wide by 153 pixels high and the image used if user prints using the wallet size. We recommend including this with all designs because anyone can print the gift card view and this image is needed. A good option is your logo.