Provide your own design, or work with us
Full colour front; black and white back
No limit on re-loading
Same size and durable plastic as credit cards
Built for the Bookmanager software
Barcoded for quick scanning
|Quantity||Price per card||Extended price|
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Gift Card Carriers are 3 5/8" wide by 2 3/8 " tall when folded (5 1/2" by 6" tall unfolded). The gift card tucks in an envelope-style holder that stays together by a half moon die cut. The inside includes To, From, Amount and Message fields for your customer to enter their personal information.
Each time a card is loaded with a value of $10 or more, 40 cents will be charged to your account. Cards loaded with a value under $10 will be charged 20 cents. Loading fees will be billed semi-annually, on December 31st and July 31st, with an online report available to track usage and charges. There are no fees charged when a card is redeemed, only when it is loaded or refilled.
When a card is fully redeemed, you can take it back from the customer. Cards may be recycled (issued again to another customer), and we encourage you to do so to bring costs down. Customers will not be able to see any previous history on recycled cards, but you can if need be. In our experience, gift cards get 2-3 cycles of use before they become too tattered and worn to be issued again.
Depending on provincial/state laws, gift cards may not be allowed to expire. In fact, most provinces in Canada no longer allow gift cards to have an expiration. If your area allows expiry dates, and you decide to implement them, make certain your policy is displayed on the physical cards. Cards can be designed with an “expiry date” space to hand write the date upon issuing.
The physical plastic gift cards contain no information about the card’s balance or history. Rather, Bookmanager uses the unique barcoded number printed on the card to obtain the information stored on your server and mirrored on our servers. For this reason, we highly recommend that the physical gift card itself be present at the time of redemption, to reduce the chance of a stolen or counterfeit number being used. It is very difficult and unlikely that your physical gift card be reproduced exactly, with a working barcode, and a number that is activated and carries a balance.
That said, card numbers can be entered manually if the card or the scanner is damaged, or upon exceptional occasions where the physical card itself cannot be presented.
Approximately 3-4 weeks after the final signed approval of artwork is received by us. Rush production/delivery can be requested, but this still takes an average of 2 weeks from start until you receive the cards at your store.
Cost of the artwork design is between $70 and $120, and varies depending on the amount of work needed to create your design, as well as any stock photography required.
Each design is created from scratch for each individual store, allowing your card to be as unique as you like. If you have your own graphic artist and provide print-ready material, there are no design fees. Please refer to the Design Resources section below for templates and guidelines for designers.
We have no issue with stores purchasing their gift cards from a third party for use with the Bookmanager software. We do require that you contact us to obtain a file containing the sequential barcode numbers (they must adhere to Bookmanager's validation formula otherwise they will be rejected). A basic $30 fee is charged to generate this file.
We can also integrate your pre-existing gift cards for use with Bookmanager. These cards will adhere to the loading fee structure outlined above.
The prices per card outlined above are in CAD (Canadian Dollars), and include shipping and all production costs besides artwork design. For US pricing, please contact us, as those rates fluctuate with the Canadian dollar. A small shipping fee may apply to large US orders.
|Gift Cards Template Back.psd||Adobe Photoshop ready with disclaimers and trim guides||0.5 MB|
|Gift Cards Template Front.psd||Adobe Photoshop ready with trim guides||0.8 MB|
|Gift Cards Template.ai||Adobe Illustrator ready with disclaimers and trim guides||1.6 MB|
|Gift Cards Guidelines.pdf||Gift card sizing, trim, and colour setup||70 KB|
|Gift Cards Manual.pdf||Gift card use within the Bookmanager software||0.4 MB|