With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to sell gifts & packages to your clients and their loved ones. Gift certificates and packages are a great way to create extra revenue around the holiday time, plus they act as a built-in referral program!
You can add the gifts & packages you want to sell under Setup > Gifts & Packages. To enable clients to buy them online with a credit card, make sure you have client payments setup. Then they’ll be able to purchase gift certificates and packages right on your Full Slate landing page, your Facebook page, and your website.
Full Slate’s standard website widget includes a section titled ‘Packages and Gift Certificates’ below your list of services. If you prefer, you can create a dedicated webpage that just displays your gifts and packages. To get the code for that widget, go to Web > Widget and choose ‘Gift certificates & packages’ from the Widget Type drop-down.
The Gifts & Packages add-on costs $5/mo, but you can try the feature for free for 30 days to see if it is a good fit for your business. Full Slate does not charge any additional fees per order, and clients will continue to be able to redeem gift certificates sold through Full Slate even if you stop selling them (and stop paying for the add-on).
Answer to many common questions about this feature are here. There’s even a video tutorial you can watch!
If you sold some gift certificates over the holidays, you’re probably wondering how to keep track of which ones have been redeemed. That’s exactly what the new Sales tab is for! You can view all your vouchers, look up redemption codes, and adjust the balance of gift certificates on the Sales tab.
All of the gift certificates sold through Full Slate are listed under Sales > Gift Certificates. You can also import redemption codes from other systems so clients can redeem gift certificates purchased elsewhere through your online scheduler.
There’s a place to enter the redemption code in the booking form, so clients can use gift certificates to pay when scheduling online. Full Slate checks the balance on the redemption code and automatically deducts the price of the service(s) scheduled.
You can manually adjust the balance on a gift certificate, too, if a client presents it in person or wants to apply it to an offline purchase. Simply go to Sales > Certificates, click on the redemption code and enter the amount. Full Slate calculates the current balance left on each voucher and shows the history of credits/debits applied.
You can look up gift certificates by code, from/to name or email on the Sales tab, and print copies or export the whole list as a download file for your records. Plus, you can issue redemption codes for individual vouchers you give out offline; let Full Slate generate a random code for you or come up with your own unique convention.
Please note that in order to add redemption codes, you must enable Gift Certificates. This add-on costs $5/mo, but you can try Gift Certificates free for 30 days. Even if you drop the add-on and stop selling gift certificates through Full Slate, you will still be able to use the Sales tab to redeem any outstanding vouchers.