Selling (“activating”) a Gift Card

Selling a gift card is very similar to selling any other item:

• Make sure you have a gift card available to give to the customer.

• Locate the “Gift Card Activation”, “Activate Gift Card” or similar button on the point of sale:

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• On the process card screen, swipe the gift card, or enter the 16-digit card number on the upper left corner on the back of the card.

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• Enter the dollar amount that the customer wishes to put on the card in the Amount box (in the example below the amount is $50)

• Press the Activate Card button on the point of sale. The card is now activated and ready for the customer.

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• The gift card is viewable in the receipt window as it is a item that is being sold.