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Square eGift Cards

With Square eGift Cards, you can easily sell digital gift cards to customers searching for last minute gifts, or to those who live far away.

Once you set up your free eGift Cards order site, your customers will be able to send eGift Cards via email. They can be used for in-store purchases, on Square Online, or with select Square Partners like Magento.

eGift Card Pricing

With eGift Cards, you will pay a 2.9% + 30¢ fee when your customer buys an eGift Card from you through your online order page. There are no upfront set-up costs for eGift Cards, and no cost to create or maintain your eGift Card ordering site.

If you sell your eGift Cards through the Square app, you’ll pay the processing rate based on our standard card processing rates:

  • Swiped magstripe, inserted chip cards, or Contactless (NFC) Payments: 2.6% + 10¢

  • Manually keyed-in or card on file transactions: 3.5% + 15¢

Funds from the eGift Card sale are included in your next transfer, and there are no fees when a customer pays using their eGift Card.

Set Up eGift Cards

You can set up eGift Cards from your online Square Dashboard. To do so:

  1. Go to Gift Cards in your online Square Dashboard.

  2. Select eGift Cards > Configure.

  3. Toggle Sell eGift Cards in Store to enable this option in the Square app.

  4. Choose a design for your eGift Card, or upload a file. The suggested image size for custom designs is 640 x 400 pixels per inch.

From your Square app:

  1. Log in to your app and tap More > Settings.

  2. Tap Gift Cards.

  3. Toggle on Sell eGift Cards in Store.

Take a look at our Get Started With Gift Cards video tutorial for more information on how to set up eGift Cards for your business.

Edit your eGift Card Settings

You can delete a custom design from your online Square Dashboard. To do so:

  1. Go to Gift Cards in your online Square Dashboard.

  2. Select eGift Cards > Configure.

  3. Select Manage Designs.

  4. Click on the X on the left-hand corner to remove your design > Save.

To configure eGift Card amounts:

  1. Go to Settings in your Gift Cards Dashboard.

  2. Configure your eGift Card amounts.

Note: Preset amounts must be between $1 and $2,000.

Turn on bulk eGift card ordering

Some customers may need to purchase multiple gift cards at once to give away as gifts to large groups of people, like family members or employees. Customers who need to buy multiple eGift cards at a time can purchase them in bulk from your online eGift card order page.

To get started:

  1. From your Square Dashboardgo to Gift Cards > eGift cards.

  2. Select Configure and toggle on Allow bulk eGift card ordering.

  3. Enter the maximum number of eGift cards customers can purchase per order.

  4. Click Save.

How to Edit and Disable your eGift Card Order Site

  1. Go to Gift Cards in your Square Dashboard.

  2. Select eGift Cards > Configure.

  3. Click the blue site URL Manage Designs to upload your own designs and select which gift card designs are available for your customers to choose.

To disable your eGift Card Order Site, toggle Sell eGift Cards Online above your site’s URL to Off.

How to Sell your eGift Cards to your customers from your Square App:

You can sell eGift Cards from the Square app on all devices (iOS, Android, Square Register and Square Terminal). Make sure to update your app to get the latest functionality.

To sell an eGift Card in-app:

  1. From your item library, tap Gift Cards > eGift Card.

  2. Rotate your screen to face the customer> ask them to pick a design, eGift Card amount, and to enter their email address.

  3. Complete the sale.

Note: Customers will receive the eGift Card via email and they can then print or send it to a friend.

Set eGift Card Default Amounts

By default, the Square Point of Sale app will display $10, $15, $20, $25, and $50 default amounts to be loaded onto an eGift Card. If you’d like to set your own default amounts and turn off the option to load custom amounts, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Gift Cards in your Square Dashboard.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Under eGift Card Amounts enter your preferred default values > Save.

Toggle off Allow Custom Amounts to disable this option in the Square app.

eGift Card Sell

How Your Customers Order Their eGift Cards

From your eGift Card Order Site

Your customers can order from your custom eGift Card order page, where they can choose an eGift Card design, amount, delivery date, as well as add a personal message and the recipient’s information. Your customer will also enter their payment information and receive an email confirmation of their order. If you have bulk eGift card ordering turned on, your customers can easily follow these same steps for multiple gift cards.

Once you have configured eGift Cards on your account, you can share your unique eGift Card order page URL with your customers. To locate your order page, please visit the eGift Cards section in your online Square Dashboard and copy the URL that is below the Sell eGift Cards Online toggle switch.

Make sure you link to your eGift Card order page from your business website and social media pages. See more ways to promote your eGift Cards to your customers.

If your customer makes a bulk eGift card purchase, they can send all the eGift cards to one email address or one eGift card to multiple emails. If they send all the eGift cards to the same email address, the recipient will receive separate emails for each gift card to avoid bounced emails.If your customer used a promo code, it will apply to all eGift cards.


Note: The maximum bulk purchase order is 100 eGift cards per transaction. eGift cards purchased in bulk must all have the same monetary amount.

From the Square Point of Sale app

If you are setup to sell Square eGift Cards through your Square Point of Sale app, then you can load and send eGift Cards to recipients while you're in-store.

To load and send an eGift Card in the Square Point of Sale app:

  1. Create a new sale or open an existing ticket.

  2. Tap Library > Gift Cards > Sell eGift Card.

  3. Select your eGift Card design.

  4. Select a preset load amount or enter a custom amount.

  5. Enter the eGift Card recipient's email address > tap Done.

  6. Tap Return to Sale to complete the transaction.

Once the transaction is complete, the recipient will immediately be sent their eGift Card via email.

From the Give and Get Local Directory:

Customers can also order eGift Cards online through the Give and Get Local Directory. The Give and Get Local Directory is a listing of businesses who offer Square eGift Cards. It allows buyers to browse and purchase eGift Cards from local businesses in their area, including your own. If a customer decides to buy an eGift Card to your business through the Give and Get Local Directory, they will be directed to your custom eGift Card order site to complete their purchase. The Give and Get Local Directory is also featured and promoted by select partners to encourage more customers to support local businesses.

To search for your business or others that offer eGift Cards in the Give and Get Local Directory:

  1. On the Give and Get Local Directory, enter in an address or press Use current location.

  2. Apply additional filters, such as business category, if needed.

  3. Select the business you wish to order an eGift Card from and continue through the checkout process on that business’ eGift Card order site.

Note: Only businesses offering Square eGift Cards will appear in the search. Businesses that only offer physical gift cards in store will not be reflected.

The image, business name and location that represent your business in the Give and Get Local directory are the eGift Card design and business name and location that you have associated with your Square account.

To update the appearance of your business name and your location in the Give and Get Local directory, visit the Account & Settings tab from your online Square Dashboard.

To update the eGift Card image associated with your business in the Give and Get Local directory :
1. Visit the eGift Cards page from your online Square Dashboard.
2. Select Manage Designs > add design and upload your preferred image.

If your business sells eGift Cards through Square and you have been processing payments with us, you should have the option to be included in the Give and Get Local Directory by visiting the eGift Cards tab in your online Square Dashboard and toggling on Show a link to my eGift Cards in public directories. Once you toggle this on, your business should appear in the Give and Get Local Directory instantly.

If you wish to exclude your business from this directory but still want to sell eGift Cards via your personal eGift Card site, please visit the eGift Cards section in your online Square Dashboard and toggle off Show a link to my eGift Cards in public directories. Once you toggle this off, mention of your business will be removed from all directories, including those that belong to our partners, but you will still be able to promote your business and sell eGift Cards online through your personal eGift Card site using your custom URL.

If you no longer want to offer eGift Cards for sale online, please visit your online Square Dashboard and toggle off Sell eGift Cards Online.

Customers Can Reload their Gift Card and Check their Balance

Your customers can reload their eGift Card and check their eGift Card balance from the original eGift Card email by clicking on the View Your eGift Card button. The page will have information about the card balance, the ability to add funds to the gift card, transaction history, methods for redemption, and the original gifting message.

To reload their eGift Card, customers will need to confirm their eGift Card number, PIN (if applicable), and payment card information. 

Accept Your eGift Cards

You can accept eGift Cards through the Square Point of Sale app by either entering the 16 digit redemption code or charge the customer’s Gift Card on File, or by looking up the customer’s email or phone number in your Customer Directory. Your customers can also use your eGift Cards to place orders through Square Online.

Note: eGift cards are redeemable at all of your locations. All eGift card sales will be processed by the selected reporting location.

Note: eGift Cards cannot be redeemed from 3rd-party eCommerce integrations.

eGift Card Notification

Charge eGift Card with Redemption Code

  1. Add items to your cart or enter a custom amount.

  2. Tap Charge > Gift Cards.

  3. Enter the 16 digit redemption code > tap Charge to select a payment card for the transaction.

  4. Complete the payment flow.

Charge eGift Card on File

If you have linked a customer’s eGift Card to their Customer Directory profile, you’re able to quickly look it up and charge it at the point of sale and from Square Invoices.

  1. Add items to your cart or enter a custom amount.

  2. Tap Charge > Credit and Gift Cards on File.

  3. Select a customer with a gift card on file or search by email or phone number > tap Charge to select a payment card for the transaction..

  4. Complete the payment flow.

If there are insufficient funds on the gift card, you can use Split Tender to complete the sale.

Resend an eGift Card

  1. Sign in to the Gift Cards section of your online Square Dashboard.

  2. From the Overview screen, search for the eGift Card sale by entering the gift card number or selecting a timeframe from the date range selector.

  3. Select the transaction > click Resend.

  4. Enter the recipient’s email address > click Resend.

Clear eGift Card Balance

You can clear an eGift Card’s balance from both the Square app and your online Square Dashboard.

Note: Clearing an eGift Card’s balance is a permanent action that cannot be undone. Your customer will not be refunded for funds cleared from an eGift Card. Additionally, refunding an eGift card does not automatically clear the balance, so you will need to clear it manually.

From the Square App

  1. From the Checkout section, tap Gift Cards.

  2. Select Check Balance.

  3. Enter the 16-digit eGift Card number > Continue.

  4. Tap Clear Balance > select a reason > Clear.

From the online Square Dashboard

  1. Sign in to the Sales section of your online Square Dashboard > Transactions.

  2. Search for the eGift Card sale by:

    • Filtering the transaction search by item > enter eGift Card.

    • Searching the receipt number from the eGift Card’s purchase.

    • Searching using the last 4 digits of the eGift Card.

  3. Once you’ve located the transaction, select it and click the blue eGift Card number in the transaction details.

  4. Click Clear Balance.

  5. To confirm this request, enter the current eGift Card’s remaining balance.

  6. Click Clear.

Refund to an eGift Card

Note: Refunding to eGift Cards is only available on Android devices at this time.

From Point of Sale, Square Retail, or Square Appointments apps:

  1. Open the navigation menu and tap Transactions.

  2. Enter the receipt number or the credit card number in the search bar to find the transaction.

  3. Tap the transaction you want to refund and select Issue Refund.

  4. Select the items or the amount you want to refund and tap Next

  5. Under Refund To, select Gift Card > Create eGift Card.

  6. Enter the customer’s email address in the box. This will autofill if you have already added your customer’s email to their profile in your customer directory. On the customer-facing screen, your customer can edit the email address or enter in a new email, if  needed, then  tap Done

  7. Confirm the email address with your customer, then tap Done

  8. On the Refund Complete window, tap Done.

After issuing a refund to an eGift card from your point of sale, your customer will receive an email with their eGift card that they can use for store credit the next time they shop with you.

Reload an eGift Card

An eGift Card can be reloaded from the Square app.

To do so:

  1. From the Checkout section, tap Gift Cards > Check Balance.

  2. Enter the 16-digit eGift Card number > Continue.

  3. Tap Add Value > select a preset amount or enter a custom amount > Load.

  4. Tap Charge > complete transaction.

Note: Customers can also reload their eGift Cards online from the original eGift Card email they received or directly from your eGift card order site, which you can find from your Gift Card Settings in your online Square Dashboard. To reload their eGift Card online, customers will need to confirm their eGift Card number, PIN (if applicable), and payment card information. 

Link eGift Card to Customer Profile

Linking a customer’s eGift Card to their customer profile lets you quickly charge their eGift Card on File during purchases at the POS and from emailed invoices.

Note: Employees managing eGift Cards on File must have the Add and Remove Customer Cards on File point of sale permission enabled for their permission set.

Link Via Email

An eGift Card is added as a Gift Card on File on the recipient’s profile once the eGift Card is successfully delivered via their email. If a customer profile has not been previously created then the card is searchable via email.

Note: eGift Cards sold in the Square app are not automatically linked to a customer, but you can manually add an eGift Card to a customer profile.

Link Via Phone Number

A customer is able to link their eGift Card to their phone number after they have received their card in their email:

  1. Select View Your eGift Card from the eGift Card email.

  2. Enter a 10 digit phone number and > Next.

A cashier is then able to charge the eGift Card by searching their phone number when selecting the Credit and Gift Cards on File tender type during checkout.

View an eGift Card’s Transaction History

From the online Square Dashboard

  1. Sign in to the Sales section of your online Square Dashboard > Transactions.

  2. Search for the eGift Card sale by:- Filtering the transaction search by item > enter eGift Card.

    • Searching the receipt number from the eGift Card’s purchase. - Searching using the last 4 digits of the eGift Card.

  3. Once you’ve located the transaction, select it and click the blue eGift Card number in the transaction details.

  4. To view the receipts for each gift card transaction, click the receipt number under the Receipts column.

From the Square App

  1. From the Checkout section, tap Gift Cards > Check Balance.

  2. Enter the 16-digit eGift Card number > Continue.

Note: Tapping Clear Balance will clear any remaining balance on the gift card.

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