Your classes and courses make great gifts and we wanted a way for you to promote and sell gift certificates (and see a boost in sales around the holidays).

Here's the overview of what you'll do. You are going to create a new product in your Namastream site that will act as a gift certificate. Inside that product, is a PDF that the purchaser can print (or email) to their loved one. The (new) student follows the directions on the PDF to create an account with you and purchase your membership (Stripe users only) or course with the coupon code provided on the PDF/gift certificate.

Below are the detailed instructions on what to do for a fixed priced product and a membership.

Gift Certificate for a Fixed Priced Product
 Let's say you want to create a gift certificate for a Basic Asana Series (a product which is already in your shop) which costs $100, here's how you'd create a gift certificate. 

  1. Create a coupon code for 100% discount for the "Basic Asana Series". Let's call the coupon "HolidayAsana"
  2. Create a PDF, that the purchaser can give to the recipient. Make sure you include your coupon code, "HolidayAsana", and directions on how to redeem it. 
  3. Upload the gift certificate PDF to your media library.
  4. Create a new product (which will be the gift certificate) called "Gift Certificate for Basic Asana Series".Create it as a "Membership Product".Add a cover photo,Set the  price as "fixed" and enter the price as $100.00.The content in this product will only be the gift certificate PDF that you just created. Select the gift certificate PDF from the media library and add to the content of this new product.Set the product schedule as evergreen (if you want it always available for purchase) or set the start and end date if this gift certificate offer is only available for a certain time period.Publish and make visible in your shop.

Gift Certificate for a Membership Product
 NOTE: THIS ONLY WORKS WITH STRIPE (You can not use coupons for memberships if you use PayPal)
 Let's say you want to create a gift certificate for your monthly membership (a product which is already in your shop) which costs $20/month. Here's how you'd create a gift certificate.

  1. Create a coupon code for the amount of the discount. You'll have to decide the amount of the gift certificate so let's say you'll do a 3 month gift certificate.  Let's call the coupon "3MGift" In this example, you will set the duration of the coupon for 3-months. After 3-months, the student will be charged $20/month.
  2. Create a PDF, that the purchaser can give to the recipient. Make sure you include your coupon code, "3MGIFT", the product URL and a description of what your membership is about. 
  3. Upload the gift certificate PDF to your media library.
  4. Create a new product (which will be the gift certificate) called "Gift Certificate for 3-Month Membership" with the following parameters: 
  • Select "Membership" for the product type.
  • Name the product  and add a cover photo and description
  • Set the price as "FIXED: and enter the price as $60 (3 months x $20, in this example.)
  • Content in this product will be the gift certificate PDF that you just created. Select the gift certificate PDF from the media library and add to the content of this new product.
  • Set the product schedule as EVERGREEN (if you want it always available for purchase) and set it available for 1 day after purchase. (this allows someone to purchase it again the next day)
  • On the Publish tab, scroll to the bottom an toggle on Multiple Purchases. This will allow someone to purchase it multiple times.
  • Publish and make visible in your shop.

BUYING MULTIPLE GIFT CERTIFICATES
A client can only buy one gift certificate a day or they can use a different email to create a different account.

HOW THE CLIENT CAN REDEEM THE GIFT CERTIFICATE
To redeem, the recipient needs to create an account on your Namastream studio, click on the product the coupon code is for and purchase with the coupon code provided on the gift certificate PDF.

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