can be purchased through the system using the Gift Certificate button at
the bottom of the Main Menu or by pressing the Pay In/Out button at the
top of the screen. Click or touch the Gift Certificate button.
You are prompted to enter the Gift Certificate Customer Name by entering the last name followed by the first. Once the name is entered it will take you to the Gift Certificate detail screen.
Depending on the spa/salon preferences, the purchaser's name, address information and phone information can be entered into the system. Entering the information allows for mailings to clients that have purchased Gift Certificates.
The Gift Certificate amount can be entered. If the Gift Certificate is taxable, the checkbox for either service or retail tax rate can be check marked. Most states do NOT tax Gift Certificates. New York and California are two states that are known to tax all Gift Certificates.
Certificate number tracks in sequential order to verify all Gift Certificates
are actually sold.
Series Purchases are used for a package of six massages. Where the customer pays an initial amount for the massages and receives six at a pro-rated price. This can also be used to track tanning sessions. When the client pays their bill the system allows for the series count to be decreased.
The Gift Certificate Series Count is the total number of series that this Gift Certificate is being paid. For example, if you gave 6 massages for the price of 5 you would enter $300, assuming $60 per massage and the series count would be 6.
Certificate Minutes were designed to track tanning beds. A Gift Certificate is
sold to the customer with the amount of minutes allowed for tanning sessions. As
the customer uses those tanning minutes the system decreases the amount of
minutes available for the customer. Essentially eliminating the need to track
the minutes used for tanners. A Tanning card is only required for a signature in
The Expiration Date is automatically specified as one year
from the date sold. This can be changed to fit your individual business
under Maintenance and Company. Gift
Certificates that are printed reflect this date on the Gift Certificate, but the
system retains the Gift Certificates past the expiration date.
Unlimited minutes are used for businesses offering tanning services. A customer might purchase unlimited tanning for thirty days. The Unlimited Tanning would be valid until the Gift Certificate expiration date.
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