We published our first WordPress plugin, WP Gift Certs, yesterday. WP Gift certs provides a way for service based businesses to sell printable gift certificates directly from their blog or WordPress based website.
Each printed Gift certificate contains a unique QR Code which allows the business to validate the gift certificates using a smart phone while in the field. The validation scan will tell you whether the certificate contains a valid number as well as the appropriate amount for that certificate number.
The back end management piece allows you to create certificates of set denominations to sell or to sell a “custom” certificate using a user supplied amount. By simply copying and pasting a WordPress Shortcode into your post or page you can quickly start selling gift certificates today! Managing the sold certificates is just as easy as selling them. Just access your WordPress admin panel and you can easily change the status of sold certificates or resend a lost certificate.