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Are gift cards reloadable?

A common concern is the long-term usability of our custom gift cards. The short answer is, “yes, they are reloadable.” Cards with barcodes or magnetic strips are linked to an account. When used with a compatible POS system, they can be used over and over like currency. Contact one of our team members to learn more and find if your system is compatible.

Are your gift cards compatible with Aldelo point of sale (POS) systems?

Gift cards from Plastic Resource will absolutely work with your Aldelo point-of-sale system. They are made to order. We add a unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code to function with Aldelo workstations.

We’re ready to answer your questions regarding our gift cards for any POS system, including Aldelo. We deliver the finest gift cards and loyalty cards with 20 years of expert staff experience to help with all inquiries.

Are your gift cards compatible with Future point of sale (POS) systems?

Gift cards from Plastic Resource are guaranteed to be compatible with Future point-of-sale systems. They are made to order with a unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code designed to function with Future workstations.

Please contact us with your questions regarding our gift cards for any POS system, including Future. We’ve been designing and printing restaurant gift cards for over 20 years and our expert staff is ready to help with all inquiries.

Are your gift cards compatible with Heartland Digital Dining point of sale (POS) systems?

Plastic Resource gift cards are compatible with Heartland Digital Dining point-of-sale systems. The unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code on the back will be encoded for your Heartland Digital Dining workstations.

Please contact us with your questions regarding our gift cards for any POS system, including Heartland Digital Dining. We create quality restaurant gift cards with over 20 years of design and support experience. Our staff would love to impress you with our products and know how.

Are your gift cards compatible with Heartland PC America point of sale (POS) systems?

Plastic Resource makes the finest gift cards for your Heartland PC America point-of-sale system. A unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code will ensure they function with your specific system.

Please contact us with your questions regarding our gift cards, loyalty cards or member cards for any POS system, including Heartland PC America. We’ve been printing the finest gift cards and loyalty cards for over 20 years and our expert staff is ready to help with all inquiries.

Are your gift cards compatible with MICROS Systems' point of sale (POS)?

Gift cards from Plastic Resource are compatible with MICROS Systems POS, owned by Oracle. They are made to order with a unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code designed to function with MICROS workstations.

Please contact us with your questions regarding our gift cards for any POS system, loyalty system or membership system including MICROS. We’ve been creating the finest gift cards and loyalty cards for over 20 years and our expert staff are ready to help with all inquiries.

Are your gift cards compatible with Toast point of sale (POS) Systems?

Plastic Resource produces gift cards and restaurant gift card compatible with Toast point-of-sale systems. They are made to order with a unique barcode, magnetic strip or numerical code designed to function with Toast workstations.

Please contact us with your questions regarding our gift cards for any POS system, including Toast. We’ve been supplying restaurants and food vendors with attention-grabbing gift cards for over 20 years and our expert staff is ready to get you started.

Can I add my business’ contact information to the back of the card?

Yes. We recommend you include your contact information and disclaimer text. If you have questions, contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide standard disclaimer text examples.

Can I offer gift cards without a point-of-sale (POS) system?

Absolutely! One common approach is to sell one-time use cards with a face value printed on the face of the card ($5, $10, $25). An example of this are coupon cards. We also have a number of clients that keep track of balance in a spreadsheet, or come up with other creative solutions to avoid the complexities setting up a new POS system.

Can magstripes be added to cards, key tags, and combo cards?

Yes. Plastic Resource can add magstripes to cards, key tags, and combo cards depending on the nature of the encoding/numbering required on the key tags and combo cards. Contact us at sales@plasticresource.com or 833-290-5684 for additional information.

Can you attach my gift cards to the carrier?

Yes. We have two custom carrier templates available specifically designed for adhering your card directly to the carrier.

Can you design me custom cards or key tags?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your custom gift cards and key tags. To learn more visit the Custom Design Services web page.

Can you help me select a gift card, loyalty, or membership software system?

Yes. Most point-of-sale (POS) systems and credit card terminals have the ability to accept gift cards. Getting started is often as simple as swiping the gift card or contacting your POS provider to activate the gift card module. Plastic Resource has over 20 years of experience manufacturing gift and loyalty cards for hundreds of software systems. We can help you determine if you POS system or terminals are compatible with gift cards and/or recommend you to one of preferred gift cards software providers. Contact us to start the conversation.

Can you print on both sides of a transparent plastic business card?

Yes. Because of the transparency printing on both sides may not be possible (particularly on clear cards). Adding white ink to limit the transparency is a must on double-sided cards. If you have not printed on transparent plastic before, we highly recommend a press proof.

Can you produce a standard business card size (2 x 3.5) on plastic?

Yes. We have a custom die for square or rounded corners using the same dimensions (2 x 3.5) as your standard business cards. Custom dies (unique shapes and sizes) are also available for an additional charge. Business cards are also available in a selection of material like clear, frosted and white plastic. Visit the plastic business cards page for details and an instant quote. If you are interested in making a unique impression, also take a look at our wood gift card options which can also used as business cards.

Do you do membership card fulfillment programs?

Yes. We start by printing membership card “shells” with fixed, non-variable text and graphics. Thereafter, we periodically personalize and mail cards for new members.

Do you have any pointers on selling gift cards?

There are many ways to successfully market and sell your custom gift cards.

  • Make your card visible to customers
  • Design your cards to be gift-ready
  • Build relationships with your customers by creating loyalty programs and online interfaces for their gift card accounts
  • Create Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offers that incentivize people to purchase more cards
  • Incentivize shoppers to purchase them as holiday gifts to drive after-holiday sales
  • Offer gift packages that include cards and related items

For many additional card ideas explore the promotional section of our articles — and follow us on Facebook to learn as new articles are published!

Do you have pre-designed cards I can choose from?

Yes. Plastic Resource offers a number of pre-designed gift and loyalty cards for you to choose from. Once you've chosen a design, send us a logo if available and we'll add it to the final design.

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