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Do gift cards work without a POS system?

As a small business owner, you know gift cards are useful marketing tools that can be great for business for many reasons, including driving more sales. If you’re just starting out or don’t yet have a point-of-sale (POS) system to help you manage your gift card program, that’s ok!

No POS System? Gift Card Considerations to Take Into Account.

The key, if you don’t have a POS system, is to remember that you’ll need to think beyond the gift card design. You’ll have to have a way to keep a record of:

  • How many gift cards you’ve issued and when.
  • The value of each gift card issued.
  • When the card is redeemed.

You can find various Excel templates for creating tracking logs online, many available for free download. So don’t be intimidated! Everyone starts small, and doing your tracking manually via a spreadsheet can work until your business grows and you’re able to purchase a POS system.

Easy Integration of Gift Cards and POS Systems

Are you ready to invest in a POS system? Or perhaps you have one already but have always thought integrating gift cards would be too complicated. Either way, Plastic Resource will work with you to seamlessly integrate gift cards into your POS so you can take your business to the next level.

Not Sure How to Choose the Right POS System?

Don’t worry! The Plastic Resource team has experience with more than 200 different POS systems, so we can guide you in your search for a POS and gift card system that is the right fit for your company.

Once you’ve chosen your point-of-sale system, we’ll help you get set up with the gift cards that best meet your needs. We have more than 75 pre-designed cards to choose from, or you can work with our designers to create a customized card that truly reflects your brand. Many of our customers find the custom design option a great value and a low-cost way to spread the word about their business.

You can even download one of our design templates and create your own custom card. If that sounds interesting, we’ve got all the details and requirements here.

The Bottom Line

Don’t let the lack of a POS system hold you back from offering gift cards to your customers. Excel is a great tool to manage the gift card process when you’re just starting out. Coupon cards are another option. Our team will be happy to discuss other options with you, too. When you’re ready to make the leap into a POS system, we’ll be there to make sure your gift card programs work seamlessly with whatever system you choose.

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Reach out to us anytime to talk about how Plastic Resource can help you grow your business through gift cards!

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