Redeeming gift cards in your booking system
The only booking system we currently support is Mango Mint. We do not have any integrations with any other booking system yet (for the reasons mentioned below).
There are 2 other ways you can accept and validate Gift Up! issued gift cards:
- Accept our gift cards in-person using our app
- Follow our guide on how to accept gift cards in an unsupported system
Why no integrations yet?!
There is a vast amount of booking systems out there, from simple ones to very complex ones. We don't have many integrations with them due to 3 common reasons:
- Most booking systems do not take payment for the appointment, they just act as a calendar alternative
- If your system does accept for appointments, it might not support the concept of discount/promo codes, so we have no 'vehicle' with which to store our gift cards in your booking system
- If it does accept payment & supports discount codes, it probably does not provide any way for external systems (aka Gift Up!) to access your account, so we cannot inject gift cards as discount coupons(!)
It's a pretty poor state of affairs from most vendors (us excluded; we have a full, free open API to do this kind of work really easily) and something we're really frustrated by.
Wait! My booking system rocks and they do all that!
If you think your online booking system accepts payment, supports the concept of discount/promo codes AND provides a way for external systems to create discount codes, we'd love to integrate with them!
Tell us who your booking system is with by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org