The Gift Card Setup Wizard will walk you through the process of setting up a gift card program that is either managed internally or by a payment service provider. You can run the Wizard from the EFT Setup Card or from the Gift Cards List.
Welcome to the Gift Card Setup Wizard
Gateway Account Selection
Issuer ID Number Selection
Issuer ID Numbers, sometimes called BINs (Bank Identification Numbers), allow payment systems to route your transaction to the right place. For example, Issuer ID Numbers that start with a 4 are known by payment processing systems to be Visa cards and should be routed to Visa for processing. You will need to enter an Issuer ID Number for your new gift card program. You should enter a 6-digit value that does not conflict with a major credit card brand. We recommend that you start your gift card Issuer ID Numbers with an 8, as that range is currently unused. If you are setting up a gift card program run by a payment service provider, you will need to enter the first 6 digits of your gift card numbers. You can also use the lookup to see if your Issuer ID Number already exists in the system. You can also enter a description for your gift card program.
Issuer ID Number Settings
If you selected an existing Issuer ID Number, the wizard will skip this step. Enter the length of your gift card numbers. If you are managing your own program, we recommend a length of 19. If you are using a managed program, enter the actual length of your gift card numbers. Next, specify if your gift card numbers should use a check digit.
Non-Tender Operation Settings
When gift cards are activated, deactivated, or have their balance increased, the system will record the action as a sale or return. Note that if you use Items, you will need to set the Gift Card field on the Item to match the gift card action. (e.g., Activate).
For existing Issuer ID Numbers, these fields will be auto populated from the current Issuer ID Number. For new Issuer ID Number, you need to select the Type and No. to use for each action.