Gift Certificate / Newsletters

Discussion in 'Customization & add-ons' started by jbilawa, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. jbilawa

    jbilawa Guest

    Hello all,

    I was going through some of aMember Features on the website and I came
    across Gift Vouchers? How are they used and is there a demo or purchase area? Also, I see a few plugins for newsletters / opt-in mailings for customers. Based on your experiences which one would be recommended?

    Regards,

    Jeremy Bilawa
  2. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Gift Vouchers is a little tricky option. It allows you can create special "products" that will act this way - when user orders this product, he will be asked to enter email and name of gifted person. This person will receive an email with generated coupon discount code. Then he can visit your site and reedem coupon code during signup.

    I believe both ARP and ListMail works fine. Have a look to their demos.
  3. Pangdene

    Pangdene New Member

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    Hi Alex,

    is there any more information on Gift Vouchers or a demo?
    How much does this option cost?

    I'll probably have a use for this in about 6 - 8 weeks, or less!

    Thanks
    Mark :)
  4. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Mark, here is plugin readme:

    What does this module do?
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    You can create new products and set flag that it is gift subscription.
    If user is going to order it, he has to enter email of another person
    When user orders this product, aMember generates new discount coupon
    (one-time usage, for paid amount) and send coupon code to "another
    person".

    How do I install this module?
    --
    1. Upload files to
    amember/plugins/protect/gift_vouchers/
    2. Enable "Gift_Vouchers" module at aMember CP -> Setup -> Plugins.
    and
    Enable "Use Coupons" at aMember CP -> Setup -> Advanced
    3. Create new product(s) and mark them as "Is Gift Voucher?"
    Only product title, description and price makes sense. Subscription
    period and other settings will not be used. Also, you may assign
    a negative price group value if you want to hide this product
    from regular signup page.
    4. Now, add text fields to your signup template
    (edit templates/signup.html, or templats/signup_multi.html if you
    have "Select Multiple Products" option enabled in Setup).
    after these lines
    -----------------
    <tr>
    <th><b><label for="country">Country</label></b><br>
    <small></small></th>
    <td nowrap><select name=country id=country size=1>
    {html_options options=$config.country_options selected=$smarty.request.country}
    </select>
    </td>
    </tr>
    {/if}
    -----------------
    add the following lines
    <tr>
    <th colspan=2 style='text-align: center'><b>GIFT CERTIFICATE</b></th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th><b><label for="voucher_email">Email to send gift certificate</label></b><br>
    <small>please enter it if you are ordering gift certificate</small></th>
    <td nowrap>
    <input type=text name=voucher_email value="{$smarty.request.voucher_email|escape}">
    </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th><b><label for="voucher_comment">Comment to send with gift certificate</label></b><br>
    <small>please enter it if you are ordering gift certificate</small></th>
    <td nowrap>
    <textarea name=voucher_comment rows=5 cols=50>{$smarty.request.voucher_comment}</textarea>
    </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th><b><label for="voucher_date">Date to send gift certificate</label></b><br>
    <small>if you want to delay gift certificate sending, <br>
    enter date value (mm/dd/yyyy) into this field.<br>
    If you keep this field empty, certificate will be sent immediately
    </small></th>
    <td nowrap>
    <input type=text name=voucher_date value="{$smarty.request.voucher_date|escape}" size=11 maxlength=10>
    </td>
    </tr>

    5. Try to make test purchase of your new product.
    6. Edit mail templates in "gift_vouchers" folder and repeat step (5)
    if necessary. Don't touch text inside {...} brackets.


    It costs $40.
  5. Pangdene

    Pangdene New Member

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    Thanks Alex.

    As soon as I get time (!) I'll check it out in more detail

    Regards,
    Mark :)
  6. coeus

    coeus New Member

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    Hello Alex,

    I've installed the Gift Voucher plugin however when I go to the link
    "signup.php?price_group=-99"

    Which is the group of the gift certificate product, it is a regular signup form. Why does it ask them to create a user name and all that? I thought the receiver was supposed to do this.

    How can current members buy a gift certificate? Without having to resignup.
  7. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    then can order at
    member.php?price_group=-99
  8. erwinvdb

    erwinvdb aMember Pro Customer

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    Is this plugin still available?
  9. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes. contact us in helpdesk.
  10. billrinehart

    billrinehart New Member

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    uninstall gift vouchers

    how do i uninstall gift vouchers?

    i unchecked the gift voucher install plugin and disabled it on my product list but it sill shows up in the subscribe page.

    thank you for your help.
  11. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

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    Plugin require templates modification (signup.html and member.html) so you need to edit both templates and remove plugin code from them.

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