In this article you will learn:

  1. The differences between the Rise Gift Card and Shopify's
  2. The Rise gift card experience for purchasers and recipients
  3. The Rise gift card experience for merchants.

Quick Comparison:

Features

Rise.ai Gift Card

Shopify Gift Card

Gift cards can be delivered directly to the gift recipient

YES

NO

Scheduled delivery

YES

NO

Purchasers can include a personalized greeting message

YES

NO

Apple wallet integration

YES

NO

Send reminder emails for unused gift cards or remaining balances

YES

NO

Purchasers can select gift card image

YES

NO

Ability to replicate the physical gift card experience with a gift card animation

YES

NO

Option to send gift card via various social messaging channels

YES

NO

Option to print gift card at home

YES

YES

Ability to re-send gift card if incorrect email is inserted

YES

NO

Gift cards can be delivered directly to the purchaser

YES

YES

Customers can redeem gift card and discount code at checkout

YES (but you can also prevent this)

NO

Full access to codes

YES

NO

Bulk gift card creation

YES

NO

Shopify POS integration

YES

YES

Multi-store redemption

YES

NO

Adjust balance

YES

NO

Disable gift card

YES

YES

Discounted gift cards

YES

YES

Why are all the Rise features so great?

Rise allows you to make the digital gift card experience simple and more personal for your customers, and allows you to have full visibility when managing gift cards.

Key points for your customers:

  • Purchasers send the gift card directly to the recipient.
  • A personal message can be included in the digital greeting card.
  • Purchasers can schedule the gift card to be delivered on a specific date ('Choose Date' - see screenshot below).

The purchaser's experience with the Rise Gift Card:

Once the purchaser clicks 'Send as a Gift', a pop-up appears, prompting customers to insert the recipient details and greeting message, and select delivery date.

Your customers can select from three gifting delivery methods:

  1. 'Email': The gift card can be sent directly to the recipient via email
  2. 'IM': The purchaser receives a link to share with the recipient to view the greeting card.
  3. 'Print': The purchaser can print the gift card

Please note: Any of the delivery methods can be removed from the pop-up.

The recipient’s gifting experience:

Your experience managing Rise gift cards includes the ability to:

  • Adjust the balance at any time.
  • Create gift cards in bulk (manually or via CSV).
  • Access full gift card codes.
  • Customize the gift card landing page and popup
  • If you have multiple Shopify stores, gift cards can be redeemed across all stores.
  • Send reminder emails to customers with unused gift cards or outstanding balances.

Related Articles:

Gift Card Showroom

Setting up your gift cards

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