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Gift Card API

Do you need a technology solution to easily order and send digital gift cards? GoGift has a gift card API for that. 
nstantly send gift cards with a simple API integration!


What is a gift card API?

Within our industry, the term gift card API has become common lingo, as it goes hand in hand with offering the best digital gift card distribution for gift card programs. 

We like to make things simple, so let’s take a moment and use our imaginations to understand some essential technical terminology when purchasing and handling gift cards, all the way through from the gift card catalogue to gift card delivery.



What if GoGift was a coffee shop?

GoGift is a bustling coffee shop, and your company is a regular customer and full-time coffee aficionado, selecting a delightful brew from our menu of options. You choose our most popular option, GoGift's Global Latte.

GoGift has the friendliest Barista who will create a fantastic coffee for you with our innovative high-tech Espresso Machine. And to provide customers with a seamless experience, our Barista takes your order and communicates it to the Espresso Machine, which will create a timeless cup of joe for you to drink up. So what does this all have to do with a gift card API?

Think of our Barista as the link that gets your order from A to B in a breeze to get it delivered back to you in real time.

The Barista is the API.


What exactly does a gift card API mean?


APIs (application programming interfaces) are the communication channel between two different applications connecting data using code. For gift card distributors, an API simplifies the ordering process, allowing your business to access a provider’s gift card catalogue options and automatically send out digital gift cards to recipients. 

A gift card API can also make it easier for customers to use their gift card balance to complete online purchases.

If you're running an online business, restaurant, or travel site that accepts or sends gift cards, you're probably already using a gift card API. Gift card APIs make it super convenient for customers and end users to use their gift card balance to make online purchases. 

All you have to do is integrate the gift card API into your shopping cart system, and voila! Your customers can easily access their gift card info, and the gift card API will automatically deduct the correct amount from their gift card balance at checkout. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved!

GoGift has a hassle-free and speedy solution that allows customers to purchase gift cards in bulk and on demand without the need to store individual cards, physical gift cards, or ‘live’ e-gift cards. The gift card API gives end-users instant access to GoGift’s global marketplace. Customers and end users can simply access GoGift’s gifting portal, and recipients will experience that their gift card balance will immediately be available to start redeeming their rewards. 

Through GoGift’s gifting portal, shoppers can instantly access their gift card balance to start using their gifts. GoGift also offers a gift card API that enables you to link your digital platform to GoGift's gifting marketplace. No more inventory management headaches or logistical issues regarding gift card orders and redemption!

How can a gift card API help me?

We use APIs on a daily basis, and without them, we would have no social media on our smartphones, no online banking, and no instant messaging or online bookings to our favourite travel destinations.

This is because the API is the messenger that retrieves and sends information between sources, and with no means of connecting, all applications would just have isolated data. We would be erasing over 20 years of digital transformation and have to retract to unfortunate situations like facing long bank lines to make manual transfers and deposits and relying on paper posts for communication. Wouldn’t that be quite the setback?

Get in touch to review our API documentation for your gift card and egift cards. We ensure maximum security for all the data involved in procuring a gift card or several egift cards, including when you process payments seeing you all the way through to the redemption process.