Magento gift card

We are all glad when receiving gift cards with lovely greetings from our friends. And it will be even more wonderful if these gift cards can be used as vouchers for shopping. Understanding this, Magestore created Magento Gift card extension. So far, there have been a good number of users of this product. Joel, the owner of CoalitionTechnologies and developler of Killspencer.com, is one of them. Yesterday, I got a small talk with him to share his experience n during using Magestore Gift card extension.

Q: Thank you very much for accepting our interview invitation, Joel. Let’s start with some information about yourself and www.killspencer.com?
A: My company, CoalitionTechnologies.com developed the new KillSpencer site on Magento Community Edition. KILLSPENCER is a designer men’s bag line made in Los Angeles, CA.

Q: How did you know Magestore?
A: WE’VE WORKED WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER MAGESTORE EXTENSIONS AND FREQUENTLY VISIT MAGENTO CONNECT AND OTHER FORUMS. WE SEE THAT MAGESTORE RECEIVES A LOT OF GOOD REVIEWS AND DECIDED TO WORK WITH YOUR COMPANY.

Q: DO YOU USE MAGESTORE’S MAGENTO EXTENSIONS FOR YOUR SITE? IF SO, COULD YOU GIVE A FEW NAMES?
A: We have used a lot. I am not sure I could list them all off the top of my head.

Q: WHY DO YOU NEED TO USE MAGENTO GIFT CARD EXTENSION? IS THE EXTENSION HELPFUL FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS?
A: Heading into the holiday season, KILLSPENCER had seen a lot of requests for them and many customers weren’t sure to buy for their friends, families, or significant others. Gift Card Extension are a great solution to that. So far the response on the site has been very strong.

Q: AS I KNOW, THERE ARE A FEW OF MAGENTO GIFT CARD EXTENSION PROVIDERS. WHAT MAKES YOU CHOOSE OUR MAGENTO GIFT CARD EXTENSION?
A: We’ve worked with it before and like the simplicity of its installation. It’s one of the few that offers a postal option and that is free lifetime support.

Q: WHAT FEATURES OF OUR MAGENTO GIFT CARD EXTENSION ARE MOST IMPRESSIVE TO YOU?
A: There are many helpful features namely largely bug free, quick installation, option to use postal to mail, and the ability to configure/customize messages.

Q: I AM SURE THAT MAGENTO GIFT CARD EXTENSION HAVE BROUGHT YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS SOME CERTAIN BENEFITS. COULD YOU SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ?
A: I can’t disclose the specifics but it has helped conversion rates. More people are able to comfortably find something to buy online, even when they’re not aware of particular tastes.

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTION FOR THE FUTURE UPDATE/UPGRADE OF OUR MAGENTO GIFT CARD MODULE?
A: In my opinion, pre-populating a gift card inventory of codes would be helpful. We have a number of clients who want to professionally print actual gift cards with raised numbers or bar codes like the ones that you purchase from big retailers. However, this requires that there be an inventory of the gift cards and gift card codes that can be generated and assigned pricing values as customers purchase them. It would be great if your extension has this feature.

Q: How about using other Magestore extensions for your future projects?
A: Absolutely. www.Killspencer.com has had good success with them so far and will continue to use them in the future.