A further new feature that was added into the 1.4.0 release of Cart Viper the advanced DotNetNuke ecommerce solution is the ability to use gift certificates.

Gift certificates function in a similar fashion to the existing coupons feature in that they can be given to customers to allow them to receive a discount on the items they are going to purchase. The key difference is that gift certificates can be segregated into groups and the generation of gift certificates can be automated.

With this in mind if your store is going to distribute thousands of codes – then gift certificates would be used instead of coupons to make the process less labour intensive.

To use gift certificates you simply need to follow the below steps:

Within the gift certificate section of the store admin you need to create a “Gift certificate” group the gift certificate defines the rules that the gift certificate must conform to e.g. discount amount, start / end date etc.

Each group can contain an unlimited number of gift certificates that will be automatically generated based on the rules for the group you define.

gift cert group admin

The below table summarizes the fields for the gift certificate group:


The gift certificates are now ready to distribute to your customers, you can view all the gift certificates for the group, and quickly and easily see if they have been used by a customer and which order they were applied to:

view gift certs

Individual gift certificates can be disabled / deleted or the entire group can be disabled meaning no gift certificates in that group will be valid to use. It is also possible to export a groups gift certificates in .CSV format so they could be processed by some 3rd party application.

If you have any feature requests please contact us and we would be happy to discuss them with you.