How to setup a gift wrapping option on your website

Gift wrapping is an additional service that you can offer to your customers. If you charge for it, its a great way to boost the amount of money you get from your customers in their purchase. And if you provide it free of charge, its a great added extra.

Important!

If you want your users to choose gift wrapping individually, for each product, then the instructions below are not appropriate. You should consider adding the gift wrapping option as a product extra instead. Customisations can be made to your theme to display a gift wrapping image or graphic next to the extra's tick box.

To setup a gift wrapping option on your website's checkout please follow the instructions below:

1. Create a new product in your account

i) Set the name of the product as 'Gift Wrapping'
ii) Choose an image for the product appropriate to the service
iii) Don't categorise the product or add any other information except for the price (refer to step 2 below)

2. Set the price of the product as the cost of the gift wrapping service, if it is a free service then set the price as £0.00


Adding the gift wrapping message to the checkout

You now need to include a box on your shopping basket page similar to the example below.

This will allow users to click the box and add the gift wrapping service to their basket.

To add this in you need to edit the shopping basket page and include a link to add this product to your basket. If you're not familiar with editing your page's files in HTML then you can contact us and ask us to add in the box for you (there will be an additional charge for this service).


Adding in the box yourself

If you are going to add the box in yourself then the link for the box should be a link that adds the gift wrapping product to the basket. You can read instructions here on how to do that.