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Gift Certificate In Miva 9.0003

This tutorial will give you a step-by-step guide to creating a gift certificate Miva Merchant Version 9.0003.

Step 1 - Navigate to the Product Area

Click on Menu, scroll down to "Catalog," click on the grey arrow and then click on "Add Product."

Add Product

Step 2 - Create Gift Certificate as a Product

Click the "+" Button to add a product.

Add Product

Fill out the Product Code, Name, Price and a Description. Click the "+Add" Button.

Add Product

Step 3 - Create A Gift Certificate Image and Upload it.

Create an image for your Gift Certificate Product. Upload it to your store using the "Images" Tab.

When you upload your image, make sure to choose "Main" as your Image Type.

Upload Image

Step 4 - Set up Gift Certificate Settings under the "Gift Certificate Sales" Tab

Gift Certificate Settings


  • Generate a Gift Certificate When This Product is Purchased – Checking this box will allow a Gift Certificate Key to be generated when this product is purchased.
  • Product Sale Price – With this selected the gift certificate key that gets created will be set for the amount of the product being purchased. The generated gift certificate value is based off the products base price and does not include attributes prices. If you want to create a single gift certificate product will attributes to determine the price, then you must have the attributes set up as inventory variants with pricing set as the “sum of parts” so that the products line item price is updated to include the attributes price as well.
  • Fixed Amount - If you wanted to set only one price for this product/gift certificate, you can set an amount in this text field.


By default when a gift certificate product is purchased, a unique key will be generated and inserted as an attribute on the product. This means that the customer email, merchant email, as well as the order in the admin will show the gift certificate key. There is a separate Gift Certificate email (which is customizable). This email has its own trigger options.

  • Shipping Email Address - If this box is checked, the shipping email address entered will receive the Gift Certificate Email containing the key.
  • Billing Email Address - If this box is checked, the billing email address associated with this order will be sent the Gift Certificate Email containing the key.
  • Shopper Entered Attribute - If this box is checked, you would need to set up an Attribute for Gift Certificate Recipient, typically a text box. This will display a text box attribute on the product for your customer to fill out a specific email address for whom you would like to receive the Gift Certificate key. Once you've created the attribute, you'll need to copy the code and place it in the "Shopper Entered Attribute" field.

Certificate Recipient

Certificate Recipient

* Gift Certificate Attribute - If you use the Shopper Entered Attribute, you can use this text box to write a gift message to the recipient. Again, once you create the attribute, you'll need to copy the code and enter it into the "Gift Description Attribute" field.

Gift Certificate Attribute

Gift Certificate Attribute

To see how the Gift Certificate Process will look on the Shoppers End

Click on Gift Certificate Product and add it to your cart.

Gift Certificate Process

When you're done checking out, your confirmation will show your Gift Certificate Code.

Gift Certificate Process

When you get your invoice at the end of checkout, you'll see your Gift Certificate coupon as well as the email address that the code was sent to.

Gift Certificate Coupon

Sample Gift Certificate Redemption Code:

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