How to Make Gift Certificates

How to Make Gift Certificates

Make printable gift certificates or order custom gift certificates online

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In the world of gifting, gift certificates have always been popular as a versatile and convenient choice. Whether you’re a small business owner, a nonprofit organization, or an individual looking to provide a unique gift, creating gift certificates online offers a convenient way to design and distribute them. One of the key decisions you’ll face when creating gift certificates is whether to print them yourself or order professionally printed certificates. In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed choice.

Benefits of creating gift certificates online

Make printable gift certificates or order professionally printed gift certificates

Before diving into the printing options, let’s briefly touch upon the advantages of creating gift certificates online. By using online platforms, you gain access to a wide range of templates and customization options, allowing you to design certificates that align with your brand or personal style. Online software also simplifies the process of generating unique codes or serial numbers for security purposes.

One of the best ways to build relationships with your customers is by providing a positive experience they’ll always remember. Loyalty programs are extremely popular but gift certificates can also help attract new customers, reward your loyal shoppers and even help make something that went wrong go right.

Printing your own gift certificates

Example of printable gift certificate

If you decide to print the gift certificates yourself, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. One of the main advantages is cost-effectiveness, as you eliminate the need for professional printing services. You have the freedom to choose the paper quality, sizing, and format based on your preferences.

Printable formats such as PDF templates or tools like Avery Design & Print software make it relatively easy to customize and print certificates at your convenience. However, it’s essential to ensure that you have access to a high-quality printer and appropriate paper stock to maintain a professional appearance.

Ordering professionally printed gift certificates

example of professionally printed gift certificate

There are several benefits to ordering professionally printed gift certificates. Professional printing services like Avery WePrint, provide access to advanced printing technologies, which ensure crisp and high-resolution results.

The use of premium card stock and finishing options, such as matte or glossy finishes, can enhance the overall presentation and perceived value of the certificate. Additionally, professional printing services often offer bulk printing options, saving you time and effort when creating a large number of certificates. However, it’s important to consider the associated costs and delivery time when outsourcing the printing.

Choosing the right option

To determine which option is better for you, consider the following factors:

  • Budget: Assess your finances and weigh the cost-effectiveness of printing your own certificates versus professional printing services.
  • Quantity: If you need a large volume of gift certificates, professional printing services may be more efficient and cost-effective.
  • Time: Printing your own certificates allows for immediate availability, whereas professional printing may require additional time for production and delivery. However, some printing services such as Avery WePrint, can have your cards shipped in as few as 2 days.
  • Quality: Assess your printing capabilities and the desired level of professionalism. If you aim for a polished and premium presentation, professional printing is likely the better choice.

When it comes to printing gift certificates, both options have their merits. Printing your own certificates provides cost savings and immediate availability while ordering professionally printed ones ensures high-quality results and a professional finish. Consider your specific requirements, budget, and time constraints to make the best decision for your needs. Ultimately, the goal is to create gift certificates that make a lasting impression and bring joy to both givers and recipients.

As always, if you need any help ordering gift certificates or printing your own, please reach out to the customer care team at Avery at (800) 942-8379. They will be happy to answer questions or walk you through either printing process.

Author: Melanie Neff

Melanie has an extensive writing background built on an impressive journalism foundation. As a reporter for USA Today and The Los Angeles Times for almost 20 years, she covered everything from the Los Angeles riots, fires, and floods to LA Lakers, Raiders and Clippers games and movie premieres. She followed her newspaper career with a long tenure covering commercial real estate financing and development. Melanie has been writing about small business marketing and labeling needs for the last 12 years. She thrives on reading, researching and expanding her knowledge of everything going on in today's business world and looks to provide the most valuable information she can to her readers.