(click the picture for the large version)
Main operating screen.
This screen provides you with the interface for
entering the card number. The card number may be entered by keyboard
input, touch screen input or by swiping the card thru a card reader.
Once the card number has been entered the program looks in the data file
to make sure it is valid and to get the current cash value of the card.
If the card number is valid the the following screen is displayed.
- may be any number of digits from 1 to to 20. We
recommend a minimum number of 8 digits. The only concerns you may have
is if the number is being manually entered (your not using a card
reader), the more digits the easier it is to make an input error and the
longer it takes for the cashier to enter the number. When you order
custom printed Gift Cards from your supplier (we manufacture Custom
Printed Gift Cards - see supply order form) you always should have your
printer encode the magnetic strip with a unique number. You also should
keep track of the numbers used in case you order from different printers
so as not to duplicate the same number.
Card Magnetic Strip
If you chose to use Plastic Gift Cards the magnetic strip must be
encoded. You may have this done by the printer when the card is
manufactured or you may purchase a Card Writer (see supply order form)
and write the number to the card yourself. We recommend to have the
number encoded by the manufacture. Gift master has a screen to track
used card numbers so your sure not to duplicate the number. Details are
available here to give to your card manufacture for proper strip
placement and encoding. Always use Track 2 for encoding the card number.
ID Tech Card Reader
Purchase Amount Input Screen
Here you enter the purchase amount. The
system will not allow a purchase amount larger than the current cash
value of the Gift Card. If on the configuration screen you checked print
a receipt then one will be printed automatically to be put in the cash
drawer for reconciliation at the end of the day. Receipt printers and
consumables are available on the supply order form.
However if the Card Number is not Valid the
the following screen is displayed.
Error Card Not Activated
You may chose to activate the card by
pressing yes or not activating by pressing no. If you click YES the
following screen will be displayed.
Activate this Gift Card.
On this screen we have Quick Dollar amount
buttons. The card number is already in the text box so all you need to
do is enter the purchase amount. Simply click the buttons and the amount
will increase according or you may type in the amount. Click ok when
your finished and that it the card is now active. You will notice there
is the ability to enter the purchasers information if you want. You
could use this information to develop a customer database. This screen
may be password protected.
On the configuration screen you may password
protect certain features of Gift Master. If you had password protected
the activation screen then this password screen will be displayed prior
to the activation screen.
Card Data Screen
From this screen you may look up each individual
card and see all the purchases associated with it. The screen also give
you a report including the current cash value of all outstanding Gift
Here you may change exactly how Gift Master reacts
to each individual situation. You also may password protect different
functions of Gift Master