When you purchase the Shapeways Gift Coupon we will dispatch the printed coupon within 2 working days to the receiver, the buyer will also receive a digital version should they wish to send the gift online themselves.
Honestly, a discount on the higher tier cards would rock, like maybe if you got a 100$ coupon/card then it only costs you 90$. I don't know how the price points of the materials allow for this kind of discount, so maybe it's uneconomical, but a loss leader is still a leader in my opinion.
Then again, I could just be trying to get more 3D printed stuff
Ooooo.... never thought of that....
But if you're still getting the money no matter what wouldn't it still work?
So if a person sends in 90$ to get a 100$ voucher, you have 90$, and they have '100'$.
Now if they buy another voucher, with a voucher, you have 180$, and they have '100'-'90+'100'$, or '110'$. It definitely would not be in their interest to buy a voucher with a voucher!
Oh snap! Ignore my horrible math fail, after they buy a voucher with a voucher, then you're left with 90$ and they have '110', because you gave them that money. I feel somewhat shamed at the moment. Perhaps just prevent vouchers being used to buy vouchers, or even better enforce that they be used for printing only?
The gift certificate option is really terrific. However, while I understand the appeal of giving people a physical gift (the certificate), shouldn't there be an "electronic only" option? I'd be happy just forwarding an email with a nice "gift certificate" graphic on it, and skipping the paper altogether.
I just ordered a couple of gift certificates and figured that I'd get the electronic version with my order acknowledgment ("the buyer will also receive a digital version should they wish to send the gift online themselves"), but that hasn't shown up so perhaps it's not all automatic. Please help us last-minute gift people!