Learn about the available gift cards operations through Point of Sale. We currently support Givex and SVS cards.
The table below outlines the different sorts of gift card transaction you can support with the Adyen Terminal API, a description, the transaction type (
StoredValueTransactionType) to pass with the transaction, as well as any special options.
For detailed instructions on integrating gift card processing with our Terminal API, see the Payment page.
|Gift card transaction||Description||Transaction Type||Special options|
|Issue Transaction||Load an amount and activate a card. Issue transaction must be the first transaction on a card.||load||(“loadType”, “activate|load”)|
|Activate gift card||Makes the funds associated with the card available for the shopper. Gift card activation is a fraud protection tool. If the card is not active, it cannot be redeemed. Activate transaction is used for pre-valued cards only.||load||("loadType", "activate")|
|Redeem Transaction||Debit a cash card when purchasing goods or services.||redeem|
|Balance Inquiry Transaction||Check the available funds on a card.||balanceInquiry|
|Reload Transaction||Add funds to a card that has already been issued. A reload m not be the first transaction on a card.||load||(“loadType”, “load”)|
|Merchandise Return Transaction||Apply value to a card from returned merchandise.||load||(“loadType”, “merchandise_return”)|
|Redeem with partial authorisation||Authorise the remaining balance on the gift card, when the balance is less then the requested amount. This operation will allow to perform partial payment of a single sale.||redeem||(“allowPartialAuthorisation”, “true”)|
Used to debit the card for a gratuity. (SVS cards only)
Tipping is not currently supported by the Terminal API integration.
Decrements the value on the card, in order to exchange its value for cash.
Check with your legal department concerning state laws governing the ability to offer cashback when a card’s balance reaches a specific amount.
|Cashback and deactivate||Decrements the value on the card, in order to exchange its value for cash and also deactivates the card. This card can not be used again. (Givex cards only)||redeem||(“redemptionType”, “cashback|deactivate”)|
|Deactivate**||Deactivates the card. This card can not be used again. (Givex cards only)||redeem||(“redemptionType”, “deactivate”)|
**SVS supports cashback only for the full balance on the card, therefore the amount must be 0 for SVS cashback
Use Special options to trigger specific Entry Modes
|Entry mode||Description||Special options|
|Swipe||The gift card is read through a magnetic stripe.||
|MKE on PED||The card number is manually entered on the payment terminal (PED). The tender should specify that it expects keyed entry on the terminal, and a card mask should be provided.||
|MKE on POS||Scan a barcode on the back of the card from the Cash register application (POS). In this scenario, the card number, card mask and expiry should be provided in special options.||