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Load funds to a gift card

Add funds to a gift card at the point of sale.

You can add funds to an activated gift card by making a load request.

Before you begin

Before you make any gift card transactions, make sure that you have:

Make a load request

To load a balance to a gift card:

  1. Determine the card entry method:
    • If you want to scan the card, do that first and use the obtained card details in your request.
    • If you want to swipe the card or use manual keyed entry (MKE), send the request first. The payment terminal will show a prompt to swipe the card or enter the card details.
  2. Make a POST request to a Terminal API endpoint, specifying:

    • MessageHeader: This follows the standard MessageHeader structure, explained in Terminal API fundamentals, which includes:

      • ProtocolVersion: 3.0
      • MessageCategory: StoredValue
      • MessageType: Request
      • SaleID: Your unique ID for the cash register.
      • ServiceID: Your unique ID for this transaction attempt. This needs to be unique within the last 48 hours.
      • POIID: Unique ID of the terminal. This indicates which terminal the transaction will be routed to.

    • StoredValueRequest: The request body for the load request must include:

      • SaleData.SaleTransactionID.TransactionID: Your unique reference for this request.
      • SaleData.SaleTransactionID.TimeStamp: Date and time of the request, in UTC format.
      • StoredValueData.StoredValueTransactionType: Load
      • StoredValueData.StoredValueAccountID: The gift card details:

        • StoredValueAccountType: GiftCard
        • StoredValueProvider: The gift card issuer: givex, svs, valuelink, or any Intersolve-supported card type.
        • IdentificationType: PAN
        • EntryMode, StoredValueID and ExpiryDate: These parameters depend on the card entry method you are using.

          Card entry Parameters
          • EntryMode: Scanned
          • StoredValueID: Gift card number.
          • ExpiryDate: Expiry date of the gift card.
          • EntryMode: MagStripe
          • StoredValueID: Include this parameter but don't provide a value.
          • EntryMode: Keyed
          • StoredValueID: Include this parameter but don't provide a value.
      • StoredValueData.ItemAmount: The value of the balance you are loading to the gift card.
      • StoredValueData.Currency: The currency you are loading to the gift card.

    The example below shows how you would load 15.00 GBP to a scanned gift card.

    For more information on the Terminal API request structure, refer to the Terminal API fundamentals.

    String serviceID = "YOUR_UNIQUE_ATTEMPT_ID";
    String saleID = "YOUR_CASH_REGISTER_ID";
    String transactionID = "YOUR_UNIQUE_TRANSACTION_ID";
    SaleToPOIRequest saleToPOIRequest = new SaleToPOIRequest();
    MessageHeader messageHeader = new MessageHeader();
    messageHeader.setMessageClass( MessageClassType.SERVICE );
    messageHeader.setMessageCategory( MessageCategoryType.STORED_VALUE );
    messageHeader.setMessageType( MessageType.REQUEST );
    StoredValueRequest storedValueRequest = new StoredValueRequest();
    SaleData saleData = new SaleData();
    TransactionIdentification saleTransactionID = new TransactionIdentification();
    saleTransactionID.setTimeStamp(DatatypeFactory.newInstance().newXMLGregorianCalendar(new GregorianCalendar()));
    StoredValueData storedValueData = new StoredValueData();
    storedValueData.setStoredValueTransactionType( StoredValueTransactionType.LOAD );
    StoredValueAccountID storedValueAccountID = new StoredValueAccountID();
    storedValueAccountID.setStoredValueAccountType( StoredValueAccountType.GIFT_CARD );
    storedValueAccountID.setIdentificationType( IdentificationType.PAN );
    storedValueAccountID.getEntryMode().add( EntryModeType.SCANNED );
    storedValueData.setItemAmount( BigDecimal.valueOf(10) );

The request to load a balance to the gift card is sent to the Adyen payments platform for processing.

Load response

Once processed, your integration receives a result indicating whether the balance was loaded to the gift card.This is provided in a synchronous API response, unless your integration uses asynchronous cloud communications.

If your integration uses asynchronous cloud communications, you receive the result in a TENDER_FINAL display notification.

If funds were successfully loaded to the gift card:

  • You receive a response that contains a StoredValueResponse object. This includes:

    • POIData.POITransactionID.TransactionID: Transaction identifier for the funds being loaded to the gift card.
    • StoredValueResult:

      • StoredValueTransactionType: Load
      • ItemAmount and Currency: Current value and currency associated with the card.

    • PaymentResponse.Response.Result: Success

    The example below indicates that 15.00 GBP was successfully loaded to the gift card.

    For more information on the Terminal API response structure, refer to the Terminal API fundamentals.


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