Lightspeed Gift Cards - How to get started

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  • By Cole Goebel

How to get started with Lightspeed gift cards. How do you order them? And how many do you need? Let's take a look.

Get Started with Lightspeed gift cards


At, we are the plastic card printer for Lightspeed.  So nobody knows more about Lightspeed gift cards than us.  Let’s start with the basics.


Lightspeed comes with the gift card module already included.  So you don’t need anything special, except to buy some gift cards.  For a brief tutorial for how Lightspeed gift cards work, check out the following video by Lightspeed:


Lightspeed Gift Card Video

But how much do Lightspeed gift cards cost?


Lightspeed gift cards are going to vary in cost, depending on how many you need.  The more cards you buy, the less they cost per card.  Check out our “Gift Cards” Section for pricing for your specific Lightspeed system.


The pricing works like this:  It costs the same amount to set up a printing press, whether you buy 10 cards, or 100,000.  So once the setup is completed, the only remaining costs are material costs, which aren’t very expensive in comparison.


So, 1000 cards are $0.50 - $0.60, while 1,000,000 cards might be $0.07 each. 


Also, keep in mind that we’re going to ship your cards fast, often within 3 business days of receiving your order.  Many online gift card companies will sell you inexpensive cards, and not tell you that the cards ship from China, and take 3-4 weeks to ship.


What about starting with a small number, then ordering more later?

That’s definitely something you can do.  But in the grand scheme of things, you’re better off buying a bulk of gift cards, and getting a better price.  Better, because gift cards never go bad.  It isn’t like buying milk, these can sit on a shelf indefinitely.  Also, the price of plastic cards isn’t going down anytime soon, so you’re better off buying them now, than you are in 2 or 3 years.


Selling Lightspeed gift cards

Selling Lightspeed gift cards sounds pretty easy.  But there are a few things to consider and remember. 


First off:  Put the cards where people can see them!  Consider buying a display stand in our accessory store.  Customers are much more likely to buy a product they can see, which is why merchandising is so important.


Second:  Make sure your staff is trained on how the gift cards work.  Make sure they have all the resources needed to help your customers with them.  Otherwise you’ll end up with frustrated customers.  Plus, Lightspeed makes selling the cards pretty darn easy, so it shouldn’t be too hard!


Last thoughts

Gift cards are a huge value add to any business.  That’s why you came looking for them!  But if you have any questions, make sure to contact us.  That’s what we’re here for.  We want you to be successful with gift cards, and we want to be your business partner for many years to come.