Third Party Gift Card Solution
Unfortunately, online gift cards didn't happen this year for RGP. Just too many other coals in the fire :)
One gym has identified a great third party provider: http://www.thegiftcardcafe.com
They use Stripe as a backend credit card processor, so for those already using Stripe for the booking system - that part is all set.
As for accounting, here is a suggested workflow:
* Transaction occurs and is emailed to the front desk
* Front Desk enters the transaction in POS (enter in the customer name, selects gift card, copies the GC# from the email)
* Customer can come in with gift card email and use it just like they do a regular gift card
This will make Stripe bank account reconciliation a little nastier though! Not much we can do to help with that...
I'm targeting 2015 for integrated online gift cards in RGP - really :)