Shopify enables gift cards on all plans to help stores weather coronavirus

Ecommerce platform Shopify has enabled gift cards on all plans for the foreseeable future as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Previously only available on the “Shopify” plan (formerly “Shopify Pro”) plans or higher, this change gives more businesses, including many small and medium sized ones, a more flexible way to weather the storm that COVID-19 is creating on many businesses.

Before activating gift cards, however, there are some key accounting and legal issues to be aware of with selling gift cards.