Vantiv Gift Card Setup and Processing

Using the Party Center Software Gift Card module with Vantiv, you can currently perform the following functions:

• Sell gift cards
• Redeem gift cards
• Check balances on gift cards
• Swipe a gift card
• Report gift card sales and redemption through standard reports

The following enhancements are on the development list for the The Party Center Software/Vantiv Gift Card feature to further improve functionality:

• Run gift card specific reports/enhancements to existing reports
• View transaction history for a Gift Card
• Void gift card issuance and transactions
• Use the “clear all items” function

Once you have setup and enabled your prepaid Gift Card account under your current retail account with Vantiv Payment Systems, please follow the steps below to setup, process and issue your Vantiv Gift Cards:

Ensure you have enabled your prepaid account under Payment Acceptance from the Admin Menu

Enable the appropriate actions for Admin, Point of Sale, and Non-Point of Sale

  • From the Admin menu, click Products under Product Management
  • Click Add Product
  • Select the Prepaid Card / Certificate Product Type
  • Under Product Category, Create New Category, Name It "Gift Cards" (or your preference here)
  • Product Name should match the denomination of cards you're creating (ie, Vantiv Gift Cards - $20)
  • Enter Product Description
  • Enter Value (this is how much the prepaid card or certificate will cost as well as how much it will be worth in redemption value)
  • Enter Deposit Amount (optional)
  • Enter Product Code (optional)
  • Enter Barcode (optional - in this barcode section, you have the option to enter one general barcode that is specific to the group of cards you're selling)
  • Active (Choose Yes or No)
  • Available for Online Booking (Choose Yes or No)


Selling Gift Cards

  • Setup your Gift Cards in your POS just as you would for all other POS products
  • In the Point of Sale, choose your Gift Cards screen
  • Select the desired Gift Card item
  • Select Pay, choose method of payment
  • Select Tender


Issuing Gift Cards

  • Once the Gift Card has been sold, please follow these steps to Issue the Card
  • Click Issue Now under "Issue Prepaid Items" on the left side of the POS


  • In the Issue Account Window, verify the dollar amount and swipe the card or manually enter the card number on the back of the card you just sold (only use the first 19 digits of the card), click submit
  • If successful, the Order will close automatically



If Unsuccessful, you will see the message below (this indicates an incorrect card number or that your prepaid account has not been successfully setup)


Gift Card Balance Check

You can check the card balance by doing the following:

  • From the Admin menu, Click POS (Point Of Sale)
  • Next click on "Lookup Pre-Paid"
  • Enter card number, click submit
Vantiv Virtual Terminal
If you ever need to process a new gift card outside of Party Center Software, please use the following website and login with the same credentials as your online Vantiv account:
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