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Selling e-vouchers with Perch shop

Hi, could anyone offer any advice on using the Perch shop app to sell downloadable gift vouchers as pdfs, i.e. for hotels? I understand that selling digital downloads are an option (https://docs.grabaperch.com/addons/shop/examples/digital-downloads) but the UI would require integration of forms (for personalisation, i.e. adding a greeting / dedication) and the option to deliver by post or digital (email a download link).

I'd need to generate the pdf on the server (or remotely using something like http://phptopdf.com/) and give the client the option to mark orders as shipped and the vouchers as redeemed in the Perch admin.

Does this all sound feasible enough? Any potential stumbling blocks re generating files and automatically adding them to the appropriate resource buckets? Thanks in advance!

Adam Green

Adam Green 0 points

  • 3 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

I can't see a good way that would work at the moment. You'd need to handle the file delivery yourself as the stuff in shop delivers the same files each time the product is purchased.

Ok, thanks for that Drew, good to know!

Don't want to hijack this thread, but I was wondering about the very same thing... and Drew, was wondering if you could share your thoughts about how a custom app could dovetail with perch shop to handle the voucher creation...

For instance, would there be a way to tie into a successful perch shop purchase to trigger the creation of the voucher? Thanks for your help, Monty