This is likely to be a new concept for a lot of people, so what’s it all about? Buying a gift voucher from us is a great way to let friends and family know that you are thinking of them, without agonising over your choice, or worrying that your money will be spent on a gift that will be forgotten at the back of a drawer. When you buy a gift voucher from Les Amis, you will be giving the gift of helping animals in need.
How does it work?
On the gift vouchers shop page, just enter your donation amount – as much or as little as you want to give, the recipient’s name in the “To” field, your own name in the “From” field, and your personal message. You can also choose a cat or a dog design before adding your voucher to your shopping cart. See below for examples of how the vouchers will look.
How much of my money goes to Les Amis?
The only expense associated with producing gift vouchers is the Stripe card payment fee, which is 1.4% of your donation + €0.25. This applies to all purchases made on the Les Amis website.
Once you have added the voucher to your shopping cart, you can proceed to checkout to make your payment. You will need to enter your billing details and your credit card details.
If you have made a purchase on the website before, you will already have an account. Please log in to this and your details will automatically be filled in. If this is your first payment on our website, you will be asked to create an account. The reason we ask you to do this, rather than allowing guest checkout, is so that we know that you will be able to retrieve your gift voucher, even if, for whatever reason, you don’t receive it by email.
Delivering your gift
The poor reliability of email delivery is also the reason that we do not send the voucher directly to the recipient on your behalf. If we were to do that and it ended up in a spam folder or was undelivered for any other reason, you would never know if they had received your gift or not. Instead, when you have completed your payment, you should see a thank you message with a link to “my vouchers“. From there you can download your PDF, and then either print it and post or hand it to the recipient, or of course you can send it to them as an email attachment or by any other electronic means. You should also receive the voucher in an email.
For any questions about gift vouchers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.