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Version 3.5.0 of WooCommerce PDF Product Vouchers is here in time for holiday sales, and it brings one of our top feature requests! You can now add QR codes to your vouchers and scan them for quick redemption.

Voucher templates can generate a code for a new voucher if you add a barcode field to the template.

WooCommerce PDF Product Vouchers add barcode

Notice that several types of barcodes can be generated. However, the plugin only supports scanning QR codes at this time — other barcode types are included for other systems and custom integrations.

When a barcode is included on a voucher, it will be included on the voucher PDF:

WooCommerce PDF Product Vouchers generated QR code

Barcodes can then be entered using the new “Redeem voucher” action under WooCommerce > Vouchers.

WooCommerce PDF Product Vouchers redeem barcode

Ready to see what it looks like? It’s pretty neat. ???? You can log into your store from a mobile device and start scanning vouchers with a few clicks.

As a heads up, you’ll need an SSL certificate on your site to redeem vouchers using most devices.

When redeeming an SPV, we know that the voucher is for a given product — a single purpose voucher is redeemed for a quantity of “1” for a particular item. As such, one “scan” redeems a quantity of “one” automatically.

If your voucher was purchased for a quantity of more than one, then you can scan it multiple times. This type of voucher is best for things like admission tickets or redeeming a gift.

When redeeming an MPV, we know the voucher’s value is more like a gift card or gift certificate: it has a particular amount associated with the voucher. Because of this, scanning is a two-step process. First, you’ll scan the voucher. Then, when it’s recognized as an MPV, you’ll be asked to enter an amount to redeem, from $0.01 up to the remaining voucher amount. When you click “redeem”, the amount you’ve entered will be used.

Now redeeming vouchers in your brick-and-mortar location is even easier! Stop searching for voucher codes and start scanning. ????

Published by Beka Rice

Beka leads product direction for SkyVerge and technical documentation. She spends a lot of time on research and interviews, but likes to write so she has an excuse to spend more time jamming out to anything from The Clash to Lady Gaga.