I purchased gift cards to use and mail to people who purchase one. I do payment through invoices and rarely do sales using my phone/card reader. I've figured out how to activate a gift card with doing an in person sale but I'm having trouble figuring out how to apply a gift card to an invoice. I'm hoping there's a way because I have a lot of out of state customers who would like the option to use a gift card and receive it with their order in the mail.
At this time, you can’t use a Square Seller's gift card to pay a Square Invoice.
This is a pretty popular request, and we’re working to improve invoices based on feedback from our customers, so I’ll be sharing this request with our product team.
As a workaround, you can apply the balance of the gift card to the outstanding invoice by applying a discount, or by resending a new invoice to your customer all together.
@ejm If you apply a discount to an invoices the sales tax will be calculated on the amount of the sale after the discount.
So if you create an invoice for $20 and then apply a 10% discount, taxes will be applied to the subtotal $18.
I hope this answers your question but please let me know if there's anything else I can clarify!