Looking for an efficient way to promote your business and increase sales without having to spend a lot of money? Then this how-to guide is for you as we share the steps on how to create simple gift vouchers using pre-made voucher templates.
A gift voucher is a document (typically printed on a piece of paper) that has a pre-calculated monetary value to allow the purchase of products and/or services. Entrepreneurs may create simple gift vouchers to attract new and current customers. Vouchers may also come in digital form and may be represented by a series of numbers and letters or a scannable QR code. In this article, however, we focus on the creation and use of printed vouchers.
Here are the steps on how you can create your own simple gift vouchers.
First, you need to select a voucher design theme. This theme should reflect your business’ image and/or your specific marketing goal. For example, if you wish to increase restaurant sales through the holiday season, you should follow a Christmas theme and create a restaurant Christmas voucher.
Once you have chosen a design theme, it’s time to decide on a sales offer for your voucher. This can range from a $5 discount to a free meal or product. Remember, when deciding your voucher’s main offer, you need to make sure that your establishment can deliver what it promises without being in the red.
Next, you should begin compiling all the images, illustrations, font styles, layout designs, etc. that you would like to use for your gift vouchers. Also, make sure that these design elements all suit the theme you have chosen earlier.
If you do not have the time or skill to create your gift voucher designs, you may download a printable gift voucher template instead. (A few examples are embedded in this article.) Choose a template design that best matches the theme and design elements you have chosen earlier. These printable voucher templates are also relatively easy to edit since they already contain all the text and design elements for creating a simple gift voucher.
Lastly, start printing out the voucher templates on cardstock or any high-quality paper. And once printed, come up with a distribution or selling plan. Vouchers may be given away for free like printed flyers. Or, you may sell them at a discounted rate to current customers as a customer engagement strategy.
Shared below are simple gift voucher templates in PSD, MS Word, Publisher, Illustrator, and Apple Pages file format. Review each template design and download the one that best fits your brand’s image and/or your marketing goal.
Try out the Simple Gift Voucher Template (featured above) if you want a truly minimalist voucher design. This template uses a blank and white color scheme and is printed on both sides. For best results, make sure that you use thick cardstock or premium paper for printing. Also, do not forget to round the edges of the voucher card.
The Thank You Gift Voucher Template (shown above) is the perfect voucher design for those operating in the retail industry. With this template, you may add product photos, business logos, and other unique branding elements.
Take a look at the Simple Thank You Voucher Template (embedded above) and you will find that it is the ideal all-around simple gift voucher template design. It comes with elegant font styles and organized layout design. And the image placeholders are fully editable for you to replace them with your own product photos or other legally sourced stock photos.
When using the Sample Gift Voucher Template (pictured above), remember to use high-resolution stock photos or actual photos of your product, service, or business establishment. Doing this adds credibility to your voucher card and your brand. This is an editable template so make sure that you add your official brand logos or letterhead design prior to printing the template.
The Simple Hotel Gift Voucher Template (embedded above) is the go-to voucher template design for those looking for elegant and organized voucher layouts. The mock-up template shown above may indicate that it should be used as a hotel voucher but do not let this detract you from using it. The template is fully editable so you may modify the header design based on the kind of establishment you are running.
Imagine a voucher design that allows you to showcase the beauty and/or usefulness of service or product. That is what the Gift Voucher Template (pictured above) seeks to achieve. This template follows a gunmetal gray color scheme that adds a sense of luxury and credibility to any product or service you wish to advertise on your voucher design.
Looking for a voucher design that depicts creativity, fun, and joy? If yes, then you may enjoy the Simple Unique Gift Voucher Template (showcased above). This printable template is fully editable so that you can add a sumptuous photo of a dish, a well-taken flat lay image of your flagship product, or a landscape image of your retail store.
Even though the Simple Christmas Gift Coupon Template (embedded above) is formatted for the holiday season, you may still use it for different occasions and seasons. Just make sure to edit the header placeholder or replace the tree and bell illustrations with something related to the event or season you are using the voucher coupon for.
The most effective printable gift vouchers are those that clearly state the voucher’s value and, at the same time, showcase this information in a visually appealing manner. The Simple Christmas Discount Gift Voucher Template (pictured above) beautifully exemplifies that. Tip: Print this template on paper or cardstock with a high GSM number so that the inks are absorbed well.
Elegance and luxury. Yes, gift vouchers can also exude those characteristics too. This is best seen with the Sample Free Gift Voucher Template (featured above). This discount voucher design will best suit those who are advertising luxury or niche services while making sure that their current customers feel valued.
When using the Simple Meal Gift Voucher Template (shown above), do not forget to add your unique restaurant branding elements since they help increase brand recall. In addition, do not forget to include the terms and conditions for the voucher’s use. Doing so will allow you to implement discounts and promotions without creating a deficit in your daily operating income.