How To Add Gift Wrapping To Shopify
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How To Add Gift Wrapping To Shopify

Last modified: December 2, 2021

How To Add Gift Wrapping To Shopify
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The art of making more money on Shopify is not to have more products, but to make more money from the sales you currently have. There are several ways to do this. You could raise prices, but this can lower conversions. Or, you could add a service that adds value to the product. One option for this is gift wrapping.

You can charge for gift wrapping on a flat rate or a per product basis. And adding this to your site is very simple. Follow these instructions for help.

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Step 1 – Login

Login to your Shopify store using your user credentials.

Step 2 – Add Product

From the Shopify admin, click on the ‘Products’ tab and then click on the button ‘Add Product’.

Step 3 – Create Product

Now you can create a product just like you would for any other product. Use the ‘Description‘ to describe the service, what you offer, what materials are used, can the customer add a message, etc.

You should also set a price. If you want to offer it for free, you can just put in 0, but you can also charge.

Finally, ensure that you upload an image. This could be of a product gift wrapped or an illustration to show gift wrapping.

Step 4 – Save

When you’re finished, click on the ‘Save’ button.

Create A Menu

Now you need to create a menu that will point to your gift wrap product.

Step 5 – Navigation

From the admin page, click on the ‘Online Store’ and then ‘Navigation’.

Step 6 – Menu

Click on the ‘Add menu’ option. You can name the menu ‘Gift wrapping’. You should also ensure that the handle that is assigned to the menu is gift-wrapping.

Step 7 – Add Product To Menu

In the menu items section, give your new link a name, this can be anything you want. Then select ‘Product’ for the ‘Link’ section and then select the gift wrap product from the dropdown menu.

Step 8 – Save

Now save the menu.

Code Snippet

Now you need to create a code snippet so gift wrapping can be added to the store’s theme templates.

Step 9 – Themes

Go to the ‘Online Store’ and then ‘Themes’. Within this option find the theme you’re using and then click on ‘Actions’ and then ‘Edit Code’.

Step 10 – Snippets

In the snippets area, select the option, ‘Add A New Snippet’. Name your new snippet gift-wrapping and click ‘Create Snippet’. This will open the code editor.

To add a flat rate charge for gift wrapping, use this code:
To add a charge for each product, use this code:

When you’ve added the code, click on ‘Save’.

Add Option To Cart

Now you can add the option to your cart.

Step 11 – Sections

Within the theme files, go to the Sections directory and enter the cart-template.liquid file or the cart.liquid file in the templates directory.

Step 12 – Form

Find the </form> tag in the code on the file. Then insert a new line above the tag and add this code:

{% include 'gift-wrapping' %}

Step 13 – Save

Click on the save option.

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Final Word: How To Add Gift Wrapping To Shopify

With these instructions you’ve now added gift wrapping to your store. If you’re not happy with this option, you could always use this app here.

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