If you want to use and create membership cards for RetailEdge 7.5, then you should:
1. Create customer cards with a barcode on it that corresponds to the customer ID who will be a part of your membership program.
2. Create a customer interest for the membership program and associate the customers who are in the membership program with the interest. This will allow you to better track the member sales in the future.
3. Give the membership customers a percentage discount.
Then when the customers come in with their membership cards, you can scan the card on the sales screen and the items added to the sale would be discounted by the appropriate amount.
If you don't already have members in your system with sales history, then you can try creating temporary holding places for your members. The RetailEdge customer ID in Version 7.5 is simply a counter that will increment by one each time you add a customer. So you can create a group of members starting at some number by creating a place holder for the members. Add a customer called Member 1, Member 2, etc. These will get sequential customer IDs. You can then tell the card manufacturer to create customer membership cards starting at some number X and ending at Y. When a person comes in and wants to be a part of your membership, just pick the first available "Member" customer and fill in the appropriate information and give them the next card in the set.
There is nothing you can do with Gift Cards in Version 7.5. People who are using 7.5 either use the Gift Certificate function or process the gift cards using their credit card machine and merchant service (credit card processor) account.
If you use your merchant service for processing gift cards you will typically pay a percentage for processing these cards or pay some monthly fee for the privilege of processing gift cards. This is why we built gift cards into RetailEdge 8.0. So a better solution is to move to Version 8.0.
For More Information about creating gift cards in RetailEdge 8.0 see http://retailedge.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=1164
For More Information about using Membership cards in RetailEdge 8.0 see http://retailedge.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=1524
See Also: http://retailedge.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=1514