This week, Book Sense and POS vendor Booklog announced that users of Booklog, Version 6, could begin selling and redeeming Book Sense gift cards directly from the cash register. Booklog is the third POS vendor to integrate with the Book Sense Gift Card Program, which is administered by Givex. Computac/Square One users processing credit cards though PCCharge have had integration since November 2003. And this past November, IBID, Version 14 began offering booksellers the option of processing Book Sense gift cards through an enhanced, optional feature.
Booklog's Version 6 upgrades are available now and are free for stores with a maintenance agreement. Users without a maintenance agreement should contact Booklog technical support at (800) 977-8212, ext. 260, or at email@example.com for more information.
To use the Givex Interface stores must have Booklog's Credit Card Verification Interface and PCCharge, Version 5.7. There is a one-time $250 fee for the Givex Interface.
No matter what method is used for processing cards, all booksellers have access to the WebPOS (processing over the Internet), store.givex.com, and the IVR (telephone back-up). For a flowchart outlining the different processing options, click here (PDF format).
For complete details about the Book Sense gift card program, click here.