Adding gift wrapping to your Shopify store is a great way to drive additional revenue, either through charging for gift wrapping or by encouraging more gift purchases.
These instructions will only work on sectioned themes, which generally means a theme released after October 2016. To check, go to your theme options and click 'Customize'. If you see 'Sections' in the top left sidebar, your theme is sectioned.
Lost already? Code not for you? Choose one of our app recommendations below!
In the next section, we'll add the gifting options to your cart page:
To put this article together, we tried every gift wrap app on the Shopify App Store and picked our favorites:
A flexible and fully-featured app with a restricted free plan to help you get started. On their paid plans, you can offer a range of gift wrapping options at the checkout or on individual product pages. It can be installed instantly on most themes, but they do offer onboarding assistance if required.
More than just a gift wrapping app, this flexible app works for all kinds of upsells. Setup is simple and instant for most themes, with assistance available. Their plans start from $4.99 p/month for 10 upsells p/month. Stores with more than 50 upsell opportunities a month will need their 'prime' plan, which offers unlimited usage for $49.99 p/month.
This app focuses on upsells, but can be easily adapted to offer gift wrap by following the instructions here. As Bold Commerce is one of the leading Shopify App providers, you get excellent support and integrations with Bold Brain, which provides 'smart' product recommendations automatically.
For the tech-savvy, the custom code approach is flexible, free, and allows you to add as many cart attributes as you need. If you aren't comfortable with code, Bold Upsells is a great and flexible choice, with excellent product support.
If you are looking to grow your Shopify store, we'd love to help. Get in touch for a no-obligation quotation, or if you just need advice on what is possible with Shopify.