To use plastic gift cards:

  1. Procure plastic cards that have unique identifiers (Numeric or Alphanumeric).  These come with a magnetic strip encoded with the card information.
  2. Procure a card reader which can read magnetic strips on cards.
  3. Configure the card reader on a computer where the Point of Sale (POS) window is accessed.
  4. Test the card reader as follows:

          a) Open a Notepad and place the cursor on the Notepad.
          b) Swipe a gift card on the card reader.
              The card number displays on the Notepad.  
              This indicates that the configuration is successful. 

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