Add Electronic Gift Cards (e-gift cards) or ability to buy store credit
E-Gift Cards, or simply buying Oculus store credits, solves many problems while being relatively easy to implement.
- Parents can add credits for their kids, allowing them to choose games to buy without needing to store their credit card information
- Friends and family can buy e-gift cards, print them, and stick them in a holiday card or have them delivered to the recipient on a future date
- People can indirectly use it to gift games to each other ("Here's a $20 credit, use it to buy xxxx so we can play together!")
- Facebook doesn't need to solve physical card distribution problems or negotiate with storefronts to carry the cards
- A credit system already exists, and Oculus already uses it for promotional purposes (meaning the functionality already exists to direct it to a recipient, claim it with a code, and apply it to your account)
This can be implemented in time for the holiday buying season, which will be important for customer satisfaction. It will also help the developer community by broadening the number of people that can put money into the Oculus Store ecosystem: friends and family that don't own Quest (2), but know someone that's receiving one for the holidays.
Ravi Pradeep commented
Been almost 18 months and no progress from meta on this thread that sucks
I know this one's kind of old and we now have gifting games, but I still totally agree.
I'd love to be able to give my friends who have Quest headsets an Oculus gift card the same way we give each other steam gift cards, instead of having to ask them what games they want to get for their birthdays.
would make life way easier to just give them a gift code and let them decide what they're after.
Whitekid Cvsual commented
I would definitely be buying more stuff if it were possible to use oculus gift cards~
I would 100% spend 10x more in the store if there was a gift card option.
Particularly with so many reward and survey sites out there paying their customers with gift-cards.
THIS NEEDS TO BE A THING ASAP.
Like c'mon, how is this not already an option. This would make buying games so simple.
Animal tree commented
Yes, this is a no brainer. my parents were very hesitant about putting there info into the app
Devin Keller commented
Why is this not blowing up? It infuriates me. Been looking online for an hour now to find a way to get an Oculus gift card, only to find that Oculus didn't meet a norm. Not happy with the company over. Probably won't even get myself an Oculus because of the lack of care for customer needs.
Yyyyaaas for all of the parents not wanting a credit card on their kids account🙄
Bobby Sotsavanh commented
This is especially important as vr becomes more social in Horizon. I've already met friends on the venues platform and have started playing games on multiplayer having a blast. Sometimes people don't have games and I would love the ability to gift them if I have the cash
Nick Schulte commented
yes please! it was so annoying when i just got my quest