Oculus Gift Cards
My prefered way to make game purchases is via physical gift cards (scratch cards) that I buy at various stores to add funds to a virtual wallet that most virtual stores offer.
So far I have been able to make use of google play cards, steam gift cards, blizzard gift cards, PlayStation network cards.
Using PayPal or a Credit/Debit Card is inconvenient since if we don't have a credit/debit card or PayPal we can't purchase the games.
Even though you created an Oculus Quest which doesn't require PC or insight Track you can't really expect us to purchase the Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift S without another payment method like a gift card since it Prevents the customers under 18 to buy the game from the store.
And I know other stores that also offer this type of payment
Payment methods should be plentiful and convenient.
The Oculus store is the only one that does not offer a payment method that I can make use of.
So would you kindly add more?
Nicola Fern commented
I’d love to be able buy a digital or physical gift card. We are doing a VR project at my hospital in the UK and at the moment it’s basically impossible for us to buy anything on the store. With a gift card we could buy a specific amount on the organisation credit card to last a few months and then top up as needed.
Need this buy educational content for schools. Paying is super difficult or out of the question for many schools without it.
Cheryl G commented
Why would you prevent us from giving you money? I don't get it.
As I’m running the oculus app on iOS I’d also like to be able to use iTunes vouchers to buy games, as you can with other apps.
Thomas Nemeth commented
Wooo gift cards and store credit should be purchasable. I just bought a Quest and want people to buy me games or gift cards. Please take my loved ones' money.
Even if physical gift cards are too much due to printing, boxing, distribution, etc., electronic gift cards would still satisfy many people. The Oculus platform already allows credit balances. At least, add a feature to allow someone to go to the Oculus Store and buy an e-Gift card that emails a code to a recipient. When the recipient enters the code into their Oculus Account, the previously-purchased amount would be credited to their account.
This (a) lets parents give their kids a game balance to play with; (b) allows people to send gifts of Oculus software to their friends and loved ones; and (c) enables people without credit cards to buy games by giving cash to friends with cards so they can "gift" them the money back via the e-gift card purchase.
Not as great as physical cards, but cheaper to create and far better than nothing.
Drake Woodring commented
Oculus, if you add this, sell them on Amazon if you can. So we can guarantee delivery dates!
Have an Oculus Gift Card
Really, really want to be able to buy gift cards for friends, or more accurately, really want people to be able to buy me games!
Drake Woodring commented
Agreed! I would buy one for sure! A friends kid just bought a S and I would buy him a game, but I wouldn't necessarily give him cash... and being able to put it in a box would be great!
eduardo lopez beltran commented
So true, I have friends that don't have a bank account yet and would like to gift them a gift card with credits or an option inside the store to gift games to your friends just like in Xbox or steam.
Crista Etterer commented
SOOoooooOOO you are just not going to answer this question? Maybe you should improve your customer service if you want to sell a product, especially for so much money.
Jesse Petersen commented
I really want to buy gift cards for my friends / for my future headset. It's not that I don't trust Oculus, but I just don't want to put my credit card information.
It will be nicer to get gift cards for my friends too.
Steven Stemmler commented
On a related note - can you add a shopping cart so you can purchase more than one product at a time instead of having to do multiple transactions for every purchase?
David L Silverlight commented
Seriously, what is taking so long for you to make this happen?
Please add gift cards as my dad doesnt like getting his paypal out everytime i want a video game
James W commented
My son got the Quest for his birthday, and I had hoped that gift cards or similar would be available. If you can make them by Xmas I'm sure my family will buy some for him!
You can use visa gift cards. Worked on Go
Kyle Muehl commented
Yeah I was pretty baffled when I found out you can't buy gift cards