To purchase a gift certificate, a user enters the recipient's information and their own information in the fields displayed on the Web store page and then adds the gift certificate to the shopping cart. When the user submits the transaction, a notification email is automatically sent to the recipient indicating that a gift certificate has been purchased for them.
A corresponding sales order is generated in your account. After you bill that sales order, the recipient receives another email with the gift certificate authentication code. They can use the authentication code to redeem the gift certificate in the web store.
To use the gift certificate in the web store, see Apply Gift Certificates in the Web Store.