How do they map?
If gift cards are purchased, then they appear as a non-inventory part with a positive amount. If the gift card is used, then the card appears as a discount. Non-inventory parts allow negative amounts.
Connex will map all gift cards to an item called giftcard. This item should be of type non-inventory and its income account it set to a liability.
Here is an example from QuickBooks Desktop:
For QuickBooks Online, here is how it should look:
If a user purchases a gift card for later use, how does it look?
The product giftcard will appear as a line item. Here is a $25 purchase:
If the user syncs sales receipts and the user pays by gift card, how does it look?
The gift card looks like a discount:
If the user syncs invoices, how does it look?
In this case, the gift card is a payment. Here is a full payment by gift card:
How does it look in my balance sheet?
Here is an example report: