How it works

Register via Square®

Click the “Register” link below and connect your Square® account to the Bookthis.xyz platform.

Get paid

When a customer orders a gift card an order and payment is placed directly into your Square® account.

Get notified

We will notifying you when a Pay-it-Forward gift card has been ordered and who it’s for.

Do you use Square® for your business? Register your local restaurant, bar, coffee shop, winery or other small business where customers can share a little kindness.

Step 1 – Click the “Register” button and sign into your Square® account. The Permissions screen will pop-up for the Bookthisxyz platform. Click “allow” so that Bookthis.xyz Pay-it-Forward can create orders and place payments directly into your account.

Step 2 – Let us know how customers would recognize you by entering your brand name. Make sure you give us an email address so that we can send you notifications of Pay-it-Forward gift cards.

Step 3 – Share on your social media. We’re in this together and rising tides float all boats.

FAQ

What does Bookthis.xyz do?
Bookthis.xyz serves as a gift card fulfillment platform for Pay-it-Forward programs. Our customers want to help their communities by ordering gift cards from local restaurants and then electing to Pay-it-Forward by offering those gift cards to those in need or on the front lines of this pandemic. We post to social media and our email lists that someone has offered a gift card on a Pay-it-Forward basis at your business. Our customers then become your customers and you can decide how best to Pay-it-Forward based on the request.

Does the entire gift card amount go to my business?
With the exception of credit card processing fees charged by Square® the entire amount of the gift card goes directly into your Square® account. Bookthis.xyz charges the customer a $1 platform service fee in addition to the gift card amount in order to pay for expenses such as servers, hosting, email and SMS costs as well as keeping our team working.

Who manages the Pay-it-Forward portion of the gift card?
You do. Bookthis.xyz and our customers want you to survive and succeed in this environment. We believe that is best accomplished by you running your own business and us helping to keep you working. Our customers want small businesses such as yours to succeed and to help others in the process. We’re in this together.

Why use Bookthis.xyz Pay-it-Forward platform and not just my own site for gift cards?
Use both. Right now every dollar counts more than ever. Bookthis.xyz has made Pay-it-Forward just a little easier for you. Many small food and drink businesses don’t have the time or background to implement new technology, marketing or logistic changes. Many customers just want to help the restaurant community but don’t know where to start. We’re another tool in the tool chest to stay in business.

Why use Bookthis.xyz Pay-it-Forward platform and not just my own site for gift cards?
Use both. Right now every dollar counts more than ever. Bookthis.xyz has made Pay-it-Forward just a little easier for you. Many small food and drink businesses don’t have the time or background to implement new technology, marketing or logistic changes. Many customers just want to help the restaurant community but don’t know where to start. We’re another tool in the tool chest to stay in business.

Who or what is Bookthis.xyz?
Bookthis.xyz was originally intended as a booking platform for custom, unique food and drink experiences for Jester’s Paddock a winery located in Kentucky. As a prior Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy our own “Chef Bryan” is familiar with the stress and pressure of front-line medical professionals and first responders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the hardships being suffered by the small business owner and restaurant community. He told us to rework Bookthis.xyz as a Pay-it-Forward platform so that it was easier to buy these guys a beer or a meal and help keep people like us working.