Using automated trades for gift cards

Automated trades are specifically designed for trades using gift cards. This feature gives an opportunity to upload all necessary proofs of purchase and ownership before the actual trade starts. This guide will show how to use automated trade from both the cryptocurrency seller’s and cryptocurrency buyer’s perspectives.

Note: The automated trade experience is available for the following gift card types:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Google Play
  • iTunes
  • Playstation
  • Steam Wallet
  • Xbox

Using Automated Trade as a cryptocurrency seller

Before a trade

To begin with, simply create an offer as usual. Choose Gift Cards as a payment method. The Preferred trade experience menu appears below. Click Automated trade to activate automated trade flow experience for your offer.


Additionally, you can choose offer tags according to your needs, however, some offer tags will trigger certain corresponding changes to the offer flow. For example, the “physical cards only” offer tag will remove the option to upload e-codes to your trade chat. Selecting the “no receipt needed” tag, will remove the option to upload a proof of purchase from the trade flow, and the buyer will not be able to send this information to you before the trade starts. For more information on using offer tags in an automated trade, take a look at this article.


From this point on, follow our usual guidelines for offer creation.

During a trade

Once a trade has started, the buyer will send you their gift card receipt in the trade chat for you to review. Once the receipt has been shared, you can enlarge the photo for a more detailed review.

If you would like to accept the receipt, click Accept Receipt. From there, the buyer will be notified and they can share the gift card. You can also select Cancel Trade, to cancel the trade.


2. Once you’ve accepted the receipt, the buyer will then need to upload the gift card details. Once you receive the image, click View card image to reveal the image of the gift card or Copy code to clipboard to use the gift card code.


4. After checking the validity of the gift card code, click Release, and follow the next steps as usual.


Note: If you face any issues with the code, click Dispute to invite our moderators for an investigation.

Using Automated Trade as a cryptocurrency buyer


  • Only one card can be used per trade. The card you have must match the value of your trade offer exactly.
  • Use a card in the same currency as stated in the offer terms.

1. On the offer page, click Submit gift cards.


A warning dialog box appears.

2. Read the warning messages with additional instructions and click Continue.


The Automated trade page appears.

3. To choose your card type, click on one of the options in the list.


 4. To upload a receipt for your gift card, click Upload receipt.


The Select Files to Upload dialog window appears.


5. Select the file and click Upload.


Warning: Make sure your gift card code is not visible on this image! The seller can easily cancel the trade after viewing this picture.

 6. To upload a gift card image, click Upload image.


The Select Files to Upload dialog window appears.


7. Select the file and click Upload.


8. Enter the code into the Gift card code field, enter the card value into the Card amount field and click Save card & continue. The trade chat page will then appear. 



  • Once you've added the card, you can click Delete card to submit a different card, and Back to offer to return to the offer page.


  • To view more information about your trade partner, click Details on the top right corner.
  • If your trade gets canceled, your gift card details are stored in our database. Before your next trade, click Submit gift cards and select one of your saved cards from the dialogue box that appears.


9. Once the trade has started, you will have the ability to share the receipt with the seller.

Note: If the seller rejects the receipt (or rejects trade if this is a “no receipt” trade), the trade will be canceled.

10. Once the seller accepts the receipt/trade, you can share the gift card and mark the trade as paid.


Frequently Asked Questions


What happens if the seller rejects my trade?
If this happens, the trade will be cancelled. Don’t worry—your gift card information was not shared with the seller.
How many cards can I use during an automated trade?
Currently, you can use only one card per trade. An option to upload more than one card is coming soon.
The seller of cryptocurrency has used my code but hasn't released BTC. What to do?
If you think that your code has been redeemed, don't click the Cancel button! If the trade has been cancelled, contact our Support with a short description of the situation and the trade ID.
I have uploaded a card but I want to remove it from my trade. What I need to do?
On step 4 of the trade flow (Provide card code and value), click Delete Card, and your card will be safely removed from a trade.

See our article about gift card trades specifics. Also, check our guide on how to create an offer to sell cryptocurrency and our tips to buy cryptocurrency, in case if you want to buy cryptocurrency.

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