Consumers may purchase a prepaid Visa gift card through online vendors such as GiftCardMall.com or GiftCardLab.com. They may also use the map tool on the Visa website to look for a local physical vendor.
Some online vendors allow the purchaser to either create a design with his own images or use a pre-existing design provided by the vendor. In addition to the costs of loading the card, purchasers may have to pay for card design and shipping. The online vendor may also provide the option of delivering the gift card to either the purchaser or the recipient. Recipients may use the prepaid Visa gift card at places that accept Visa debit cards, which can include businesses such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations and retail stores.