An eGift card is used the same way as a normal gift card, except that eGift cards are sent to the recipient with a code that is entered online, explains GiftCards.com. An eGift card can also be printed and used in a physical store by entering the card's code.
An eGift cards is sent and received via email, with a link to the store from which it was purchased, states GiftCards.com. At checkout, the cardholder chooses the Gift Card payment method, and then enters the code. Some eGift cards can be loaded onto a mobile wallet or gift card app, which provides a barcode, QR code or gift code that can be used in a physical retail store.