Stored Value certificate. This refers to a certificate of value that is issued through the CyberSource Stored Value processor (SVP) server. There are several types of SVCs, including gift, promotional, incentive, and compensation. Generally, the type is only significant in that it designates the purpose of the SVC. However, one important difference among the types is that a gift certificate is purchased by one customer and issued to another customer. Promotional, incentive, and customer service certificates are issued directly by merchants to customers, and they do not have purchasers associated with them.