Pay Links: making remote payments quick and easy
Megan28 Apr, 2021
If there’s one thing your customers won’t say no to, it’s convenience. With our Pay Links, you’ll be giving your customers just that. Just like our QR codes, Pay Links are an easy, seamless way to collect payments from your customers.
They’re especially beneficial when it comes to remote mobile payments. If you send your customers a picture of your QR code, it’s difficult for them to pay you – people rarely have two phones. Pay Links solve this problem for you and your customers.
What are Pay Links?
Pay Links are SnapCodes in their URL form – they’re just a link. You can easily get your Pay Link from the SnapScan Merchant Portal. We’ve created this video to walk you through the steps of getting your link. The best part? Pay Links are extremely versatile. Send them as a text message, via your social platforms, integrate them into your website, or even add them to your invoices.
When customers click on a Pay Link from their mobile device, they bypass the QR code. Customers are taken directly to the payment screen in their SnapScan app. If the customer doesn’t have the app, they’ll be prompted to download it. When customers click the link from their desktop, they’ll be shown your SnapCode which can be scanned to complete the payment.
Keep track of your orders
Thanks to social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp, setting up an online business has never been easier. Direct messages allow customers to easily contact you to place an order. In turn, you decide how you want to collect payments. By using SnapScan’s Pay Links, you’re guaranteed a simple payments process.
Vegan home bakery, Rumsy’s Noose, sells freshly baked vegan donuts every Saturday. Most of their sales are received via Instagram and Facebook. These donut enthusiasts didn’t hesitate to use Pay Links as a payment method. “We are a small business, and neither of us are particularly good with bookkeeping and we hate dealing with EFTs,” explains co-founder Gabriele James.
Once customers place their order, they receive a Pay Link to complete their payment. “Being able to send customers a Pay Link has been amazing,” says Gabriele. “They’re easy for the customer to use and the transaction reflects immediately.”
For small businesses like Rumsy’s Noose, being able to track and identify who has paid them is incredibly important. This is why the vegan home bakers make use of the reference functionality. “It helps to differentiate the payments from one another on a busy day,” explains Gabriele. It also means orders are processed quicker as they don’t need to wait for the customer’s proof of payment.
Want to make use of the reference functionality? Email the SnapScan team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get this set up.
Process payments in a snap
Pay Links aren’t just beneficial to small businesses that operate on social media. Pizza franchise, Butler’s Pizza, has successfully integrated Pay Links into their website’s chatbot. Hungry customers place their orders online using the ‘telebutler’.
After selecting items from the menu, customers insert their delivery address, choose a branch and select pay. A Pay Link is automatically sent to them via text. Once customers click this link, they’re taken directly to Butler’s pay screen in the SnapScan app. It’s a simple, easy way for customers to pay for their order, without having to load their details onto yet another website. And because payments are processed instantly, they can rest assured knowing their pizza will arrive soon after.
Add pay links to invoices
Whether you’re a dentist, a plumber, or offer any other service, make it easy for your clients to pay you from their mobile devices. By including a Pay Link on your invoices they’re able to make a payment instantly. It’s a simple way to get paid in a snap.
- Log in to the Merchant Portal.
- Click on the Payment Methods tab on the left. You’ll now see a list of all your SnapCodes.
- Click ‘Get Pay Link’ for the relevant SnapCode. This will automatically copy your Pay Link.
- Paste it into the relevant spot.
- When someone clicks this link they’ll be sent straight to the pay screen on their SnapScan app.
- If someone clicks on this link on their desktop, it will show your SnapCode as a QR code. Your customers can scan the QR code using their SnapScan app.
Want to send a Pay Link on the go? Download the SnapStore app. The mobile app allows registered SnapScan businesses to easily collect payments wherever they are.
Accepting remote payments has never been easier. “It was super quick and easy to set up,” says Gaby. Pay Links helped Rumsy’s Noose process their online orders quickly and efficiently. Now, let it do the same for your business.
More than QR codes: how to pay with your SnapScan app
From QR codes to in-app donations. Use the SnapScan app to make easy payments.
4 tips to easily optimise your online store
Is the cart becoming the new Wishlist?
How to use Instagram to sell your products
Capitalise on Instagram’s reach to sell your products to a larger audience.