Online Pay Links with business domains is the latest feature in GoDaddy Payments and a simple way to get paid by anyone, anywhere. This feature allows you to get paid quickly, all while staying on brand and looking professional, without compromising on security — you don’t even need an online store to get started.
Simply sign up for a new domain with GoDaddy and you automatically have access to your own branded pay link to share with customers. You can continue to use your branded pay link as often as needed. If you are already a GoDaddy customer with a domain, this feature is ready to use.
A quick overview of Online Pay Links and GoDaddy Payments
GoDaddy introduced Online Pay Links in August of 2021, offering a simple way for businesses to accept payments online. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, credit and debit card payments accounted for 55% of U.S. consumer payments in 2020. As consumers continue to use debit and credit cards more and more, small business owners need to be ready to accept those payments.
By using Online Pay Links from GoDaddy, businesses can accept credit and debit card payments with the lowest transaction fees in the industry compared to leading providers. The latest feature connecting to a business domain makes it even easier to collect payments while still staying on brand and staying secure.
Today, Pay Links comes standard with all new domain purchases — no need for a full ecommerce overhaul. This unlocks the ability to use a unique branded link created after a domain name sign-up, which allows new users to start collecting payments right out the gate.
As a bonus, using a pay link with a domain name of your choosing will help boost your brand credibility with customers. New improvements allow your short, branded link to signify a sense of security to your customers — offering a more professional look.
How to use Online Pay Links with your business domain
Getting started with Online Pay Links is easy. If you already have a Pay Link, you can buy a new domain name and you’re all set to take payments. If you don’t have a Pay Link, you can get started by following the steps below.
Step 1: Create your branded pay link
To create a branded pay link for the first time, you’ll need to sign up with Online Pay Links and connect it to a new GoDaddy domain. Learn more about how to set up your pay link with this guide from the GoDaddy Help Center.
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Step 2: Share with customers
Once you create your own branded link, you can then share with customers via:
- Social media
- Personal website
This makes it convenient for you to reach customers where they spend most of their time.
Step 3: Get paid
After you send your custom link to your customer, they’ll be prompted to click and complete their payment using a secure checkout page.
Once a customer is finished completing their transaction, you’ll receive a payment as soon as the next business day.
Who benefits from Online Pay Links?
There are many ways to use branded pay links to your advantage — no matter how big or small your business venture may be.
Businesses that benefit from Online Pay Links with branded domains include:
- Personal trainers
- Hair salons
- Vendors at farmers’ markets and pop-ups
One of the nice perks about Online Pay Links from GoDaddy Payments is that it has the lowest card transaction fees in the industry compared to other leading providers at 2.3% + 30 cents per online transaction.
Additionally, you won’t have to worry about hidden fees or long-term contracts that most other providers add on. It’s a good way to keep your expenses low, so you can focus more on the goods and services you’re offering.
The Online Pay Links with business domains rollout is a big win for anyone looking for a simple solution to virtual payments while staying on brand and looking professional.
A recap of the major benefits includes:
- Safe and secure payment transfers for you and your customers
- A short and memorable branded link that looks more professional to customers
- Can be used as often as needed
- Lowest card transaction fees compared to other leading providers at 2.3% + 30 cents per online transaction
- Fast and easy payouts as soon as the next business day
Ultimately, you can create a professional link to share with customers for quick hassle-free payments while staying on brand.