Online Pay Links made even easier with Payable Domains

4 min read
Jessica Resendez

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.

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.

Pay link with business domain in text message

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.

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.

Related: How to choose a domain name

Step 2: Share with customers

Once you create your own branded link, you can then share with customers via:

  • Text
  • Email
  • 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.

There are many ways to use branded pay links to your advantage — no matter how big or small your business venture may be.

setting up pay link for personal training

Businesses that benefit from Online Pay Links with branded domains include:

  • Photographers
  • Personal trainers
  • Caterers
  • 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.

Key takeaways

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.