Sending credit card payment links
If all you want to do is get paid, what's the fastest way, even if you don't have a website?
Read this to get paid by emailing, WhatsApp'ing or SMS'ing a link.
Getting up and running as a small business is difficult, and the terminology can be unfamiliar.
If you've looked into this at all, you'll have realised that there are a number of options for accepting credit card payments, like PayPal for Business, iZettle, SumUp and so on.
You've probably also realised that each of these may involve paying the provider a subscription fee, maybe buying a hardware widget, and then paying transaction costs on top. Even worse, they can take days to get you set up and verify your details!
But what if there was a way that was faster, cheaper and simpler all at once?
This article will teach you how to send a payment link to anyone, using Trolley and Stripe.
Use a Trolley payment link
Trolley lets you create simple links, like this:
https://trolley.link/p/XYZ123 - you can send them to your customers - or whoever owes you money! - however you like.
Email, SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger… whatever works for you and the person who's paying. Just send a link to pay.
Just sign up for Trolley and link it to Stripe (if you don't have a Stripe account, Trolley will help you create one)
Then follow the simple steps below to send a Stripe payment link.
End to end, you'll be done in less than 15 minutes.
Create a product
Once you've created your Trolley account, you can create your first product. Log in, then click on Products, then New Product.
Product Type to be Direct
Fill in the basic product details - the price, currency, description and so on. Scroll down a bit and click Save.
Send the link directly to your customers
As soon as you've pressed
Save Trolley generates the unique payment link for your products. It looks like this:
Copy that, and you can send it via email, WhatsApp, Tweet it, pop it in your Instagram bio - whatever you like. If someone clicks it they'll be taken straight to the hosted payment page associated with your product. If they pay you, you'll receive an email.
The hosted payment page looks like this:
All your customer has to do is pop their credit card details into the - completely secure - box, and press Pay. The money will be transferred from their credit card, through Trolley and Stripe, to your bank account. Easy!