Create Shortlinks to Products, Stores, Adverts or Collections

URL shortening is a technique on the Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter and still direct to the required page. Some websites create short links to make sharing links via instant messaging easier, and to make it cheaper to send them via SMS.

With SocialPay, you can create shortlinks that point to products, fundraising causes, stores and simply brands.

There are four types of links you can create;

  1. Product Link – If you have a physical item to sell eg a phone, shirt, shoe etc.
  2. Collection Link – This link is for collecting money for a cause eg wedding launch etc
  3. Store Link – This link groups a number of your product links to create a shop outlet.
  4. Advert Link – This link is used to advertise your business or website on the SocialPAY platform.

Product and Collection links lead to one-page checkouts where consumers can purchase or donate for that particular service. The current payment method is mobile money although we are in the process of adding VISA and Easypay.

How do i get the SocialPay Uganda App?
How do i get the SocialPay Uganda App?

Get the SocialPay App

If you haven’t done so already, the first step would be to download the app. The app comes for android and ios (apple) platforms.
Simply search for “Socialpay Uganda” on playstore or appstore.
For all other users, just fire up your browser and go to the web app version. The webapp works well on all browsers with exception of Opera Mini. Do not use Opera Mini to view as it will fail.
We have also written a small article here explaining how to download socialpay. Once you have the App, register an account.

 

What Next?

When the app has loaded, Please tap the “Add Link” button.

Add link button
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Create Shortlinks to Products, Stores, Adverts or CollectionsCreate Shortlinks to Products, Stores, Adverts or Collections

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Select the type of link you would like to create;

  1. Product Link – If you have a physical item to sell eg a phone, shirt, shoe etc.
  2. Collection Link – This link is for collecting money for a cause eg wedding launch or medical emergency etc
  3. Store Link – This link groups a number of your product links to create a shop outlet.
  4. Advert Link – This link is used to advertise your business or website on the SocialPAY platform.

Depending on the type of link you choose you will be presented with the following inputs for you to fill in;

  1. Product Link
    1. Title – Product title eg New iphone for sale.
    2. Description – Details about product eg size, color
    3. Quantity – How many of these products are you selling.
    4. Price – The product price.
    5. Store – if you have created a store you can place this product link in this store.
    6. Down Payment – first deposit (installment), so as product can be booked or reserved.
  2. Collection Link
    1. Cause – Cause title eg Donate to orphans of Uganda.
    2. Description – Details about the fundraising cause.
    3. Amount needed – The total amount you would like to collect for the cause.
  3. Store Link
    1. Store Name – Name of your business.
    2. Description – About your store.
    3. Address – Where buyers can find you
  4. Advert Link
    1. Name – Brand or website name.
    2. Description – About your brand or website.
    3. website address – link to your website
Upload Image
Upload Image

 

Step 2 – Upload Image

 

The next step is to upload the image related to the type of link you are creating. You can upload from camera or your documents/gallery.

After photo is uploaded, you are done. The next step would be to share the link on whatsapp, twitter, facebook or email to your customers.

Below is an example link shared on facebook

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link shared on facebook

 

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