Create Shortlinks: What is a short link?
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.
Types of SocialPay Links;
There are four types of links you can create;
- Product Link – If you have a physical item to sell eg a phone, shirt, shoe etc.
- Collection Link – This link is for collecting money for a cause eg wedding launch etc
- Store Link – This link groups a number of your product links to create a shop outlet.
- 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.
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.
|Create Shortlinks to Products, Stores, Adverts or Collections
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Step 1 – Choose Link Type
Select the type of link you would like to create;
Depending on the type of link you choose you will be presented with the following inputs for you to fill in;
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