A Buy Link or a permalink (a permanent link) is a direct checkout link. It directly takes your customers to the checkout page with items and quantity pre-loaded on their cart.

As part of your marketing efforts, you may find yourself creating landing pages or newsletters with great storytelling.

Driving traffic directly to landing pages promotes only one or maybe a group of products. Additionally, it provides a seamless shopping experience for your customers.

The same applies to your marketing newsletters. Just think about taking your customers to checkout with a click from your newsletter with the products already in their cart and even with the promotional discount code is applied ๐Ÿ˜

Creating a Buy Link is very easy and straightforward with Checkout X.

  • Click on the Buy Link menu item

  • Click on the Add Product button and select products you want to use with your Buy Link

  • Click Add

  • Your Buy Link URL will be displayed on the Buy Link section

  • Copy the URL and use it where you want. It does not expire! ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ‘ The advantage of Checkout X is it does the heavy lifting of finding out the unique VARIANT_ID of your product for you.

โš ๏ธ Please make a note of the Buy Link URL. Checkout X does not save this URL.

Adding a specific variant of a product

  • Click on the Buy Link menu item

  • Click on the Add Product button.

  • Select and Add the product which has different variants.

  • When the product is added, you will be able to see that it is selected with the default variant selected for you.

  • To change the variant, click on the Variant options displayed with the product

  • Select the variant you want to use and click Add

  • Buy Link URL will be updated automatically with every change you make.

  • We will also see the โ€œLink is updated.โ€œ text for a short time next to the Buy link URL

  • Just copy and use your new Buy Link ๐Ÿ‘‡

You can directly apply a discount to a Buy Link.

  • Click on the Buy Link menu item

  • Click on the Add Product button.

  • Select and Add a product

  • Check the Apply discount code box

  • Enter your discount code you have previously created on your e-commerce platform in the Discount Code text field.

  • Buy Link URL will be updated automatically when you apply the Discount Code.

  • We will also see the โ€œLink is updated.โ€œ text for a short time next to the Buy link URL

  • You can now copy and use your new Buy Link URL, give it a try ๐Ÿ‘‡

โš ๏ธ Please make sure you have set up your discount code on the e-commerce platform before using it in your Buy Link.

โ“ FAQ โ“

Definitely! And it is very simple.

  • Click on the Buy Link menu item

  • Click on the Add Product button.

  • Select as many products as you wish

  • Click on the Add button

  • Complete any other changes you would like to make, i.e. changing the quantity or change the variant of any of the products.

  • You can now copy and use your new Buy Link URL, imagine that your customers land to your checkout with a simple click from your newsletter. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Checkout X does not save or store the Buy Link URLs. But you can always create the same URL easily following the same steps.

โš ๏ธ We suggest you make a note of the Buy Link URL and use it as you require it.

๐Ÿ™‹ Do I need to find out the VARIANT_ID of my product from Shopify?

No, you donโ€™t need to. Checkout X takes this hurdle from your shoulders and gets the VARIANT_ID of your product directly from your e-commerce platform when you select the product.

Once you have created your Buy Link URL using the steps described above, it is not different from creating any other link on your page.

If it is a text link on your website, landing page or newsletter, it should look something like this

<a href="BuyLinkURL">link text</a>

If you are using an image as a link, then it should be something like;

<a href=โ€BuyLinkURLโ€>
<img src=โ€YourProductImage.gifโ€>
</a>

If you are not familiar with HTML or just beginning to get a grip of it, you can learn more from here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

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