plug&paid is comprehensive SaaS shopping cart platform which can seamlessly turn any website or social media page into a shop.
A "plug" is the nickname given to our buttons, links, widgets or custom plugs which our users can customize and deploy on any website or social media page. Each plug has a shopping cart attached to it, which is generated using our 4-step guided wizard via the dashboard. Once a plug is generated, the plug&paid system will provide the seller with a code (also known as an HTML snippet) and/or a unique URL address that can be deployed anywhere on the web inside a website's source code, or become embeddable inside a social media page.
If the plug you generate is a button, 'custom' or a widget, clicking the plug's button surface will initiate a call-to-action, launching the plug&paid shopping cart in a modal window or in a new tab. Page visitors or social media followers will now be able to shop directly on the very page they are visiting without needing to modify the structure or design of their existing page.
Unlimited Shopping Carts & Products: With a single plug&paid account you can create an unlimited number of buttons, widgets, links and shopping carts. Each shopping cart can have its own set of individual options such as number/type of products, supported languages, terms, payment gateways, templates and more, thus providing plug&paid merchants the full customizability they require.
Creating a plug:
When you login to your dashboard, and click the green "Create Plug" button that is accessible from most of the pages within your plugnpaid account
If you have not created a product yet (check your Inventory page), proceed by hitting 'Add a Product' to begin the simple process of adding a product to your cart.
Otherwise click the "Sell" button on an existing product you have created before.
Creating a product is a straightforward process that offers a wide variety of options such as shipping, variations, licensing methods and more, according to the type of product you are planning to sell (physical product, digital content or subscription services).
The next step is to select the method in which you would like to get paid. plug&paid supports Paypal (Merchant & Individual accounts), Stripe, Alipay (via Stripe), Bitpay, Bank Transfer, Cash on Delivery and many more payment methods. You can attach multiple payment gateways in a plug's individual cart allowing your buyers to choose their preferred payment method during the checkout process.
Step 3 (Shopping Cart Options - optional)
In this step you can also choose to customize your shopping cart with a variety of options such as setting the default language, country restrictions, cart template and more. These features are optional and can be updated at any time even after you have created your shopping cart.
Step 4: Select a call-to-action
Select a call-to-action i.e the method that you wish your customers to reach your shopping cart. The options available are a button, widget and link. Moreover if you want to attach your shopping cart to your own buttons, widgets or images then the 'Custom' option is for you.
Step 4: Buttons & Widgets only
If you have a Website as your selling platform, you will be prompted to choose one of our pre-existing button/widget designs. All the designs can be customized to match your website's preferred design identity. Our customization editor allows you to change multiple attributes of a button/widget such as background color, border color, font size, icon, plug size and many more. Once done hit the "Save" button.
That's about it. plug&paid will finally generate a code (HTML snippet) which you will be able to copy/paste inside your website's source code. This will then allow the plug (button or widget) to appear on your website which will then enable the shopping experience for your page visitors.
Once a buyer clicks the button, he/she will be able to buy your products that are assigned to the plug. If your website is SSL secured (HTTPS) the shopping cart will be shown as a modal window above your page, otherwise a new tab will open redirecting the buyer to a shopping cart page hosted by us on our domain.
If you wish, you can choose to disable the modal shopping cart window feature at any time by visiting your "Settings" page.