Monetize your Facebook page
In this tutorial, we will show you how you can enable a plug&paid shopping cart inside a Facebook page or Instagram profile.
Login to your Dashboard and select "Social Media" as your platform type.
Once you have configured your plug&paid shopping cart with products and a preferred payment gateway, a unique shortened URL (hyperlink) will be generated for you.
This is the direct link to your plug&paid shopping cart and can be be embedded within the Shop section on a Facebook Page, as will be shown in the next steps.
Here starts the fun part. Login to Facebook and visit your Page or create a new one. Make sure your Page has the Shop section enabled.
If you have the Shop section enabled already, you can skip the next two steps. If you do not have it enabled - keep reading.
In order to add the Shop section go to the Settings page of your Facebook Page (not your Facebook account settings page!), click on "Edit Page" found on the left hand side Settings menu and scroll down to the "Add a Tab" button.
Choose to add a Shop tab. Shop is now active and should be visible in your tabs list. You can enable and disable it via the On/Off switch as you wish.
Click on the Shop tab found on left side menu of your Page and proceed by selecting the option to "Checkout on another website". Continuing will also ask you to configure your preferred currency.
Now the action begins and you can finally start adding products to your Facebook Page.
Let's start by adding and configuring our first product.
While you add your fancy images and videos to your product's description, DO NOT FORGET the most important step to enable buyers to checkout your products via your plug&paid shopping cart. COPY + PASTE the unique URL link we generated for you in Step #1 (above) inside the "Checkout URL" input box. Do not use the one in this example.
This in turn will enable buyers to checkout your products on your Facebook page via the plug&paid shopping gateway. Never forget to include the plug&paid URL link.
Hit Save. Your newly created product should now be visible in your Page's Shop section.
When clicking on the product it should open a modal window with a large button to checkout the product on an external website. In our case, this external website is the plug&paid shopping cart which we've associated with the unique URL that was generated earlier.
Modify the default Call-to-Action
In order to get maximum exposure to your products on your Facebook page, why not also change the default call-to-action button from "Learn More" to "Shop Now".
This will also instantly give away that you are selling product and is a quick way for your page visitors to gain access to your Shop section.
Let's Begin by editing the call-to-action button. Choose "Shop Now" as the button type you want people to see.
Select to "Send customers to the Shop section of your page".
Click Finish and you are done.
You should now see "Shop Now" as the new default action on your Facebook page.
Clicking this button will automatically direct page visitors to the Shop section of your Page where your plug&paid shopping cart product(s) are being hosted.
An ingenious way to instantly launch a shop for free and reach millions of potential Facebook buyers!
What about an Instagram Profile?
Login to Instagram and edit your profile.
- In the "Website" section copy and paste your unique plug&paid URL which was generated for you.
In the "Bio" section input anything you wish to write that will appear before the website URL, which in our case will be the direct link to your shopping cart.
- Submit your changes and you are done. Your plug&paid link and Bio are now visible on your Instagram Profile.