Where and How to Get Payment Links for Your Business

September 8, 2023
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In the Philippines, thousands of emerging businesses rely on social media or third-party e-commerce platforms to reach their customers. For these businesses that don’t have their own websites, payment links offer a viable alternative for accepting cashless payments. 

Payment links are URLs that take customers directly to a third-party payment processor’s checkout page so that they can complete their purchase. Offering a custom link for payment can help businesses without websites create a more professional checkout experience. It can also give businesses with existing e-commerce payment gateways an alternative way to facilitate payments, in case of site outages or simply to cater to specific customer payment preferences.

In the Philippine market, Maya Payment Links has emerged as the leading link payment solution for startups and SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises). Here’s where and how you can get Maya Payment Links for your online business:

Step 1: Create a Maya Business Manager Account

Register and set up your account in Maya Business Manager. You’ll need a Maya Business Manager account to enjoy Maya Payment Links and other Maya Business solutions. If you already have a Maya Business Manager account, you may skip this step.

Step 2: Get Your Custom Online Payment Link

Enable ‘Checkout’ and ‘Invoicing’ from Maya Business Manager. Once that’s done, you’ll receive an auto-generated payment link. Your payment link will have this format:  https://mymaya.me/{merchantAlias}

You’ll be able to define your unique ‘merchant alias’ during onboarding and this will be a permanent part of your custom payment link. To update your merchant alias, please get in touch with your Maya Relationship Manager.

You can also set the exact transaction amount in the payment link by adding ‘?amt={amount}’ after the merchantAlias. Simply follow this format to set the amount: https://mymaya.me/{merchantAlias}?amt={amount}.

Example:  https://mymaya.me/{merchantAlias}?amt=100


Step 3: Send Your Custom Payment Link

Once you have your custom payment link, you will be able to send it to customers through messenger apps (e.g. Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, etc.) and email. All they need to do is to click on it and they will be directed to Maya’s checkout page to finish the transaction. From there, your customers can select a full range of cashless payment methods including but not limited to credit and debit cards, e-wallets, and QR Ph.

Step 4: Wait for Payment Confirmation Notifications

When you send Maya Payment Links, you’ll receive automated email notifications for successful payments. You’ll also be able to review the transaction details on your Maya Business Manager Dashboard, under the “Transactions” section.

Who Is Maya Payment Links For?

Maya Payment Links is the best payment acceptance solution for online businesses that rely on messenger applications and social media. With Maya Payment Links, your customers can make seamless payments with their preferred cashless solutions. You can use Maya Payment Links on any messaging app that allows live links, including those on widely used social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and others.

Payment Links is also a great alternative payment solution for businesses that do have websites, particularly those that haven’t set up a payment gateway that can facilitate all cashless payments yet. However, if you need a fully featured payment gateway on your website, consider integrating Maya Checkout or installing Maya Plugins for Shopify and WooCommerce.

Unlock Seamless Payments Over Social Media with Maya Payment Links

Many Philippine-based SMEs and startups rely on social media and messenger apps to facilitate the bulk of their online business. For these businesses, Maya Payment Links offers a way to move beyond traditional cash payments and into the Philippine market’s current cashless paradigm. Maya Payment Links’ ease of use and customizability make it the best solution for accepting payments from debit and credit cards, QR Ph codes, as well as e-wallets like Maya, GrabPay, GCash, ShopeePay, and WeChat Pay. Create a Maya Business Manager account today to accept all online payments through social media with Maya Payment Links. 

After creating your Maya Business Manager account, you’ll not only get access to Maya’s industry-leading payment solutions but also exclusive offers like the Maya 1-2-3 Grow bundle. Maya 1-2-3 Grow is an exclusive offer that allows you to enjoy 1% MDR (merchant discount rate) on all QR Ph transactions for 3 months, saving you PHP 14,600 for every PHP 1 million in sales. In addition, creating a Maya Business Deposit account and setting it as your settlement account lets you take advantage of 2.5% p.a. interest rate as well as free fund transfers via InstaPay and PisoNet. Finally, signing up for Maya 1-2-3 Grow also gives you access to up to PHP 2 million in additional funding through a Maya Flexi Loan offer in just 3 months.

Create a Maya Business Manager account today to enjoy online payments over social media as well as incredible offers like Maya 1-2-3 Grow.