Payment Links are perhaps the easiest and simplest way to accept payment for your business.
In the fiat world, there are several companies that have been offering this service to its clients, the biggest one being PayPal, with its PayPal.Me offering.
Bitcoin Payment Links work in a similar fashion with the only difference being the payment is made in bitcoin instead of fiat.
A payment link looks something like this, you can try a sample payment link here
It's a simple URL that can be shared with anyone and anywhere online just like a regular URL,
Upon clicking these customized payment links open the payment page where the bitcoin address/QR code is displayed (along with other details of the payment) which the users can use to make the payment,
There are a few companies that offer this particular service, for this guide I will be using Blockonomics.
To create a Bitcoin Payment Link,
Head over to Blockonomics Merchants Page and Click on ‘Get Started for Free’.
You will be redirected to a Sign-Up page. Fill out your email and password of your choice and create an account (You will be asked to enter an Activation Code to activate your account).
If you already have an account, simply click on the ‘Log In’ button below ‘Register’.
On this screen, you will see two options, ‘Ecommerce Store’ and ‘Payment Button/Links’. Click on ‘Payment Button/Link’
You will be redirected to the ‘Wallet’ section, where you will have to enter the xPub key for your bitcoin wallet.
Then click on Products, and enter the details of the product such as name, description, etc.
Also, you can select the details you wish to collect from your customers from the ‘Customer Field’ menu.
To turn your payment link into a donation link, simply select the ‘Donation Mode’ option while creating the link.
Click on ‘Generate URL’
And that’s it! Your Payment link is ready and can now be shared with anyone you wish.
Bitcoin Payment Links are a great and easy way to accept payments and making one requires no technical know-how whatsoever.
Create one now and start accepting bitcoin for your business!