Partner Center users have two easy methods to share a link to a package in their store with customers or prospects:
- Sharing a Direct link to package
- Sharing a Buy it Now link
The Direct link to package feature is a link to a specific package. Customers following this link will need to sign in to Business App before they can view or purchase the package.
The Buy it Now link allows you to choose a specific user to send the link to. When following the link, the user you’ve chosen will be able to view and purchase the package without having to sign in to Business App.
Note that both of these methods require the package to be published, with its Purchase behavior option to be set as Add to Shopping Cart.
Buy it Now link
A Buy it Now link is created for a specific account and user, allowing that customer or prospect to view and purchase a package without having to sign in to Business App beforehand. You can use this link to enable your customer or prospect to quickly find and purchase a package, even if they’ve never signed into Business App before.
Before creating a Buy it Now link, make sure that the user you want to send the link to already exists. When viewing an account under Partner Center > Businesses > Accounts, you can easily add an existing user to an account or create one under the Users section.
To create a link, go to Partner Center > Marketplace > Manage Store, and click the ⋮ (Options) menu on any published package with the Add to Shopping Cart option enabled. Select Create Buy it Now link, and choose the Account and User that you would like to send the link to. Copy the link that you’ve created, and send it to the user you’ve chosen via an email, text, or chat message.
Following your link will allow the user you chose to view and purchase the package without having to sign in to Business App. If they have never signed in to Business App before, they will be prompted to set their password after completing their purchase.
Direct link to package
A Direct link to package allows a customer or prospect to add an item to their Shopping Cart and purchase (or submit an order for) any package in your Store. Use this link to easily direct prospects or customers to any package from a link or button on your website, an email conversation, a text message, or anywhere you can share a link.
When viewing or editing a package from Partner Center > Marketplace > Manage Store, all published packages with the Add to Shopping Cart option on the Purchase behavior setting will have a Direct link to package. This shortened URL can be copied by clicking the Copy link button. Following this URL will automatically add the package to a customer’s Shopping Cart and direct them to the Cart Contents page, where they can review the package and begin checkout.
For customers who are already signed in to Business App, the link will take them directly to their Cart Contents page. Customers who are not signed in or who do not already have an account will land on a page where they can sign in or quickly create an account before reviewing their Cart Contents page.