Creatives using Linktree as an income source recently got access to paywalls via the Payment lock feature, but the web hosting alternative isn’t stopping there.
They also already have access to a tip jar via Support Me links, but from now on, fans and supporters can thank creatives quickly, easily, and without an account with the “Buy Me a Gift” feature, functioning much like Ko-fi (opens in new tab)’s one-off “buy a coffee” feature.
Plus, building on existing Paypal, Square, and Shopify (opens in new tab) integrations for online store functionality, Linktree users can now add SendOwl content links (made with an account on the service) to a browsable carousel, and display a Bonfire storefront directly on a user’s page to sell merch.
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New Linktree widgets
The key difference between the existing tip jar functionality offered by Linktree’s Support Me links and the new Buy Me a Gift feature appears to be that the value of a “gift” can be set manually by a Linktree user. Fans can then select one, two, or even three of these if they choose to support a creator.
Elsewhere, alongside the new additions of embeddable storefronts, from which supporters can easily buy single products or browse all of a user’s products, users can also display single SendOwl links on their Linktree page.
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The checkout processes for products bought via SendOwl and Bonfire are hosted by those services, which should mean that they’re reliable and trustworthy.
To get started setting up the new integrations, users should explore the “Make and Collect Money” section of their Linktree account’s admin settings (opens in new tab), or learn more about the integrations from the Help Center pages for SendOwl (opens in new tab) and Bonfire (opens in new tab).
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