New Feature: Payment Request in a Private Conversation

You can now accept online payments via our new payment request feature.

Are you a professional who’s currently looking for an essential tool for private payments? Or maybe you’re in a group chat and another chatter wants to talk to you privately and you want to be paid for your time?

While chatting with your customers, you might want them to pay for your services. You can do so directly through RumbleTalk, an online chat service for your website. You can add it to any website; then, you can chat, talk, or charge a fee for your time.

The payment request feature in the platform allows you to accept payments through a private chat. This payment can be made by your customers for your goods or services.

A chat owner can now send a private payment request to others. You currently have two options for this. Want to know more? Keep on reading!

What is a payment request?

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Now, what is the definition of a payment request?

A payment request is basically a payment link with a predetermined amount, which the merchant sends to their client via email, text, or even chat. Once the customer clicks on the link, they will be redirected to a secure payment page where they enter their card details and complete the payment process.

In the RumbleTalk platform, the payment request feature is a private payment in a chat. As the owner of the chat, you will be able to request payments from other users. This can be a payment from your customers for your goods or services. As I’ve mentioned before, you have two options. If you’ve already forgotten, let me refresh your memory. The two options you can choose are the following:

  1. In a private expert chat, an admin only can send a request for payment to another user. For example, if you are a counselor or even a psychic that talks to someone in a private chat, then you can say, “From now on, I want you to pay for my time.” Then, you send him a payment request; when he pays, you can continue to chat!
  2. The second one is more for a group chat. Let’s assume you enter a group conversation and there’s someone who wants to discuss things with you in private, you can say, “I am requesting payment for my time“, so you send him/her a payment request.

Now, to know how to do those options, I’ll show you the step by step in the next section.

How to activate the payment request feature?

So now you know the two options that you can use, let’s talk about them more. If you’re new here, you can follow these steps so you can start requesting payment from your customers.

  1. Sign-up on our website.rumbletalk
  2. After that, log-in and you will be redirected to your own admin panel/dashboard.chat membership
  3. Activate payment request in the “Monetize” option and save your changes. If you don’t save, it will not go through! Note that you can only choose the currency once. If you want to change it, you need to contact support@rumbletalk.com.payment request
  4. Message privately users that you want to request a payment from. This may be from the options above.
  5. Now, once they reply (or not, as long as they see your message), you can request payment by clicking on their profile and clicking the dollar sign.dollar sign
  6. Type in the amount you want to request. They will then be notified.payment amountpayment notification
  7. Then, they just need to click the “Pay” button that appeared and they will be redirected to PayPal. It’s as simple as that!pay button

 

As of now, we only have PayPal for payouts. But, if your customers don’t have a PayPal account, don’t worry! There is an option for them to pay via debit or credit card via paypal. 

Conclusion

With just a chat, you can now do private payment requests! If you’re having a problem on how you can make users pay you for your services, you’ve found the right tool for that. 

By using RumbleTalk’s private chat feature, you can request payment for your time or for your service. Just remember the two options that I gave you and you’ll be able to maximize its use!

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Online donation platform for websites using a group chat

I know we all know the traditional way to donate. Let me open your eyes to a new concept, collecting donations using an online donation platform that is actually a group chat; yes, a chat.

What’s more natural than creating a trust during a conversation and ask for donations when you established your relationship with your online audience?

With a click, your audience/chatter can donate to your cause or organization in no time. You can also see at any given moment your donations and status. See below an example of a record in your admin panel that shows who donated and how much.

So why use an online donation platform at all?

You can use it when you want to deal with collecting money on your website (you can use a direct chat link in case you do not have a website), especially when we talk about donations.

Conversation means trust, trust starts with knowing someone and the first way to gain trust, is talking to a human (live call, video talk, or texting).

More than that, using a proven online donations platform makes it easy for users to gain trust in the technological part.

Online donation is easier with an online chat platform!

Imagine, using the traditional “physical” way of asking for coins or real bills, like what they usually do in churches and non-profit. Seems too complex, right?

Now, you can use an online donation platform that looks like a group chat (with a twist). This means that you can have a group discussion and get donations online from any computer, laptop, or mobile phone.

Now, let’s talk about the group chat technology

Just so you know, technology is very important when you need to add a widget which is a tool that looks like part of your website but is actually loaded in a remote. This is called a service or, in other words, an embedded tool (in our case, a group chat).

The idea is that you get from us a piece of code (don’t panic, it is simple 🙂 and add it to your website by copying and pasting; this is done only once.

With any online widget service (SaaS – software as a service), the technology is controlled in remote, meaning, you, the chat owner can use the company admin panel to edit, change, and update your chat (anything you do on the admin panel will be reflected on your chat website).

The best part of using a platform (SaaS) is that it is quick and easy to add to any website. You do not need to worry about servers going down, no database, and you do not need to pay for bandwidth or failover mechanism; an online chat and donation platform is taking that burden off your shoulders.

If you want to create a community for your organization, then you can create an account at RumbleTalk home page and then copy the embed code to your website (if you use WordPress, we have a plugin for you to make it even easier).

How chat donations actually work (high level)?

Once you added a chat to your website, you will need to set in the admin in the monetize section the monetize donation checkbox.

Then, a new button will be added to the chat (refresh the chat page and you will see it). Clicking on it will open an option to donate using PayPal. See below how it looks like, you can always change the look and feel of it using CSS.

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At this stage, we work using PayPal, this means that you go via PayPal, but your users do not need to have a PayPal account. They can use credit cards without opening a PayPal account.

You can try it out; it is extremely simple to set. If you need more information, see elaboration below of how it works.

Step-by-step guide for adding a donating service/platform to any website

 

As mentioned earlier, we’ve launched the new donation in a chat. Our group donation lets your donors donate through your chat room. The difference from the normal chat room is that you will now have a donate button on the text box. 

With that said, I’ll show you the few steps you need to know to use the feature. So, after you created your account with RumbleTalk, the system will create automatically a chat for you.

Each chat has a unique code; this means you need to go to the embed area and copy and paste your chat code and paste it in your website.

Now you can start configuring your chat to your liking, including look & feel, multimedia, and login settings. Below, you can check the step-by-step option to enable the donation (under monetize).

  1. First, you need to activate the donation feature. You can do that by going to “Monetize Settings” and clicking the box for donations. That’s it!
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  2. You will now have the donate button on your chat room. 
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  3. Before a donor can donate, he/she will be shown a text to proceed to their PayPal account for the donation.

    donation terms

  4. Also, every individual who donates will be shown in the chat room. That means, when a good deed is done, everyone in the chat room will know! This can be a motivation for others.

    (You can also add a custom message to each donation).

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Did I mention it’s easy? We tried to simplify the process of using an online donation platform. We are proud of the results.

Not only is it convenient for others but also for you as well! Start using your chat room now to collect funds for your organization.

Move forward and embrace change

There are some platforms that change the way people donate online. Now everything is online, you should be there too.

Donations can be significant if done correctly. That can only happen if we know how to collect donations and embrace this change of using chat for donations.

By adopting this change, we can think of more ways of using the online platform for donations.

Social media plays a big role in making it succeed. It is where you can encourage others to join you. Or, you can share stories about your need that may result in donating.

By doing this, you can open up more possibilities and give more opportunities for non-profit organizations, religious institutes, and supporting fans.

The fresh look of donations

Online donation is more convenient for today’s generation, especially now it’s overflowing with millennials. Millennials prefer online giving than the traditional one, because of the use of social media. This makes it easier for sharing the actual crowdfunding information and to share it with others. 

According to a study by Degasperi and Meinardes in 2017, there are eight external factors that motivate individual money donation. These are trust, reward, leadership influences, characteristics of the organization, environmental influences, personal benefits, characteristics of beneficiaries, and future interests.

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RumbleTalk Chat: Explore All Integration Instructions

The RumbleTalk chat can be added to any website in a matter of minutes. We made a list of integration instructions that can shorten the embed time.

Through WordPress, Google Sites, Blogger, etc (RumbleTalk’s integrations), you can now be easily connected. This makes your website stronger and your followers can chat with each other easily.

List of current integration instructions

  1. Blogger – Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries.
  2. Concrete5 – Concrete5 is an open-source CMS for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets.
  3. GoDaddy – GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company.
  4. Google Sites – Google Sites is a structured wiki- and Web page-creation tool offered by Google.
  5. IM Creator IM Creator allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites, blogs, and online stores without writing code.
  6. Jimdo – Jimdo is a web-hosting service where you can create your dream website in just a few clicks.
  7. Joomla – Joomla is a free and open-source CMS for publishing web content.
  8. Mozello – Mozello is a website builder that lets you create modern websites in just a matter of a few clicks.
  9. Squarespace – Squarespace provides software as a service for website building and hosting.
  10. Tumblr – Tumblr is a service that allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs. In addition, bloggers can also make their blogs private.
  11. TypePad – TypePad is a blogging service and is a reliable, flexible blogging platform that puts the publisher in control.
  12. UcraftUcraft lets you create a free website, blog, or online store, no coding required.
  13. Webnode – Webnode is an online website builder system where you can create your own website for free for an unlimited time.
  14. Website.com – Website.com makes it easy for you to create a website and grow your business online with e-commerce and SEO solutions.
  15. Website Builder – Website Builder lets you choose from thousands of templates to create a stunning website in minutes.
  16. Weebly – Weebly is a free website builder and makes it easy to build a website or blog.
  17. WordPress – WordPress is the most known website platform.
  18. Wix – Wix is a powerful website editor. One can easily create a chat in no time.
  19. Yola – Yola is a free website builder where they offer free hosting and website address.

Conclusion

If you’re thinking about adding a chat to your website, then you can easily do so with RumbleTalk chat. It’s easy to embed a custom HTML via these instructions. If you want to know more about each platform, then you can visit our Knowledge Base via section 7 “Integration Instructions.”

If you want to know more about our upcoming features and releases, then visit us on our website!

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