If you make it safe and easy for buyers to pay, they are far more likely to buy from you.
What is Checkout?
Checkout is a tool for sellers. Simply by copy-pasting an HTML snippet into your listing, you instantly empower your buyer with safe and easy payments. Buyers will see a "Pay with GunTab" button or link on your listing, like this one:
Why use Checkout?
Buyers don't want to give you their credit card number or mail you a money order. They know that's how people get scammed.
Buyers want a safe and easy way to pay. When it comes to gun-related transactions, there is nothing safer and easier than GunTab. That is why GunTab Checkout tends to increase your sales.
Who should use Checkout?
You should use Checkout if you are selling on a marketplace or your own website. Checkout isn't available for every marketplace and website, but it is available for the vast majority. (If Checkout isn't available for your marketplace or website, please contact us. In the meanwhile, you can send payment requests.)
What marketplaces are compatible?
- Gun Owners Club
- Guns International
- Show Me Guns
- Texas Gun Trader
- Wasatch Firearm Network
- Weapon Depot
What website builders are compatible?
- Shopify (firearms and parts are mostly prohibited)
- WooCommerce (our WooCommerce plugin is recommended)
What other websites are compatible?
You can add a Checkout button/link to any product details page with a single price displayed. (The single price can be displayed multiple times.) GunTab will figure out the rest.
What are the downsides of Checkout?
Checkout does not integrate with third-party systems. You will need to manually update your marketplace listing and/or retail inventory system to reflect a Checkout. For example, you will need to mark your GunBroker listing as "sold" after a Checkout. However, GunTab can build custom notifications in certain circumstances - just ask us.
One item at a time
Checkout does not support multi-item "shopping cart" checkout. Buyers can only purchase one item at a time.
How do I add Checkout to my listings?
There are two ways to add GunTab Checkout to your listings:
- If you do not control the website, you should copy-paste an HTML snippet into each listing.
- If you control the website, you should integrate by generating HTML buttons on each listing where it's applicable.
Copy-paste an HTML snippet
To add Checkout to your marketplace listing, copy-paste one of your HTML snippets below into your listing's item description.
You must copy-paste your HTML snippets exactly as shown. Marketplaces are sensitive about third-party links, and will strip them from your item description if you use an incorrect format.
1. Copy your HTML snippet below
First, please sign in to view your HTML snippets. In the "Marketplace" column below, find the marketplace you are using. In that marketplace row, click the button to copy your HTML snippet (it's on the right side).
2. Paste your HTML snippet into your listing
Tip: After you save the change to your item description, check how your listing looks to the public. Make sure your HTML snippet appears as you want.
Your HTML snippets
If the recommended HTML snippet doesn't work for you, try the next one down.
||Checkout UUID||55555555-5555-5555-5555-555555555555||Sign in to view|
|Button||Sign in to view|
||Link||Pay with GunTab||Sign in to view|
||URL||https://www.guntab.com/checkouts/new?checkout_uuid=55555555-5555-5555-5555-555555555555||Sign in to view|
||Formatted URL||https://www.guntab.com/checkouts/new?checkout_uuid=55555555-5555-5555-5555-555555555555||Sign in to view|
Integrate by generating HTML buttons
If you control your website, you should generate your own HTML buttons. It's easy, and GunTab can do the software development for you. You can even be eligible for revenue sharing. To generate your own HTML buttons, you simply add the Checkout UUID and the listing page URL to this template:
What is the CHECKOUT_UUID?
If you are a seller, you should use your own Checkout UUID (displayed in the table above). If you are a marketplace that supports multiple sellers, you should use each seller's Checkout UUID. In other words, you should allow sellers to copy-paste their GunTab Checkout UUID on their account page in your website.
What is the LISTING_PAGE_URL?
Determining the listing page URL is easy.
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Are there optional parameters?
If GunTab is unable to determine the
shipping and insurance amount from the listing webpage,
it will ask the buyer during the Checkout process.
To avoid that, you can add GET params to the URL in the
listing_type_id(String) See REST API documentation for values.
Frequently asked questions
What if the Button is not displaying correctly on my listing?
Try the Link, URL, or Formatted URL instead. Each of these snippets is simpler than the last The simpler the snippet, the more likely it is to be displayed correctly.
How can I test a Button/Link/URL to make sure it is working?
Simply sign in to your GunTab account and click any Button/Link you've added to a listing. GunTab will show you the results of your "Checkout test", including troubleshooting tips if you might need.
What do Buyers see if they click a Button/Link/URL?
Try it and see! (Just make sure you're not signed in to your GunTab account or you'll see the results of the "Checkout test" described above.) First, the buyer will be asked to copy-paste the listing's webpage URL if their browser blocks GunTab from determining it automatically. Second, the buyer will be asked to enter the shipping amount if GunTab is unable to determine it automatically (or if you advertise multiple flat rate options in your listing). Third, the buyer will be asked to confirm the details, select a firearm dealer (if necessary) or a shipping address, and enter payment information.
What if I put a Button/Link/URL on a non-compatible marketplace listing?
GunTab won't be able to determine the details of your listing, so buyers will be invited to send you a "payment offer". If Checkout is not compatible with your preferred marketplace, you can manually send payment requests to buyers instead.
Can I add Checkout on my retail website?
Yes, Checkout can be used on any retail website built with a compatible website builder. It can also be used through an appropriate GunTab plugin, like our WooCommerce plugin. If your website is built with a non-compatible website builder, you can send payment requests or ask your buyers to send you payment offers.
Who pays the GunTab service fee for a Checkout transaction?
By default, the seller pays the fee. You can customize who pays the service fee by selecting Account > Checkout preferences, then changing "Checkout service fee paid by".
Who pays the credit card convenience fee for a Checkout transaction?
By default, the buyer pays the fee. You can customize who pays the service fee by selecting Account > Checkout preferences, then changing "Payment method convenience fee paid by".