Creating your First PopUp

Create your first PopUp to collect and earn money online.


After looking all over the internet and trying to find a simple way to sell online without having to create a storefront, you are ready to create your first PopUp.

Creating your first PopUp takes just a few steps. We will outline each step below and explain each section. If you prefer videos, we also have a How-To section showing how to set up your first PopUp and PopUp Funds account.

Creating your First PopUp

Choosing a PopUp Name is important. It lets your buyers know exactly what the PopUp is for. You can also have a little fun with it and make it pop.

Next, the PopUp Description field is for all of the important information that you need your buyers to know. The types of information can include:

  • The purpose of the PopUp.
  • Beginning and ending dates of the PopUp, if necessary.
  • If the buyer needs to add additional information in the comments section at checkout.

The more important the information, the more you need to make it stand out. Make sure to use different font sizes and colors to get your message across.

Adding Items

Adding an Item is where you place your picture, price, and description of each item you are trying to sell.

If your item has different variations, such as color or size, you can add each variation option in the Add Option section. Simply click on the “+ Add Option” button, and you will be given a spot to enter each variation. The amount of options is unlimited.  However, be aware that each option must be the same price, as the price does not change based on the option selected. If the item has another price, you will need to create another item.

Creating the ability for add-ons (personalization, or shipping) is done by adding another item with the additional price difference. To find out more, read the additional article.

Once you’ve completed your first item, you can easily add more items by clicking on Add Another Item below the existing item(s). You can also delete any items you have created if you change your mind by clicking the Remove this Item button.

Inserting an Image

Having a clear and informative image with each item is important. You can insert an image for each item by either clicking on the image area and selecting an image from your computer. Or, you can drag and drop an image. Make sure to choose an image that accurately portrays what you are selling or collecting for. However, images are not required for the PopUp to work.

(Helpful Hint: If you are collecting for an event or school fundraiser where you don’t have a physical item to sell, you might consider using a team logo or photo of last year’s event.) You can also use stock photos from Unsplash if you don’t have a good image to use.


Extra Features

At the bottom of your PopUp set up, we have added a spot for some extra features allowing you to customize each PopUp.

Allowing buyers to leave a comment while they are checking out lets the buyers give you any vital information you may need. Many times you may need the name of where to deliver to or a different address. The buyer can give you this information at checkout in the space given.

The PopUp description you wrote a the beginning will also be seen on the checkout page. Any directions given for the comment section can be seen at checkout.

The Pass-through Fees feature is a way to have your buyer pay the PopUp fees. This allows you to earn the exact amount yot are selling the item for. We have a more detailed article if you want to use this feature and need help understanding how it works. 

The Note to Your Buyers area is a chance to thank your buyer for their purchase and to provide any additional information that might be needed. It is displayed on the purchase confirmation page and on their emailed receipt. A few examples of buyer notes might be:

  • Detailed instructions about delivery.
  • More personal information that is only for people who have purchased.
  • Confirming whether the purchase was a donation for a non-profit.

In addition,  great way to get more detailed information from buyers, is to include a form with your Note to the buyer. That way they can fill out any information needed after they have already paid. We have an article on how to incorporate Google Forms into your PopUp.

When you finish your note to buyers, click on Preview to see what your PopUp will look like. If you need to make changes, click on Modify and edit.

* The note to your buyers is not seen on the preview PopUp; it is included in the receipt and email after purchase.

Thank You Page

Here is an example of what the Thank You page will look like.  I wanted to give you a peek at what your buyer will see once they have successfully checked out. Note to Your Buyer is at the top with any information you wanted to share. Followed by the buyer’s personal information and a detailed receipt. When your buyers leave a comment, it will be included under the Order Summary. A version of this will also be emailed to the buyer for their records.

Create your first PopUp to collect and earn money online.
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