Prefill information in Checkout using URL parameters
Fundraise Up’s URL API enables you to prefill information in Checkout using URL parameters. This approach is useful when you are sending traffic to your website from an email marketing campaign and can dynamically set the value of parameters using merge tags.
| ||String||Dawes||The first name of the donor|
| ||String||Case||The last name of the donor|
|Stringemail@example.com||The email address of the donor|
| ||Integer||100||The donation amount expressed as a whole number|
| ||Boolean (yes/no)||yes||Allow or disallow the donor to modify the donation amount set by the URL parameter, |
| ||String (once/monthly)||once||Sets the donation frequency|
| ||String||EHHJ9R36||Set a designation for the donation using the designation’s ID|
| ||Boolean (yes/no)||yes||Allow or disallow the donor to modify the designation set by the URL parameter, |
| ||String||Mom and Dad||Sets the value for the tribute honoree|
| ||String||View example||Sets the redirect URL when a Thank you screen option in Checkout is set to “Redirect to URL”|
For most use cases, we recommend not using parameters that include personally identifiable information (PII). PII is any data that can be used to identify an individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or email address.
Below are two examples of URLs that have been appended with URL API parameters to prefill information in Checkout:
URL with name and email address
This example includes personally identifiable information such as the supporter’s first and last name, and their email address. Prefilling this information streamlines the checkout process, but may affect compliance with your organization’s privacy policies or the policies of its service providers.
URL with no PII
This is the same URL as the example above, but parameters with personally identifiable information have been removed. If you are using analytics or ad products, this is the best approach to implementing the URL API.
In the examples above, the parameter,
fundraiseupLivemode=no, has been appended to the URL. This enables you to use test mode to explore the areas of Checkout where the URL API has prefilled information.