Create Your Postscript Desktop Popup

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Popups are a powerful way to grab attention and engage users who visit your website on their desktops.

Why You Should Create a Desktop Popup

  • Design your popup to match the look and feel of your brand.
  • Use your popup to provide discounts, promote a giveaway or contest, or invite subscribers to join your exclusive VIP club.
  • Easily collect SMS and email subscribers.
  • Add engaging background images or GIFs to catch the attention of your website visitors.

Design Your Desktop Popup

  1. Select Acquisition in the side menu of your Postscript dashboard, then select Popups.
  2. Locate your desktop popup on the left side of the page and select Edit.

Set Your Desktop Popup Basics

Your desktop popup basics serve as the foundation for your popup and the popup's behavior on your website.

  • Collection. You have the option to collect only phone numbers, or phone and email with your popup. For phone and email, you can choose which popup page displays first and second. We recommend you set the phone page to display first.
  • Countries. Choose which countries should see the popup. 
  • Popup Type. You have two options for your popup type: Modal Window (standard popup) or Fullscreen
  • Popup Delay. Define how long a popup should wait before appearing on your homepage. We recommend a 3-second delay. The longer the delay, the lower the conversion rate.
  • Close Action. Choose what happens when a customer exits out of your popup.
    • Exit closes the popup entirely.
    • Bubble minimizes the popup to a small image in the bottom-left corner of the page. Visitors can access the popup later if they change their minds about subscribing.
      • Close Action Text. Edit the text that appears on the minimized bubble popup.
  • Include Pages. If you wish for the popup to display on specific sub-pages (aside from your main webpage), you can list those pages here. Separate multiple pages with a comma.
  • Exclude Pages. If you want to ensure the popup doesn't display on specific pages, you can list those pages here. Separate multiple pages with a comma.

Choose Your Design Elements

Your design elements define the look and feel of your desktop popup.

  • Logo Image. Upload a logo image by selecting a file from your device. You can also drag and drop the image file into the upload field.
  • Background Style. Choose to have your popup background be a solid color or an image.
    • Background Color. If you select a solid color background, you can enter a specific hex code for your desired color.
    • Background Image. If you select a background image, you can upload the image or GIF from your device or drag and drop the file into the upload field.
  • Font. Select your preferred font. This font applies to all text on your desktop popup.
  • Style. Choose whether your desktop popup will have square or rounded corners.
    • Corner Roundness. If you selected rounded corners, then use this field to set how round the corners should appear.
  • Primary Text Color. Set your primary text color by entering a hex color code. This color applies to all text on your desktop popup except button text.
  • Button Color. Set the color of your subscribe button by entering a hex color code.
  • Button Text Color. Set the color of your subscribe button text by entering a hex color code.

Write Your Desktop Popup Copy

Your popup copy, or messaging, is key to your popup's success. You can use this space to offer a discount, promote a giveaway or contest, or advertise an exclusive VIP club.

You can get creative with your desktop message, and include a pre- and post-headline, both of which are optional text. You can also customize the wording of the signup button and the close button.

If you are also collecting emails with your popup, you'll see an identical section to the one above titled Email Collection Content. You can choose to keep the copy similar or change it up if there's a different incentive for email subscribers.

Create a Welcome Text Message

When a subscriber uses your popup to opt-in to SMS marketing, you can send them a custom welcome message. 

Learn more about customizing your message--including how to use GIFs, emojis, and message tags--here.

Preview Your Desktop Popup Design

Postscript provides a dynamic popup preview on the right side of your design page. Your preview will update in real-time as you change the background, color, shape, and wording of your popup.

If you are also collecting emails with your popup, you can select Email below the preview to view how the email popup page displays. If you are using the Closed Action bubble that minimizes the popup when website visitors exit out of the popup, then you can view how that bubble displays by selecting Closed.

Enable Your Desktop Popup

Once you have designed your desktop popup, it's time to enable it. You can do so from the main popup page or from your desktop popup page.

Simply select the toggle besides Desktop / Desktop Popup so it is blue and reads Enabled to the right of the toggle.

Advanced Popup Design Customization

If you wish to further customize your desktop popup, you can do so using CSS code. We have created a few resources that will walk you through that process.

Compliance Language Requirements

When collecting subscribers, the TCPA requires you to include necessary compliance language that informs visitors they are opting into SMS messaging from your store. At Postscript, we hard code compliance language into the popups you use.

Here's the TCPA-approved compliance language:

*I agree to receive recurring automated marketing text messages (e.g. cart reminders) at the phone number provided. Consent is not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates may apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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