Create a 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 a Postscript Desktop Popup Benefits You

  • Easily (and compliantly) collect SMS and email subscribers.
  • 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.
  • Add engaging background images or GIFs to catch the attention of your website visitors.

Create a Desktop Popup

Postscript allows you to create and maintain multiple desktop popups, though only one desktop popup can be enabled at any given time.

  1. Select Acquisition in the side menu of your Postscript dashboard, then select Popups.
  2. Select Create Popup in the top-right corner of the page, then select Desktop from the drop-down options.

Design Your Desktop Popup

Postscript makes it easy to customize your desktop popup, from the behavior, design, and content. Check out the tabs below for more information.

Behavior Design Content Confirmation Preview

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

  • Name. Choose a name that speaks to the offer in your popup. This name displays in the list of available popups on your main Popups page.
  • 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 three options for your popup type: Modal Window (standard popup), Fullscreen, and Banner.
  • 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 select those pages from the drop-down.
  • Exclude Pages. If you want to ensure the popup doesn't display on specific pages, you can select those pages from the drop-down.

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 the specific popup page.

Simply select the toggle besides Desktop / Desktop Popup so it is green 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.

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