After setting up your ClickFunnels account, you'll need to learn how to set up your basic ClickFunnels integrations to add your own custom domain, custom email address, SMTP, and payment gateway.
Below is an overview of the basic integrations you should add to your ClickFunnels account. Within each section, you’ll find links to detailed instructions for each step.
Step 1: Add Your Own Custom Domain
A custom domain will be a uniquely branded name that identifies your funnel as it appears in the address bar at the top of every browser.
You can purchase a custom domain directly from ClickFunnels and/or other domain registrars such as GoDaddy, NameCheap, BlueHost, etc.
- Purchase a new domain directly from ClickFunnels
- Add an existing domain from other service providers
Additionally, if you already have content on your website with another provider, you will need to learn how to setup a subdomain to avoid losing access to that content.
Watch: Getting Started with Domains (video)
Step 2: Create Your Custom Email Address
With your new domain, you may also have the opportunity to create a custom domain email address to go along with it. It is important that your custom email address is used when sending emails using your SMTP and/or third-party autoresponder.
Watch: Getting Started With A Custom Email Address (video)
Step 3: Setup Your SMTP Account
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is the internet standard for how emails are sent. The SMTP acts like a mailman as it takes your emails, then sorts them, and then sends them to the recipient email address as desired.
By adding an SMTP to your ClickFunnels account, you will be able to create and send marketing emails using the automations area within your funnels and/or by using the ClickFunnels in-house autoresponder called Follow-Up Funnels.
Important Note: The SMTP integration is not required if you are using a third-party autoresponder to send marketing emails such as Active Campaign, Aweber, Mailchimp, etc. Learn how to add a third-party autoresponder to your ClickFunnels account.
Watch: Getting Started with your SMTP (video)
Step 4: Add Your Payment Gateway
To collect payments from your customers using ClickFunnels you will need to integrate a payment gateway with your ClickFunnels account. There are numerous payment gateways that can be added to your ClickFunnels account. The most common payment gateway used is Stripe.
Important Note: Each payment gateway may have terms and restrictions specific to each provider. Therefore we recommend reaching out to them directly to confirm and/or determine availability in your country/region. Learn more about Payment Gateway integrations with ClickFunnels.
Watch Getting Started with Payment Gateways (video)
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