How to manually create a Custom Pay Link for invoices in QuickBooks 2015

Intuit Payment Network (IPN) link is missing on invoices

  Integration of Intuit PaymentNetwork will be unavailable in QuickBooks 2015. Because it is not supported, you will not be able to include a pay link in any invoices you create and send from QuickBooks 2015. If you upgrade to QuickBooks 2015, you may continue to use Intuit PaymentNetwork outside of QuickBooks to request payment, but you will need to manually add pay links to your emailed invoices and manually reconcile the deposits and fees. See below for how to do this.

Note: Any existing invoices created with an Intuit PaymentNetwork pay link before upgrading to QuickBooks 2015 will still be able to get paid and will reconcile back into QuickBooks 2015 through the same download link. The inability to add pay links only applies to newly created invoices made in QuickBooks 2015.

What you can try now

Create a custom pay link:

  1. Log in to ipn.intuit.com
  2. On the left side of any PaymentNetwork screen, click Custom Pay Link.
  3. Within the Create your pay link web address, locate the entry box with your account name in it and enter text that you want to insert as the end of your custom payment link
  • The first portion of the web address is always

https://ipn.intuit.com/pay/  and you can customize the text that follows with whatever letters and/or numbers you want

Tip: Don’t enter spaces or other special characters. Enter only letters and numbers

  • For example, if you enter eddywu in the box, then your custom address would be:   https://ipn.intuit.com/pay/eddywu
  1. Click Generate. Your new web address appears at the bottom of the screen. Anyone can visit this custom address and pay you through Intuit PaymentNetwork
  2. Copy that link and paste it into the Memo Field of the QuickBooks Invoice.

Note: This custom link will not integrate automatically to the QuickBooks data, please manually enter and reconcile payments and fees for these transactions.


Perlinger Consulting, Inc., is a firm that provides QuickBooks® Consulting and Training services to small to medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. It is owned and operated by Glenn Perlinger, a QuickBooks® Certified ProAdvisor. Glenn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Colorado Christian University.

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