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What are online advertising cards and how do they work?
What are online advertising cards and how do they work?
Updated over a week ago

Online advertising cards are virtual cards designed specifically to help you manage your marketing campaigns across top ads platforms and merchants like Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and others.

With online advertising cards, you won’t have to worry about your campaigns getting blocked because you’ve run out of funds or exceeded your spending cap - all thanks to higher limits (€200,000/month, or more upon request and approval*), flexible controls, and efficient delegation options for your team.

Who can create this type of card?

These cards are available for free for companies on a Smart plan or above. To create or update an online advertising card, you must be an account Owner, Admin, or Manager. You can also assign a card to a user who has an Employee role.

At which platforms and merchants can I use it?

You can set up your card as a payment method at most of the top leading ads platforms that you already work with:

  • Google Ads

  • Facebook Ads,

  • Instagram Ads

  • TikTok Ads

  • Snapchat Ads

  • LinkedIn Ads

  • Pinterest Ads

  • Microsoft Advertising

  • Amazon Ads

  • Apple Search Ads

  • Twitter Ads

  • and Leboncoin Publicité

I’m an account Owner, Admin, or Manager. How can I create a card?

  1. Log into your Qonto account on desktop and click on Business account > Cards.

  2. Click on Create card and choose Virtual. Under Online advertising, click Choose.

  3. To finalize, select an account to link to the card, assign a cardholder (yourself or a member of your team), and set a monthly limit (optionally, you can also set a daily payment limit).

  4. Have a look at the recap and hit Confirm.

👆 Good to know: Make sure that you’ve enabled Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) on your account to fully benefit from the €200,000 monthly limit. SCA provides an additional layer of protection by pairing your account to a device. You can set it up easily by following these steps.

Once your card is created, you can start using it immediately. Just click on Go to Cards section on the success screen or locate your card directly in the Cards section and then, click on Reveal on the side panel. From there, you’ll be able to copy your card’s details and securely add it as a payment method to your Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and other ads management platforms.

Can I change my card’s limits after I’ve created it?

Absolutely! Just select your card in the Cards section and click on the edit icon in the card settings. Then, simply update the limits and confirm the changes.

Can I create multiple cards for different clients or platforms?

Of course! If you’re on a Smart plan or above, you have unlimited online advertising cards included in your plan for free, subject to reasonable and fair use.

To keep things organized, you can also assign your card a unique name (e.g. Facebook Ads). To do so, go to Cards, click on the card that you want to name, and go to Details to assign it a name.

Can I request a monthly limit of over €200,000?

You can request a limit of up to €1,000,000 per month per card, subject to eligibility and approval from Qonto. Learn more about eligibility criteria here.

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