Do You Collect Commission on Dacast Pay-Per-View and Subscriptions?

Yes, you will pay small commissions for paywall transactions in your Dacast account. This is applicable for both subscription-based (SVOD) and pay-per-view (TVOD) streaming.

Dacast takes a percentage of commissions for each transfer done over our platform. This commission is 9.9%, plus $0.40 on each viewer purchase. Feel free to contact your account manager with further questions about this process.

Please note that this information refers to the process of selling content through the paywall.

The commission factors in PayPal, bank transfer, and other fees for processing payments incurred in the transaction, so there won’t be additional costs by selling content through our paywall. However, you may incur fees from your individual payout request depending on your method and circumstance. 

Local banks may charge fees for receiving wire transfers. PayPal may charge a fee for sending payment to your account, depending on the speed of transfer you request.

You can call your bank for specific information regarding transfer fees, and you can check out PayPal fees and commissions on their website.

More on Video Monetization

Dacast’s secure paywall has made it easy for users to monetize their video content with both pay-per-view and subscription methods. 

In addition to these two video monetization models, Dacast also offers ad-based monetization which works very similarly to YouTube’s monetization structure.

The beauty Dacast is that you have the power to control how you monetize your content down to the smallest of characteristics on your paywall. With the help of player API, you can tweak and customize your secure paywall to best serve your audience.

In addition to the endless possibilities with API, the new paywall also comes equipped with some built-in features that include settings geared towards accommodations for global viewers.

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.