Yes, the Dacast viewer payment system supports payment through PayPal.
This works differently from credit card payment because the paywall will redirect the viewer to PayPal’s page to complete payment. Once the viewers has completed the payment, they will be redirected back to the Dacast paywall.
To enable sales over PayPal, you must accept the PayPal terms within your Dacast account. To do this, click “Paywall” then “Settings” in your Dacast portal.
You will see an option that allows you to toggle on and off PayPal purchases. Toggle it “On.”
Below that, you’ll see a checkbox that indicates that you “Agree to PayPal User Agreement.” Check this box if you do, in fact, agree to the terms.
If you read the PayPal User Agreement, you’ll notice that some content cannot be sold with Paypal. For example, if your content is risque enough to possibly classify as “Blue/Adult,” you cannot use PayPal because this type of content is barred.
Types of Monetization Available with Dacast
There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.
SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.
AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.
Both SVOD and TVOD use the Dacast paywall to carry out transactions.