Walkthrough: Setting Up Video Monetization Promo Codes on Dacast

By Harmonie Duhamel

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Harmonie Duhamel

Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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    Here at Dacast, we believe in always taking care of your customers. That’s why we offer an easy-to-use video promo code feature that you can use to show some appreciation to your customers. We’ve put together this guide to help you set up a promo code for your video monetization. For more information on how to set up a PPV or subscription price on a video, please check out pay-per-view subscription guide instead.

    Which Plans Have Access to this Feature?

    The promo codes and new paywall are accessible to users with the following plans:

    • Free trial (with some limitations)
    • Scale plan
    • Starter plan (with paywall add-on)
    • Event plan
    • Premium (legacy) plan
    • Enterprise (legacy) plan
    • Event (legacy) plan > 5TB

    Free trials have the ability to set up some prices per video content and some promo codes per video content. After the free trial has ended, you will need to purchase a plan to get access to the paywall.

    Getting Started

    Navigate to the “Paywall” section of a live channel, VOD, or playlist, as shown below.

    Setting Promo Codes - Dacast paywall

    Once you have clicked on “New Promo,” the following pop up will appear:

    Setting Promo Codes - Create promo

    Set Up Your Promo Code

    You can set up your promo code in just a few simple steps.

    1. Alphanumeric Code

    Set your alphanumeric code. This will be the code you will give to your viewers so they can apply it when purchasing your video. This code has a minimum of 5 characters. It can be a series of digits, letters, or a mix of both.

    2. Type

    There are two types of promo codes available for our paywall.

    1. % Discount: The first discount is a %, and when the viewer enters the code they get an amount off equal to the percentage. For example, entering “30” would give 30% off a $10 pay-per-view price, which would be $3 off for a final price of $7.
    2. Free Pass Code: To grant a select group of people who know the code-free access to what is otherwise paid content, put 100 in the “Discount” field.

    3. Limit

    A limit controls how many people can use the code before it expires. For example, a code with a limit of “3” means only three viewers can successfully enter the code before it becomes unusable.

    How to Use a Promo Code

    Viewers will have to log in or enter an email and password if they have not created a viewer account yet. Once your viewers have selected the price in the paywall, they will see the following:

    Setting Promo Codes - use dacast promo

    They will be able to enter the code you gave them in the “voucher code” field. If the code is valid, your viewers will see the following:
    Setting Promo Codes - Code Example

    If the code is not valid, your viewers will see the following:
    Setting Promo Codes - Code invalid

    Then, they will click on “Pay” to apply their promo code.

    How to Delete a Promo Code

    Navigate to the “Paywall” section of a live channel, VOD, or playlist and go to the promo code you want to delete. Click on the trash icon as shown below:

    Setting Promo Codes - Delete icon
    The following pop-up will appear as confirmation that your promo code has been deleted:
    Setting Promo Codes - Promo code deleted

    Any questions on our pricing plans or do you want to learn more about Dacast? Please contact us. Not yet a Dacast user, and interested in trying Dacast risk-free for 14 days? Sign up today to get started.

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    Harmonie Duhamel

    Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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