Walkthrough: Setting Up Video Monetization Promo Codes on Dacast

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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
  • Developer 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.

4. Rate Type

Promo codes only apply to either all pay-per-views or all subscriptions on a stream, depending on which code is set up.

Codes do not overlap between the two types of monetization. Therefore, please make sure to select a “Subscription” promo code if you want to apply this promo to a subscription price.

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.

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