Video Monetization: How to Access Transaction History in the Unified App

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There are a few different bits of information for you to review and digest when checking your video monetization stats from transactions on your Dacast paywall.

In this post, we will cover how to access a description of your paywall transactions, description of your balance section, how to set filters in your balance section and how to download your CSV.

Please note that this tutorial is applicable for pay-per-view and subscription transactions, but not ad revenue

Description of your Paywall Transactions 

To access the description of your paywall transactions, please use the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Dacast account.
  2. Click on “Paywall” on the left side of the Back Office
  3. Select “Transactions”

From there, you should see this page:

Dacast Paywall Transactions

This section displays all the operations that were made on your Dacast account during the on-going year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BALANCE LINES MAY TAKE AN HOUR TO UPDATE AND DISPLAY IN YOUR ACCOUNT.

If you want to access more operations, you can download it via CSV after choosing the Export button.

How to Read the Transaction History

Before we get started, we’re going to briefly break down the different sections that you can expect to see on the following reports.

Here are explanations for each column that you will find on the reports:

  • Type: Type of operation that was made
    • Viewer purchase (subscription and Pay per view)
    • Payment (payment with the credit in your Dacast account)
    • Viewer refund
    • Broadcaster chargeback (refund or special credit received in your account)
  • Content Name: When the operation is a viewer purchase, the name of the content is indicated under the “Content Name” column.
  • Date: Created date (in UTC)
  • Purchaser: When the operation is a viewer purchase, the email of the purchaser is indicated under the “Purchaser” column
  • Viewer Currency: Currency used for the operations
  • Price: The exact amount that got purchased by the viewer
  • Credit USD Balance: The exact amount credited on your account in USD
    • Please note that on the price you set up for your viewers, Dacast takes a small commission: 9.9% plus $0.40 on each viewer purchase. You can access the price and the number of fees for each viewer purchase in your CSV report.
  • Debit USD Balance: the exact amount that got debited from your account (in case of a payment request or a refund).

Filters in Your Balance Section

You have the ability to filter your operations by keyword. This is particularly useful when you are looking for operations related to a specific piece of content or when you are looking for the purchase of a specific viewer or even for a specific currency. 

You can also narrow down the search by the specific start and end date.

Dacast Paywall Transactions

Click “Apply” to see the filtered results.

How to Download Your CSV

Click on the blue “Export” button to trigger a pop-up window. Here you can either export all of the content showing on the given page or narrow it down further via another “Filter” option. 

You can filter by Type, Content Name, and Date. There is also a search bar if you want to look for a particular piece of content.

Dacast Paywall Transactions filter by Type

Once you have selected the appropriate options, click “Export.” Our system will generate the report and download the CSV automatically. 

Please note that if you have a lot of transactions to download, your report might take a few minutes to complete.

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