IN THIS ARTICLE:
- How do I create a Purchase/Rental Product?
- I made my Product, now what?
- How do I add videos to sold buy/rent Product?
How do I create a purchase/rental product?
You can create a new purchase/rental product on the Products page.
Start by Clicking + Create product on the Products page
Then select Buy and rent
Add information and assets:
- Basic Info: Title - Title the Product to describe what it contains. Example: “Purple Fitness - Weekend 1"
- Description - Describe the Product your audience will be buying. Example: "Buy or Rent Weekend 1 of Purple Fitness' Weekend Workouts!"
- Thumbnail - This image appears in customer emails, trailers, Facebook, Twitter, your website, and in Vimeo OTT Apps. Images should use a 16:9 ratio. We recommend 1920px × 1080px to ensure it scales well.
Add your Content: Have a trailer uploaded? Select it. This trailer will play on your homepage and in the embeddable player.
Add your main video(s) or live events by clicking Add Videos.
Click the checkbox next to your videos to add them to the product. Be sure to click Add when you're done.
Once added, you have the option to Disable downloads for each video.
Next, head to the Distribution section to set the status of your video.
Choose Pre-order If you want this product to be set to pre-order mode. If you want to sell pre-orders, follow this guide.
Choose Ready to sell if you're ready to start selling once the product is all set up. You can also choose to block or allow your content in specific countries.
Pricing is where you'll set the rental and/or purchase price for your product.
Rental price - If you want to enable rentals, set your rental price. Rentals are streaming-only for 3, 7, 14, 30, 60, 90, or 365 days for the buyers. Here, you can also set your international pricing (read more about that in this article).
Buy price - Set your purchase price. Purchases include unlimited streaming and downloads for the buyers.
Pay what you want - Enable Pay-What-You-Want pricing to allow customers to pay more than the base price.
Extras (optional) - Click Add files to choose from your uploaded extras and add them to the Product:
Selecting Upload will take you to your uploaded extras.
In Advanced settings, you can customize the messaging we send when a customer makes a purchase. This is optional.
Finally, click Save to create the product and it will be available for purchase/rental. See below for how to share it and get some sales.
Note that below your settings are two additional options:
- Pause sales: This will take your product offline and make it so that new users cannot purchase. Any existing users that have already purchased will continue to have access to your product.
- Remove: This will take your product offline and make it so no one can buy it. Note that this is only an option if your product hasn't had any sales. If you've had sales, you can only pause it.
⚠️Note: At least one product (subscription, purchase, or rental) must remain published for your site to stay online. If no products are available, your site will automaticallybe taken offline.
If you have the product available, you are now selling. Here are some next steps:
- Share the checkout link so others can purchase / rent! - Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. To get to the checkout page of your product, click the View checkout button on the main Products page and it will be copied to your clipboard.
This is what the checkout page to purchase your product looks like for others:
How do I add videos to a sold product?
If you want to add videos to a product that has already been sold and released to your audience, here are the steps:
- Upload the videos you want to add on the videos page.
- Navigate to the product's edit page and then to the Content tab.
- Choose between videos or live events and click the checkbox next to the video you want to add.
- Click Save on the product.
- Be sure to notify your customers about new content. You can do so by sending a notification.
- If you do send the email notification, the customers will receive an email and can start watching immediately.