If you are using the standard Vimeo OTT checkout form, you must process your payments through Vimeo OTT. However, it is possible to collect payments externally and use Vimeo OTT to host and deliver your video content. You can learn more by reading our Developer Documentation.
If you plan to build and host your own checkout form(s), you can store the URL(s) where the form(s) is hosted in your Admin. This will effectively overwrite the Vimeo OTT hosted checkout form on the web.
Note: Vimeo is not responsible for the building or hosting of custom checkout forms. Advising on the process as well as connecting these forms to your site requires an Enterprise contract with Vimeo. Please contact your account manager for next steps.
In this article:
- Setting a custom checkout URL at the site level
- Setting a custom checkout URL at the product level
- Changes to analytics dashboard
Setting a custom checkout URL at the site level
First, set a custom checkout URL at the site level in your Site Settings -> Advanced tab. Setting this URL at the site level will automatically set the URL for each of your products.
Note: If you have a single product or one checkout form for multiple products, this is all you need to do. If you have multiple products with unique checkout forms, you will need to override this value at the product level (see below).
Setting a custom checkout URL at the product level
You can set a custom checkout URL at the product level by going into the Basic Info tab of the product’s page. Unchecking the “Has external checkout form” box will cause the product to fall back to the Vimeo OTT-hosted form.
Note: Unchecking the box at the site level will reset all values back to the Vimeo OTT values.
These URLs will replace all the visible checkout links in your Vimeo OTT site. Additionally, any traffic to the relevant OTT-hosted checkout forms will automatically be redirected to the correct URL.
⚠️Note: You will see the option to geoblock your product in the Distribution tab. However, this only works for the Vimeo OTT checkout form and will not work for your own payment gate. If you need to geoblock the checkout form of your product, you will need to manage that directly within your payment gate.
Changes to analytics dashboard
Managing your own payments will affect the analytics dashboard. The total number of subscribers will still be displayed, but subscriber events such as lifetime value, conversions per day, free trials, renewals, etc. will be lost.
The Top Videos tools will still work as expected.