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Online video distribution has changed so much over the past few years – It has gone from the YouTube-only route to myriad options at the ready. Some charge more, some less, and all offer high quality streaming video and downloads with customizable viewers, payment options, and more. If you’re trying to distribute a training video, or just your homemade jazzercise workout, test out these options we’ve pulled together.
Their cut: 5% + $0.25 of each transaction
Embeddable video player? Yes. You can also opt to have your videos viewed on their website
Payment options: Pay-what-you-want, pre-orders, tiered bundles, along with traditional options
Other notes: Customizable ability to reach out to your customers – for example, you can send a message specifically to customers who spent over a certain dollar amount, and offer deals to them exclusively.
Their cut: 10% + $0.50 of each sale
Embeddable video player? Yes, along with their purchasing form
Payment options: Subscription, Pay-what-you-want, Rental, Pre-orders
Other notes: VHX seems to be geared more toward independent filmmakers, open API
Their cut: 2.9% + $0.30 of each transaction
Embeddable video player? Tinypass is available as a plug-in for popular CMS options, or use the API to integrate into your own site. Embeddable players are available through third-party platforms such as Brightcove.
Payment options: Pay-per-view, Purchase, Subscription, or Registration-to-download for lead generation
Other notes: In-depth analytics
Their cut: 30% of revenue
Embeddable video player? Yes
Payment options: Pay-what-you-want, Rentals, Subscription
Other notes: Customers can choose to put their videos on a customized channel on Pivotshare, or embed the player on their own website
About the Author
Stephanie Norell is the Marketing Director for North by Northwest’s Boise office. She loves horror movies and Pinterest, adores the classic film Xanadu, and “enjoys” disseminating her thoughts for trolls to discuss online.