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WHAT ARE RENTALS?

Think about the classic video store experience: rent videos for a limited amount of time, at a lower price point. Now you can offer your own digital rentals as another option for customers to watch your videos.  All rented videos are streaming-only, meaning a customer cannot download the video file. 

How long do rentals last for a customer?

After a customer starts watching a rental, they must finish it within their rental period. You can choose a rental period of 3, 7, 14, or 30 days. During their rental period, customers have total access to stream the content as many times as they like

How much should I charge for rentals?

That's ultimately up to you! Since rentals don't include a download version of the video, try cutting your full purchase price in half for rentals. So, if you're charging $7.99 for your movie with downloads, try $3.99. 


HOW DO I ENABLE RENTALS ON MY CURRENT Products?

You can enable rentals on any Product that is NOT in pre-order mode. 

  1. In the Products section, use the drop-down arrow to select Edit for the Product you want to update.
  2. Click on the Pricing section of the edited Product
  3. Under the Rental Price field, click the checkbox button to activate rentals, enter your rental price and a rental period.
  4. Click Save to enable rentals on the Product.

HOW DO I CREATE A NEW RENTAL PRODUCT?

For instructions on how to create a new rental product, please see our Guide to Creating a Purchase or Rental Product.


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