Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of service by which a customer can purchase events to view on your site.
You sell access to a post or page that has the content inside it. The content is available for view after the customer makes a payment. The content can be a video (embedded on the post or page), a digital download, images etc.
When to Use “Pay Per View” or “On Demand” Delivery Method?
There are 2 ways you can deliver digital content to your customers:
- Direct download via encrypted file download option
- Pay Per View / On-Demand Access to a webpage that has the content in it
The direct download method means you are letting your customer download a file to their computer (this is the default method of digital content delivery)
Pay Per View / On-Demand Access:
This covers everything else that does not fall under the direct download category. This method is used to give a customer access to the content without a direct download (the customer views the content on your site via the browser). If you want to give your customer access to a webpage which contains the digital content (for example: a page with embedded streaming video) then use one of the “Pay Per View” methods explained below.
1. The New “Pay Per View” Method
The newly added “Using WordPress Permalink as Digital Product” feature can be used to configure better “Pay Per View” option:
2. Old “Pay Per View” Method
This method should not be used anymore as we will only support the new Pay Per View method (which is more robust) going forward.
The following video shows how to setup a Pay Per View model to sell streaming videos using WP eStore:
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