Purchase and Rental

Purchase & Rental allows you to make money from your videos by selling or renting them to your consumers. The Zype Platform supports Stripe and Braintree for credit card processing of transactions. You can also use the Zype Transaction API to extend the functionality listed here. Contact us for more info.

Setting Up Purchase & Rental
Enabling Purchase & Rental on Videos
Publishing Your Videos
Overriding the subscription embed
Managing Your Purchase/Rental Settings & Consumers
Purchase & Rental Analytics
Purchase & Rental Settings

Setting Up Purchase & Rental

To get started using Purchase & Rental with Zype, login to your account and click on ‘Monetization’ in the sidebar.

Click ‘Enable Purchase & Rental’ and follow the prompts to get everything set up.

stripe settings

Your subscription payments can be processed by Stripe or Braintree so you’ll need a Stripe or Braintree account to complete this process.

Stripe: Click here to sign up for a Stripe account or click here to sign in and get your Stripe API Keys.

Braintree: Click here to sign up for a Braintree account or click here to sign in and get your Braintree API Keys.

Once you’ve completed setting up your account, you’ll either be shown an example embed code for the first video you added or a prompt to add videos if you haven’t done that already.

When you return to the Monetization page, you’ll now see a breakdown of your purchases, rentals, consumers, and plans. Click on any one of these to find out more about your Purchase & Rental business through Zype.

Enabling Purchase & Rental on Videos

After you’ve set up your Stripe or Braintree info and completed the Purchase & Rental Setup Wizard from the previous step, you will be prompted to turn “purchase” or “rental” on for all of your videos. To manage these settings on each video, go to the “Video Library” in the sidebar nav and then go to the Edit Video section by clicking on the video you want to edit. Once in the Edit Video screen, click on the “Monetization” tab.

monetization tab

Once you click the monetization tab, you can edit the settings for your video. You can only enable one type of monetization per video at any given time. For example, if you enable subscription then you cannot enable purchase or rental and vice versa. This screen also lets you set the purchase or rental price for the individual video as well as setting the rental duration.

monetization tab detail

Publishing Your Videos

To publish your videos on your website, simply grab the embed code from the “Embed” tab of the Edit Video screen from the previous step and paste it into your web site code:

Make sure the “Paywall” toggle is set to “ON” to enable the purchase, rental, or subscription paywalls in the player.

embed code

Overriding the subscription embed

You are able to override the default embed settings on a per embed basis using JavaScript. For example, when you copy your embed code, you can add additional JS inside your script tag.

Variable Example Description
backgroundColor zype.backgroundColor = ‘#264547’; Hexcolor of background if no video thumbnail
autoPlay zype.autoPlay = true; Whether or not videos should autoplay
appName zype.appName = ‘My app name’; Name of your app
showZype zype.showZype = true; Whether or not to show “Powered by Zype”
couponsEnabled zype.couponsEnabled = true; Whether or not to have the coupon code field on new subscription sign ups
dvr zype.dvr = false; If set to false will disable the dvr on live streams

Managing Your Purchase/Rental Settings & Consumers

You can update your Purchase & Rental settings, view your consumers, or each individual transaction.

manage purchase

Click on “Manage Purchase & Rental Settings” to edit the default settings for your video business.

edit purchase

Click on “Consumers” to see a list of consumers that have purchased or rented your content. You can then easily edit the details or an individual consumer and see their unique activity:

consumer details

Click “Transactions” to see a list of all your transactions:


Purchase & Rental Analytics

You can track how much revenue you’re generating easily on the Zype Platform. Just go to the Analytics section in the navbar and see your total monthly revenue, number of consumers, and engagement by video.


Purchase & Rental Settings

In order to manage your Purchase & Rental settings:


This logo will be displayed when users are interacting with your subscription service.


The email that messages to your customers will be sent from.

Terms of Service

If you have a TOS that users must agree to before subscribing, add a link to it here.

Show Zype Branding

By default we display a Zype logo at the bottom of your subscription embeds. To hide it, switch off this setting.

Powered by Zype

Default Purchase Price

The default price you’d like your videos to be purchased for.

Default Rental Price

The default price you’d like your videos to be rented for.

Default Rental Duration (Days)

The default length of time a rental for this video is valid for.