vzaar exists to create extremely affordable, feature-rich cloud based software that enables thousands of innovative educators, online publishers and agencies to exploit the power of online video to build successful businesses. In our most recent review of our pricing plans we recognised both the need to offer better levels of affordability than ever before, and to give subscribers more choice as to the features they need.
Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a big surge in the number of video intensive businesses where hosting costs are a substantial proportion of their operating cost base. And we’ve also seen a growth in the number of small and medium sized users of bandwidth or storage who are nonetheless making sophisticated use of online video and want access to enterprise type features.
As such, we decided to revamp our pricing plans. We wanted to give our clients the best combination of bandwidth, storage and features at great value prices. You can now choose your plan based on:
a) How much bandwidth/storage do I need?
b) Which features do I need?
Not only are we now giving our clients more bandwidth & storage, we’ve also introduced flexible Feature Sets which give you access to more features – without the need to pay for any extra bandwidth you don’t need.
So What Are The New Plans
Our entry level plan now comes with more than doubled its previous bandwidth and storage. We’ve massively increased its capacity to 250GB of bandwidth and 100GB of storage, while at the same time reducing the monthly subscription to just $25.
It also now comes with an Essential Feature Set (which I’ll walk you through in just a moment).
As with the Express plan, we’ve more than doubled the bandwidth and storage of the Professional, while reducing the price. For $50/mo (or $480 if paid annually) we’re now giving you 500GB bandwidth, 250GB storage and the Essential Feature Set
Business & Enterprise
Not forgetting our larger plans, we’ve boosted the bandwidth/storage of both Business and Enterprise, too.
Business gets 1TB of bandwidth and 500GB of storage plus our all new Advanced Feature Set included for $200 per month.
And finally, Enterprise includes 5TB bandwidth, 1TB storage and a Premium Feature Set for $500/mo.
What Are Feature Sets And How Do They Work?
As the use of video in business becomes more sophisticated, providing a quality video hosting service means more than simply providing endless bandwidth. Our feature sets are designed to add real value to our clients, giving you (and your videos) the right tools to help you achieve real business goals and generate revenue.
To this end, each plan now comes with its own Feature Set. The beauty of these Feature Sets is that you can choose to upgrade your Set, without needing to pay for any additional bandwidth you don’t need.
Essential Feature Set
Express and Professional plans come with our Essential Feature Set, which (as the name suggests) includes all the essential features and functionality that businesses need to use videos effectively:
- 5 Users
- API Uploads
- Password Protection
- Player Languages
- Video Watermarking
Advanced Feature Set
Our business plan comes with the Advanced Feature Set as standard. This includes everything that you get in the Essential PLUS:
- 25 total Users
- Enhanced iOS
- RTMPe Streaming
- White Label Embed
- YouTube Syndication
- ComScore Integration
- Multiple API Tokens
- Read Only API Tokens
- USS Signed Keys
Express and Professional subscribers can upgrade to the Advanced Feature Set for $50 per month.
Premium Feature Set
Finally, if you need some seriously sophisticated functionality, the Premium Feature Set is the one for you. It comes with the Enterprise plan as standard and includes everything from the Essential and Advanced as well as:
- 50 total Users
- Video Advertising
- Dual Encoding
Express and Professional subscribers can upgrade to the Premium Feature Set for $150 per month.
While Business subscribers can upgrade to the Premium Feature Set for $100 per month.
These Feature Sets mean that our plans are more flexible than ever before. Feature Sets allow you to get the right balance between the bandwidth and the features you need to have to make your video strategy a success. You can upgrade to the various different Sets – without needing to pay for any bandwidth which you don’t need.
In making these changes we believe we are making big strides forward in our twin aims of giving businesses extremely affordable online video hosting along with the software features they need to succeed.