As some of you may have already noticed, there are a lot of changes happening inside of SamCart!
We are striving to make the tool that one user has called, “…the easiest tool I’ve ever used in my life.”, even easier. And today, we want to highlight a brand new feature that has made creating 1-Click Upsell pages inside of SamCart even simpler.
Let’s check it out…
The Easy Upsell Video Editor
The overwhelming majority of 1-Click Upsells are sold by using video. So we decided to make it even easier to embed videos hosted using the most popular hosting options online.
If you are using Wistia, Youtube, Vimeo, or Amazon S3 to host your videos, you’re going to love this brand new feature.
Let’s dive in and see exactly how it works…
The Top 4 Video Hosting Options
This new features makes it extremely easy to quickly embed videos hosted on Youtube, Wistia, Amazon S3, or Vimeo.
Each service has pros and cons, but here is our quick review of each service. See which one could be right for you!
Youtube is of course the king of online video. If you have a pulse, you can get a Youtube account. Youtube is absolutely free, so you don’t need a dime to host your videos here.
Some people steer clear of Youtube for hosting sales videos (like upsell videos!), because they want them to be private. But if you upload your upsells to Youtube, and mark them as “Unlisted”, then you can use Youtube’s service assured that no one will stumbled onto your important sales videos.
Vimeo is the pretty version of Youtube. Vimeo’s video play is cleaner than Youtube’s, and overall their playback is smoother and faster.
Vimeo also gives you the ability to keep your important videos private, so you don’t have to worry about anyone stumbling onto your sales or upsell videos.
Amazon has the largest server network on the planet, and “Amazon S3” is their video & file hosting service that allows you to use their servers to host your stuff. Benefits include lightning fast speeds, and tons of security.
Downside is that S3 is a paid service, although it is awfully cheap.
The private jet of video hosting, Wistia is a premium service that combines the best of all possible worlds. Wistia is lightning fast, ultra secure, and beautiful.
Your video player will look gorgeous on Wistia, however if you run a decent amount of traffic to a Wistia hosted video, the cost can start to add up.
SamCart Upsell Video Sizes
Regardless of what video hosting option you use, this new SamCart feature has your one click upsell pages covered!
Use these images and dimensions as a guideline for easily creating your own upsell pages inside of SamCart.
And remember, SamCart will automatically resize your videos for you, so you do not need to worry about creating videos that exactly match the following dimensions. Just make sure your videos are exported in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Click here for a simple 16:9 calculator that will help you make sure your videos are exported in exactly the right aspect ratio every time.
Large Video Embed
Dimensions: 896 width x 504 height
Medium Video Embed
Dimensions: 768 width x 432 height
Small Video Embed
Dimensions: 512 width x 288 height