Glossary of Terms
Here are some commonly used terms within the Uscreen platform.
Affiliate - An affiliate is somebody who chooses to market an Offer from a link you provided for them for a percentage of sale or commission. Learn about affiliates here.
Coupons - You can create promotions and discounts for your customers to gain access to your programs at a reduced price. With coupons you can either offer a fixed price or percentage discount.
Product - Is any item available for purchase within your storefront. This can be a program, subscription, rental.
Program - Programs include your contents, you upload files into programs and customers gain access to program to view content.
Customer - A customer is any individual who has an account on your storefront.
Impersonate - The impersonate feature allows you to see your storefront from the perspective of a specific customer.
Admin - Admin is main administrator which has access to the interface.
Structure - Use structure to organize your content into a course track, chapters, episodes. Learn more about structure here.
Category - A category is a way to organize your programs in a logical group . You'll see these on the home screen of your storefront.
Code Editor - The code editor is used to modify a theme via html/liquid, this is an advanced feature, learn more here.
Admin Area - This is your main backend admin area which you as the store owner will use to manager customers, create programs, update the look & feel of your storefront, view analytics and more.
Poster - This is the image used to showcase your program on your storefront or apps.
Section - A section is used to organize your uploads in programs, found under the structure tab.
Subscription - Subscription is a way of selling all your programs via a recurring model. Learn how to create a new subscription here.
Subscription plan - Is a plan with a set duration and price, that a user can purchase to get access to a subscription.
Bundles - Is a way of selling a group of programs. For example if you wish to sell a "Christmas Pack" with a special price. Learn more about creating bundles here.
Theme - It's a pre-built look & feel of your storefront. Learn more about setting your theme here.
OTT Branded Apps - OTT means over the top, it refers to mobile and tv app viewing such as AppleTV, Roku, Samsung TV, iOS & Android, Chromecast and others. You can fully get your own app in the app store for all your content using Uscreen, click here to learn more.
Storefront - This refers to your actual website storefront we provide you to sell and distribute your videos. In the admin area you use Themes to customize it.
Web Hooks - A web hook is a piece of data that is sent when triggered by an action. Various applications use web hooks. In the case of our platform, we can send an event such as a customer signup to any external system, such as Salesforce. So when a customer signs up, this event can be sent to Salesforce or MailChimp as a new subscriber.