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Publisher dashboard

The publisher dashboard is your launchpad to using Piano. You will frequent the publisher dashboard to create offers and business rules, set up the API, communicate with your users, review your site’s analytics, and most importantly –– to request payouts! Here is a brief overview of the publisher dashboard, we will go more in-depth later.

Dashboard

Menu Items

Products: Here you can manage Piano Paywall, Applause,Videos and Downloads. To switch between these features, look at the menu on the top left.
Users: This section will list all of the users that have paid for your content. Note the “Grant Access” and “Download” buttons on the top right. We’ll get to those later.
Inquiries: This section will list all of your customer inquiries. You can respond, grant access, refund, and address these inquiries in a variety of ways.
Reports: In the reports section, you’ll find a list of your transactions and subscriptions, a history of your payouts, and a powerful analytics tool. Navigate between these sections with the menu on the top right.

 

Dashboard highlights

Edit business: Add information about your business before getting approved – more on that here.
Private key: Get your private key for the API from here.
Get your weekly report: You will find a weekly report on your analytics here. Learn more about our analytics…
Create/manage: Paywall, Applause, Videos and Downloads.
View: Recent transactions & pending inquiries.
Payouts: Request a payout & view payout history.

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Welcome to Piano!

We're happy you found us! You may already be using Piano, or just starting to learn about it. Either way, we're excited to see you here. We love valuable content as much as you do - that's why we work day and night to make sure you can support your content business with beautiful and simple software tools.

Who are we?

Piano is a dedicated and professional organization comprised of professionals from journalism, advertising, design, and banking. We came together because we believe that in this digital world there should be more than one bookstore, more than one music store, and more than one video store. We are based in New York, and love to hear from our customers in person or on the phone.

What we offer

Piano is a flexible platform that can help you with things like raising money for charity, selling a web series, or creating a payment solution like the New York Times. Chances are, if you have a website, and you are trying to make money from it, Piano has a solution for you. Want to find the right product for you? Visit our Choosing a Solution page.

In addition to these software products, Piano offers you AND your users outstanding customer support from our New York office. We care about you and our product, if you ever have a suggestion or a problem, just email support@Piano.io or give us a call at +1 646-350-1999 and dial 0 for "Human Being."

The first step - signing up

Signing up for a publisher account is FREE and you are not committed to ANYTHING. If you are deciding between software products other than Piano, we encourage you to just type in a few things and sign up for an account so that you can poke around the publisher dashboard. Seriously... just sign up for an account. It's free, and you'll like what you see: https://dashboard.Piano.io/register

When you sign up for an account, you'll automatically be in trial mode. After you update your business information, then you can submit your application for review. It usually takes us less than 24 hours to approve/deny an application. For more information about our approval process, check out the Registration & Application section.

Getting paid

Thirty days after a transaction takes place, you can withdraw the money. We have this waiting period to protect you (and us) from dealing with refunds, chargebacks, and business disasters. You can get paid by check, direct deposit wire transfer, DWOLLA, or Paypal.

How does Piano make money?

"Wait, is it actually free?" Well obviously it's not free. We take a percentage of each transaction to cover payment processing fees. Please contact support@Piano.io for our fees. You may find yourself thinking I could be charged directly by the payment provider if I used Stripe or PayPal..."  But unlike those payment gateways, we let you control access to content, customize site experiences, set business rules, manage user accounts, view analytics, and provide end-user customer service.

Enterprise clients

Piano offers professional services and enterprise pricing to clients that meet a certain threshold. You know who you are, and if you are interested in talking to our enterprise sales team, just call +1646-350-1999 and press 1 for sales. In addition to our software, we also offer consulting services that we like to call Content Monetization Planning.

 

 

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