June 5, 2012
Big news: We're introducing a free plan! Here's a normal video we made that talks about the boring details ;)
Why are we so excited to introduce something for free?
Back when Brendan and I started Wistia many moons ago, we set out to build a business that would help everybody more easily use online video. Over time, "everybody" has evolved from just filmmakers and a few medical device companies who wanted to share video privately to companies all over the world using video in every marketing and sales effort imaginable.
Today we have many thousands of customers, many millions of monthly views of our customers' videos, and yet as a company, we feel like we're just getting started. The online video space has grown and shifted an enormous amount over the last five years, but one thing is still true: most people don’t harness the full power of web video. We want to change that.
If you've never experimented with web video, we'd love for you to give the free plan a spin. If you've dabbled but haven't seen great results, we'd love for you to see how the right tools can make all the difference. Heck, if you're sold on the power of online video and just need a couple videos on your site we want you to use the free plan and never pay for it. Basically, we want to make it easy to use Wistia without having to worry about your trial ever expiring.
Our bet is that eventually everyone will see just how amazing video can be for their business.
It's a long term bet, so give us some time to get back to you with the results.
What does the free plan include?
The free plan comes with up to 3 videos, 15 GBs of bandwidth (about 2,300 views of a 1 minute video) per month, and enough storage to house those videos. It also comes with Wistia player branding, like on the video above.
We wouldn't be here today without our amazing customers and friends. Without you we would have nothing. You truly are web video pioneers.