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Author Topic: The Bigstophoto's subscription model resembles Depositphotos  (Read 1461 times)

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« on: March 28, 2013, 13:35 »
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Have you noticed that Bigstock has changed its pricing page after introducing subscriptions? Moreover, they have even changed it on two occasions.
This is how the order page looks like since they've introduced subscriptions:



newbielink:http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:K46e763arnwJ:www.bigstockphoto.com/subscribe/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk [nonactive]
One can really get the impression that the Bigstock managers decided to imitate Depositphotos. Well, of course it's true that all the microstock websites look pretty much alike, but what we see here is the case of explicit imitation:



It's obvious that Depositphotos introduced this design of the order page earlier, and it can be clearly seen from this review Ive found on the web: newbielink:http://inspiredm.com/depositphotos-review/ [nonactive]
These pages look so similar, don't they?

Furthermore, the Bigstock guys have even copied the Depositphotos subscription plans (apparently they think that Depositphotos really managed to build an effective pricing strategy, which is appropriate for their target audience). So in this situation we can just wonder why Bigstock cannot pay the same royalties; really, why then do they pay us only 27 cents for a download by subscription?
Weve once accused Depositphotos of predatory pricing, but I have to admit that in fact they pay more than Bigstock.
P.S.: While I was writing this post, Bigstock has changed the order page again. This is how it looks at the moment:



 

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