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« on: April 20, 2017, 16:01 »
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Just got a mail from Dissolve-  that since my clips are solf for $49 on other sites (they obviously point to VB)
they are adjusting the prices on my HD versions to match the same price.

I wrote to them that the $49 price reflects a price for subscribers who pay a monthly fee.
Without that fee the price is the same ($79)

am i missing something or are they wrong??


« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 17:47 »
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No you are right
But if they lower the clips to $49 whats your cut?
VB gives you the $49

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 01:32 »
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We've had same situation with Dissolve and we ranted about it on our page too. After this we got email from them with "Dissolves pricing model allows us to reasonably compete, helping to ensure we dont lose customers to lower-priced competition. It also reinforces our commitment to our customers, making sure they are offered fair, competitive pricing."

also we ranted that sales are crap and they replied; "Please be assured that we are active in marketing and selling Dissolve content, regardless its price point."

We seriously expect in following months sales pick up at Dissolve if they already force us to not dump our prices with VB or lower pricing tiers at Pond5.

BUT, yet again we understand their forced higher pricing... it's our duty to not let agencies devalue our work.

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 04:37 »
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Just got a mail from Dissolve-  that since my clips are solf for $49 on other sites (they obviously point to VB)
they are adjusting the prices on my HD versions to match the same price.

I wrote to them that the $49 price reflects a price for subscribers who pay a monthly fee.
Without that fee the price is the same ($79)

am i missing something or are they wrong??

What's more important - the price that the customer pays, or the price that the artist receives?

Dissolve is a third-rate agency with low sales that pays contributors a lower percentage than the leading video agencies. The bottom line is if they reduce your prices and you keep selling there, you only hurt yourself. Get them to delete your portfolio & cut your losses.

« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 05:27 »
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Just got a mail from Dissolve-  that since my clips are solf for $49 on other sites (they obviously point to VB)
they are adjusting the prices on my HD versions to match the same price.

I wrote to them that the $49 price reflects a price for subscribers who pay a monthly fee.
Without that fee the price is the same ($79)

am i missing something or are they wrong??

What's more important - the price that the customer pays, or the price that the artist receives?

Dissolve is a third-rate agency with low sales that pays contributors a lower percentage than the leading video agencies. The bottom line is if they reduce your prices and you keep selling there, you only hurt yourself. Get them to delete your portfolio & cut your losses.

Exactly.  I closed my account there.  They were in here (MSG) all hung-ho trying to promote their business to get more content.  Once they got enough content, their attitude towards contributors flip flopped.  And their arrogance blossomed like flowers on a wet, warm spring day.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 07:39 »
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Dissolve is clueless apparently. Because the only way they know how to compete with their competitors, is to join them in a race to the bottom.

Maybe if Dissolve could work on improving their business model, their marketing or strenghtening their USP's instead, they wouldn't be bothered by low-priced competitors.
But they don't have anything that makes them unique, lowering prices is they only weapon they have. Worse is they are spinning it as if it's the contributors fault their sales are dwindling.


 

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