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« on: September 16, 2010, 08:26 »
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I checked 123RF's FAQ, and it still says :

Sample Credit Download Calculation:
A customer downloads a Ultra High Res ($3) version of your photo.
You'll receive = $3 50% = $1.50 from that sale.


Nothing specific is said about EL's royalties in the FAQ.
So I guess we (should) get 50% of all credit sales, standard and EL's.

Today, I had 3 PEL sales (Print Only EL) which earned me $10 each. How can an PEL sold for 50 credits earn me $10 ?

Being in France, I can only see the credit package prices in euros, and they sell from 0.89/credit for a 56 credits package down to 0.68/credit for a 7400 credits package (I didn't consider the lower 2 packages, as a sensible buyer would by at least a 56 credit package for an EL). Based on today's rate, it converts to US$1.16/credit and US$0.89/credit. So a PEL price ranges from $44.5 to $58 depending on how many credits were bought.

So my cut for those EL's is somewhere btw 17% and 22%. Far from 50%.

As I said, I cannot see credit package prices in US$. But let's say they sell for the same amount in $ as in (from $0.89/credit to $0.68/credit). It makes my cut btw 22% and 29%. Still far from 50%.

And some of my standard credit sales (not EL's) earnings, considering they represent 50% of the price paid, would correspond to $0.57/credit to $0.65/credit, which are below the cheapest credit price available.

Did I miss something or do some of you see the same discrepancies ?
« Last Edit: September 16, 2010, 08:38 by ErickN »


« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 08:37 »
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I'm not sure about the percent, but sales gone crazy last few days. :)

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 09:16 »
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This is really very low. For my last PEL I received 22.5$.

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 09:20 »
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Maybe buyer used some promotional credits which 123rf offered in past (last year???).
I remember some sales (small size) which nets me 0.2$.
But you may try to contact support and ask them..

« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 09:41 »
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I'm not sure about the percent, but sales gone crazy last few days. :)
Im having and awful month. Maybe a change in search?

« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 10:54 »
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This is really very low. For my last PEL I received 22.5$.
Yes, $22.5 earning seems to be more in line with the 50 credits price.

Maybe buyer used some promotional credits which 123rf offered in past (last year???).
I remember some sales (small size) which nets me 0.2$.
But you may try to contact support and ask them..
A few years ago, I contacted support about a similar issue. I had an EL sold for 25 credits instead of the 99 credits they sold for at that time. Alex answered to me that in a way to  secure the business  they gave a bulk discount to a  loyal customer  and that they hoped this was acceptable to me. Of course, my answer was that I didn't think it was acceptable to give the customer a discount of $55.50 while giving their  loyal contributor  a mere $9.375 leftover.
Seeing that many other standard sales don't add up to the 50% commission, I wanted to ask here first if others have noticed the same issue before contacting support.

I'm not sure about the percent, but sales gone crazy last few days. :)
Im having and awful month. Maybe a change in search?
Average sales for me this month, except for those 3 PEL's which are a rarity for me at 123RF.


 

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