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« Reply #325 on: March 30, 2022, 17:40 »
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And there we go again... 50 sales today for $0.12 each ($2.86 in my pocket)

In my stats Alamy has an overall RPD in 2022 of $0,41 at 61 sales, which makes it place No. 7 for RPD.
It is time to leave them now :-)


Those downloads in the image, 14 of them are 1 time. Is that just for this report? Some show 4 times downloaded. It all looks like some big partner site that reported their first quarter uses.

No details on who and where, what kind of use?
@UnclePete:
I just checked all the $0.12 sales (times the amount bought) again and there is no additional information about the sales in any form.

Just what my screenshot shows in the original post...
A response on the Alamy forum indicates this is a distributor sale in China.  Just like back in December.


« Reply #326 on: March 30, 2022, 17:58 »
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Thanks @ Reimar for the information :)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #327 on: March 31, 2022, 14:35 »
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And there we go again... 50 sales today for $0.12 each ($2.86 in my pocket)

In my stats Alamy has an overall RPD in 2022 of $0,41 at 61 sales, which makes it place No. 7 for RPD.
It is time to leave them now :-)


Those downloads in the image, 14 of them are 1 time. Is that just for this report? Some show 4 times downloaded. It all looks like some big partner site that reported their first quarter uses.

No details on who and where, what kind of use?
@UnclePete:
I just checked all the $0.12 sales (times the amount bought) again and there is no additional information about the sales in any form.

Just what my screenshot shows in the original post...

Thanks, that's interesting as the sales history usually shows more than "download"

https://www.alamy.com/alamycontributorreports/Reports.aspx?Rep=0&sdate=01-Mar-2022&edate=31-Mar-2022&r2checked=False&drpval=1&netType=1

But since I haven't been one of the lucky ones to get these 12c or $0.00 downloads I can't see what you see.

No matter, it's terrible to see.


A response on the Alamy forum indicates this is a distributor sale in China.  Just like back in December.

Is this going to be a quarterly treatment? Not good!

I see the answer to my other question: Our distribution team have confirmed the downloaded 3 times refers to the number of times it has been used. This image was paid for three times, but our billing team have combined them into 1 invoice, thats why its added in the comments.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2022, 14:49 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #328 on: March 31, 2022, 18:02 »
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I am just thinking what will happen if I do not reach the $250 at the end of june... this will mean dropping from 40% to 20%... actually I am at $176 gross sales.

On that $0,12 sales this would mean to get 20% of 60% -> 12%.
Taking 12% of $0.12 means we earn $0.0144 per sale, which is even below some "connect" view on IStock O_o

Definitly time to leave Alamy :-)

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #329 on: March 31, 2022, 18:37 »
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And there we go again... 50 sales today for $0.12 each ($2.86 in my pocket)

In my stats Alamy has an overall RPD in 2022 of $0,41 at 61 sales, which makes it place No. 7 for RPD.
It is time to leave them now :-)


Those downloads in the image, 14 of them are 1 time. Is that just for this report? Some show 4 times downloaded. It all looks like some big partner site that reported their first quarter uses.

No details on who and where, what kind of use?
@UnclePete:
I just checked all the $0.12 sales (times the amount bought) again and there is no additional information about the sales in any form.

Just what my screenshot shows in the original post...
A response on the Alamy forum indicates this is a distributor sale in China.  Just like back in December.

And the ability to be able to opt out of distribution sales in China (and anywhere else) is now live.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #330 on: April 01, 2022, 08:54 »
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And there we go again... 50 sales today for $0.12 each ($2.86 in my pocket)

In my stats Alamy has an overall RPD in 2022 of $0,41 at 61 sales, which makes it place No. 7 for RPD.
It is time to leave them now :-)


Those downloads in the image, 14 of them are 1 time. Is that just for this report? Some show 4 times downloaded. It all looks like some big partner site that reported their first quarter uses.

No details on who and where, what kind of use?
@UnclePete:
I just checked all the $0.12 sales (times the amount bought) again and there is no additional information about the sales in any form.

Just what my screenshot shows in the original post...
A response on the Alamy forum indicates this is a distributor sale in China.  Just like back in December.

And the ability to be able to opt out of distribution sales in China (and anywhere else) is now live.

Watch this one, as a number of people who were already out are still getting these cheapo commissions.

That and we won't know how well the Opt Out works until July because sales take time to be reported.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #331 on: April 01, 2022, 11:12 »
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And the ability to be able to opt out of distribution sales in China (and anywhere else) is now live.

Watch this one, as a number of people who were already out are still getting these cheapo commissions.

That and we won't know how well the Opt Out works until July because sales take time to be reported.

Someone I know who got a distributor sale but isn't in any distro got the 100% when she complained. (Not one of the 5c sales).
I think to avoid the really tiny sales, it's best to be out of NU.
And complain heavily if your work is sold nder these schemes.

« Reply #332 on: April 01, 2022, 17:20 »
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On February 14, I received an email confirming that my account would be deleted within the next 45 days.

I can no longer log in. I have not received my money either. Also a message about the completed deletion of my account has not been received.

« Reply #333 on: April 01, 2022, 18:28 »
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On February 14, I received an email confirming that my account would be deleted within the next 45 days.

I can no longer log in. I have not received my money either. Also a message about the completed deletion of my account has not been received.

I would first go into image manager and delete the images. I am not sure what their policy is on whether you can delete only a certain amount of images but if you go to the image manager and select all from a batch, then click on "OPTIONAL" as opposed to "MANDATORY" there is a delete icon on the lower right. So that would verify image deletion without closing your account.

« Reply #334 on: April 01, 2022, 19:20 »
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On February 14, I received an email confirming that my account would be deleted within the next 45 days.

I can no longer log in. I have not received my money either. Also a message about the completed deletion of my account has not been received.

I am in the process of deleting my Alamy account, and although my public profile was removed around the 45 day mark, I can still log in to the contributor dashboard. I have had several sales show up since the deletion - but as everything is billed long after the use, that isn't out of line (for Alamy).

I got paid this month for the current cleared balance, but there are more sales that haven't cleared yet, so I'm assuming my contributor account will stay active until the final payment (whenever that happens).

If I were you, I'd write to Alamy and ask what is going on with your final sales and balance.

« Reply #335 on: April 02, 2022, 10:57 »
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On February 14, I received an email confirming that my account would be deleted within the next 45 days.

I can no longer log in. I have not received my money either. Also a message about the completed deletion of my account has not been received.

I would first go into image manager and delete the images. I am not sure what their policy is on whether you can delete only a certain amount of images but if you go to the image manager and select all from a batch, then click on "OPTIONAL" as opposed to "MANDATORY" there is a delete icon on the lower right. So that would verify image deletion without closing your account.

Thank you, Mantis!

My problem is that my account is deleted. I can no longer log in. I have no access anymore.

« Reply #336 on: April 02, 2022, 11:02 »
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On February 14, I received an email confirming that my account would be deleted within the next 45 days.

I can no longer log in. I have not received my money either. Also a message about the completed deletion of my account has not been received.

I am in the process of deleting my Alamy account, and although my public profile was removed around the 45 day mark, I can still log in to the contributor dashboard. I have had several sales show up since the deletion - but as everything is billed long after the use, that isn't out of line (for Alamy).

I got paid this month for the current cleared balance, but there are more sales that haven't cleared yet, so I'm assuming my contributor account will stay active until the final payment (whenever that happens).

If I were you, I'd write to Alamy and ask what is going on with your final sales and balance.

Thank you too, Jo Ann.

Since I can't log in anymore, I guess the only way will be to e-mail Alamy - just as you advise.

By the way, I also had 8 sales in a row to Beijing today at shutterstock. But they brought at least 7 times $1.65 and one time $16.50. In contrast to these 3 cent net sales to China at Alamy.

« Reply #337 on: May 09, 2022, 10:21 »
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For the sake of completeness, I thought I should post that my Alamy account access closed some time last week. My portfolio became invisible to buyers earlier, but several sales appeared afterwards. I was paid almost all I was owed on May 1st but one small sale (where my take was $2.08) hadn't cleared yet.

I wrote to support to ask if they could turn account access back on until the sale cleared, but this morning received email that it wasn't possible, but that they did see the $2.08 owed and that I'd receive it once it was cleared.

« Reply #338 on: June 30, 2022, 04:35 »
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A new low even for Alamy

3 cent sales and I bet they were in China even though I have Chinese sales blocked >:(

« Reply #339 on: June 30, 2022, 20:46 »
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After 15 years or so with Alamy it must be time to pull the plug and delete my port.

6 sales today netted me 9c! What the actual F&%k  >:(

« Reply #340 on: June 30, 2022, 21:19 »
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I opted out of all distributor sales all around the world. Had no 7 cent sales anymore. I am still getting $3 and $5 sales, though. Im at 250 for this month before my cut.

« Reply #341 on: June 30, 2022, 23:43 »
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22 sales yesterday mostly 5-31 cents gross. Strangely enough one was for $3.40 which was in China even though I opted out of sales to China. Wouldn't be surprised if this one gets refunded.

« Reply #342 on: July 01, 2022, 01:04 »
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Had a lot of Alamy sales recently. After all deductions, what remains for me is 1 cent.

« Reply #343 on: July 01, 2022, 02:07 »
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Yesterday I had two 12 cent sales. For images that have been deleted for ten months?

« Reply #344 on: July 01, 2022, 03:03 »
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I had 20 sales or more of less than $0.10 and I'm not part of the novel use scheme and I've opted out of third part distribution to almost all countries but especially China etc and yet I still get these pathetic sales. This was after I told them a few months ago when I received 80 of these sales (which were Novel Use to China) that I wasn't parti of these schemes. Alamy monthly sales represent about 1-2 hours worth on AS so the time has come to delete the images I have there.

« Reply #345 on: July 01, 2022, 03:44 »
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 >:(

I opted out on first of April and, again, I had yesterday 10 distribution sales... I asked them couple of weeks ago why am I still having these sales...



Quote
Hi Sebastian,

 

The image was downloaded by our distributor before youd opted out of the Distribution scheme in April. Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us.

 

Kind regards

Ellie

So, for how long I will still receive these "distribution" sales... I have no idea...

 >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #346 on: July 01, 2022, 04:00 »
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>:(

I opted out on first of April and, again, I had yesterday 10 distribution sales... I asked them couple of weeks ago why am I still having these sales...



Quote
Hi Sebastian,

 

The image was downloaded by our distributor before youd opted out of the Distribution scheme in April. Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us.

 

Kind regards

Ellie

So, for how long I will still receive these "distribution" sales... I have no idea...

 >:( >:( >:(

I was about to file a complaint when a saw your post. Let's see how many months it'll take to clear those pre-april sales.
0,01 out of 0,05 sale is simply outrageous. I have more than a hundred of those for june. Alamy really had our best interest in mind when they made a deal with those distributors, didn't they?

« Reply #347 on: July 01, 2022, 04:37 »
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>:(

I opted out on first of April and, again, I had yesterday 10 distribution sales... I asked them couple of weeks ago why am I still having these sales...



Quote
Hi Sebastian,

 

The image was downloaded by our distributor before youd opted out of the Distribution scheme in April. Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us.

 

Kind regards

Ellie

So, for how long I will still receive these "distribution" sales... I have no idea...

 >:( >:( >:(

I was about to file a complaint when a saw your post. Let's see how many months it'll take to clear those pre-april sales.
0,01 out of 0,05 sale is simply outrageous. I have more than a hundred of those for june. Alamy really had our best interest in mind when they made a deal with those distributors, didn't they?

I still think it would be a good idea to send them all emails with our complaints...

« Reply #348 on: July 01, 2022, 06:32 »
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How do I opted out ? This 0.01 sales are disgusting.

« Reply #349 on: July 01, 2022, 06:54 »
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I also started receiving 12 sales despite being opted out of distribution and novel use.  I wrote support to confirm my opt outs. 


 

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