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« Reply #350 on: July 01, 2022, 07:40 »
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I had a bunch of $0.05 sales -- not worth uploading there anymore. 
Worse than Istock and worse than SS now in terms of worthless sales.


« Reply #351 on: July 01, 2022, 13:08 »
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I Have a lot of 0,05cts sales too. I opted out of sales to most country but can't opt out for all country before next April.
Some people at Alamy read this forum so big f..k you Alamy.

« Reply #352 on: July 01, 2022, 13:27 »
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Another contributor (not me; I left Alamy earlier this year) reported that Alamy's answer to their query about how they could still be getting cheap distributor sales so long after opting out was that the sale was from much earlier (before opt out). Distributors take a long time to report sales to Alamy.

« Reply #353 on: July 02, 2022, 05:36 »
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Another contributor (not me; I left Alamy earlier this year) reported that Alamy's answer to their query about how they could still be getting cheap distributor sales so long after opting out was that the sale was from much earlier (before opt out). Distributors take a long time to report sales to Alamy.

I believe Alamy has no control over their distributors.  I too got this staple reply yesterday when I queried why I got lots of 0.01 sales.
FYI, got an identical reply sometime earlier too. They seem to do a lot of Copy+Paste.


Hi XXXX

 

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


« Reply #354 on: July 02, 2022, 17:52 »
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Just checked my account, had 22 sales in last days which got me whooping 1.92$ all together.

I just hope sales wont pick up cause I wouldn't like to owe something to people in the next report.

This is becoming a parody.



 

« Reply #355 on: July 02, 2022, 19:55 »
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Not long ago, alamy was imho one of the best,
now i get 0,02 for exclusive hq images

Always got a professional reply in a working day,
now no replying at all.

ALAMY DRIVING HULL LOSS
 
ALAMY forcing me to delete portfolio





« Reply #356 on: July 04, 2022, 06:59 »
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It's getting worse with Alamy.

Not only did I receive a number of sinlge penny "sales" at the end of June.
Alamy also decided to downgrade me to silver.

But my total (gross) sales amount was clearly above $250 from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 (it was $427,63, according to their statistics).

I wrote to them asking them to correct that error.

Now I got the following response:

"Sorry in the delay in getting back to you. The calculations do not include distribution sales as they are not direct to Alamys site. So, you have made less than $250 overall from July 2021 to July 2022. However, if you made more than $250 in this year you will go back to Alamy Gold. "

Well, I disagree.

The contract talks about "license fees", not making any distinction between direct sales and distribution sales.
Here the exact wording from the contract:

12.12 At the end of each Revenue Year if your total License Fees for that year, net of any refunds:

    12.12.1 are less than $250 then the Alamy Commission for sales of your Content in the following Revenue Year will automatically switch to Alamy Silver as outlined in the Alamy Commission Table; or
    12.12.2 are greater than or equal to $250 then the Alamy Commission for sales of your Content in the following Revenue Year will remain on Alamy Gold for that year, as outlined in the Alamy Commission Table.


Of course I complained again, now let's wait for their response.
I think the contract is pretty clear, and their argumentation about distribution sales not being included does not hold up legally.

Anybody else with the same issue?

« Reply #357 on: July 05, 2022, 06:55 »
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« Reply #358 on: July 05, 2022, 09:01 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them

« Reply #359 on: July 05, 2022, 09:51 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them
Thank you for the tip! I've sent an email to Alamy just now. If it is a fault okay, it could happen... once  >:(

« Reply #360 on: July 05, 2022, 09:52 »
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I left Alamy a few months back over the bottom-of-the-barrel sales & royalties coupled with them cutting the royalty rate if their low-ball sales dropped you below $250. Excluding distributor sales just makes the new deal even worse - what's next; only count sales reported on Sundays??

Please let us know what they tell you after you argued the toss. It's possible their lawyers are as incompetent as their software people (the erroneous storage fee nonsense when they made the royalty rate changes) and they'll need to be more specific.

Tossers!

« Reply #361 on: July 05, 2022, 10:29 »
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I posted the same thing in the Alamy forum.

Reply from Alamy:

" Hi All,

 
To update on the above, the calculations should include distribution sales.

We're working on this our end, to ensure that this is correct for all accounts and that no-one is out of pocket.


Thanks,

Alamy "

Maybe they should have told that the person answering my first email...
But I am relieved that it is just an error and not a policy...

« Reply #362 on: July 05, 2022, 11:24 »
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I posted the same thing in the Alamy forum.

Reply from Alamy:

" Hi All,

 
To update on the above, the calculations should include distribution sales.

We're working on this our end, to ensure that this is correct for all accounts and that no-one is out of pocket.


Thanks,

Alamy "

Maybe they should have told that the person answering my first email...
But I am relieved that it is just an error and not a policy...
Good news! Happy for you  :D

« Reply #363 on: July 07, 2022, 01:14 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them

Congrats  :)-  good for you but what did you say, and who did you email to?
I reported my 0.01 sales and all I got back the usual "long lead times" BS. And yes I've opted out both NU and distribution.

« Reply #364 on: July 07, 2022, 02:49 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them

Congrats  :)-  good for you but what did you say, and who did you email to?
I reported my 0.01 sales and all I got back the usual "long lead times" BS. And yes I've opted out both NU and distribution.

I knew I'd opted out of Distribution sales in China back in April this year and that I'd opted out of novel use scheme back in 2013. That's all I told them and that I'd already complained about receiving 100 of these sales at the end of last year. I was told that there had been an error (now corrected) and that they'd refund 100% commission. That was it.

« Reply #365 on: July 07, 2022, 08:34 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them

Congrats  :)-  good for you but what did you say, and who did you email to?
I reported my 0.01 sales and all I got back the usual "long lead times" BS. And yes I've opted out both NU and distribution.

I knew I'd opted out of Distribution sales in China back in April this year and that I'd opted out of novel use scheme back in 2013. That's all I told them and that I'd already complained about receiving 100 of these sales at the end of last year. I was told that there had been an error (now corrected) and that they'd refund 100% commission. That was it.

Thank you, HalfFull for posting this.
Basically, my situation was the same - opted out distribution April this year, been out of NU for many years. Though my ultra-low net sales were measured in tens, did not reach 100, but that shouldn't be the issue.
All I was told was the "long lead times" BS:

"These images were downloaded and used before you opted out of distribution in April this year. Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us. We've instructed the distributor that the image is now no longer available for licensing"

Anybody else contacted Alamy about the 0.01 net sales? What kind of respose did you get?

« Reply #366 on: July 07, 2022, 08:44 »
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If you've opted out, report it to Alamy. I did and ended up getting 100% commission. There was a fault (which has been corrected) but you'll need to check and get in touch with them

Congrats  :)-  good for you but what did you say, and who did you email to?
I reported my 0.01 sales and all I got back the usual "long lead times" BS. And yes I've opted out both NU and distribution.


I knew I'd opted out of Distribution sales in China back in April this year and that I'd opted out of novel use scheme back in 2013. That's all I told them and that I'd already complained about receiving 100 of these sales at the end of last year. I was told that there had been an error (now corrected) and that they'd refund 100% commission. That was it.

Thank you, HalfFull for posting this.
Basically, my situation was the same - opted out distribution April this year, been out of NU for many years. Though my ultra-low net sales were measured in tens, did not reach 100, but that shouldn't be the issue.
All I was told was the "long lead times" BS:

"These images were downloaded and used before you opted out of distribution in April this year. Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us. We've instructed the distributor that the image is now no longer available for licensing"

Anybody else contacted Alamy about the 0.01 net sales? What kind of respose did you get?
I contacted Alamy about the 0.01 sales and you'll  find their answer and my comments on my last blog post "De profundis"
https://luisafumi-digitalart.com/blog/2022/07/07/de-profundis/ Enjoy :(

« Reply #367 on: July 08, 2022, 08:02 »
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Thank you, Luisa, for the link.

What a maddening reply you got. You have opted out, and yet C says "you are opted in".
In another words, you opted out 1st April but THEY opted you in.

And then they have the audacity to advertise the "sizable revenues" of the distributor scheme?
To a contributor who writes in due to 0.01 sales??

Unbelievable.

This is Alamy, the most EVIL stock photo agency on this planet: First they break the contract, give our images for 0.01, and finally, insult us.

What surprises me though is that there is no movement against Alamy (like there was against Shutterstock). Why? 0.10 was bad but 0.01 is alot worse.


« Reply #368 on: July 08, 2022, 11:11 »
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In another words, you opted out 1st April but THEY opted you in.


She doesn't mention ever opting out, unless I am misunderstanding something here?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2022, 11:17 by Firn »

« Reply #369 on: July 08, 2022, 16:00 »
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In another words, you opted out 1st April but THEY opted you in.


She doesn't mention ever opting out, unless I am misunderstanding something here?
I opted out the Novel use and they told me that I should have to opt out distributor,ha, ha. Since I am so many years in distributor without problem, I thought the Novel (the new use) was the cause of the few cents sales. The real problem is they do not inform you (on purpose?) what exactly do you opt in/out

« Reply #370 on: July 08, 2022, 21:00 »
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Not uploading any more images.  All I am getting is $0.05 sales or less.  If there are no decent sales like I once had soon I will close acct.

« Reply #371 on: July 09, 2022, 02:55 »
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Not uploading any more images.  All I am getting is $0.05 sales or less.  If there are no decent sales like I once had soon I will close acct.
Maybe I've found a more terrorist defense. I have begun to 'freeze' some images I don't want to give away for nothing deleting all the keywords except one. Is a very easy thing to do with the image manager, as you can quick delete with one mouse click the keywords of a big bunch of images together and then upload a single one keywords to all.  They insist a lot to put 45-50 keywords to make the image discoverable. You can always upload your keywords again if the situation changes.

« Reply #372 on: July 09, 2022, 04:38 »
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Where do we see our rank, gold, silver?

« Reply #373 on: July 09, 2022, 05:11 »
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Where do we see our rank, gold, silver?

Go to your dashboard and click on the "Account settings" tab. On the right side in the second square from above you will see a text saying "your commission model is XY".

« Reply #374 on: July 09, 2022, 05:28 »
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Thanks, got it.


 

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