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« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2021, 13:52 »
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I just checked. For my great relief, I opted out of all additional revenue options.

Then I saw that my commission model is "Alamy Gold".

What does it mean for now? What will it mean after the change?


« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2021, 04:39 »
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Can someone explain to me this percentages?

Those are all 24% my share. Is this supposed to be under new contract. I've made more than 250$ gross this year. Shouldn't I get 40% or 30% if it's distirbutor sale? Or were perecentegaes all cut on July 24th and you have to start all over again? I'm clueless.
The percentages given in Alamy's table concern the share between Alamy and the contributor after deduction of Distributor commission (40%*). So considering the License Fee, the commissions for sales via Distributors will be :
- Gold and Platinum : 40%* for Distributor, 36% for Alamy, 24% for contributor
- Silver : 40%* for Distributor, 48% for Alamy, 12% for contributor

Until July 24th these commissions were :
- 40% for Distributor, 30% for Alamy, 30% for contributor

EDIT:
(*) Pure supposition based on the distributor commission in the older scheme as I did not find any specification for the distributor commission in the new table or contract.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2021, 05:50 by blue »

« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2021, 04:57 »
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I don't know, until now, with distributor sales you alway got 30% of total gross, not 40% of what is left. For example, 100$ gross, distributor gets 40$, me and alamy get 30$.
JoeClemson is right.
The difference comes from the way Alamy presents the commissions in their tables. In the older table Alamy gives the global commission (70% for Alamy + Distributor => 30% for contributor) whereas in the new table they give the commission after deduction of Distributor commission (40%* for Distributor => 60%* for Alamy + Contributor). So you must understand the 40% commission for Alamy Gold contributor as 40% of the 60%* remaining. That is to say 40%x60%=24% of the licence fee. It is a well known marketing tip.

EDIT:
(*) Pure supposition based on the distributor commission in the older scheme as I did not find any specification for the distributor commission in the new table or contract.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2021, 05:53 by blue »

« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2021, 05:28 »
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Ok, thanks, I didn't know they screwed us there too.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2021, 10:53 »
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Only bad and greedy agencies punish contributors for not making a treshold revenue. Selling stuff is their responsibility, once our content is accepted it's out of our hands. They have the marketing power to sell those images, so if anything they should get a commission cut if they fail to sell our stuff.

Good point!

I just checked. For my great relief, I opted out of all additional revenue options.

Then I saw that my commission model is "Alamy Gold".

What does it mean for now? What will it mean after the change?

I couldn't figure that out, or maybe I was ahead of the actual change, but yes, I wrote and asked and I'm happy to say, Alamy has real humans who answer emails. I mean with nice intelligent answers when they get down to "what is your question?"

I am also Alamy Gold at 40%, probably based on former sales, until next year.

Starting last month, everything I upload to Alamy is through Wirestock so I get the highest percentages of what small downloads I get now. Alamy used to average $80 commission a DL, now it's slightly higher than Microstock. I might as well get as much as I can of the little that's dribbling back to me from the new owners.

For those who don't understand. I pay 15% to WS but get 40% for sales. For every dollar, I will get 34% through Wirestock, instead of 20% from Adobe on my own. I'm making 14% more by distribution through Wirestock to Alamy in the future. (and lets not forget the one fail, all fail uploads, and the slow credits, which must equal $50?) I get paid as soon as Alamy pays Wirestock, accumulated earnings from all my agencies.

But that's a side issue. YES, anyone who doesn't make the cut off by next July, if I understand that right, and it's not sooner like January, will be getting 20% for sales and 17% for distributor licenses. Not 40 and 34% as the gold will.

ShadySue

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« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2021, 10:58 »
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« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2021, 18:38 »
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Ok, thanks, I didn't know they screwed us there too.

But you probably could have guessed it, right?  :-[

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2021, 12:46 »
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Wouldn't hurt, I'm a Senior and sometimes need to read things more than one time?  ;D

Ok, thanks, I didn't know they screwed us there too.

But you probably could have guessed it, right?  :-[

Yes, seems like many years now that anything announcing new terms, new opportunity or "exciting news" is just code for, we found another way to pay you less. Not a difficult assumption or guess.

Back when Alamy was sold, Feb 2020, and they said, no changes are planned, (HA HA, not yet?) I think everyone knew the truth. New owners, buy because they see assets and ways to make more money. I'm actually surprised it took them this long!


 

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