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« on: March 18, 2020, 03:57 »
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I had a few sales with Alamy several weeks ago (altogether 235 $)  but they dont show up in my "cleared balance" so I cant aks for a payout.
How long does it usually take with Alamy before one can ask for payout?
Thats what my account says since several weeks:

Balance brought forward:    $94.10
Total sales:    $0.00
Commission / charges:    $0.00
Total payments to you:    $0.00
Balance carried forward:    $94.10
Cleared balance:    $14.23
Next payment date:    Not due



« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 05:12 »
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I had a few sales with Alamy several weeks ago (altogether 235 $)  but they dont show up in my "cleared balance" so I cant aks for a payout.
How long does it usually take with Alamy before one can ask for payout?
Thats what my account says since several weeks:

Balance brought forward:    $94.10
Total sales:    $0.00
Commission / charges:    $0.00
Total payments to you:    $0.00
Balance carried forward:    $94.10
Cleared balance:    $14.23
Next payment date:    Not due

You don't ask for payout it's automatic once you get over $50 (cleared amount)

Sales generally take a while to clear so a sale today may take up to 6 months to clear.

Once cleared and once you are over $50 then you'll get your money

« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 06:29 »
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I think Alamy must reconsider their contributor's payment policy. The agency can wait for a lifetime to get paid by the buyers if that is what they want. But the agencie's money making machine (the CONTRIBUTORS),  must be paid regularly same way as with other major stock agencies. Alamy's payment policy is getting on my nerves. So Mr Alamy make up your mind: You either want my photos contribution or not. I you do want to have me as a contributor, then you have to change your policies and pay me FASTER.- I f you are listening let me know IN THIS forum.-

ShadySue

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 17:43 »
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I think Alamy must reconsider their contributor's payment policy. The agency can wait for a lifetime to get paid by the buyers if that is what they want. But the agencie's money making machine (the CONTRIBUTORS),  must be paid regularly same way as with other major stock agencies. Alamy's payment policy is getting on my nerves. So Mr Alamy make up your mind: You either want my photos contribution or not. I you do want to have me as a contributor, then you have to change your policies and pay me FASTER.- I f you are listening let me know IN THIS forum.-
Dream on. Like iS with its tiny percentages for indies and SS with its 'all model pics may be sold for sensitive uses', Alamy has its policies. It's their ball, their game. We don't have to play, and they don't care.
Also for Alamy, giving buyers a credit line is a USP compared to the micros, and was standard in the macros, and for all I know still is.
Bear in mind too that we don't know what PA's intentions are.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 06:46 by ShadySue »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 11:37 »
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Bear in mind too that we don't know what PA's intentions are.

More of a concern than the Alamy collect later policy which has always been their way of doing business. They finally got over the upsized, ridiculous image requirements. I can only see the book keeping as a huge headache with all this, download now, pay later. We already had two commission cuts, what will PA do? Buyers, new owners, want profits. Companies get bought because they have assets above the worth, and future value beyond the price paid.

If they look at the crummy small payments we get from the "best" agencies, what's coming?

However, there's hope that PA won't want these complications of chasing for payments, which has to be an expense, difficult to track, and complicated to audit and monitor. I can hope? New system where buyers pay in advance.

Doing OK for now, my uncleared only goes back to January 2020. I've seen longer.

« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 08:09 »
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In November i had a Alamy sale, but my Cleare balance is not updated yet.

I wonder how long it will take

« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 10:51 »
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In November i had a Alamy sale, but my Cleare balance is not updated yet.

I wonder how long it will take

Read the first reply above

« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 11:02 »
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My own opinion.  With the corona virus affecting almost every photographer's wages, Alamy should step up and pay us at least 30 days after a sale of our work.  We have bills to pay.  Almost all the stores and businesses have been sending e-mails to help us out like American express and a lot of the visa and mastercards to conatact them if we will be late paying our bill.  Why can't Alamy step up to the plate and start looking out for their photographers ?  Thank you. (My opinion)

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 12:30 »
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In November i had a Alamy sale, but my Cleare balance is not updated yet.

I wonder how long it will take
I usually prod them after the end of three full months after the sale, so if the sale was mid-Nov, I'd email them at the beginning of March. If it was a distributor sale, that takes longer.


 

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