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« on: April 03, 2021, 11:18 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin


« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 11:29 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

Hi Martin;

Why don't you "adult" and contact Alamy directly? How is a third party forum going to help you when they have zero nada zilch to do with Alamy? Put your big boy pants on and try it.

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 12:56 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

Is the $146 in your "current cleared balance?" on your homepage?
Usually that's cleared at the beginning of the following month if it's over $50. Mine is somewhere between Alamy and my bank, but as this is a holiday weekend, that's normal.

If it's anywhere else, three to six months is normal.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 08:17 by ShadySue »

« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 15:37 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

Hi Martin;

Why don't you "adult" and contact Alamy directly? How is a third party forum going to help you when they have zero nada zilch to do with Alamy? Put your big boy pants on and try it.

Was that really necessary?  ???

The guy was merely asking a question to see if other contributors had similar issues.

« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 15:39 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

What happens is that Alamy gives credit terms to their customers.

So if a customer buys an image they have a certain amount of time to pay for it.

Some get 3 month credit terms and some can get up to 6 months.

If you email [email protected] they will be able to advise.  Usually they say they'll pass it on to their credit control dept.

« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 15:51 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

Hi Martin;

Why don't you "adult" and contact Alamy directly? How is a third party forum going to help you when they have zero nada zilch to do with Alamy? Put your big boy pants on and try it.

Was that really necessary?  ???

The guy was merely asking a question to see if other contributors had similar issues.

Probably not. But it does have a degree of merit to it. I keep forgetting it's the mollycoddle generation.

« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 15:54 by Clair Voyant »

« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 15:58 »
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If you email [email protected] they will be able to advise. 
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Now there's and idea! ;)

« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2021, 16:29 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

If you click the Account Balance button (not the Sales History) you will see which sales have cleared and which haven't. Alamy's generous terms to their buyers are part of the reason for higher prices - customers don't pay when they download, but when the sale is invoiced (and that's often after an image is used). And they have 45 days to pay invoices.

In the past, when I've found an image in use - credited to me/Alamy, so I know where it came from - and there's no sale showing, even uncleared, I've written to support. They reply promptly, typically saying that they can see a download but the sale hasn't been invoiced yet. Once, I sent several more emails as the sale still hadn't shown up a month later. (used in November, paid the following April)

In terms of invoiced sales that don't clear, I think the longest was about a year (I did eventually get paid). Apparently Alamy's policy with large customers who make partial payments on big invoices is that no contributor sale is cleared until the entire invoice is paid in full. I think that's unreasonable - Alamy gets to sit on the money earning interest for a long time in some cases - but it wasn't bad enough for me to decide to leave them. It hasn't happened often (and I've been selling there since 2007).

One of the irritating delays was around their last royalty cut - when the image was used, the rate was 50% but when it finally got invoiced 3 months later, the rate was 40%. I wrote to support who said that it's the invoice date that counts, not the publication date. They said it was "industry standard".

Experiences will obviously be different for other contributors, but if you're new to Alamy and are used to the microstock pay-when-you-download model, generally things work differently there from the micro agencies.

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 19:10 »
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I keep forgetting it's the mollycoddle generation.

Are you referring to the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials or Generation Z... and how do you know which one umdash9 fits into?

« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2021, 01:21 »
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Probably not. But it does have a degree of merit to it. I keep forgetting it's the mollycoddle generation.

ZERO degrees of merit & totally gratuitous.  the PURPOSE of this forum is to provide answers & assistance to others. 

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2021, 08:42 »
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Sold a shot on Alamy for quite a bit but have been waiting since 18th december 2020 for payment to clean $146  how much longer and is over a 3 month wait normal.

Martin

The 1st of the month after the payment from the buyer clears, and you have enough for a payment from Alamy - You should receive payment within 9 working days.

For example. I have enough right now. The payment was initiated April first, I will have the money in my PayPal account by the 10th.

Nothing until the payments from the buyers show as cleared:  https://www.alamy.com/alamycontributorreports/Reports.aspx?Rep=1

« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 12:41 »
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Probably not. But it does have a degree of merit to it. I keep forgetting it's the mollycoddle generation.

ZERO degrees of merit & totally gratuitous.  the PURPOSE of this forum is to provide answers & assistance to others.

Respectfully, Alamy will provide an official answer if contacted directly. Mat from Adobe provides answers that are Adobe related on this forum.

This forum provides nothing more than opinions of varying degrees based on varying experiences etc. If you want an official and accurate answer then go to the source agency.

Lot's of misinformation available on this forum mixed with accuracy.

What next? Go to Reddit and ask...





 

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