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« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2009, 12:31 »
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I can't see how anything will change. Will SS buyers migrate to BigStock? I doubt it.

Who said anything about buyers migrating from ss?
How about NEW buyers coming from the advertising and promotion from SS?
SS is putting up the cash!

Why must nearly everyone think negative about nearly every site ever mentioned on this forum?

-Larry

No but with the current "TEST" at SS of shutting off OD sales availability and sending customers to BigStock we could see  customers forced to BigStock to buy one ups and a few images.. Time will tell but this is not a good sign for SS submitters.

In all likelihood this move will completely backfire as some buyers will migrate to other sites. Start adding clicks to anyone's day and they get annoyed and leave. I still can't see a good reason to buy BigStock. They are way down the list of sales volumes for agencies especially compared to SS. Someone's ego has once again moved faster than it should have. The world of corporate insanity is rife with useless company purchases and mergers. That's what we have here. The idea that somehow BigStock will become a powerhouse is wishful thinking at best. Even with a gigantic advertising budget I doubt that BigStock could attract that many new buyers. So much of the design worlds daily routine of where to buy has long since been established. Those with a need for subscriptions wouldn't move and those that need single images would be forced to try a new site which they may not like,  leaving the buyer vulnerable to move elsewhere. But does it matter. They may go to iStock  or Dreamstime or whatever. Chances are you have your images there anyway. Are there any SS only contributors? If we all want more money at this stage the prices need to be jacked up, for which there is plenty of room. Those complaining of high micro prices need a lesson in reality.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2009, 12:08 by Zeus »


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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2009, 05:40 »
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I wish SS would make their intentions clear!  >:( :o ??? :-\ >:( :o ??? :-[ :-\ >:(

« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2009, 06:37 »
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I doubt it. I don't know what SS is planning on doing obviously. But I sure hope they redesign the site. The front page is so busy with text and links all over. Just bothers me.  :D

« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2009, 12:54 »
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The thing I'm seeing - if there is any trend yet at all - is stronger sales on SS and almost nothing changing on BigStock. It wouldn't really make sense to try to move volume away from your flagship site to a newly acquired competitor - more logical would be to do things the other way around - kinda like IS are doing with StockXpert. Personally I'm not expecting to see a big move to BigStock, more the opposite.

« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2009, 12:57 »
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The thing I'm seeing - if there is any trend yet at all - is stronger sales on SS and almost nothing changing on BigStock. It wouldn't really make sense to try to move volume away from your flagship site to a newly acquired competitor - more logical would be to do things the other way around - kinda like IS are doing with StockXpert. Personally I'm not expecting to see a big move to BigStock, more the opposite.
That makes sense. I can't say I've seen much happening different at either, but I didn't really expect anything to happen overnight.

« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2009, 17:05 »
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The thing I'm seeing - if there is any trend yet at all - is stronger sales on SS and almost nothing changing on BigStock. It wouldn't really make sense to try to move volume away from your flagship site to a newly acquired competitor - more logical would be to do things the other way around - kinda like IS are doing with StockXpert. Personally I'm not expecting to see a big move to BigStock, more the opposite.

Yes this is what I would think is more sensible.


 

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