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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2012, 22:50 »
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I think the sales drop off that many are reporting is probably a result of buyers leaving DT after the price increases.  So even though we are getting higher RPD, our overall money is down. 

I see this as an attempt to recover those lost customers and attract others, and get the volume of sales back up.  I am not delighted to be losing money on my higher ranked images, and I have quite a few of them.  But my bottom line at the end of the month is the most important thing to me.  If this move increases volume enough to raise my bottom line, then I won't have a problem with it. 

And at least they announced it in advance and didn't just spring it on us as some other sites seem to be doing lately. 


« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 12:13 »
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horrible month on DT so far...everything's down except for my uploads...I hope they can recuperate the lost ground with wiser policies...

« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2012, 12:37 »
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Maybe they should rethink this similars policy now that subs buyers are going to be buying so many more images...

I guess I should suggest that over on DT, not that they ever listen to me.

It just looks like a price drop for buyers and for us. At least it doesn't come with a commission % cut too, although if this moves subs buyers from SS to DT it won't benefit me any (unless I get enough regular credit sales of images that are higher level because of subs sales - doubtful). If it moves them from thinkstock, that is great.

« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 18:23 »
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Maybe they should rethink this similars policy now that subs buyers are going to be buying so many more images...

I guess I should suggest that over on DT, not that they ever listen to me.

It just looks like a price drop for buyers and for us. At least it doesn't come with a commission % cut too, although if this moves subs buyers from SS to DT it won't benefit me any (unless I get enough regular credit sales of images that are higher level because of subs sales - doubtful). If it moves them from thinkstock, that is great.

It does come with a commission % cut more or less.  You will now get a less percentage of an image because they dumped the tire system.  No more 70 cent subs, just 30 or 35 cent subs.  DT simply caved in to the other agencies' pricing and realized a quick revenue scheme.  Those in here that say this won't be a big deal then why did DT make that move?  Revenue, margins.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 18:27 by Mantis »

« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2012, 19:31 »
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Maybe they should rethink this similars policy now that subs buyers are going to be buying so many more images...

I guess I should suggest that over on DT, not that they ever listen to me.

It just looks like a price drop for buyers and for us. At least it doesn't come with a commission % cut too, although if this moves subs buyers from SS to DT it won't benefit me any (unless I get enough regular credit sales of images that are higher level because of subs sales - doubtful). If it moves them from thinkstock, that is great.

It does come with a commission % cut more or less.  You will now get a less percentage of an image because they dumped the tire system.  No more 70 cent subs, just 30 or 35 cent subs.  DT simply caved in to the other agencies' pricing and realized a quick revenue scheme.  Those in here that say this won't be a big deal then why did DT make that move?  Revenue, margins.

The reason I say it is a price cut (for buyers and us) and not a commission % cut is that before a sub sale "cost" from 1 to 3 credits and we got 1 to 3X our subs commission (usually). Now the price has been dropped across the board to 1 sub credit. Had level 3 images still cost 3 subs credits but we only got the .35 that would have been a % drop too.

I didn't say I liked it or that I thought it was a good idea.

grafix04

« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2012, 21:22 »
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DT has fiddled too much their system shafting buyers and contributors each time, for their own financial gain.  This new move on subs won't bring buyers back.  By now they've had enough of their fiddling and probably won't trust them ever again.  Why would anyone?

Remember the weekly subs plan that they introduced suddenly?  Months later they removed it again and lots of buyers left.  Then they fiddled with the level system making both credits and subs more expensive and buyers left again.  Why would they return when DT is so unstable and obviously in a bit of financial strife?  For all they know, DT could revert back to the level system again or throw some other curve ball at them a few weeks later.

Achilles has done a fine job messing up DT.  He has managed to piss off contributors and buyers on a massive scale almost on a monthly basis  ;D

I'm at the point now where I want the company to fail to put everyone (including Achilles) out of their misery.  The place has unfortunately become a joke. 

« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2012, 22:55 »
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They are competing for customers with Istock who have changed increased prices many many times. Its a battle to keep just a tiny fraction better than the opposition.

« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2012, 23:15 »
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Last few days have been surprisingly good for me at DT.  This could be yet another case of a change being good for some and terrible for others.  Most of the changes at FT and DT this year have been awful for me, so hopefully I'm finally getting the good end of a change.

« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 11:29 »
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Maybe they should rethink this similars policy now that subs buyers are going to be buying so many more images...

I guess I should suggest that over on DT, not that they ever listen to me.

It just looks like a price drop for buyers and for us. At least it doesn't come with a commission % cut too, although if this moves subs buyers from SS to DT it won't benefit me any (unless I get enough regular credit sales of images that are higher level because of subs sales - doubtful). If it moves them from thinkstock, that is great.

It does come with a commission % cut more or less.  You will now get a less percentage of an image because they dumped the tire system.  No more 70 cent subs, just 30 or 35 cent subs.  DT simply caved in to the other agencies' pricing and realized a quick revenue scheme.  Those in here that say this won't be a big deal then why did DT make that move?  Revenue, margins.

The reason I say it is a price cut (for buyers and us) and not a commission % cut is that before a sub sale "cost" from 1 to 3 credits and we got 1 to 3X our subs commission (usually). Now the price has been dropped across the board to 1 sub credit. Had level 3 images still cost 3 subs credits but we only got the .35 that would have been a % drop too.

I didn't say I liked it or that I thought it was a good idea.

Understood.


 

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