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WarrenPrice

« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 16:51 »
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at Shutterstock I get:
25 cents; 81 cents; $1.88; or $28 ... until I sell $500 of images then .
 ;D ;D ;D


« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 16:59 »
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to make things even more murky, the sites often give even bigger discounts to large credit or package buyers or discounts for new accounts, or when the sites screw up and want to appease buyers (not sure why we should have to pay for that, but we do).

I think listing the "maximum" you could get is disingenuous and they should really only list the minimum if they are going to list one number, or list the ranges. Unfortunately it appears that this trend is accelerating and the pricing schemes etc. are going to only get more confusing as time goes on. It does make SS look good, although we are about due for a raise there I'd say.

« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2010, 19:51 »
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To be fair, it isn't DT alone that make these huge discounts that cut our share too.

I've recently sold an item at Zazzle and its price was at a 75% discount!  Given that part of the item's cost is its production, I wonder if the 25% minus my 15% commission even paid for the costs - or otherwise the production cost is much lower than I imagine and so Zazzle's commission is very high.

velocicarpo

« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 08:35 »
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The discounts a seller gives to its customers shouldn`t affect the supplier at all.
Imagine a car seller who decides to give 10% off and thus pays 10% less to BMW just because he thinks it would be a good idea. Or a Supermarket who suddently gives 30% off and pays then 30% less to CocaCola. This is not the way business works. We work with dreamstime as an intermediate, and not directly with the customer.

« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 19:10 »
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Here is another little trick I am experiencing, just had an image that has sold 5 times but I have only been paid for a level 1 percentage. You imagine if they are doing this to every image that moves from one level to the next higher level, they are making a nice little earner on our sales, it's worth checking your sales to see how you are affected as well.

« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011, 19:56 »
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I think they have always done that - sales one through 5 are level one, 6 through 10 are level 2, and so on (after the 5th sale it is a level 2). As long as they don't move the goalposts away that is fine with me (in fact they have moved them closer a few times through the years).

« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2011, 23:12 »
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The discounts a seller gives to its customers shouldn`t affect the supplier at all.
......Or a Supermarket who suddently gives 30% off and pays then 30% less to CocaCola. This is not the way business works. We work with dreamstime as an intermediate, and not directly with the customer.

Actually, with retail supermarkets, it's worse than you suggest.  Suppliers are pressured to offer marketing programs that include heavily discounted merchandise to promote sales at various times throughout the year (hence the various sales you see in the weekly flyers), slotting fees are required to "buy" shelf space, as are slotting fees for placing new items into distribution centers.  Then there are the endless deductions from invoices - "damaged" goods, fees to unload trucks, late fees for late deliveries, the list goes on...  Please don't give the micro sites any ideas, they'd have us offering up discounts to move up in searches, charge us for ftp uploads, charge us for storage on their servers, oh, then they would charge for reports on our sales too!


 

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