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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: click_click on August 24, 2011, 09:20

Title: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: click_click on August 24, 2011, 09:20
I thought this whole subscription business with footage has come to an end after they introduced the new pricing/commission changes?

Got a 3.3 credit footage sale just now and a friend of mine a 1.25 credit HD1080 sale  :o
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Smithore on August 24, 2011, 11:00
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Got a 3.3 credit footage sale just now and a friend of mine a 1.25 credit HD1080 sale
Ohhhh please unchek subscription sale immediately, you're going to kill pond5 !!!!
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: click_click on August 24, 2011, 11:30
Thanks for the tip. Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MaZvone on February 24, 2012, 04:17
Which is earnings on fotolia footage (no subrscription), for sold files small web,big web,HD... in dollars ?
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MaZvone on March 02, 2012, 03:53
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Got a 3.3 credit footage sale just now and a friend of mine a 1.25 credit HD1080 sale
Ohhhh please unchek subscription sale immediately, you're going to kill pond5 !!!!

I am non-exclusivity seller, how i can opt-out from subscription sales?
 
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: ccbcc on October 03, 2012, 07:03
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Got a 3.3 credit footage sale just now and a friend of mine a 1.25 credit HD1080 sale
Ohhhh please unchek subscription sale immediately, you're going to kill pond5 !!!!

I am non-exclusivity seller, how i can opt-out from subscription sales?

Doesn anyone know how to disable subscription sales? I've disabled them for video using "Add my exclusive images and video clips to the Fotolia Subscription Program" checkbox, but now I've added a few images and they are selling as subscription.. Got 0,25 for a XXL file..
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Smithore on October 03, 2012, 07:14
You can not opt out for photos...
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: ccbcc on October 03, 2012, 07:42
 ???

I'm going to reconsider selling photos then..

Nice quote from the mail:
"Through the subscription we are able to reach new customers, additional to the current Fotolia client base, whilst improving your Fotolia credit income, so we are glad you've included your images in this exciting offer."
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: OM on October 03, 2012, 09:57
Sometime last year as an FT exclusive, I opted out of sub sales for a month as a test. Soon cured me of that aberrant mindset. Virtually no sales at all. Prior to my 'experiment' I had been getting both DL's and subs sales. Can seriously damage your placement in the pecking order too for the longer term.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: ccbcc on October 05, 2012, 12:39
Yeah that's something to consider. Thanks.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: stryjek on July 28, 2014, 18:52
Hi! I recently had sale of my footage via subscription , i received .1.8 from m download , i always had opted out subscription on footage. After i saw this sale i went to menu to check if its opted out but the option disappeared , i messaged fotolia and they replayed :
On July 8 we sent out a notification informing contributors that, while Video files are not included in our standard subscription plans, videos can from now on be made available for download in corporate subscriptions for high volume customers.

here the text of the notification that was sent out:


Fotolia - Some news about our video offer


Dear video contributors,
Because of a strong demand for videos from high-volume customers, we are going to offer some video subscriptions on a case-by-case basis for such customers. Payout will be 35% with minimum prices of 37.50 for HD 1080 and 18.75 for M size.
We will remove the current ability to download M videos at the cost of 5 downloads on our regular monthly subscriptions. Of course, customers with existing subscription plans will continue to have access to videos until these plans expire, but in time these downloads will disappear.
We are certain that these changes will help increase sales and commissions, both in quantity and value.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Fotolia Team U.K.



This is just ridiculous , i think
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: KB on July 28, 2014, 22:47
i received .1.8 from m download
Payout will be 35% with minimum prices of 37.50 for HD 1080 and 18.75 for M size.
This is just ridiculous , i think
35% of 18.75 is 6.56, so how do they explain giving you 1.80? (Even 35% of 6.56 is more than 1.80!  ;D)
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: stryjek on July 29, 2014, 08:37
Yes and thats the problem and where is bloody opt out button i just noticed another 2 sales for the same 1.8 for m size footage, noone else experienced the same?
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: trek on July 29, 2014, 09:00
The video subscription opt out button appears to be gone.  The opt out was an important part of my decision to submit clips to fotolia.  I hope they restore it.  If the opt out is not restored phasing out my video port seems to be the best option available. 
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on July 30, 2014, 11:02
Hi All,

We have experienced a temporary bug allowing some holders of old monthly subscriptions to download videos from opted out contributors. That is now fixed.

We also remind you that the ability to download M size videos has been recently taken out from all new monthly subscriptions, so these sales should gradually totally disappear as old monthly subscriptions run out.

Thanks,

Mat


Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: stryjek on July 31, 2014, 05:47
and today another sale for m footage 1.55
and i got reply :
Hi

This type of sale won't happend a lot since we don't allow video download in online subscription anymore. Only the existing plans have this ability, new ones cannot download videos.

Kind regards,
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on July 31, 2014, 11:03
and today another sale for m footage 1.55
and i got reply :
Hi

This type of sale won't happend a lot since we don't allow video download in online subscription anymore. Only the existing plans have this ability, new ones cannot download videos.

Kind regards,

Please send an email to me directly:  [email protected] with your Fotolia login name.  I'll take a look at your account and see what's going on.

-Mat
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Benozaur on August 06, 2014, 08:44
My last three sales were subscription M sales each with 1.25 credits earned for me. If this carries on for much longer I'm pulling my entire portfolio from Fotolia. I take pride in my work and am not prepared to just give it away like this. I am not exclusive to Fotolia but would like the option to stay out of any subscription plans. Is that too much to ask? If not, then why not? A simple answer would be nice...
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Tror on August 06, 2014, 11:58
I had one of those too. I immediately stopped uploading footage there. I may reuptake if nobody else reports any of those sales anymore for at least 6 month. Do not play with our trust. Any clip not uploaded is a lost chance of revenue for fotolia.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: asmai on August 18, 2014, 09:53
Just got one M size sub for $2.1. I have always been opted out of subscription, and that is the only reason why i still leave some of my footage there. So the bug still there or ...? If i get a few more of this i will just close my account.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Mantis on August 18, 2014, 19:07
Just got one M size sub for $2.1. I have always been opted out of subscription, and that is the only reason why i still leave some of my footage there. So the bug still there or ...? If i get a few more of this i will just close my account.

It simply raises cautionary flags. Matt said, "We have experienced a temporary bug allowing some holders of old monthly subscriptions to download videos from opted out contributors. That is now fixed." Well apparently not.  This is just a red flag to me and I would take this as a stamp of how FOTOLIA regularly operates and a measure of the stability of their system. In my opinion closing your account is the way to go if you can afford it.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on August 19, 2014, 16:09
Please send an email to me directly:  [email protected] with your Fotolia login name.  I'll take a look at your account and see what's going on.

-Mat
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Tror on August 26, 2014, 13:26
@ MatHayward: People continue to report sub sales for footage.

So, did you not tell the truth when claiming it is a bug?
Where is the opt-out checkbox?
Or you have a permanent bug? (then you should pay the contributors the difference between a regular footage sale and the price they received)

What is going on?
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on August 26, 2014, 15:03
Tror, are you someone I have been in contact with?  As far as I know the issue has been resolved.  For those that had issues that have written to me directly I have gotten further assurances their accounts are not allowing video subscriptions any more.  I have not been made aware of any further issues. 

There is no longer an opt out button because regular subscription plans no longer allow for video downloads.  The only exception are subscriptions grandfathered in prior to the change. 

I'm sorry but I am not sure who you are so feel free to email me directly if you are still seeing subscription video sales after having been opted out of selling them in the past.  Be sure to include your login name or account number.

My email address is:  [email protected]

Thanks,

Mat
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Tror on August 26, 2014, 15:19
Tror, are you someone I have been in contact with?  As far as I know the issue has been resolved.  For those that had issues that have written to me directly I have gotten further assurances their accounts are not allowing video subscriptions any more.  I have not been made aware of any further issues. 

There is no longer an opt out button because regular subscription plans no longer allow for video downloads.  The only exception are subscriptions grandfathered in prior to the change. 

I'm sorry but I am not sure who you are so feel free to email me directly if you are still seeing subscription video sales after having been opted out of selling them in the past.  Be sure to include your login name or account number.

My email address is:  [email protected]

Thanks,

Mat

Hi Mat,

Thanks for your prompt reply. No, we haven`t been in contact - i am asking because today another thread popped up about the same issue. I have halted all video uploads for now until the weather is clear again :-)

Maybe you should represent fotolia "officially" here on the board - some positive communication surely would help the image of fotolia on the board these days ;-)
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: PeterChigmaroff on August 29, 2014, 19:30
I'm just a small producer but the sales of video for a buck or two through a "bug" or whatever you want to call it incensed me to no end. My solution was to "opt out" by deleting my portfolio and closing my account. That seemed to do the trick.

When something like this happens, the polite thing would be to issue a statement and let the producers know what is happening, so they don't get so damned pi$$ed.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Mantis on August 29, 2014, 19:34
I'm just a small producer but the sales of video for a buck or two through a "bug" or whatever you want to call it incensed me to no end. My solution was to "opt out" by deleting my portfolio and closing my account. That seemed to do the trick.

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: helloitsme on September 01, 2014, 08:27
Hi All,

We have experienced a temporary bug allowing some holders of old monthly subscriptions to download videos from opted out contributors. That is now fixed.

We also remind you that the ability to download M size videos has been recently taken out from all new monthly subscriptions, so these sales should gradually totally disappear as old monthly subscriptions run out.

Thanks,

Mat

OMG, I just got a subscription video M size sales the other day and got only 1.3 credit which is only $2 or so.
If I get this ridiculous cheap sale of my video clips, I'll delete all my video files from FOTOLIA.  This is bad for us contributors.  I already deleted all my video files from 123RF because of similar ridiculous sales.  I actually closed my account there because it's not worth it.

It's ridiculous because I should be making $15 instead of $2 for those M size video sales.  FOTOLIA is giving some rich big corporation an insane discount in expense of us small business individual contributors.  They got to stop this ASAP.  It'll be bad for their business too if all the good footage contributors start deleting video clips from FOTOLIA.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Atanas Bezov on October 01, 2014, 09:55
"We are pleased to announce that one of your files has just been sold by subscription:
File Reference: 58810524 
Purchase Date: 2014-10-01 16:15:16 
Purchase License: V_M 
Sale Price: 1.35 "

Well I'm not pleased with the sale price, so all my content will be deleted from fotolia.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MichaelRon on October 01, 2014, 10:05
Try this, worked for me.

I opted out from here.
https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify/Contributor

Just de-select the video clip sub sales.

I hope it works.
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on October 01, 2014, 11:36
New subscriptions do not allow video downloads any more.  It's only active subs that were purchased prior to the change several months ago that still do and they are few and far between now.

You can opt out of selling videos through these subscriptions in the contributor parameter section of your profile.

-Mat
Title: Re: Still subscription sales for footage at Fotolia?
Post by: Atanas Bezov on October 02, 2014, 02:11
Thank you Ronnin. I will delete my videos from fotolia anyway. Couple of years ago they were selling my full resolution images for 0.35 and now my videos for 1.35. I`ve had enough.
@Mat - thank you for your advice but I will delete all from fotolia.