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« on: February 10, 2009, 12:47 »
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Hello everyone.

I'm employed by a company that caters to a very niche market.  We build websites for our clients, maintain their websites (stylistic standards, tech upgrades, security, population, everything..), offer video training on a wide range of subjects (not just to do with their website), and so on...

Our clients pay us a monthly subscription for this service.

We're wanting to add Stock Photography to their subscription.

I understand Fotolia has a Reseller API.  But I'm not sure it can do what we want.

We're not looking to make money off of the Stock. We just feel it would add value to our client's exisiting subscriptions.  So, the only model that I can see working is that the user logs into our portal, goes to the stock section, and has access to 5 downloads a day (or so).  Because they already subscribe to us, they do not need to 'pay' for this stock.  Our company would get billed for the downloads our clients make.  It would be completely invisible to our clients.  I'm not sure if the reseller API allows for this type of thing though.

Does this sound possible?

Finally.  Does Fotolia's Reseller API allow the reseller to select which images it wants to use?

Thanks guys!

David


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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 12:56 »
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Hello everyone.

I'm employed by a company that caters to a very niche market.  We build websites for our clients, maintain their websites (stylistic standards, tech upgrades, security, population, everything..), offer video training on a wide range of subjects (not just to do with their website), and so on...

Our clients pay us a monthly subscription for this service.

We're wanting to add Stock Photography to their subscription.

I understand Fotolia has a Reseller API.  But I'm not sure it can do what we want.

We're not looking to make money off of the Stock. We just feel it would add value to our client's exisiting subscriptions.  So, the only model that I can see working is that the user logs into our portal, goes to the stock section, and has access to 5 downloads a day (or so).  Because they already subscribe to us, they do not need to 'pay' for this stock.  Our company would get billed for the downloads our clients make.  It would be completely invisible to our clients.  I'm not sure if the reseller API allows for this type of thing though.

Does this sound possible?

Finally.  Does Fotolia's Reseller API allow the reseller to select which images it wants to use?

Thanks guys!

David

You probably need to go directly to Fotolia with this.  Or, Dreamstime, or,any other agency that sells subscriptions.

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 15:17 »
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I don't know if I understood it well.  If you want images to build your customers' websites, you have to subscribe (please don't: buy images on a credit basis!).  If you use the reseller API, the clients will buy images through you (the reseller), but the subscription only works if the buyers signs up for subs.

In other words: you can not pay a subs plan and resell separate images to your clients.

Unless I understand the reseller API thing totally wrong.

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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