MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Graphic Leftovers has new Look  (Read 9306 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: January 25, 2012, 10:44 »
0
Looks like Graphic Leftovers is now officially GL Stock Images. I love the new Dashboard. Looks like uploading is temporarily disabled.


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 13:14 »
0
Thanks for the heads up on this I hadn't been there in a while.  It's gonna take some time to get used to the new dashboard though.  It seems like there's more information for us to look at on there now.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 14:28 »
0
It's gonna take some time to get used to the new dashboard though.  It seems like there's more information for us to look at on there now.
It didn't take me much time, considering how completely they changed everything. It all seemed to make sense right away. I guess they learned from the right and wrong things other sites have done. All the changes look great to me. 

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 01:35 »
0
hope it got a push in sales!

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 13:03 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6.  

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month on around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL.  

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning...  
« Last Edit: January 27, 2012, 17:41 by lisafx »

« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 13:21 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month or around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL. 

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning... 
I had all of mine set at 10$ and got 5.20$ per sale so it makes a bigger difference to me. Like yourself only get about 4 sales a month.

« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 13:36 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month or around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL. 

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning... 

I'm concerned about this as well. Hopefully, the volume compensates for it, but it would be nice to be able to adjust the prices on the smaller sizes too.

Like others have said you can increase the max price. The max now is $15 instead of $20 ($15, $7, $3 price structure) which is what I have mine set at. I wrote to support last year to have them change all my files at once.

RacePhoto

« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 13:42 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month or around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL. 

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning... 

Race to the bottom by GL.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 13:47 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month or around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL. 

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning... 

I'm concerned about this as well. Hopefully, the volume compensates for it, but it would be nice to be able to adjust the prices on the smaller sizes too.

Like others have said you can increase the max price. The max now is $15 instead of $20 ($15, $7, $3 price structure) which is what I have mine set at. I wrote to support last year to have them change all my files at once.

Looking like a page out of Cutcaster.

lisafx

« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 13:56 »
0

Like others have said you can increase the max price. The max now is $15 instead of $20 ($15, $7, $3 price structure) which is what I have mine set at. I wrote to support last year to have them change all my files at once.

Very helpful info Cory. Thanks!  I just contacted them. 

« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 14:55 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

Aaaagh.  No, I hadn't noticed that and it's really disappointing.  Like you said, sales are few but it was fun to get $3.   If it's just becoming another sub-$1 bargain bin, well...  I no longer have much reason to upload.  Unless maybe I decide to set all my prices to the max.

« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 17:40 »
0
An adjustment of pricing is something they probably had to try because the old structure just wasn't working.
I hope it works for them and improves contributor returns.

« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 18:36 »
0
An adjustment of pricing is something they probably had to try because the old structure just wasn't working.
I hope it works for them and improves contributor returns.

I suppose you are right.  But it seems like for many of us, the difference between "worth doing" and "waste of time" seems to come down to about a dollar or two more per photo.  And it's hard for me to believe buyers are really that price sensitive.  Who are all these designers, working on projects where the budget for a photo is in single digits?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2012, 18:39 by stockastic »

« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 19:42 »
0
An adjustment of pricing is something they probably had to try because the old structure just wasn't working.
I hope it works for them and improves contributor returns.

I find that hard to believe. Their sales volume is low, but the higher price per sale easily catapults their (or at least my) monthly earnings above more well known names like Big Stock. Also, wouldn't it make more sense to raise prices to get more money, rather than lower them and hope more buyers magically show up. Finally, the idea of a one size/one price has been used for vectors at iStock for a long time, and they are still (even with dipping sales) one of the most successful microstock companies.

Sorry for the rant. I'm just concerned this is a step in the wrong direction.

« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 22:52 »
0
My sales have picked up quite a bit since the changes at GL. So if one of their goals is more volume, it may be working. Anyway, I have no plans to stop submitting. Submission is so easy that it takes almost no time. Might as well give them a chance and see how things go.

lagereek

« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2012, 01:49 »
0
The logic here seems a bit wonky?  if they dont buy the pic for 6 bucks,  why should they buy them for 12 or even 15?  I must have missed something.

Yes, same as Lisa,  I had great hopes for GL,  run by grpahic people who knows their way around, etc. Obviously these elusive buyers dont appreciate that.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 01:51 by lagereek »

« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2012, 02:24 »
0
The logic here seems a bit wonky?  if they dont buy the pic for 6 bucks,  why should they buy them for 12 or even 15?  I must have missed something.

Yes, same as Lisa,  I had great hopes for GL,  run by grpahic people who knows their way around, etc. Obviously these elusive buyers dont appreciate that.

To be honest, I didn't see a dip in sales when I moved my prices from $10 to $15. In fact, my overall revenue has been up since I made the switch. I can't claim to know the reason why or say it's the best move for everyone, but I think it's crazy that people are selling at $6 though. That just seems too low. I guess everyone has their own strategies on how things work best though. I guess if nothing else, you can use the price setting as your own personal laboratory.

« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 04:02 »
0
With you people I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. See the message here:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/is-hits-rock-bottom/msg193173/#msg193173

Ok so now they've done it (offered tiered pricing) and you're still not happy. You can keep slumming on photogloom or grovel for 12 cents on istock. It's all your choice. In my opinion the sizing will attract a new buyer demographic, and you have to give the new model more than 3 days before you go stamping your feet and crying Woe Is Me.

lagereek

« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 05:42 »
0
With you people I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. See the message here:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/is-hits-rock-bottom/msg193173/#msg193173

Ok so now they've done it (offered tiered pricing) and you're still not happy. You can keep slumming on photogloom or grovel for 12 cents on istock. It's all your choice. In my opinion the sizing will attract a new buyer demographic, and you have to give the new model more than 3 days before you go stamping your feet and crying Woe Is Me.


Well hi there buddy!  I dont care about the pricing, important thing is that they sell, regardless of price. :)

« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 10:58 »
0
I suppose we should think about the other agencies where we've had our prices cut and then seen the increased sales volume more than make up for it.  Um, are there any?

« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 11:20 »
0
I suppose we should think about the other agencies where we've had our prices cut and then seen the increased sales volume more than make up for it.  Um, are there any?

 ;D

Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 13:32 »
0
Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but they have also changed their pricing structure.  Now, instead of all images being $6, with us receiving $3.12, it goes from $1, $3, $6. 

With the minimal volume there (I average about 4 sales a month or around 6k images!) I don't think .52/sale is worth uploading for.  If I don't see a BIG increase in volume it might be time to pull the plug on GL. 

Too bad, because I had high hopes for them in the beginning... 

I'm concerned about this as well. Hopefully, the volume compensates for it, but it would be nice to be able to adjust the prices on the smaller sizes too.

Like others have said you can increase the max price. The max now is $15 instead of $20 ($15, $7, $3 price structure) which is what I have mine set at. I wrote to support last year to have them change all my files at once.

But with their extremely easy upload process for vectors, don't you think it's still worthwhile to submit?

« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 14:19 »
0

But with their extremely easy upload process for vectors, don't you think it's still worthwhile to submit?

Really. It's not like you have to do any work there except get your IPTC input on the image. Maybe some would like to sit and pick categories all day.

« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 15:53 »
0
Yeah.  I guess every time an agency cuts prices, the announcement should also say "BUT, we're happy to announce we've made it even easier for you to upload".   Since we can upload faster, we'll make it up on volume.

When commissions get to zero, the agencies will send a guy with a portable drive to your house, to get your photos..  You won't have to lift a finger.  
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 16:40 by stockastic »

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 18:16 »
0
Ok so now they've done it (offered tiered pricing) and you're still not happy. You can keep slumming on photogloom or grovel for 12 cents on istock. It's all your choice. In my opinion the sizing will attract a new buyer demographic, and you have to give the new model more than 3 days before you go stamping your feet and crying Woe Is Me.

Sorry, I have no idea what you mean or to whom this is directed.  You must be reading a different thread than I am. 

If you are going to come in here and start hurling insults, you should be clearer about who you are insulting, and exactly what has you so worked up....


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Graphic Leftovers

Started by marish « 1 2  All » GLStock

46 Replies
15985 Views
Last post November 20, 2010, 13:03
by michaeldb
256 Replies
53423 Views
Last post July 21, 2012, 13:02
by cascoly
Graphic Leftovers Down?

Started by rubyroo GLStock

20 Replies
5417 Views
Last post December 20, 2010, 01:28
by jm
8 Replies
4221 Views
Last post February 23, 2011, 13:26
by GL Reviewer
35 Replies
14470 Views
Last post June 01, 2014, 17:45
by fritz

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results