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« on: December 14, 2017, 11:26 »
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Recently I'm getting lots of emails from Bigstock promoting some new 'limited time' offer with 30% or 50% discount.

Tuesday it was a "One day only: 50% off a subscription. Today, Thursday, it's a 72-hour offer: 30% off image credit packs.

They certainly don't mind giving away discounted images! I'm wondering, is there any other agency that offers so many discounts? Seems to me they are desperate to attach new customers, but why this race to the bottom?


« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 11:30 »
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Recently I'm getting lots of emails from Bigstock promoting some new 'limited time' offer with 30% or 50% discount.

Tuesday it was a "One day only: 50% off a subscription. Today, Thursday, it's a 72-hour offer: 30% off image credit packs.

They certainly don't mind giving away discounted images! I'm wondering, is there any other agency that offers so many discounts? Seems to me they are desperate to attach new customers, but why this race to the bottom?
They've always been payers at the bottom

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 11:42 »
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Recently I'm getting lots of emails from Bigstock promoting some new 'limited time' offer with 30% or 50% discount.

Tuesday it was a "One day only: 50% off a subscription. Today, Thursday, it's a 72-hour offer: 30% off image credit packs.

They certainly don't mind giving away discounted images! I'm wondering, is there any other agency that offers so many discounts? Seems to me they are desperate to attach new customers, but why this race to the bottom?

Why? It's a numbers game.  Just over a year ago istock change the way that contributors were paid for subs with a bottom cap of $0.02.  That cap could only come into force it they were selling yearly subs packs at massive discounts.  From reports on here it looks like they have not needed to go that low that often.  Shutterstock followed suit earlier this year by also putting us on percentages, but for smaller subs packages.  As the number of downloads has fallen since then at Shutterstock it seems that Bigstock has been chosen to lift the ship, in terms of number of downloads at least.

« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 12:12 »
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BS is where SS gets to experiment with how to pay us less. The more sales they can move there from SS, the more they get to keep. If they can get sales from other sites it is even better for them.


 

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