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Author Topic: Istock to go live with Exclusive + collection next week  (Read 17411 times)

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ShadySue

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« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2010, 05:28 »
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Actually, if you read the threads in the Help forums relating to recent site problems there are plenty of people complaining of low sales. If you only have an odd sale here and there you're not going to notice changes, if you're a high seller and the site is down for an hour or two, you may well notice the effect more.
The low sales threads have been for the whole month (Easter weekend, Spring break in UK/some of Europe etc), and not just since the outage last Friday, and has been mirrored in other sites. April has traditionally been lower for me, and some others than Jan - Mar, but clearly others have a different experience.


« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2010, 06:10 »
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Actually, if you read the threads in the Help forums relating to recent site problems there are plenty of people complaining of low sales. If you only have an odd sale here and there you're not going to notice changes, if you're a high seller and the site is down for an hour or two, you may well notice the effect more.

Sales this week great here, even with the technical problems. Only thing that has slowed seems to be suscriptions sales, around a third of what they were, although they always were a tiny percentage of total sales. At this moment, I would say that susbcribers are the only customers that have probably switched to TS.

lagereek

« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2010, 12:25 »
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I dont think this will render more revenue, if it does, great but these things hardly ever do. Exclusives are a very small percentage here and mostly made up of very low cannister levels where picture quality is fair.
I agree with them though, they have to nurse their exclusives now and then and at the moment they havent got much more then their golden crown and a few vettas, well, some extra commision.
Sure! Ive been thinking of exclusivity a long time now but its still all these search-changing business that puts me off. I dont understand it really, why they just cant leave their search mechanism alone??

my 2 bobs worth.

I disagree, I think iStock are right to try and push the price point higher for quality work, even though I don't produce much in the way of Vetta material - and I think it will give us (exclusives) extra revenue.

But I do wish they could get the site fixed...

My 3 bobs worth (exclusive commission)


Youre getting me wrong,  yes its a good thing to get prices higher!  Im all for it. I would see them getting even closer to Trad-prices.  Im just not sure this is the way to go about it.
If youre gonna have a "special collection"  you better make  sure its really special and way over the rest ( tried by the Getty RM 1996) and misserably failed.
picture alone can not steadily rise the price level but special deals and hitting the right target groups can.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2010, 12:31 by lagereek »


 

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