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Title: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 01, 2011, 05:54
Hello Everybody,

I would like to draw your attention to a brand new stock agency: All You Can Stock.

http://allyoucanstock.com

We started from scratch in mid Summer this year having literally 0 contributors. Since then we grew to 40+ strong covering photo, illustration and art.

We offer free pricing, 75% royalty rate and stock ordering and full control. We showcase your artwork and advertise your private art exhibitions.

This site was established on the sole purpose to build a community of contemporary artists. Please visit us and join.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 01, 2011, 07:05
It's been a half hour since I registered, and I still haven't received my registration email.

EDIT:  Got it.  Logged in.  We can only upload one file at a time?!?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 01, 2011, 08:27
Hi csproductions,

Network provider experienced some outage ... best timing :) please check your mail box the activation e-mail should be there by now.

Thank you for registering!

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 01, 2011, 12:15
I thought I'd go take a look at your site and am had some trouble finding the content license agreement. I found it at the end of the Membership Agreement - probably not the best way to organize your agreements.

I read through the Membership Agreement and it seems to contradict the front page in that it says that AYCS gets a commission of 45% on sales. If the contributor gets 75% as the home page says, then the buyer gets to pay 120% of the price to keep everyone happy?

There's also language in the membership agreement that says that AYCS will send an invoice for their commission to the "User" - I assume the contributor - which suggests that the user somehow takes the payment directly? There's also talk of partial payments - that seems insane in the world of microstock. I don't want to be dealing with payments or the buyers - that's what one uses an agency for.

The call for offers is something other sites have tried before, but so far all these schemes haven't worked well. People can do work in response to a "call" but there's no requirement for anyone to pay for anything, so it often ends with both parties pretty ticked off.

The content license includes rights - unlimited press run, for example - that would normally be an extended license at other microstock sites. In light of those terms, prices would have to be much higher, which seems not to work well for buyers who might just want to purchase for web use. It appears that a license to print for resale (an extended license at most other sites) requires contacting AYCS "for separate license and pricing" - meaning it's handled as a one-off?

There's some truly bizarre stuff in there, including from 5.b/ The Licensor warrants that: "The image(s) will be free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of license" Pixels will start deteriorating after 30 days? What exactly would a defect in material be for a digital image - these aren't slides?

You need to get someone who is fluent in English to go over the site; it's riddled with incorrect usage and that just doesn't look professional.

I think you need to be a bit more clear about what sort of marketing you're planning to do for the site and its content. 75% (or 55% or whatever it is) is meaningless if there are no sales. If you're expecting the contributor to promote their own work then be up front about that.

Doesn't seem ready for prime time to me.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 01, 2011, 12:40
Do buyers like us being able to set any price we want?  Other sites have tried it and then went back to fixed prices.  Buyers don't like finding what they want and then not being able to afford it.  It seems like a good idea but it looks like it doesn't work.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: RT on December 01, 2011, 13:52
We started from scratch in mid Summer this year having literally 0 contributors. Since then we grew to 40+ strong covering photo, illustration and art.

40+ contributors and you've got a grand total of 828 files!!

I'm guessing the "We" is a 'Me' ?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 01, 2011, 17:30
Hi jsnover,

Thank you very much for visiting the site and providing feedback.

Some of the issues you pointed out we fixed immediately.

Contributor gets 75% so the information is correct on the page, the typo got fixed in the agreement. Thank you for that. Also a separate license agreement document got created and posted.

We believe that stock ordering capability will optimize supply and demand.

As a brand new agency we need plenty of high quality photos first before launching any big campaign for attracting buyers.

We would be happy to see your photos on the site and get your feedback.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team   
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 01, 2011, 17:38
Hi sharpshot,

Currently only contributors can set the price. However it is not written in stone they can change the price any time, like in the real stock exchange.

Contributors have full control over their portfolio including the pricing.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: cthoman on December 01, 2011, 19:47
Do buyers like us being able to set any price we want?  Other sites have tried it and then went back to fixed prices.  Buyers don't like finding what they want and then not being able to afford it.  It seems like a good idea but it looks like it doesn't work.

I submit to several sites that allow you to set your own price, and it works just fine. Some have consistent sales and others don't. It really depends on the site (just like sites with fixed prices).
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: franky242 on December 02, 2011, 04:17
I registered and tried to upload several images - apparently the EXIF Date is not read and I am forced to re-enter keywords and description again in step 2. Anyone else having more success in regards of EXIF data - no way I am going to reenter that data on a new site!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 02, 2011, 18:33
Hi franky242,

Yes, reading of EXIF data is not yet available. Once it becomes available we will send you a notification.

Thank you for registering! We hope to see your photos on the site soon.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: qwerty on December 02, 2011, 19:23
Hi franky242,

Yes, reading of EXIF data is not yet available. Once it becomes available we will send you a notification.

Thank you for registering! We hope to see your photos on the site soon.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team

To get contributors you need to ensure that you have ftp upload and direct and correct reading of metadata.
You will find that people don't have the time to manually do this for a site that's brand new.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 02, 2011, 19:49
no reading of IPTC data is just nuts, you guys need to see that out or I don't believe many will join, maybe not 1
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Suljo on December 02, 2011, 21:55
Alexa like that site. Bottom of the all bottoms...
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 03, 2011, 00:05
Yes, reading of EXIF data is not yet available. Once it becomes available we will send you a notification.

(1) Reading of IPTC (both base scheme and Adobe) is vital. (2) Also a model release library is vital. (3) Contacting Lee Torrens and buying his business guidelines for beginning stock sites is vital.

(3) Contact http://www.microstockdiaries.com/ (http://www.microstockdiaries.com/)

(2) I have a full model/propery release module with user/admin interface needing 1 DB table but I can't put the demo in public since the test data are real models.

(1) Use this code: (I put it in public since all the OS forums are unaware of IPTC for microstock, it's all about galleries)
@Leaf: I hope it's OK to litter the forum with some code.

Code: [Select]
<?php
//========================================================================================
// IPTC extraction from JPG image
// -- images are in folder $ingestDirname, file name (*.jpg) is in $fileName
// -- returns true if the file is not a jpg image or has no IPTC; otherwise returns false
// -- if the file is OK:
// ---- returns $imgX, $imgY as image dimensions
// ---- returns $IPTC_title, $IPTC_description and $IPTC_keywords (array) as safe strings
// ---- returns $IPTC_diag_errors true if any missing IPTC, with corresponding variable error count incremented
// (c) Hugo Maes under a standard free GNU license - http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
//........................................................................................
$IPTC_title = &#39;&#39;; // define globals
$IPTC_description = &#39;&#39;;
$IPTC_keywords = array();

function 
getIPTCfromImage $ingestDirname$fileName, &$imgX, &$imgY
&$IPTC_diag_errors, &$IPTC_diag_notitle, &$IPTC_diag_nodescription, &$IPTC_diag_nokeywords, &$IPTC_dupekeywords ) {
global $IPTC_title$IPTC_description$IPTC_keywords;
//.. Initialize ........................
$IPTC_diag_errors false;
$IPTC_title = &#39;&#39;;
$IPTC_description = &#39;&#39;;
$IPTC_keywords = array();
//.. Get IPTC info array ...............
list ($imgX,$imgY) = getimagesize ($ingestDirname.$fileName,$info); // built-in PHP function
if (isset($info[&#39;APP13&#39;])) {
$iptc iptcparse ($info[&#39;APP13&#39;]); // built-in PHP function - http://php.net/manual/en/function.iptcparse.php
if (is_array($iptc)) {
$trtxt " .,;?!&";
//.. Title .............................
$IPTC_title = (string)$iptc["2#005"][0];
$IPTC_title stripslashes (strip_tags ($IPTC_title)); // sanitize user-supplied string
$IPTC_title preg_replace ("/[^a-zA-Z0-9\s\,\-\&\&#39;]/"""$IPTC_title);
$IPTC_title trim ($IPTC_title$trtxt);
if (strlen($IPTC_title) > 0) {
$IPTC_title[0] = strtoupper($IPTC_title[0]); // first letter title = upper case
} else { $IPTC_diag_notitle++; $IPTC_diag_errors true; };
//$headline = trim($iptc["2#105"][0]); // you could look in the headline if object name title is missing
//.. Description .......................
$IPTC_description = (string)$iptc["2#120"][0];
$IPTC_description stripslashes (strip_tags ($IPTC_description)); // sanitize user-supplied string
$IPTC_description preg_replace ("/[^a-zA-Z0-9\s\,\&#39;\&\?\*\+\=\"\;\!\.\-\_\(\)]/"""$IPTC_description);
$IPTC_description trim ($IPTC_description$trtxt);
//$IPTC_description = str_replace(&#39;"&#39;,"“",str_replace("&#39;","’",$IPTC_description)); // for users that used MS-Word; add chars in preg in that case
if (strlen($IPTC_description) < 1) { $IPTC_diag_nodescription++; $IPTC_diag_errors true; };
//.. Keywords ..........................
$IPTC_keywords $iptc["2#025"];
$IPTC_dupekeywords = array();
if (count($IPTC_keywords) > 0) {
foreach ($IPTC_keywords as $key => $value) {
$kwd = (string)$value;
$kwd stripslashes (strip_tags ($kwd)); // sanitize user-supplied string
$kwd preg_replace ("/[^a-zA-Z0-9\s\_\&#39;\-]/"""$kwd); // if you allow compound keywords, leave the space (\s) and the hyphen (\-) in
$IPTC_keywords[$key] = trim ($IPTC_title$trtxt);
};
$ta = array(); // eliminate duplicate keywords but keep a list in $IPTC_dupekeywords
foreach ($IPTC_keywords as $kwd) if (!in_array ($kwd$ta)) $ta[] = $kwd; else $IPTC_dupekeywords[] = $kwd;
$IPTC_keywords $ta;
} else { $IPTC_diag_nokeywords++; $IPTC_diag_errors true; };
return false;
}; };
//.. No f*kcin IPTC ....................
return true;
};
?>

Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 05, 2011, 14:17
Thank you All for all the feedback on EXIF and IPTC! It works now, we are reading the data!

Please start uploading.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 05, 2011, 14:52
I need a lot more to convince me to start uploading.  Why is your site going to do better than the hundreds of others that aren't making any money?  I have uploaded my portfolio to a few sites that pay good commissions and let us set prices but they have either closed or have very few sales.  I can't understand why people are still opening new sites, unless they can come up with innovations that haven't failed many times in the past.  There's already far too many sites selling the same images.  The only ones that have had success in recent years have invested lots of money.  Just look at all the failures in the earnings poll, that's only a fraction of those that have started since 2005 and have failed to generate sales.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: cthoman on December 05, 2011, 15:25
I need a lot more to convince me to start uploading.  Why is your site going to do better than the hundreds of others that aren't making any money?  I have uploaded my portfolio to a few sites that pay good commissions and let us set prices but they have either closed or have very few sales.  I can't understand why people are still opening new sites, unless they can come up with innovations that haven't failed many times in the past.  There's already far too many sites selling the same images.  The only ones that have had success in recent years have invested lots of money.  Just look at all the failures in the earnings poll, that's only a fraction of those that have started since 2005 and have failed to generate sales.

I'd say the demand is still there for new sites. I think Photodune showed just how easy it is to sneak in and compete. Until someone comes up with a site that is so incredible that it makes you wonder why you are bothering with the rest, there will be room for new sites. I'm still holding out hope for that, but I'm not sure it's very close to happening.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: StockCube on December 05, 2011, 15:30
Hmm, no thanks.
StockFresh was way more professional and well-supported when it launched and it has gone nowhere without a decent marketing budget.  I wish you luck as I think you are going to need it.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 05, 2011, 17:22
Only one file upload at a time; no FTP; and no organized model release function.  A new release must be uploaded with each photo, even if the photos are of the same model.  Very time consuming, and certainly not worth it unless they've found a way to seriously outperform other sites.  Hopefully I'll be able to make a few bucks before it goes under.

EDIT:  I'm seriously rethinking this.  For the second time in the last five days, I've received a $9.00 deposit into my PayPal account.  At first, I thought it must be a mistake, and I'll get a message telling me that it's been refunded or something.  I noticed that I also had a sale for $9.00 at AYCS, but I didn't make the connection.  The second time was a short while ago, so I checked my AYCS portfolio, and sure enough - another $9.00.  Apparently, my money from each sale is deposited into my PayPal account immediately.  No waiting for the 15th of next year!!!  (I'm being somewhat facetious - it's not a typo.)  So if they're gonna deposit the money from each sale immediately into my PayPal account, you can bet that I'm gonna upload like a wild man!  Well, as wild as I can get uploading one file at a time.   :P


So I've made $18 from two sales in the last week.  With my latest uploads today, I have a grand total of 22 items in my portfolio.  Can any other site claim that kind of activity?   :o
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 05, 2011, 18:22
I think their model is that you now need to pay them their commission from the $9 you received, so you owe them $2.25 x 2 if you received two $9 sales. I don't know what time period you have to pay them.

If I have their business model right (and that was based on one quick read of the membership agreement) if a buyer demands a refund, I think it would be from you for the whole $9 and then you'd have to chase up AYCS to retrieve the commissions you paid them that they now weren't owed. You really want to delve into the details of how this works before you get too thrilled about a couple of sales.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 05, 2011, 18:25
The retail price was $12.00.  I'm figuring that their share is the $3.00 difference, yes?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 05, 2011, 18:28
That certainly sounds like it.If that's the case I don't understand the wording around invoicing for commissions in the membership agreement. But then I read the version that said their commission was 45% and they acknowledged that wasn't correct an changed it, so perhaps they've sensibly decided to deduct their commission at source.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 05, 2011, 18:33
Well, the math works.  It says on the site that contributors earn 75%, which on a $12 retail price would indeed be $9.00.  This is even better than SS!  I get daily sales there, but it takes a while at 33 cents per sale to get to $18.   :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 05, 2011, 22:32
Well, the math works.  It says on the site that contributors earn 75%, which on a $12 retail price would indeed be $9.00.  This is even better than SS!  I get daily sales there, but it takes a while at 33 cents per sale to get to $18.   :)
wow that sounds great:-)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 06, 2011, 04:59
I need a lot more to convince me to start uploading.  Why is your site going to do better than the hundreds of others that aren't making any money?  I have uploaded my portfolio to a few sites that pay good commissions and let us set prices but they have either closed or have very few sales.  I can't understand why people are still opening new sites, unless they can come up with innovations that haven't failed many times in the past.  There's already far too many sites selling the same images.  The only ones that have had success in recent years have invested lots of money.  Just look at all the failures in the earnings poll, that's only a fraction of those that have started since 2005 and have failed to generate sales.

I'd say the demand is still there for new sites. I think Photodune showed just how easy it is to sneak in and compete. Until someone comes up with a site that is so incredible that it makes you wonder why you are bothering with the rest, there will be room for new sites. I'm still holding out hope for that, but I'm not sure it's very close to happening.
Photodune is part of Envato.  They've been around since 2008 and have established themselves with their other marketplace businesses.  They already have buyers that are going to be interested in images.  I think its much harder starting from scratch in 2011.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 06, 2011, 05:04
Only one file upload at a time; no FTP; and no organized model release function.  A new release must be uploaded with each photo, even if the photos are of the same model.  Very time consuming, and certainly not worth it unless they've found a way to seriously outperform other sites.  Hopefully I'll be able to make a few bucks before it goes under.

EDIT:  I'm seriously rethinking this.  For the second time in the last five days, I've received a $9.00 deposit into my PayPal account.  At first, I thought it must be a mistake, and I'll get a message telling me that it's been refunded or something.  I noticed that I also had a sale for $9.00 at AYCS, but I didn't make the connection.  The second time was a short while ago, so I checked my AYCS portfolio, and sure enough - another $9.00.  Apparently, my money from each sale is deposited into my PayPal account immediately.  No waiting for the 15th of next year!!!  (I'm being somewhat facetious - it's not a typo.)  So if they're gonna deposit the money from each sale immediately into my PayPal account, you can bet that I'm gonna upload like a wild man!  Well, as wild as I can get uploading one file at a time.   :P


So I've made $18 from two sales in the last week.  With my latest uploads today, I have a grand total of 22 items in my portfolio.  Can any other site claim that kind of activity?   :o
That's interesting.  My main complaint about new sites is that I either never get payed or it takes years to reach the payout level.  I might give them a go now.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 06, 2011, 05:05
I did find a photo of the London Eye that should only be sold as editorial and I can't see any info about editorial.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 06, 2011, 05:41
Thank you All for all the feedback on EXIF and IPTC! It works now, we are reading the data!
You didn't even send me a heart for the code.  :P
Please start uploading.
Not so fast. Where is the release library?  ;)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chrisroll on December 06, 2011, 05:46
Registration sent fifteen minutes ago but no answer, even in my junk email folder  :-\

How long does it takes usually ?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 06, 2011, 06:46
i also registered there. But have not received any confirmation email even after about 6 hours. They should try to impress the contributors atleast at their initial steps because "1st impression is the last impression"
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chrisroll on December 06, 2011, 07:07
Thanks dr_skn08 ;)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 07, 2011, 22:40
No confirmation email even after 48 hrs of registration... more over no email address provided by them to contact also... i now doubt at the fairness of this site... lol
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 08, 2011, 03:11
^^^Have you checked your junk mail?  They do have a contact email on their site, http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=contact (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=contact)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 08, 2011, 03:20
^^^Have you checked your junk mail?  They do have a contact email on their site, [url]http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=contact[/url] ([url]http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=contact[/url])

No sharpshot..! I have already checked the junk folder, no confirmation email.. and yes.. i use chrome and their email is not being shown in Google chrome browser but now after your message i checked the site in IE browser and here the email is well mentioned. Probably problem in browser... i gonna mail them immediately. btw Thank you for the email link. It was useful for me. :-)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 08, 2011, 03:32
Wow.. here i sent an email to AYCS and here i received their confirmation email..  ;)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: bizair on December 08, 2011, 03:44
Are you interested in editorial stock?  If not, I'm not.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 08, 2011, 03:46
?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: bizair on December 08, 2011, 04:44
Are you interested in editorial stock?  If not, I'm not.


Sorry.  The question was meant to be posed to Alllyoucanstock, not other contributers.  A few too many wines before dinner I guess.

Ken
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 08, 2011, 11:03
Thank you All for all the feedback on EXIF and IPTC! It works now, we are reading the data!
You didn't even send me a heart for the code.  :P
Please start uploading.
Not so fast. Where is the release library?  ;)

Hi AttilaTheNun, thanks so much again, tried to send you a heart but need to have at least 10 posts ... so will do later. We ended up coding it in java but your post was really helpful. MR lib will be available in the near future as well.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 08, 2011, 11:05
- FTP  ;D
- default option for price (our choice)

that way we just ftp the files and its done!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 08, 2011, 11:17
Are you interested in editorial stock?  If not, I'm not.


Sorry.  The question was meant to be posed to Alllyoucanstock, not other contributers.  A few too many wines before dinner I guess.

Ken

HI bizair,

Currently the site does not accept editorial stock.

- FTP  ;D
- default option for price (our choice)

that way we just ftp the files and its done!

Hi luissantos84,

Yes, both will be available in the near future.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 08, 2011, 15:55
Anybody else unable to connect to the site today?   ???
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 08, 2011, 16:34
Anybody else unable to connect to the site today?   ???

It is up and running again. There was a network outage ... sorry for the inconveniences.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: franky242 on December 08, 2011, 17:48
Thanks for the notification, reading exif data now works fine. However only being able to upload one file at a time and setting the price for each file is a pita, please I,plement FTP and fixed price asapnand I'll be happy to further upload. Good luck - I guess every newcomer is a welcome addition and should be treated accordingly.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 08, 2011, 20:33
Hi AttilaTheNun, thanks so much again, tried to send you a heart but need to have at least 10 posts ... so will do later. We ended up coding it in java but your post was really helpful.
Ah cool. I just wanted to make sure. Good luck with the library!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: dk on December 08, 2011, 20:46
Is there a way to change the price for all files at once?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: RacePhoto on December 09, 2011, 01:15
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Ŧ Last Edit: Yesterday at 03:47 by dr_skn08 ŧ

Hey, how do I change my name?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on December 09, 2011, 01:16
how you guys set the price? do u consider the price as Enhanced license usage? since it is not selling as biggest size.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 09, 2011, 01:44
Is there a way to change the price for all files at once?


No, not at the moment, but we will consider adding it along with the default pricing option. Thank you for the idea!

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Ŧ Last Edit: Yesterday at 03:47 by dr_skn08 ŧ

Hey, how do I change my name?


Please go to myAccount -> profile section. You can change your profile information any time.

how you guys set the price? do u consider the price as Enhanced license usage? since it is not selling as biggest size.


We do not set the price it is up to the contributor to do so. There is only one license option provided currently:

http://www.allyoucanstock.com/static/AllYouCanStock_LicenseAgreement.pdf (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/static/AllYouCanStock_LicenseAgreement.pdf)

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 09, 2011, 02:20
To AYCS-
    Is there any way to make comments or make any photograph favourite ?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 10, 2011, 06:17
To AYCS-
    Is there any way to make comments or make any photograph favourite ?

Hi gemmy12,

This option is not yet available but part of out backlog.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock Team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 10, 2011, 06:20
Thank you for all the comments about default pricing.

Happy to share that the option of default pricing is alive. You can set a default price for all yet to be uploaded stocks as well as you can apply the same to all of your existing stocks in your portfolio.

Please find the option in myAccount -> Settings.

Direct link: http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings (http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings) (you need to be logged in)

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 10, 2011, 08:46
nice job AYCS :)

waiting for the FTP
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: microstockphoto.co.uk on December 10, 2011, 08:56
nice job AYCS :)

waiting for the FTP

Me too. Making upload as easy and fast as possible is the only hope for new sites to get our content.

See the list on the right? There are 40+ sites (and growing); if they all asked us to upload one file at a time, we'd spend all of our time browsing for files - not funny.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 10, 2011, 12:11
waiting for the FTP
I'm busy writing his code Luis  :P
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sam100 on December 10, 2011, 13:01
Talking about cannibalizing your sales at other site..?...  ???
Who in their right mind would upload to another (loser) new site that offers next to nothing....  ???

Patrick H.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 10, 2011, 13:16
^^^75% commission and instant payouts makes it worth a shot.  They also seem to be willing to set things up the way we want it, having listened and made several changes that people have suggested here already.

I don't understand how this site can be a loser and cannibalize sales at other sites?  If it doesn't sell much, it isn't harming the other sites, if it does get their buyers, why should I be sad?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sam100 on December 10, 2011, 13:25
Let's re interest this topic in about half year or a year or so.
No sales...sorry.

Patrick H.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on December 10, 2011, 13:34
Talking about cannibalizing your sales at other site..?...  ???
Who in their right mind would upload to another (loser) new site that offers next to nothing....  ???

Patrick H.

Didn't we just have a thread about wasting time on non-sites?  I mean, are you guys charging for the consultation over the last couple of pages?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sharpshot on December 10, 2011, 13:42
If we ignore all new sites, then there wont be any.  We will just be stuck reading all the complaint threads about the current sites.  I don't take a risk with all of them but even with a tiny collection, this site has already generated some sales and paid contributors.

I don't regret giving Lucky Oliver or Zymmetrical a chance.  They both closed but I gave them a chance and made some money.  Most new sites aren't worth the effort because it's almost impossible to reach the payout limit but this site doesn't have that problem, so I'll give them a chance.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: cthoman on December 10, 2011, 14:32
Talking about cannibalizing your sales at other site..?...  ???
Who in their right mind would upload to another (loser) new site that offers next to nothing....  ???

Patrick H.

Cannibalizing from what? Sites that pay you less of the share and per sale. If that's the case, give me a fork and knife. If anything it's the opposite. Most contributors are cannibalizing their sales at the larger sites. I'm not a contributor at AYCS, but I don't see the harm in giving them a shot.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 10, 2011, 15:31
waiting for the FTP
I'm busy writing his code Luis  :P

if thats true, work hard and ask them money for it, I have a degree in IT programmer but never done much with it, go for it, we do need "this" kind of agency
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 10, 2011, 15:35
Let's re interest this topic in about half year or a year or so.
No sales...sorry.

Patrick H.

I could shut my mouth and sometimes should but with a very average portfolio etc and around 100 files I got already 15$ from 2 sales and automatically entered my paypal, it will continue? donīt know but donīt have much to lose, if they come with FTP I will sent all my portfolio thats for sure, do you know any agency with 7.5$ RPD? there is more to win than to lose thats for sure

I am with them 1000%
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 10, 2011, 18:31
Images with aspect ratios greater than 3:1 or less than 1:3 will not be accepted.

you need to check this out too
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 10, 2011, 20:48
Didn't we just have a thread about wasting time on non-sites?  I mean, are you guys charging for the consultation over the last couple of pages?
He will have to pay for the FTP code.  ;)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 10, 2011, 20:58
if thats true, work hard and ask them money for it, I have a degree in IT programmer but never done much with it, go for it, we do need "this" kind of agency
Why don't we start an agency ourselves? We would make a marvelous team!  :D
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on December 10, 2011, 22:28
^^^75% commission and instant payouts makes it worth a shot.  They also seem to be willing to set things up the way we want it, having listened and made several changes that people have suggested here already.

Yeah... even i have good experience with them, They are polite and do follow the requests and suggestion of others.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 11, 2011, 04:48
waiting for the FTP
I'm busy writing his code Luis  :P

if thats true, work hard and ask them money for it, I have a degree in IT programmer but never done much with it, go for it, we do need "this" kind of agency

Our professional IT team is fully responsible for coding all the functionality. So, thank you but we have no intention of taking any code, it would go against our firm policy.

FTP service will be available in the coming days ...

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Carl on December 11, 2011, 05:53
Zsolt - another suggestion.  I tend to go with the suggested pricing for files, so perhaps it would be a good idea to also have that option in choosing default pricing - have the price reflect whatever the suggested price is.  We can change it if we wish, of course, but if we want to go with whatever the suggested price is, as I'm prone to do, we don't have to type anything.   :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: BaldricksTrousers on December 11, 2011, 06:15
If we ignore all new sites, then there wont be any.  We will just be stuck reading all the complaint threads about the current sites. 

I agree, we need a steady supply of new sites to complain about.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 11, 2011, 06:33
FTP service will be available in the coming days ...
Will you post the code? I'll give you a heart! :P
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on December 11, 2011, 06:35
if thats true, work hard and ask them money for it, I have a degree in IT programmer but never done much with it, go for it, we do need "this" kind of agency
Why don't we start an agency ourselves? We would make a marvelous team!  :D

how much $$ do we need?  ;D

honestly any new agency with cool royaties have my support and why is that? if they give me FTP and no other click on their website, I take less than a day to upload all my portfolio so I donīt have much to lose
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: PaulieWalnuts on December 11, 2011, 07:03
If we ignore all new sites, then there wont be any.  We will just be stuck reading all the complaint threads about the current sites. 

I agree, we need a steady supply of new sites to complain about.

 :D Classic.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: FD on December 12, 2011, 04:50
As soon as I have my port up on dynamitestockimages (http://www.microstockgroup.com/new-sites-general/stock-photograpy-agency-dynamite-stock-images/), I'll give them a try.  ;D
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 12, 2011, 19:02
Zsolt - another suggestion.  I tend to go with the suggested pricing for files, so perhaps it would be a good idea to also have that option in choosing default pricing - have the price reflect whatever the suggested price is.  We can change it if we wish, of course, but if we want to go with whatever the suggested price is, as I'm prone to do, we don't have to type anything.   :)

Hi csproductions, this is a great idea, we will definitely add it, thank you, Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Paulo M. F. Pires on December 14, 2011, 07:58
- It should save login.
- Not accepted images should be deleted automatically.
- Too soon for Referral Program?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on December 15, 2011, 13:36
Hi.  I just signed up there yesterday and was wondering about a small fix if at all possible.  Could the area that holds the keywords be made bigger like the description area.  Actually, could the coding be swapped to where the keyword area looks like the description area and vice versa.  Oh and is there a character limit on keywords or a keyword limit.  I couldn't find any information about that.

Thanks.

Anita
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 16, 2011, 05:14
- It should save login.
- Not accepted images should be deleted automatically.
- Too soon for Referral Program?

Hi CoisaX,

Currently we keep the not accepted images for 30 days by default for reference in the future though it will be based on users' preference.

Hi.  I just signed up there yesterday and was wondering about a small fix if at all possible.  Could the area that holds the keywords be made bigger like the description area.  Actually, could the coding be swapped to where the keyword area looks like the description area and vice versa.  Oh and is there a character limit on keywords or a keyword limit.  I couldn't find any information about that.

Thanks.

Anita

Hi Anita,

Thank you for registering and uploading awesome stocks.

As far as keywords are concerned there is no limit the only rule is the all of them need to be related to the subject. Yes, we need to work on re-sizing the keyword field, this is a known issue, we will fix it.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team

   
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 16, 2011, 05:27
FTP service is now available! Thank you luissantos84 for being supportive and testing the beta version.

Please contact us: [email protected] if you request an FTP slot.

Note: the only prerequisite is to have 10 successful submissions. Also, the number of available concurrent FTP slots is limited.   

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on December 16, 2011, 05:38
hopefully ftp or reliable multiple files uploading systems will be ready..

most of the contributors are doing full time or having a big porfolio, why not have a ftp so the size can grow faster?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on December 16, 2011, 13:55
Thanks Zsolt for keeping us up to date and to listening.

Just one more quick question about something I noticed.  IE9 doesn't seem to be compatible with the site but Firefox is.  Will there be any fix to the IE issues or will the site only be compatible with Firefox?

Thanks.

Anita
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 20, 2011, 17:43
Hi.  I just signed up there yesterday and was wondering about a small fix if at all possible.  Could the area that holds the keywords be made bigger like the description area.  Actually, could the coding be swapped to where the keyword area looks like the description area and vice versa.  Oh and is there a character limit on keywords or a keyword limit.  I couldn't find any information about that.

Thanks.

Anita

Hi Anita,

This is resolved. Both the keyword and description fields are now adjustable. You can re-size it as you like by grabbing the bottom-right corner of the field and move it.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on December 21, 2011, 00:39
Ah see!  I uploaded earlier and didn't see this post.  I'll definitely check it out here in a few.

Thank you!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on December 25, 2011, 12:05
There is no need anymore to upload the same MR multiple times. Previous MRs can now be selected from a drop-down in upload step #2.

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sc on December 25, 2011, 13:41
There is no need anymore to upload the same MR multiple times. Previous MRs can now be selected from a drop-down in upload step #2.

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team

Just saw that - thanks.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: steheap on December 28, 2011, 14:33
A comment (and perhaps a request for views from the forum)

I'm getting a ton of images rejected for "no property release for recognizable property." This is happening on generic shots of the old buildings in Warsaw, and most recently on this one:

http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=stock&spage=detail&stockid=12988 (http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=stock&spage=detail&stockid=12988)

I don't know which country's laws the site is trying to apply, but property releases of such generic images are never required, in my experience. If you read Dan Heller (and this is a great resource: http://www.danheller.com/model-release-copyrights.html (http://www.danheller.com/model-release-copyrights.html)), property releases are almost never required as property does not have the same rights as people...

Steve
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 08, 2012, 06:39
Shopping Cart is now available to accumulate a list of stocks for purchase.

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: ajalbert on January 09, 2012, 09:20
For what it's worth...

Uploaded about 25 of my better selling images yesterday just to check it out. Had money (from one sale) in my PayPal account this morning.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Paulo M. F. Pires on January 09, 2012, 13:14
Registered on 11/12/2011. 3 Sales ( 18$ ) with 300 files... better than some "low earners" where I can't get any sale with +500 files...
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: maigi on January 09, 2012, 17:03
Hey, Zsolt! Thanks for introducing your site!
Would it be possible NOT to receive an email when image is accepted?
I hate to receive lots of emails. I check my portfolios on stock sites quite often, so there's actually no need for a reminder when image is accepted. Some users might like it, but I guess not those who submit to several sites.
Would it be possible to add an option to switch off acceptance emails?
Thanks!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtilghma on January 09, 2012, 17:56
I actually like this concept for a site a lot.  I'm uploading my port as we speak :)  (no response yet regarding ftp slot though :( ... my username is mtilghma)

I think it's brilliant because all the contributors tend to whine when sites decrease overall photo prices, but my bet is that when faced with the cut-throat competition, they'd do the same if given the chance.  You've given them the chance.  You benefit from all the price slashing, with none of the hatred and animosity directed towards you.  Brilliant!  (I don't mean to be mean, as I said, I really like this concept)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtilghma on January 10, 2012, 11:10
and just to note, I uploaded about 30 photos yesterday, and already got a sale overnight.  I don't think this is necessarily an indication of sales trickling in each and every day, yet, rather I think someone just snatched one up when it was in the 'most recent' stack... but still, not a bad sign, that's for sure!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: KuriousKat on January 10, 2012, 12:14
I'm interested in giving this site a go but don't fully understand the Membership Agreement.

I've got that my images will be Royalty Free and non-exclusive, which is what I want because I submit to several sites but, despite reading it several times, I'm really not clear what the 'Call for Offers' bit actually means.  ???

Can someone please explain this to me?  :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Paulo M. F. Pires on January 10, 2012, 12:24
I'm interested in giving this site a go but don't fully understand the Membership Agreement.

I've got that my images will be Royalty Free and non-exclusive, which is what I want because I submit to several sites but, despite reading it several times, I'm really not clear what the 'Call for Offers' bit actually means.  ???

Can someone please explain this to me?  :)

Clients can post an specific content "request" for a period of time. Contributors can apply own photos for a cal ( more than one image ). On the end, client buy it ( don't know if obliged to buy at least one of the images "suggested" )
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: KuriousKat on January 10, 2012, 12:48
Oh, that kinda makes sense....

..but they would still be buying the image with a Royalty Free non-exclusive licence?

Thanks for clarifying :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Paulo M. F. Pires on January 10, 2012, 12:59
..but they would still be buying the image with a Royalty Free non-exclusive licence?

Yes. Moreover AYCS only sells as RF non-exclusive.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: KuriousKat on January 10, 2012, 13:03
Thank you CoisaX, I will take a closer look and maybe test the waters at All You Can stock.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: KuriousKat on January 10, 2012, 13:20
Is there a way to upload EPS files? I can't find a way but I see images described 'vector art' and the keyword 'vector' returns 3693 items. Maybe I'm missing something but on the upload screen it states 'we only accept .JPG files'
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chromaco on January 10, 2012, 14:23
Just sent them an e-mail about that. Here is the answer.
"Yes, we do accept vectors, please take Illustration in step #1 and Attach your vector in step #2."
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: KuriousKat on January 10, 2012, 14:39
Ah, thanks chromaco - I'll have another go :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 12, 2012, 16:01
A small fix is rolled out: no need to re-login anymore. Note: it only works when using the whole URL: http://www.allyoucanstock.com (http://www.allyoucanstock.com)

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Wim on January 13, 2012, 05:48
A small fix is rolled out: no need to re-login anymore. Note: it only works when using the whole URL: [url]http://www.allyoucanstock.com[/url] ([url]http://www.allyoucanstock.com[/url])

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team


Very nice, thanks for hearing us Zsolt ;)

I browsed to http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=mystock and was already logged in.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on January 13, 2012, 08:48
Yeah... thats a good move ! Thanks Zsolt and team.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: cascoly on January 13, 2012, 12:45
thanks for the login change, but there are several other important features that are needed:
** count of images accepted & images pending - right now everything, including rejected are shown in one pile

** no info about why image was rejected

** ability to bulk delete rejections

** ability to sort by most recent
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: ajalbert on January 13, 2012, 13:40
I especially agree about the ability to sort by most recent.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 17, 2012, 09:14
thanks for the login change, but there are several other important features that are needed:
** count of images accepted & images pending - right now everything, including rejected are shown in one pile

** no info about why image was rejected

** ability to bulk delete rejections

** ability to sort by most recent

I especially agree about the ability to sort by most recent.

Sorting by stock age starts with the most recently reviewed either accepted or rejected items. Pending items are in the order of the time-stamp of upload.

As far as handling of rejects are concerned it will depend on users settings. It is yet to be developed.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 17, 2012, 09:17
Image preview popup is now available, just hover your mouse over any of the images in stock view.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: hofhoek on January 17, 2012, 10:54
Hi, I just tried to register. I have to give my public name. What do you mean by that?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 17, 2012, 11:36
Hi, I just tried to register. I have to give my public name. What do you mean by that?

Hi Hofhoek,

Thank you for registering. Public name shows up as the name of the artist under the image, it is visible to all members and visitors of the site.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: cascoly on January 19, 2012, 00:17
thanks zsolt, but ther's still no way to tell how many images are live since you combine active, rejected and pending in the count
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: lola on January 21, 2012, 00:14
1)  I'm in the  middle of uploading some of my illustrations and I've made an error on a file or two and now I'm wondering if I'll be able to edit the price and/or description/title/keywords after they are approved?

UPDATE: Okay, it seems I am able to - but am I editing the JPG or the ESP file info?  

2) When we upload both a JPG and an ESP does AYCS simply copy all the file info into the ESP file, because there is no option for keywording/etc. the ESP files?

2)  Also would be useful if during upload (and when buyers are looking at the file) it showed if I'm looking at the jpg or esp file - so that I am sure that, I am keywording and describing my files correctly - I've already messed up because I wasn't sure which one I was looking at once I used the Back key.

3) I tried to place another artist's illustration in a cart (to see what would happen) and it still didn't say if I'm getting a JPG or ESP file (or both), and didn't ask which one I wanted...what's up?..... which are the buyers getting if we upload both?

Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on January 21, 2012, 02:17
Just signed up, and successfully uploaded 5-6 files, then the site stopped responding.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 21, 2012, 03:09
Just signed up, and successfully uploaded 5-6 files, then the site stopped responding.

Hi JPSDK,

Thank you for registering. We have experienced a network outage, the system is up and running again.

Please resume uploading your images.

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 21, 2012, 03:23
1)  I'm in the  middle of uploading some of my illustrations and I've made an error on a file or two and now I'm wondering if I'll be able to edit the price and/or description/title/keywords after they are approved?

UPDATE: Okay, it seems I am able to - but am I editing the JPG or the ESP file info? 

2) When we upload both a JPG and an ESP does AYCS simply copy all the file info into the ESP file, because there is no option for keywording/etc. the ESP files?

2)  Also would be useful if during upload (and when buyers are looking at the file) it showed if I'm looking at the jpg or esp file - so that I am sure that, I am keywording and describing my files correctly - I've already messed up because I wasn't sure which one I was looking at once I used the Back key.

3) I tried to place another artist's illustration in a cart (to see what would happen) and it still didn't say if I'm getting a JPG or ESP file (or both), and didn't ask which one I wanted...what's up?..... which are the buyers getting if we upload both?

Thank you for your time.

Hi Lola,

Thank you for registering.

"editing image data after approval" - yes, all image data (price, title, keywords, description) can be edited anytime.

"JPG, ESP data" - currently the uploaded JPG file serves as the preview image for the ESP. They are linked in the background. Keywords are automatically derived from the JPG meta data during upload, and it can be edited in upload step #2 or anytime later on. So when you are keywording the data are going to be linked to the combination of a JPG and ESP files.

"JPG, ESP sale" - currently we only sell the originally uploaded size of JPG and the attached ESP together. So when you are looking at the cart if that particular file had an ESP attachment it gets sold as well.

Future enhancement - ESP will be decoupled from JPG and sold separately. JPGs will be sold in different sizes with a pricing model controlled by the user. 

Thank you,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on January 21, 2012, 13:23
The site is not so bad. Meaning that things work quite well and I managed to upload a bunch of files.
(Uploading one file after eachoter reminded me of the good old days when I started with shutterstock, kind of relaxing process actually)

Now provide me with some sales and Ill ask for a FTP slot and really upload my stuff.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on January 21, 2012, 14:39
By the Way...
The picture display is a bit annouing, and its difficult to see where one picture begins and where another ends.
It might be a good thing to frame them all into a fixed frame, so you can see the size (relatively). SS uses a thin grey line and a fixed canvas.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: ruxpriencdiam on January 21, 2012, 17:15
Also is there ever going to be a way to upload more then one image at a time?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on January 21, 2012, 17:57
Also is there ever going to be a way to upload more then one image at a time?

ask for FTP, they have it :D
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: ruxpriencdiam on January 21, 2012, 18:50
Also is there ever going to be a way to upload more then one image at a time?

ask for FTP, they have it :D
Cool when did they add that?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on January 21, 2012, 20:01
Also is there ever going to be a way to upload more then one image at a time?

ask for FTP, they have it :D
Cool when did they add that?

1st day I guess, I ask them and they sent me details by email
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Mantis on January 22, 2012, 08:42
Also is there ever going to be a way to upload more then one image at a time?

ask for FTP, they have it :D
Cool when did they add that?

1st day I guess, I ask them and they sent me details by email

Luis,

I am so glad that you are pilot testing this site for the rest of us because I refuse to enjoy all the frustration with uploading to a site fraught full of process gaps.  I personally think they jumped the gun by launching prematurely.  I am going to wait to upload as the $20 or so per month I'd make isn't extremely motivating.

So my heartfelt thanks. ;D :P
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on January 22, 2012, 11:34
only thing you need is to upload and its done, not even a click, same with MRs, upload them all at once, if they have a doubt they will email you
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on January 26, 2012, 08:40
joined a few days after their annoucement, have been contacting with them by email, asking for ftp, very nice communication, I never wondered much about sales but they are certainly doing something, what? actually I donīt know but I am enjoying it.. the easy upload (ftp and done), they have after 2 months close to 50k files (not bad I guess)

I have joined in December 7th 2011, have already 11 sales and 69$ (on my paypal), I am not going to say which agencies they have already got over but many, they are also paying 75%, really hope this trend continue
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chrisroll on January 26, 2012, 11:57
Is the site down ?

unable to connect today  :-\
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: gemmy12 on January 26, 2012, 12:05
joined a few days after their annoucement, have been contacting with them by email, asking for ftp, very nice communication, I never wondered much about sales but they are certainly doing something, what? actually I donīt know but I am enjoying it.. the easy upload (ftp and done), they have after 2 months close to 50k files (not bad I guess)

I have joined in December 7th 2011, have already 11 sales and 69$ (on my paypal), I am not going to say which agencies they have already got over but many, they are also paying 75%, really hope this trend continue

+1 good communication, they have emailed me sometimes informing which files from my portfolio have potential for sale. I have few good sales with such a small portfolio. Just had a sale last night. :-). More over 75% royalty.. i like this site :-)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on January 26, 2012, 12:20
Is the site down ?

unable to connect today  :-\

no, never all day
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on January 27, 2012, 10:48
I have joined about a week ago and have now uploaded 88 of my standard selling files. But not the best.

Im taking the temperature of the patient so to speak.

Let us see the amount of traffic, views and downloads.
Im very observant these days, in the beginning.

I like the business model, and the communication from the agency (as in this thread). And I will support that kind of venture if I find it holds water.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtilghma on January 29, 2012, 13:39
hey zsolt,

still getting some sales, so still loving your new site!  i just got a sale last night, and whenever I get a sale, the only way I can tell what sold is by going into "my stock" and sorting by downloads.

Today, the 'sort by downloads' isnt working, either for my stock or the whole library.  Just thought you should know!

Matt
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtilghma on January 29, 2012, 13:41
wait, uploading isnt working, either! :[
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 29, 2012, 14:31
hey zsolt,

still getting some sales, so still loving your new site!  i just got a sale last night, and whenever I get a sale, the only way I can tell what sold is by going into "my stock" and sorting by downloads.

Today, the 'sort by downloads' isnt working, either for my stock or the whole library.  Just thought you should know!

Matt

Hi Matt,

In order to tell what is sold and when please go to your Sale History under My Account (tab #4). Also, there is a small silver bullet appearing at the lower right corner of the stock indicating the # of downloads.

As far as 'sort by downloads' and 'upload' functions are concerned it seems to be working at our end. In case it happens again please send it [email protected] with any further information like browser type, time, screenshot etc. you might have.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team

   
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: suemack on January 29, 2012, 14:42
Only had a chance to upload 4 images so far and had one sale. I'm impressed!!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on January 29, 2012, 23:25
hi all, any idea what is the best price to set for? since it is like 1 price, should i consider the price for extended license too?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on January 30, 2012, 05:23
Hello Everybody,

Option of selling in multiple sizes is available.

If you want to choose this option please enable it in my Account -> Settings. The prices for the different sizes will be derived from the original price set by you by fitting an optimized mathematical function built by AYCS. The curve starts slow, gets steeper in the middle and slows down at the end staying always above the linear and it does not go below $0.99. User agreement is updated accordingly.

If you choose not to sell your stocks in different sizes but the original, you do not need to take any action as this option is disabled by default. In this case you keep the single price and size option. 

As far as vector files (EPS) are concerned they will get only sold with the original size JPG. Future enhancement: EPS will be de-coupled and sold separately.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: milemobile on January 30, 2012, 05:59
Custom size is great
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: hofhoek on January 30, 2012, 10:24
Hi Zsolt, I have uploaded a few batches the last days  with ftp and as usual mailed this info to AYCS. I haven't had a reply yet and I can see these images haven't turned up in my portfolio yet. The first batch is of Jan 26. Something went wrong?
Thanks, Patricia
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on January 31, 2012, 09:54
i think it is a very clever business model, to have the payment go directly via paypal.

In that way the agency dont need to have a huge financial department, and all trouble is left between the buyer and the contributer. If there is any trouble.
That makes the 75 % a lot more sustainable.

Now what kind of customers is the agency targeting, and how are they going to enroll a lot of buyers.
I can easily see how you try to lure contributers into your stable, but what about the costumers?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on February 01, 2012, 23:16
one thing i would like is after ftp i can see them in my portfolio and batch edit on the price myself..

i find it is kind of troublesome to send another email after ftp..
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 02, 2012, 11:31
one thing i would like is after ftp i can see them in my portfolio and batch edit on the price myself..

i find it is kind of troublesome to send another email after ftp..


http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings (http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 02, 2012, 14:14
Just a quick question.  Just noticed this on the left hand side of the page "*PayPal fee exclusive."  is kind of confusing since a fee is taken out by PayPal everytime I make a sale.  Which has me confused a bit.  Any clarification would be great.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 02, 2012, 15:21
Just a quick question.  Just noticed this on the left hand side of the page "*PayPal fee exclusive."  is kind of confusing since a fee is taken out by PayPal everytime I make a sale.  Which has me confused a bit.  Any clarification would be great.

Hi Luis,

We will roll out a new, optimized payment system in the very near future, couple of weeks. It will provide solution for both payment on-demand as well as PayPal transaction fees. The concept is ready we just need to complete the coding, testing before we can safely roll it out.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 02, 2012, 15:56
Was that in this thread?  Shows how much I pay attention.  Thanks Luis :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 02, 2012, 16:23
Was that in this thread?  Shows how much I pay attention.  Thanks Luis :)

No, it was not. Thank you Luis for sharing!

The whole release with all details will be announced soon to the entire AYCS community.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 02, 2012, 16:31
Awesome!  Thanks Zsolt.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on February 02, 2012, 21:28
actually what I mean is the ftp procedures, like one has to sent a separate email. Possible just to release them without additional email to inform about the price?



one thing i would like is after ftp i can see them in my portfolio and batch edit on the price myself..

i find it is kind of troublesome to send another email after ftp..


[url]http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings[/url] ([url]http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings[/url])
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: hofhoek on February 06, 2012, 09:23
Hi, I have again a few batches ftp uploaded last week but are still not in my portfolio. I have sent a mail to to inform you about this but nothing has happened yet. Should I do something else?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 06, 2012, 10:08
actually what I mean is the ftp procedures, like one has to sent a separate email. Possible just to release them without additional email to inform about the price?



one thing i would like is after ftp i can see them in my portfolio and batch edit on the price myself..

i find it is kind of troublesome to send another email after ftp..


[url]http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings[/url] ([url]http://allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?page=myaccount&spage=settings[/url])



Hi mtkang,

We started checking for inactivity/idle state as well so after a certain time we trigger the input process regardless whether we received any e-mail.

We continue streamlining the process.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
 
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 06, 2012, 10:13
Hi, I have again a few batches ftp uploaded last week but are still not in my portfolio. I have sent a mail to to inform you about this but nothing has happened yet. Should I do something else?

Hi hofhoek,

Some files are already reviewed and accepted and some are still in the queue. We try to keep balance between reviewing the manually uploaded images and the ones we receive via FTP from many many artist. Sorry for any delay that might arise.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 19, 2012, 05:33
Hello Everybody,

Based on various feedback we got from many of you we re-engineered our payment system focusing on addressing the issue with PayPal transaction fee as well as providing on-demand payment services.

As far as PayPal transaction fee is concerned please refer to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-receiving-fees-outside (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-receiving-fees-outside)
Since it has a constant factor it has a major impact in case of small amounts. We needed to work out an optimal balance between providing the entire earnings (75%) as well as making it possible to continue running the business.

So we came up with the following rules:

Contributor can request payment anytime regardless of the balance:
      -  if the requested amount is less than $25.00 then the contributor pays the PayPal transaction fee.
      -  if the requested amount is greater or equal to $25.00 then AYCS pays the PayPal transaction fee.

Contributor can ask for immediate payment or payment on-demand in myAccount settings. The default is payment on-demand.

Future improvements: payment on regular basis either based on specific amount (e.g. $100) or calendar (e.g. monthly).

Hope this is going to work for all of us. Since this is a major release a soft copy will be sent to all registered members.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team 
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: ThomasAmby on February 19, 2012, 07:04
Good news!

And I love the new sale history page where thumbnails of sold items are displayed.
I wish you great success
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 19, 2012, 08:10
Good news!

And I love the new sale history page where thumbnails of sold items are displayed.
I wish you great success

Thank you Thomas!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Eireann on February 19, 2012, 12:24
Alright guys, so you like them?
Thanks for all the info, I looked around and I'm going to give them a try right now.
I love the 75% commission :)
Sounds fair, for a change :)
Let's see their upload system and sales.


Anitta, how do you price your vectors?
All 5 dollars?
What's best to do when it comes to vectors?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Antonio S. on February 19, 2012, 12:56
Good improvements, thank you :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on February 19, 2012, 21:16
I wonder if the license for allyoucanstock is closer to standard license or extended license?if just one price for downloads for all usage, one should may consider a higher price close to extended license?


Alright guys, so you like them?
Thanks for all the info, I looked around and I'm going to give them a try right now.
I love the 75% commission :)
Sounds fair, for a change :)
Let's see their upload system and sales.


Anitta, how do you price your vectors?
All 5 dollars?
What's best to do when it comes to vectors?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on February 19, 2012, 21:20
I wonder if the license for allyoucanstock is closer to standard license or extended license?if just one price for downloads for all usage, one should may consider a higher price close to extended license?

i notice there are some files you can buy for different size too, but some files are one price.. is it a newly added features?


Alright guys, so you like them?
Thanks for all the info, I looked around and I'm going to give them a try right now.
I love the 75% commission :)
Sounds fair, for a change :)
Let's see their upload system and sales.


Anitta, how do you price your vectors?
All 5 dollars?
What's best to do when it comes to vectors?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: digitalexpressionimages on February 19, 2012, 23:24
Maybe I missed this in an earlier post but I can't see how you would apply more than one model release to an image. I uploaded several shots with 2 models but could only select a single release. The releases had already been uploaded so I was picking them from the "select previous release" pulldown menu. Can someone enlighten me on how one does that?

It would also be nice if there was a field for comments when uploading.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: sikawi on February 20, 2012, 02:01
Hello,

I zipped several Model Releases together, then it worked!
They told me that they are working on on the multi select option for uploading MRs.

Greetings
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 20, 2012, 15:05
Anitta, how do you price your vectors?
All 5 dollars?
What's best to do when it comes to vectors?

I've got mine at a wide variance.  I have most priced at $10, some sets at like $12 and if I have like a set of several images I price them a bit lower just to see if I could get a buyer to buy the whole set individually.  Right now I'm testing out the market and I'll probably give it until next January to see if I need to do a price adjustment depending on how this year goes.  I've had 1 sale back in December which is a little discouraging but hopefully they'll start to market to the right buyers and that'll go up.

Good luck Ann and nice to see you again

*hugs*
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Eireann on February 20, 2012, 20:43
Hi all,
as promised, yesterday, Sunday, I started uploading. About 20 images, random, vectors and photos. 
I used the on-site, web form. 
It's easy. :)
No categories, no unecessary steps, no clutter, it's simple and it goes faster than you expect.
But you can only do it one by one.
FTP is a must for larger uploads.
One more good point - review times.
They're fast :)
On weekend, Sunday evening, it only took them a couple of hours to review all the images.
That's nice, good job All You Can Stock :)

The site feels somewhat 'unfinished' to me, but the thumbs preview is large and beautiful and everything seems to be working as expected.
The 75% commission is, of course, great.
I'll upload more and let's see sales.
All in all, not bad All You Can Stock :)
I like you guys, you're easy to work with and I wish you best of luck :)

@Anita,
thank you :)
I knew I could trust in your help, as usual :)
Missed you lots, but I'm still struggling, in and out of hospitals most of the time, difficult to be active on microstock.
Today is a good day though. I'm enjoying it :)
Alright girl, I'll follow your example.
10 dollars most of the vectors, with a few price differences on selective work. Up or down.
Deal, this sounds good to me.
I'll start uploading the rest of my vectors these days and I'll price them accordingly.
Thank you again, Anita, much appreciated :)
See you soon,
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chromaco on February 20, 2012, 21:01
Just contact them they will give you FTP. If you have Keywords imbedded they make it super easy. Only thing is you need to tell them you have images in the FTP by sending them an email
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 21, 2012, 06:36
Hi all,
as promised, yesterday, Sunday, I started uploading. About 20 images, random, vectors and photos. 
I used the on-site, web form. 
It's easy. :)
No categories, no unecessary steps, no clutter, it's simple and it goes faster than you expect.
But you can only do it one by one.
FTP is a must for larger uploads.
One more good point - review times.
They're fast :)
On weekend, Sunday evening, it only took them a couple of hours to review all the images.
That's nice, good job All You Can Stock :)

The site feels somewhat 'unfinished' to me, but the thumbs preview is large and beautiful and everything seems to be working as expected.
The 75% commission is, of course, great.
I'll upload more and let's see sales.
All in all, not bad All You Can Stock :)
I like you guys, you're easy to work with and I wish you best of luck :)

@Anita,
thank you :)
I knew I could trust in your help, as usual :)
Missed you lots, but I'm still struggling, in and out of hospitals most of the time, difficult to be active on microstock.
Today is a good day though. I'm enjoying it :)
Alright girl, I'll follow your example.
10 dollars most of the vectors, with a few price differences on selective work. Up or down.
Deal, this sounds good to me.
I'll start uploading the rest of my vectors these days and I'll price them accordingly.
Thank you again, Anita, much appreciated :)
See you soon,

Hi Eireann,

Thank you for your comments :)

We will send you all details of how to use the AYCS FTP services in a separate mail.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 21, 2012, 14:35
Glad you're having a good day Ann.  From the sounds of it you could use a lot more good days.  *hugs*

That's exactly what I do my base is $10 then I make adjustments during submission with the price depending on what the image is.  It is relatively easy to upload to.  I agree no categories is a good thing :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: stockmarketer on February 21, 2012, 16:22
Two questions:

1.  Has anyone actually had sales there?  I read the "csproductions" posts, so at least one person has, but how about the rest?

2.  Am I looking at this right?  I go to the AYCS home page and sort by downloads.  There are four images that have been downloaded twice and most or all of the other "most downloaded" shots on the first page have had 1 download.

I think I'm going to need a lot more encouragement before putting my port there.

The financials sure are intriguing, though.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: chromaco on February 21, 2012, 16:42
I've had one sale there since I started with them in December. Not a lot of sales but this one was for $7.50 and the money was paid to my paypal account immediately.  I'm not sure about the future sales but I will say they are one of the most receptive and communicative sites I deal with. Also, upload via the FTP is super easy and I choose my own pricing (at 75% commission). This allows me to keep my pricing very competitive and still get a great RPD. They are really giving a great effort. I would like to see them succeed.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 21, 2012, 16:44
Two questions:

1.  Has anyone actually had sales there?  I read the "csproductions" posts, so at least one person has, but how about the rest?

2.  Am I looking at this right?  I go to the AYCS home page and sort by downloads.  There are four images that have been downloaded twice and most or all of the other "most downloaded" shots on the first page have had 1 download.

I think I'm going to need a lot more encouragement before putting my port there.

The financials sure are intriguing, though.

you wanna join?... think about other agencies..  ;D
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Anita Potter on February 21, 2012, 20:59
I also had one sale there in December and not a peep since.  Course once a marketing plan is put into motion that might change.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: steheap on February 21, 2012, 22:22
I sold two in January and earned $15. Nothing so far in February

Steve
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: jm on February 22, 2012, 01:45
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Posts on February 22, 2012, 02:36
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .

But if that is the case, which I'm sure a fair few people have suspected (it is amazing how people join this thread and say ok im going to give it a go and then a few days later report back and say omg, Sales), how does one feel about contributing to a site which deceives you from the start. It stands to reason that there would be further deceptions in the future.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 22, 2012, 07:22
Hi Everybody,

addressing the sales front I would take one step back and look at our history so far. 2.5 months ago, back on 12/1 last year we only had 800 stocks there was close to nothing to sell and now thanks to the AYCS artist community we have 80 000+ high quality stock images. This is still considered a small store in the eyes of some large publishers and editor companies.

We do have already customers though graphic design, home, architectural design and creative studios who are working for big international clients and also we are in advanced contract negotiations with magazines and publishers. We also buy a few images for marketing and promotional materials.

Stock ordering also apparently started kicking off as we receive more and more briefs for specific needs from our clients.

We believe and working hard that the sales will pick up speed in parallel as we grow.

Another somewhat related announcement that we will roll out our referral program in the very near future.    

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 22, 2012, 08:17
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .

perhaps thats the case I donīt mind too, so far 69$
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Posts on February 22, 2012, 16:56
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .

perhaps thats the case I donīt mind too, so far 69$

And you're one of the people on msg who reports his sales the most often, I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm just saying I know you will keep reporting back with sales figures here and other people will know too.

As a general comment and I'm not talking about All You Can Stock, I would say that people's ports are worth a lot. If I were to collect all your ports for example which are unwatermarked, full resolution images, I would have a fortune, or at least the potential to make a fortune for many years to come and there are many more avenues than just selling images online.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 22, 2012, 17:52
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .

perhaps thats the case I donīt mind too, so far 69$

And you're one of the people on msg who reports his sales the most often, I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm just saying I know you will keep reporting back with sales figures here and other people will know too.

As a general comment and I'm not talking about All You Can Stock, I would say that people's ports are worth a lot. If I were to collect all your ports for example which are unwatermarked, full resolution images, I would have a fortune, or at least the potential to make a fortune for many years to come and there are many more avenues than just selling images online.

are you suggesting they are getting other revenue from our portfolio? actually I dont think they are doing that, perhaps giving some $$ for the continuous upload but nothing else..
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Posts on February 22, 2012, 18:47
There are the sites (like DepositPhotos) that have enough money to pay to contributors for uploading. And there are others that can't afford it and they prefer pretending sales and that are buying images themselves to make contributors happy. I think that it could be the case of AYCS but I have no problem with it .

perhaps thats the case I donīt mind too, so far 69$

And you're one of the people on msg who reports his sales the most often, I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm just saying I know you will keep reporting back with sales figures here and other people will know too.

As a general comment and I'm not talking about All You Can Stock, I would say that people's ports are worth a lot. If I were to collect all your ports for example which are unwatermarked, full resolution images, I would have a fortune, or at least the potential to make a fortune for many years to come and there are many more avenues than just selling images online.

are you suggesting they are getting other revenue from our portfolio? actually I dont think they are doing that, perhaps giving some $$ for the continuous upload but nothing else..

Nope I'm not suggesting that. If I were doing online business with you I would not deceive you, but you only have my word and just words which you see online, you've never met me and you don't know me. Stock companies come and go, but the files can remain, I'm not suggesting anything of course, I think we all know this right. So if we're going to send our files somewhere each of us make a decision based on trust. If we believe someone is above board and not using covert business practices then go for it.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 22, 2012, 18:55
oh boy.. thats true.. but I believe we should quit stock if we think of all that possibilities, again I think thats not the case
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Posts on February 22, 2012, 19:10
oh boy.. thats true.. but I believe we should quit stock if we think of all that possibilities, again I think thats not the case

I hope so. I liked the pay to upload that other agencies did, I liked the money and the fact that the details of their upload offers were clearly written on the websites for everyone to see. That's just me, everyone's different.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: digitalexpressionimages on February 23, 2012, 08:30
Any start up stock agency needs to have a huge amount of working capital and faces enormous costs for probably the first 2 or 3 years of operation. Dedicated servers, massive bandwidth requirements, staff, promotional budget etc. Plus, they need a catalog that can compete with every other agency online which takes time. With less than 100,000 images AYCS is not in a good position to generate revenue yet. If they "fake" a couple of sales to motivate and inspire contributors to upload their ports I would say that's just smart business. They need another million images yet before they can really strut their stuff.

I hope they make it. It's going to be a hard climb, especially paying 75% commission.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 27, 2012, 16:29
Hello Everybody,

Based on the growing demand we are now rolling out our referral program for both buyers and artists.

If you would like to join please read the agreement (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/static/AllYouCanStock_ReferralProgramAgreement.pdf (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/static/AllYouCanStock_ReferralProgramAgreement.pdf)) and enable it in myAccount settings.
Once it is enabled you can go to the "Referral" tab and choose a banner in any size you like and publish it to your website.If you need a different size please contact us.
Buyers or artists who come through this link and register will be linked to you. The linkage will remain active for 365 consecutive days and you will earn 12% of all purchases or sales the referred member is making during this time.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: microstockphoto.co.uk on February 27, 2012, 16:32
12% on top of 75% is a very good rate, thanks

But I have some doubts that could make your referral program less than attractive:

- why should we "undertake" to display a banner? can't we just agree and then you provide a link that we display when/if we like to?

- why should we use your banner? e.g., on my site (www.microstockphoto.co.uk (http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk)) I have a list of all sites, with small icons all of the same size; your favicon is perfect for my site; I am not going to put a larger banner for a minor site; please consider giving a simple text link

- 365 days is a short time, especially for a new site; we risk referring a lot of contributors (i.e. competitors) that will earn next to nothing for the first year, and then earn a lot more when your site will hopefully grow;
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 27, 2012, 16:40
75%+12%= 87%

thats like IS share :D
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Paulo M. F. Pires on February 27, 2012, 16:57

- why should we use your banner? e.g., on my site ([url=http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk]www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url] ([url]http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url])) I have a list of all sites, with small icons all of the same size; your favicon is perfect for my site; I am not going to put a larger banner for a minor site; please consider giving a simple text link



Isn't something like: http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?ref=xxxx (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?ref=xxxx)

where xxx is our ref. id?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 27, 2012, 17:00
- why should we use your banner? e.g., on my site ([url=http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk]www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url] ([url]http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url])) I have a list of all sites, with small icons all of the same size; your favicon is perfect for my site; I am not going to put a larger banner for a minor site; please consider giving a simple text link


banner, only if you want lol you can have a href simple as that, not understanding, use the favicon
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: tab62 on February 27, 2012, 17:10
Yes, many smaller players have come and gone. Sort of like a double edged sword. If you don't jump on board first and this start up company hits it big time you have missed the boat. On the other hand if you dumped all your pics to them and they disappear over night you are now wondering where these pics are now.  If this site promotes these companies should it police them as well? Lot's of questions to ask on this topic...
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: luissantos84 on February 27, 2012, 17:13
Yes, many smaller players have come and gone. Sort of like a double edged sword. If you don't jump on board first and this start up company hits it big time you have missed the boat. On the other hand if you dumped all your pics to them and they disappear over night you are now wondering where these pics are now.  If this site promotes these companies should it police them as well? Lot's of questions to ask on this topic...

what?? MSG??
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on February 27, 2012, 17:25

- why should we "undertake" to display a banner? can't we just agree and then you provide a link that we display when/if we like to?

- why should we use your banner? e.g., on my site ([url=http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk]www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url] ([url]http://www.microstockphoto.co.uk[/url])) I have a list of all sites, with small icons all of the same size; your favicon is perfect for my site; I am not going to put a larger banner for a minor site; please consider giving a simple text link


There is no constraint on the size or type of banner, icon etc. we have also posted our logo option on the "Referral" site as well but can be anything else as long as it has the proper link which is either pointing to the main site or directly to your portfolio. We can provide that. Hope it helps.

Thank you,
Zsolt

All You Can Stock team
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: mtkang on February 27, 2012, 20:52
testing it, one of the positive things is the founder of the site is always improving and updating the features of the site, with the request of contributors, hope client side will be fulfilled too. 

here are my referral link:
allyoucanstock (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?ref=93)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on March 06, 2012, 10:51
We just reached 100 000 images!!!

Thank you for all the supportive and constructive feedback. This is a major milestone.

Thank you all 100 000 times,

Zsolt

All You Can Stock team 
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: [email protected] on March 06, 2012, 11:03
Now all we need is for some sales to start happening  ;) and I'm sure the next 100,000 will be a breeze...
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Man on March 07, 2012, 22:41
Congrats Zsolt! And the affiliate program works, already got 1 for you! :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on March 08, 2012, 13:28
Congrats Zsolt! And the affiliate program works, already got 1 for you! :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: noodle on March 08, 2012, 13:40
congrats!
next target 500000!
Have uploaded my small port there, and hopefully the customers will start to come in, but patience is the key here, so long term I hope this site does well!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: dirkr on March 08, 2012, 14:53
congrats as well!
Had my first sale today, for a new agency with such a small overall image number that's quite impressive!
And I have to say I love the 75% commission! $1.58 for a small resolution is a nice change to the "established" agencies. Let's hope sales will rise!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on May 09, 2012, 04:32
its not so much about the number of pictures.
There are always 1000 lost that are never viewed.

I like the business model with no financial department, and money being paid directly from the buyer to the photograper.
thats plain and simple, and I will suport that. letting financial institutiotions like pay pal, work out the procedures and security.
Also then there is no need for accountants (+ wages at the agencies HQ).

Now, what if we all uploaded our ten best pictures to them.
Then they might not have the market leading pool of pop images, but they might have the best of them all.
it would be easy for us contributers, and it might pay so well back, that we could delete the best images from the other stock sites....


and then it would begin to look like something.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Wim on May 09, 2012, 05:48
congrats as well!
Had my first sale today, for a new agency with such a small overall image number that's quite impressive!
And I have to say I love the 75% commission! $1.58 for a small resolution is a nice change to the "established" agencies. Let's hope sales will rise!

On the contrary, sales have stopped!
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: dirkr on May 09, 2012, 06:00
congrats as well!
Had my first sale today, for a new agency with such a small overall image number that's quite impressive!
And I have to say I love the 75% commission! $1.58 for a small resolution is a nice change to the "established" agencies. Let's hope sales will rise!

On the contrary, sales have stopped!

I have to agree, looks like a little teaser in the beginning - followed by nothing more...
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Wim on May 09, 2012, 08:09
Woops, wrong agency, I thought we were talking about Photodune, my apologies  :-\
I'm not with AYCS anymore.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Posts on May 09, 2012, 08:16
Woops, wrong agency, I thought we were talking about Photodune, my apologies  :-\
I'm not with AYCS anymore.

They all become indistinguishable after a while.   :-\
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Wim on May 09, 2012, 10:18
Woops, wrong agency, I thought we were talking about Photodune, my apologies  :-\
I'm not with AYCS anymore.

They all become indistinguishable after a while.   :-\

LOL indeed! especialy the small ones :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Man on May 10, 2012, 22:29
Zsolt - know you take a look at this forum so hoping I can catch your attention...

I uploaded files via ftp days ago and they haven't shown up. Have emailed you to process them but no response.

Can you take a look please? User: THPStock.

Cheers
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on May 11, 2012, 01:47
Zsolt - know you take a look at this forum so hoping I can catch your attention...

I uploaded files via ftp days ago and they haven't shown up. Have emailed you to process them but no response.

Can you take a look please? User: THPStock.

Cheers

It is done. Sorry for the delay.

Zsolt
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Man on May 29, 2012, 01:20
AYCS has made it into the Poll results (even if it is last)! But still, great result for such a new library.

Seen a couple of sales this month so hoping that's a sign of good things to come. Keep up good work AYCS!

Oh and also I hope the EL agreement is updated soon, I would like to tick that box :)
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on May 30, 2012, 06:02
Done, the POD restriction is added to both basic and EL. Thank you.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on May 30, 2012, 06:08
what is "POD".

Ja, and get us some sales.
so we can begin to believe.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on May 30, 2012, 07:20
what is "POD".

POD=Print On Demand
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: AllYouCanStock on May 30, 2012, 07:23
Happy to share that SOFT is alive.

http://soft.allyoucanstock.com/ (http://soft.allyoucanstock.com/)

SOFT (Stock On-the-Fly) is an engine to convert any text, blog, sections of articles to images from AYCS store.

This is a beta release, please leave feedback in case you have comments/suggestions. Thank you.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Man on May 30, 2012, 16:53
Cheers AYCS!

Not so sure what SOFT is helpful for yet, but only spent a minute on it. Good to know you are working on things though.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Microstock Man on May 30, 2012, 16:57
Done, the POD restriction is added to both basic and EL. Thank you.

Thanks for that, just a note thought, seems you used the original one as a starting point, with many spelling mistakes like itmes, plillow again. plus weird "" (unless thats just how it's showing up at my end).

Just thought you'd want to know seeing its a legal document.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: noodle on May 30, 2012, 17:15
Very impressed on how they listen and try to implement ideas from contributors....
With just 150,000 images in their database, it is still in its infancy, so hopefully as they build up they will draw more buyers , and thus the 75 % commission to photogs will begin to seem like something....
Hoping they continue to grow and find success... I think its worth to at pointing to main page:
(http://www.allyoucanstock.com/banner/aycs_125x125_01.png) (http://www.allyoucanstock.com/index.jsp?ref=115)
least check 'em out
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: shiyali on September 06, 2012, 05:44
After the initial excitement there hasn't been much news. Is anybody getting sales in recent weeks, aside from the initial ones?
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: jm on September 06, 2012, 05:53
No. Two sales in first week. That's all. It seems that experience of others is absolutely same.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: fritz on September 06, 2012, 09:54
No,with port size around 4000 files not a single sale after May. Sales on the beginning seems to be trick to get more contributors.
I want to cancel  my account but don't know how to do it.

Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: Wim on September 06, 2012, 10:32
No,with port size around 4000 files not a single sale after May. Sales on the beginning seems to be trick to get more contributors.
I want to cancel  my account but don't know how to do it.

?

Just ask support to remove your account like I did a while ago, there's not much else to it.
Pity though since this agency has some good ideas for stock, like the orders section, not to mention the good commission rate of course.
They also told me I could join them again at a later time, no problem.
Title: Re: All You Can Stock - brand new royalty free stock agency
Post by: JPSDK on September 06, 2012, 13:46
It is really a new move to let the sales go directly through paypal.
Thats innovation, and  I like that concept. Cheaper for both them and us.
Ill let my pictures there stay for a while, and give them a chance.

Despite Im in deleting mode.