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« on: December 08, 2019, 18:32 »
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Clips Show price lower than what I have put in?  Best Price Guarantee?

I have some clips that are on pond 5 that I put in my own prices 199 for 4K, but it still shows a lower price 111 for 4K.   Is that how the best price Works?
Whats going on here?   Yes I have some clips on shutterstock. 


« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 10:31 »
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I think they are testing different price levels..mine hd files are lowered to 66$ despite i priced them at 79$...
Btw they give to the buyer a  best price guarentee option,so if you sell your clips at lower price elsewhere they'll match that price...

georgep7

« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 04:09 »
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While bulk price changing, had a similar issue. Eg HD pricing 79 and some clip went to 29.
Had to go to port frontpage and sort "price low to high" to find those low priced.
A couple of times applying ended up with prices as wished, i mean correct set.
For 4K you might also want to change downconverted HD prices, i think default is 50% from 4k price.


« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2019, 12:03 »
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They shouldn't be able to change the price we set.  It's as if ebay lowering our "Buy It Now" price at will.  It's ridiculous.

« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 04:49 »
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How to destroy one of the two leading video agencies in under 6 months, that's the story of Pond5's speedy demise.

« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2019, 10:45 »
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Any idea what is the easiest way to delete clips from Dreamstime?

Noedelhap

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 14:41 »
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I have to rant about this ridiculous Best Pricing policy.

I sold a clip last week, but it was for only 50% of the price I set, which resulted in a terribly low commission.
Their response? "Shutterstock and Adobe have both been adjusting prices in Canada, UK, Australia, and more."
They even pointed me towards a forum thread where contributors were complaining about this race to the bottom due to their pricing policy.

Pond5, when I set a price at a certain price point to counter your greedy commission cuts, I don't want you to silently sell my clips for below that price without my prior consent and without notifying me of where they found my clips cheaper!

« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 15:16 »
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Depending on where you're located at you get a different price- you can test that by using a VPN. I've talked with them about that but there's nothing we can really do abt it.

georgep7

« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 01:59 »
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While bulk price changing, had a similar issue. Eg HD pricing 79 and some clip went to 29.

Yup, quoting my self to answer to my problem :P

You forgot to set "manual" instead of "let Pond5 set the price" option inside clip's pricing selection
and this leads to price drop everytime they "refresh" the library prices.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 13:03 »
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While bulk price changing, had a similar issue. Eg HD pricing 79 and some clip went to 29.

Yup, quoting my self to answer to my problem :P

You forgot to set "manual" instead of "let Pond5 set the price" option inside clip's pricing selection
and this leads to price drop everytime they "refresh" the library prices.

No, I make sure I always set my own prices. It's just this stupid Pond5 policy to be 'competitive' with agencies who price their videos lower.
Even though I'm not selling at agencies that price (much) lower than Pond5, they still use the overall price testing as an excuse to cut my sales price in half (in this case).


georgep7

« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 13:06 »
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While bulk price changing, had a similar issue. Eg HD pricing 79 and some clip went to 29.

Yup, quoting my self to answer to my problem :P

You forgot to set "manual" instead of "let Pond5 set the price" option inside clip's pricing selection
and this leads to price drop everytime they "refresh" the library prices.

No, I make sure I always set my own prices. It's just this stupid Pond5 policy to be 'competitive' with agencies who price their videos lower.
Even though I'm not selling at agencies that price (much) lower than Pond5, they still use the overall price testing as an excuse to cut my sales price in half (in this case).

I understand. Perhaps it is a way to push contributors to exclusivity. They cannot claim price drop in other agencies for unique hosted files (or they can?)


 

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