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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2022, 23:38 »
It has been discussed over and over again. Pond5 sets different prices for different markets/countries. Use a proxy and see that for yourself. Nothing to do with discounts. People choose to believe in the strangest conspiracies even when the explanation is right before their eyes. Not defending pond5 btw, what they do is highly questionable.

So, are you saying that should explain such a large difference between my list price of $57.00 USD (shown against the video) vs their's (on the sales report) at $26.00? That's a lot.

Anyway, I just got 3 more. That makes 6 in the last 3 days.

I am going to write to them.

« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 00:02 by Annie »

« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2022, 20:14 »
Another HD example sold today:
asked $79, listed $79 (but shown as $87.5 under the finance tab), sold for $102.5
« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 20:18 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2022, 14:40 »
I wrote to P5 about my situation above and yes, THX9000 was absolutely correct. Here is part of P5's response:

Depending on the market prices of each region, the price shown to a buyer might be different than to another buyer from a different country.
As an example, the --HD version of < title of my video > -- costs at the moment $30 when it's purchased from Mexico, for example and it shows a price of $75 when the buyer is from the USA.
The goal here is to offer the optimal price in our marketplace for each country (or region), in order to increase the sales and make the most revenue for our artists. Please note this only applies to non-exclusive footage in our marketplace.

Important to note, it only applies to non-exclusive footage.

All else aside, I was very impressed with P5's superfast reply and also in helping me with another matter.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2022, 14:45 by Annie »

« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2022, 20:20 »
Been disappointed with Pond5 with no sales for the month despite it having more than 100 videos uploaded (ie: compared to the next agency which has had 20 video sales so far this month).

Noticed a spike in views on Pond5 yesterday, logged in this morning and nothing. But later got the email to show the following sale. Asking price for HD = $79.00, listed price = $57.00, selling price = $118.98, commission = $47.59.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2022, 21:00 by Pacesetter »

« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2022, 21:21 »

so I learned something important, I had no idea that this is how it worked.

I have always loved the pond5 support, they are fantastic.

Hope SS allows their team and their forum to survive. And that artists can continue to discuss freely without having to fear instant port delete.

If they fully merge, they should let pond5 handle community and support.

« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2022, 07:07 »
The asking price doesn't matter anymore on pond5. I closed my account and now I'm looking for an alternative, any ideas? Thank you.

« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2022, 09:03 »
The strangest thing I see on P5 is that statistics with views are completely disconnected from sales: I see in last months really good sales, also with high prices, and poor months with maybe 10% of usual sales.
But the statistics seems very steady.
I know that fluctuation is normal, and also I'm not talking about large number of sales, I have about twenty clips sales for months. BTW, the fluctuation is great and it has no link at all with view statistics.


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