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« on: January 12, 2024, 10:05 »
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I noticed a lot of products on Amazon without Best Sellers Rank. I know that BSR based on sales. No sales, no sales rank. Therefore I have a question. Does it make sense to sell on Amazon?


« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 20:22 »
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I noticed a lot of products on Amazon without Best Sellers Rank. I know that BSR based on sales. No sales, no sales rank. Therefore I have a question. Does it make sense to sell on Amazon?

I don't know exactly what your question is about. What I can tell you for sure is that there are endless microstock images in use on Amazon that are not properly licensed. Often an extended license or an API would be necessary, but it is almost never licensed correctly. Probably because the license terms are not read.

I am also sure that the ranking of the images would be much better if, for example, they were licensed according to API. In reality, however, an image is bought by subscription for a few cents and then used an infinite number of times.

« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2024, 13:35 »
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I didn't think amazon supported digital delivery - how are these images being sold?

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2024, 14:22 »
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I didn't think amazon supported digital delivery - how are these images being sold?

Prints on canvas, printed coffee mugs, calendars, postcards, printed mousepads and so on and so forth...

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 15:55 »
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I didn't think amazon supported digital delivery - how are these images being sold?

Prints on canvas, printed coffee mugs, calendars, postcards, printed mousepads and so on and so forth...

If it's one of the POD sites, they don't pay for the license, until something is sold. They use the thumbnails for free to advertise.

Really? Do these people have inventory or are they shops like FAA that have an Amazon store. Highly unusual.

You mean one like this, or something else?  https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/F4E82D18-8DF0-4087-95FC-1070C75CF5EB/?_encoding=UTF8&store_ref=SB_A0367353WSK8MBPG929W&pd_rd_plhdr=t&aaxitk=05e19d141be29abf039f6ce8f30fcdd0&hsa_cr_id=9878709820001&lp_asins=B0897W64GZ%2CB08DK2Q6H5%2CB08D6VXJ8H&lp_query=amazon%20coffee%20mugs%20on%20demand&lp_slot=auto-sparkle-hsa-tetris&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_lsi4d_ls&pd_rd_w=WxMbb&content-id=amzn1.sym.417820b0-80f2-4084-adb3-fb612550f30b%3Aamzn1.sym.417820b0-80f2-4084-adb3-fb612550f30b&pf_rd_p=417820b0-80f2-4084-adb3-fb612550f30b&pf_rd_r=FM2G86J1H096TMR35346&pd_rd_wg=J6R8o&pd_rd_r=68f32856-391b-4d15-b79c-e9cf16b79aa4



« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2024, 18:31 »
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Hello Pete,

No, that's not what I mean. I'm thinking more of sites that sell products with purchased images. The images themselves are the main selling point - so they would have to be sold with an extended license or via API. Photo wallpapers, wall tattoos, photo puzzles and many other products already mentioned......

ok, i misunderstood - i thought you were saying digital products were being sold since the title is "any sales there"

I've been selling on amazon for over 20 years (collectible comics & books) and have been waiting/hoping they'd provide a means for digital sales


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2024, 14:29 »
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Hello Pete,

No, that's not what I mean. I'm thinking more of sites that sell products with purchased images. The images themselves are the main selling point - so they would have to be sold with an extended license or via API. Photo wallpapers, wall tattoos, photo puzzles and many other products already mentioned...


Oh, I misunderstood. And Amazon won't let me look at and of those links. But I think I understand.


We are sorry!
A technical error occurred while we were trying to execute your entry. We are already working on it and will be back for you as soon as possible. Please check back later.
We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Your Amazon.de team


So I'm looking for one of my photos, used on a product that's for sale on Amazon? If that's it, yes I suppose that would require an extended license.

As what I see as a humorous aside. I made a free FAA account, which they used to allow, and I added 17 puzzle photos. (room for more) Or what I thought would be challenging puzzles. No sales. Yet my paid account, I sold two puzzles of just my usual things like an Indycar race and something else. I thought evil, puzzling, puzzles would be a good Holiday item. Oops, I was wrong again.

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-pete-klinger

I've never sold a mouse pad on FAA.

« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2024, 16:15 »
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Hello Pete,

No, that's not what I mean. I'm thinking more of sites that sell products with purchased images. The images themselves are the main selling point - so they would have to be sold with an extended license or via API. Photo wallpapers, wall tattoos, photo puzzles and many other products already mentioned...


So I'm looking for one of my photos, used on a product that's for sale on Amazon? If that's it, yes I suppose that would require an extended license.

As what I see as a humorous aside. I made a free FAA account, which they used to allow, and I added 17 puzzle photos. (room for more) Or what I thought would be challenging puzzles. No sales. Yet my paid account, I sold two puzzles of just my usual things like an Indycar race and something else. I thought evil, puzzling, puzzles would be a good Holiday item. Oops, I was wrong again.

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-pete-klinger

I've never sold a mouse pad on FAA.

Yes, Pete, that's what I meant.

And on the subject of the FAA: I've never uploaded anything there. But you can still find products there with my pictures. I've never understood how that works either.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2024, 13:11 »
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Hello Pete,

No, that's not what I mean. I'm thinking more of sites that sell products with purchased images. The images themselves are the main selling point - so they would have to be sold with an extended license or via API. Photo wallpapers, wall tattoos, photo puzzles and many other products already mentioned...


So I'm looking for one of my photos, used on a product that's for sale on Amazon? If that's it, yes I suppose that would require an extended license.

As what I see as a humorous aside. I made a free FAA account, which they used to allow, and I added 17 puzzle photos. (room for more) Or what I thought would be challenging puzzles. No sales. Yet my paid account, I sold two puzzles of just my usual things like an Indycar race and something else. I thought evil, puzzling, puzzles would be a good Holiday item. Oops, I was wrong again.

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-pete-klinger

I've never sold a mouse pad on FAA.

Yes, Pete, that's what I meant.

And on the subject of the FAA: I've never uploaded anything there. But you can still find products there with my pictures. I've never understood how that works either.

Look and see who it is. Some agencies have accounts on FAA. I suppose that's a partner or something?

Just an example:  https://fineartamerica.com/art/photographs/shutterstock

I don't know all of them, but some others have mentioned this years ago.

« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2024, 13:37 »
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Hello Pete,

No, that's not what I mean. I'm thinking more of sites that sell products with purchased images. The images themselves are the main selling point - so they would have to be sold with an extended license or via API. Photo wallpapers, wall tattoos, photo puzzles and many other products already mentioned...


So I'm looking for one of my photos, used on a product that's for sale on Amazon? If that's it, yes I suppose that would require an extended license.

As what I see as a humorous aside. I made a free FAA account, which they used to allow, and I added 17 puzzle photos. (room for more) Or what I thought would be challenging puzzles. No sales. Yet my paid account, I sold two puzzles of just my usual things like an Indycar race and something else. I thought evil, puzzling, puzzles would be a good Holiday item. Oops, I was wrong again.

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-pete-klinger

I've never sold a mouse pad on FAA.

Yes, Pete, that's what I meant.

And on the subject of the FAA: I've never uploaded anything there. But you can still find products there with my pictures. I've never understood how that works either.

Look and see who it is. Some agencies have accounts on FAA. I suppose that's a partner or something?

Just an example:  https://fineartamerica.com/art/photographs/shutterstock

I don't know all of them, but some others have mentioned this years ago.

Hello Pete,
Sorry, but I don't understand that. The link is for pictures with the photographers' names underneath. There is nothing about shutterstock.
How does that work?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2024, 15:37 »
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I'll cut down on the length a little and all the quotes. Shutterstock on FAA.

I think I'm wrong and the search didn't bring up a SS account, but just images that have the word Shutterstock in the keywords or title.

I noticed a lot of products on Amazon without Best Sellers Rank. I know that BSR based on sales. No sales, no sales rank. Therefore I have a question. Does it make sense to sell on Amazon?

Back to the OP, I don't understand the question. Is Grom asking if anyone here sells on Amazon?


« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2024, 09:13 »
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Is Grom asking if anyone here sells on Amazon?
Can digital photos and videos be sold on Amazon?

« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2024, 18:28 »
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Yeah would be intresting to know?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2024, 14:43 »
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Is Grom asking if anyone here sells on Amazon?
Can digital photos and videos be sold on Amazon?

I guess no one else, has the time to type in a search for, "can I sell digital products on Amazon"?  ::)

https://www.nichepursuits.com/how-to-sell-digital-downloads-on-amazon/

I'm not going to say this is a good or viable way to make money or her blog post is 100% accurate, just that, the answer is out there.

Photographers and graphic artists can also use Amazons marketplace to sell digital downloads and generate passive income via Amazon Merch. It allows artists to upload designs and create products with those designs, including t-shirts, mugs, pillows, and more.

Here's what Amazon says:  https://merch.amazon.com/landing

I don't think it looks like digital downloads, but does look like POD.


 

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