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« on: July 20, 2013, 16:11 »
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This announcement was going to be made next week... but since the cat appears to be out of the bag...

We bought a new domain name (Pixels.com), and we're going to use it to expand our product offering (e.g. iPhone cases) and help our members improve their international sales.

Here is an announcement page with details about Pixels.com and how it's going to be used:

http://fineartamerica.com/announcementpixels.html

Eventually, all of the new products that get introduced on Pixels will make their way onto your Artist Website, if you want them there. You'll have the option. The same thing goes for shopping cart widgets, etc.

Right now, the only new product on Pixels.com is iPhone cases. Don't worry - we'll be offering Samsung cases, shortly, as well.

If you don't want to sell iPhone cases on Pixels.com, that's absolutely fine. Just login to your account (on FAA or on Pixels.com), and use the "bulk edit prices" tool to remove the preset markup for the iPhone cases from all of your images. That will instantly remove iPhone cases from your product offering on Pixels.com.

Sean

source: http://pixels.com/showmessages.php?messageid=1332044


« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 16:21 »
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oh. I was uploading an image there and suddenly found a new price bar for iphone case. I thought missed their New announcement but from your post i came to know its a new feature. Thanks for sharing.
Is this a feature for only premium members or everyone ?

« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 16:22 »
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Strange, but whenever I see the word "announcement" in a thread title I expect royalty cuts or some new kind of scam.
False alarm  :)

« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 16:27 »
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oh. I was uploading an image there and suddenly found a new price bar for iphone case. I thought missed their New announcement but from your post i came to know its a new feature. Thanks for sharing.
Is this a feature for only premium members or everyone ?


I believe it is for everybody but you need to open www.pixels.com to buy iphone covers

at this exact moment they are having issues, iphone cover option vanished ;D

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013, 16:42 »
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at this exact moment they are having issues, iphone cover option vanished ;D
Maybe too many of us rushed over there to have a look!
I think this is a Good Thing, at worst neutral.
It was working about five mins ago. Several of my images there are strongly horizontal/panoramic, and really don't crop to the vertical format. Would anyone consider going through their files there and exclude those which don't really fit, or just leave it up to the customer?

« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 16:48 »
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at this exact moment they are having issues, iphone cover option vanished ;D
Maybe too many of us rushed over there to have a look!
I think this is a Good Thing, at worst neutral.
It was working about five mins ago. Several of my images there are strongly horizontal/panoramic, and really don't crop to the vertical format. Would anyone consider going through their files there and exclude those which don't really fit, or just leave it up to the customer?

noticed that too, I believe the customer can work that out, actually if I was a buyer I would enjoy that, I am not going over them that is a fact ;D

« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 16:49 »
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So far this looks half-baked.  It appears I can't control the image placement, that's up to the customer.   

Ron

« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 16:49 »
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at this exact moment they are having issues, iphone cover option vanished ;D
Maybe too many of us rushed over there to have a look!
I think this is a Good Thing, at worst neutral.
It was working about five mins ago. Several of my images there are strongly horizontal/panoramic, and really don't crop to the vertical format. Would anyone consider going through their files there and exclude those which don't really fit, or just leave it up to the customer?

noticed that too, I believe the customer can work that out, actually if I was a buyer I would enjoy that, I am not going over them that is a fact ;D
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 17:05 »
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I see a danger here of them losing focus and losing their way at the same time.

« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013, 17:09 »
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I see a danger here of them losing focus and losing their way at the same time.

Already happened.  The site is cluttery, distracting and dated-looking.   I'm trying to sell wall art - my best photos -  not iPhone covers for Pete's sake.    If I wanted to sell funny cat stickers on Zazzle, I'd be doing that instead.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 17:12 by stockastic »

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 17:19 »
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So far this looks half-baked.  It appears I can't control the image placement, that's up to the customer.
Same with the greetings cards. In general, I think that's a good thing: they get what they want. Just concerned about those which can't fit.

« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2013, 18:57 »
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1 - opt in/out option ? (don't think there is)
2 - mark-up ? zazzle lowest base price at 35.95$ (http://pixels.com/controlpanel/index.html?tab=tabdefault)
3 - editorial / commercial ? wondering about all the trademarked pictures online now available for iphone cases

ShadySue

« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 06:14 »
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So I got the email a couple of days ago saying my site on pixels.com was now live and people could buy iPhone covers there.
But I can't see where a buyer could order iPhone cases:
.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Tx

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 06:17 »
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You need to opt in to phone cases in your pricing options

« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 06:25 »
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I can't see them too

ShadySue

« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2013, 06:33 »
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I thought the FAA original post implied that they were 'in' by default, but we could opt them out:
"If you don't want to sell iPhone cases on Pixels.com, that's absolutely fine. Just login to your account (on FAA or on Pixels.com), and use the "bulk edit prices" tool to remove the preset markup for the iPhone cases from all of your images. That will instantly remove iPhone cases from your product offering on Pixels.com."

Anyway, just in case I had opted them out, I went into 'Bulk Edit Prices', and it has totally changed since the last time I was in there, and I can find no way to 'bulk edit prices' or opt in or out iPhone cases:

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2013, 06:56 »
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Go to your Default Settings, enter a price in the Iphone Cases field and I think that should automatically opt you in.

« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 07:00 »
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Go to your Default Settings, enter a price in the Iphone Cases field and I think that should automatically opt you in.

that won't change anything once I have that since the first day (when they announced the iphone covers) so I say it must be a bug, still nothing on forum though

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2013, 07:11 »
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Yup I did it and it's still not showing.

It's moot anyway. They charge $30 as a base price on iPhone cases, with the artist's markup on top of that.
I can go to Vistaprint and get an iPhone case with one of my own photos on it for 7.49. Virtually no-one (in the UK; the US seems to be a totally different mrket and I offer no opinion on that) will pay the pixels.com price for someone else's photo.

« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 07:15 »
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Yup I did it and it's still not showing.

It's moot anyway. They charge $30 as a base price on iPhone cases, with the artist's markup on top of that.
I can go to Vistaprint and get an iPhone case with one of my own photos on it for 7.49. Virtually no-one (in the UK; the US seems to be a totally different mrket and I offer no opinion on that) will pay the pixels.com price for someone else's photo.

I know a guy that sells very well iphone covers at Zazzle so I believe there are buyers without much love in terms of spending their money ;D

Ron

« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 07:26 »
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I recently made 36 euro on a phone case of someone who paid 72 euro for it on Zazzle.

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2013, 07:28 »
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No insult to the relevant photos intended, but if my sister read that, she'd say, "Toffs are careless".

Ron

« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 07:34 »
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I dont care what they are or who buys my photos, I only care about the money

ShadySue

« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2013, 08:18 »
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I dont care what they are or who buys my photos, I only care about the money
Fair enough.  ;D

« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2013, 08:20 »
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Anyway, just in case I had opted them out, I went into 'Bulk Edit Prices', and it has totally changed since the last time I was in there, and I can find no way to 'bulk edit prices' or opt in or out iPhone cases:



Bulk Edit:

Click Behind the Scenes/Bulk Edit prices

Click 'Show All Images'

Select the upper left checkbox (above the single image checkboxes).

A new check box appears, saying

'Select all x images on all y pages.'

Click it, and you can change for all images in one go.


 

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