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« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2015, 13:05 »
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They added the 350 image option for the US too.  Expect more changes to combat lower margins with the new monthly limits.
But their margin on a month subscription went up by 81%
Yep, I don't think that's the end of the changes though.  Did they get rid of 750 dls altogether in Europe?  If they do that everywhere else what will that do your sales numbers?  I think a lot of their sales come from Europe so I would expect dls to start decreasing a little in the coming months. 


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« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2015, 13:10 »
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They added the 350 image option for the US too.  Expect more changes to combat lower margins with the new monthly limits.
But their margin on a month subscription went up by 81%
Yep, I don't think that's the end of the changes though.  Did they get rid of 750 dls altogether in Europe?  If they do that everywhere else what will that do your sales numbers?  I think a lot of their sales come from Europe so I would expect dls to start decreasing a little in the coming months.

I am in Ireland, still seeing 750. I dont know where the other screenshot was taken.

« Reply #102 on: April 16, 2015, 13:13 »
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Did they add the option for a cheaper/higher margin 350/month plan in Ireland?

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« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2015, 13:17 »
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Did they add the option for a cheaper/higher margin 350/month plan in Ireland?

« Reply #104 on: April 16, 2015, 16:30 »
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That's what I see in Germany. Only the 350 / month option.


OM

« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2015, 16:35 »
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I have no idea why 25/day subs were sold for ~$200 in the first place. If a 'customer' were to download their full quote of 750 images, then at 38 cents paid to the contributor Shutterstock would pay out to contributors @38 cents $285.
 
Now, with only 350 images, SS can never pay out more than $133 to the contributors.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 16:40 by OM »

« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2015, 16:41 »
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I have no idea why 25/day subs were sold for ~$200 in the first place. If a 'customer' were to download their full quote of 750 images, then at 38 cents paid to the contributor Shutterstock would be $85 out-of-pocket on the deal.

Now, with only 350 images, SS can never pay out more than $133 to the contributors.
No one downloaded their full quota because it was too inconvenient to download every day including vacation days, sick days, holidays, and weekends.  Now with monthly limits buyers can easily download the full quota in an hour or two if they like.  It seemed obvious to me that downloads would go up (contrary to what most people here said) and it looks like SS has acknowledged that fact by cutting the amount of possible downloads and the amount they might have to pay out. 

I wonder what buyers in Europe are going to think when they see that people in other countries are getting a better deal or if it's just a matter of time before they switch over to 350 for all buyers?
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 16:45 by tickstock »

ShadySue

« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2015, 17:17 »
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I only see the 750/month deal in the UK:

They must be testing / rolling out the changes in different markets, or just randomly.

OM

« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2015, 18:07 »
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They added the 350 image option for the US too.  Expect more changes to combat lower margins with the new monthly limits.
But their margin on a month subscription went up by 81%
Yep, I don't think that's the end of the changes though.  Did they get rid of 750 dls altogether in Europe?  If they do that everywhere else what will that do your sales numbers?  I think a lot of their sales come from Europe so I would expect dls to start decreasing a little in the coming months.

I am in Ireland, still seeing 750. I dont know where the other screenshot was taken.

NL.


 

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