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Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: dirkr on September 18, 2014, 02:10

Title: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: dirkr on September 18, 2014, 02:10
Three days ago I posted the current on-demand prices as seen on the Shutterstock website in this  (http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/how-does-the-new-istock-stack-up-against-shutterstock/msg393926/#msg393926)thread.

They were:

All sizes and vectors:
5 for 39 (7.80 per image) or 25 for 179 (7.16 per image)
and:
Small and medium JPEGs:
12 for 39 (3.25 per image) or 60 for 179 (2,98 per image)


Today I see on the same part of the Shutterstock website:

All sizes and vectors:
5 for 43 (8.60 per image) or 25 for 199 (7.96 per image)
and:
Small and medium JPEGs:
12 for 43 (3.58 per image) or 60 for 199 (3.32 per image)

The only difference: The first one three days ago was from my computer at home, now I am at my workplace. It's a different ISP (I am not sure if they are sitting in Germany, so it may look to the Shutterstock site that I am located elsewhere - at home the German version of the website is automatically loaded, here the English version; but at both places Euro prices are shown).

Any idea?
Has there really been a price increase or does Shutterstock show different prices for different countries?

Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: Valo on September 18, 2014, 03:56
If they increase pricing and not our royalties, they are getting into the same category as Getty / Istock, as it literally means a decrease in royalties. Instead of a raise, they go the opposite direction.
Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: BaldricksTrousers on September 18, 2014, 04:19
You have to have been around for a long time to remember the last iStock commission increases, but back then they always tested the new pricing levels for two or three months to make sure they weren't losing customers before they adjusted the commission rates.
That was before they were a publicly quoted company, of course.
Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: leaf on September 18, 2014, 04:36
If they increase pricing and not our royalties, they are getting into the same category as Getty / Istock, as it literally means a decrease in royalties. Instead of a raise, they go the opposite direction.

Maybe they are testing prices and will then give a raise.... hoping
Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: MxR on September 18, 2014, 06:17
I dont see nothing new in my pc...
Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: dirkr on September 18, 2014, 06:42
Just for the record, I made (and attached) a screenshot or what I see right now.
Will look again tonight from my computer at home if it looks different or the same.
Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: dirkr on September 18, 2014, 13:01
Now back home I see the old prices.
So either they have in general different prices up for different users / locations or what I saw at work today is one of their tests...

Title: Re: Price increase on Shutterstock?
Post by: gbalex on September 18, 2014, 15:21
The should have raised prices long ago. Let hope they actually do.