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« on: March 26, 2013, 10:50 »
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I've had two single image vector sales in the past week with a commission of $0.95.

Anyone know how that happens? Every other single image download gets me $5.70.


EmberMike

« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 10:54 »
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I saw the same thing yesterday. No idea what that's about, though.


« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 11:44 »
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I had one of those on the 20th. I was wondering about that too.

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 13:33 »
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Just had two more singles for $3.00 each.  ???

WarrenPrice

« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 13:35 »
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There does seem to some changes in Single Image Option.  Just had 2 sales for $2.50 each.  Maybe someone of us should contact support?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 16:00 »
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I did not write to support but did ask the question on the SS Forum.  The response was confusing.  I think Dave misunderstood the question.
Mike Price posted to ask the same question.  He had a royalty of 89 cents.


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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 06:48 »
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I had one for .80 cents and there is a thread somewhere where Anthony explains why this happens.

Thing is though that a small OD gets more then a SOD?

I will look for the thread as the day goes along.

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 07:43 »
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I had  Single & Other sales on SS ranging between $1.26 ( lowest) to $16.75(highest)... i mean 1.26 , 2.30 , 2.80, 3.5, 5.75, 16.30 , 16.75 and other strange commissions that i don't remember now.... 

different buyer different offers.  ???

EmberMike

« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 09:15 »
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I still don't get it. What kind of discount takes a Single Image sale price from $19 down to $3? That's over 80% off the original price.

SS is not the kind of company that needs to be offering 80% off for any reason.

« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 13:20 »
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Had another vector sale yesterday for $.95 commission.

I wish I knew where I could get this deal. I'd buy some artwork for $3 each.

« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 13:35 »
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It's death by a thousand cuts.


Hey maybe they have a great new program where a buyer can pay a big upfront 'fee' for a package disciount which then reduces the "price" of every download.  And of course we only get a commission on the "price", not the "fee".   

« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 13:50 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:51 by Audi 5000 »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 13:55 »
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I thought Shutterstock was the shining example of transparency and pricing simplicity, surely this information is easy to find?

I've tried.  Maybe you could find it for us?


Poncke

« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 14:05 »
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http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

There it is, but mind you pricing in the US and Europe are different using local currency plus there are 4 different tiers in royalty. Meaning, there are at least 8 different pay outs possible.

« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 14:10 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:51 by Audi 5000 »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 14:53 »
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I may be a little dense but, I do not see either of those links (Answers) explaining the decline in price of Single or Other Downloads. 

Somehow, I expect they should be more than a simple ODD.

@Ponke ... I think we should be given a better idea of the Sale Price.  Just what is it that we are getting a percentage of?



Poncke

« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 15:16 »
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I may be a little dense but, I do not see either of those links (Answers) explaining the decline in price of Single or Other Downloads. 

Somehow, I expect they should be more than a simple ODD.

@Ponke ... I think we should be given a better idea of the Sale Price.  Just what is it that we are getting a percentage of?
If you click on an image you get the pricing. Its different in the US and the EU and probably Asia as well.
But SS has also said SOD are often negotiated prices up to 400 dollar. Hence the 120 dollar payout.

« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 16:15 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:51 by Audi 5000 »

Poncke

« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 16:38 »
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I may be a little dense but, I do not see either of those links (Answers) explaining the decline in price of Single or Other Downloads. 

Somehow, I expect they should be more than a simple ODD.

@Ponke ... I think we should be given a better idea of the Sale Price.  Just what is it that we are getting a percentage of?
If you click on an image you get the pricing. Its different in the US and the EU and probably Asia as well.
But SS has also said SOD are often negotiated prices up to 400 dollar. Hence the 120 dollar payout.
Is pricing different in different countries or are you making that up?
Why?? No I am not making it up. I see euro pricing for images on shutterstock and others in the US see dollar prices. And I believe in Asia they might have local currency as well in some countries.

« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 16:46 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:50 by Audi 5000 »

Poncke

« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 17:05 »
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I may be a little dense but, I do not see either of those links (Answers) explaining the decline in price of Single or Other Downloads. 

Somehow, I expect they should be more than a simple ODD.

@Ponke ... I think we should be given a better idea of the Sale Price.  Just what is it that we are getting a percentage of?
If you click on an image you get the pricing. Its different in the US and the EU and probably Asia as well.
But SS has also said SOD are often negotiated prices up to 400 dollar. Hence the 120 dollar payout.
Is pricing different in different countries or are you making that up?
Why?? No I am not making it up. I see euro pricing for images on shutterstock and others in the US see dollar prices. And I believe in Asia they might have local currency as well in some countries.
Oh I thought they kept the pricing consistent with a slight difference for currency conversion charges.  I can't find where to view the different prices for each country.
You cant, its based on IP address most likely. I only see EU pricing, someone in the US sees dollars

« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2013, 06:59 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:50 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 09:29 »
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Maybe those low sales are actually ELs? http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/individual-image-licenses-update

Here is an explanation of two of those extended license options, one with and one without a sensitive use option.

A license without a sensitive use option.
For individual images downloaded under these licenses, the contributor will typically receive a royalty of $2 to $15 or more, based on the cost of the license and the contributors earnings tier (20 to 30%).


Assuming that the commission for a single image download is still 30%, a image would have to be sold at just over $3 to bring in a $.95 rate. A normal license single download is priced at $19.

There must be some sort of special offer that was offered by Shutterstock somewhere, it would just be nice to know the details.

I had another $.95 single sale yesterday.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 09:31 »
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Maybe those low sales are actually ELs? http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/individual-image-licenses-update

Here is an explanation of two of those extended license options, one with and one without a sensitive use option.

A license without a sensitive use option.
For individual images downloaded under these licenses, the contributor will typically receive a royalty of $2 to $15 or more, based on the cost of the license and the contributors earnings tier (20 to 30%).




Assuming that the commission for a single image download is still 30%, a image would have to be sold at just over $3 to bring in a $.95 rate. A normal license single download is priced at $19.

There must be some sort of special offer that was offered by Shutterstock somewhere, it would just be nice to know the details.

I had another $.95 single sale yesterday.


Mine are gradually decreasing, as well.  $2.50 seems to be the new norm.   :(


 

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