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Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: Bart on September 15, 2020, 18:14

Title: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: Bart on September 15, 2020, 18:14
Since this #boycottshutterstock iíve Stopped uploading fresh content, had few sub dollar video sales (and deleted those clips immediately from their collection), past few weeks only a few clip sales at SS and a big increase in clip sales at AS! Had 2 sales over $60 ea past 2 days at Adobe! Hope this trend continues!

Anyone else seeing similar trend?

#boycottshutterstock #sstk #shutterstockvideo
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: Besign on September 15, 2020, 21:55
Yes, I havenít uploaded any new contents on SS since their announcement. Somehow, ASís sales has increasing. Hope this to be continued


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Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: alijaber on September 15, 2020, 22:23
Not in my case (Video only):

July: SS 52 sales, AS 4 sales, P5: 3 sales
August: SS: 32 sales, AS: 0 sales, P5: 4 sales
September (till 15th): SS 40 sales (!), AS: 0 sales, P5: 1 sale

P5 was my best earner till mid 2019: (60 - 70%) of my income, after that I had huge drop in sales just after going exclusive there(!!). Going exclusive was a big loss as I lost my videos ranking at SS.
At the end of 2019 I've canceled my exclusive account at P5 and uploaded everything to SS, AS (except editorials) and to a new account at P5, again a huge loss as I lost my videos ranking at P5 this time.
My clips start selling really good at SS, and slowly at P5 and SS, and this year SS has 70% of my income.
I've boycotted SS for 2 weeks after they introduced the new earnings structure, and tried to cancel my account there but the number of sales is very very discouraging at P5 and AS and I really rely on microstock's income to feed my family, sadly I just can't do it for now.
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: PixelsAway on September 16, 2020, 21:39
Last few months in my case:
increased video sales in SS, very poor sales on P5, no sales on AS,
but I don't have too many clips, 700+ .
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: Bart on September 16, 2020, 22:18
By increased sales, you mean quantity or royalties earned?

Last few months in my case:
increased video sales in SS, very poor sales on P5, no sales on AS,
but I don't have too many clips, 700+ .
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: alijaber on September 17, 2020, 04:15
By increased sales, you mean quantity or royalties earned?

Last few months in my case:
increased video sales in SS, very poor sales on P5, no sales on AS,
but I don't have too many clips, 700+ .

RPD for me (SS):
July: 9.5
August: 15.5
September: 17
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: PixelsAway on September 17, 2020, 09:55
By increased sales, you mean quantity or royalties earned?

Last few months in my case:
increased video sales in SS, very poor sales on P5, no sales on AS,
but I don't have too many clips, 700+ .

Both quantity and total earnings. My average RPD from video in SS during June-September was around $18.
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: J_Stock on September 17, 2020, 15:18
I'm not seeing an increase with AS sales.  In fact, my AS sales are slowly declining.

SS, however, seems fairly strong.

Here are my past 20 months for both.  January 2019 - August 2020 (only video):

Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: everest on September 17, 2020, 23:26
I have all my portfolio deactivated at SS but while Adobe is growing, last month not so fast as I would liked, it is P5 that was very good with a new record month both in revenue and sales, specially on my exclusive account. I hope the trend continues......
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: komikmiha on September 18, 2020, 03:18
Few months ago AD was my winner. July and August one sale (2500 vids) while P5 is picking up with 7 sales in August but none in September. I'm a bit disappointed with AD right now.
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: Asthebelltolls on September 18, 2020, 09:19
SS video clip sale for $0.77. Really. Are clips now joining the SS photo mantra....Fill your pockets, boys! They will take anything!
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: DJW Productions on September 22, 2020, 10:22
Good news! I've had 12 sales on SS in the past month. The bad news is 10 of them were for under $1 and the other two were for $5. My one sale on AS has made me more.
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: gnirtS on September 23, 2020, 15:12
I did just get a $100 video sale on SS on a video thats been there literally years, i'd forgotten existed and had never sold before.

Still does'nt make up for the large number of <$1 sales though.
Title: Re: Shutterstock video sales slowing down, Adobe picking up!
Post by: stockmarketer on September 24, 2020, 00:50
For context, I have thousands of videos on both ss and as. Traditionally earn several hundred a month in videos at each site.

SS sales are up and AS are down. For the past several months.  Not what everyone here wants to see, but it's reality.