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« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2012, 00:51 »
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I got today an single & other download for $15. I am OPT OUT at Sensitive Use license. So what type of license is this????



rubyroo

« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2012, 06:34 »
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Thanks Scott.  Good to hear from you :)

For the record, if you want to send me through some unexplained but high sales, I'll take them all without complaint.   ;D

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« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2012, 06:36 »
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Hello All,

These licenses are sometimes part of custom or volume licenses that do not include a sensitive use option. We apologize for any confusion.  Were putting together a more detailed explanation of the different license types which we will communicate on our blog next week.

Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
Great we all will be looking forward to this thank you for chiming in on this.

« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2012, 12:13 »
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anyone knows about the new $3.45 instead of the old $5.7 We/I used to get for the "Single & Other Downloads"?

« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2012, 13:29 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!
I had five $18 sales this week, much to my surprise  - very nice!   ;D  It is particularly reassuring at a time when my sales on FT continue their downward spiral.

Congrats!!! And Amen to the FT comment :-\

lisafx

« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2012, 17:46 »
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Hello All,

These licenses are sometimes part of custom or volume licenses that do not include a sensitive use option. We apologize for any confusion.  Were putting together a more detailed explanation of the different license types which we will communicate on our blog next week.

Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock

Thanks for posting Scott.  As you can see, we've all been  very curious!  Nice to get those $18 sales, and good to have it confirmed they are not for sensitive uses :) 

Looking forward to more details in the blog. 

« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2012, 09:12 »
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I felt a bit left out - I'd had the $5.70 sales, but not the higher ones. Today I had one of the $18 commissions. I'll be interested to see the rundown of what the licenses are that go with these (hoping that it's not a substitute for the $28 EL).

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« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2012, 16:39 »
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I felt a bit left out - I'd had the $5.70 sales, but not the higher ones. Today I had one of the $18 commissions. I'll be interested to see the rundown of what the licenses are that go with these (hoping that it's not a substitute for the $28 EL).
No the $28 EL is still there.

Some of  these are going as high as $99 right now.

Also if you all remember right what it is called! It is not called a Single On Demand it is called "Single and Other downloads" so it is the Otherthat is being sold.


« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2012, 15:30 »
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PRobably a good idea to tell them. They might not be aware that some browsers aren't reading the page properly.


Brilliant, Firefox bugs alone would leave roughly 36% of  SS users out in the cold.

Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer are the most popular browsers today.

2012    IExplorer    Firefox    Chrome    Safari    Opera
April            18.3 %    35.8 %    38.3 %    4.5 %    2.3 %
March    18.9 %    36.3 %    37.3 %    4.4 %    2.3 %
February    19.5 %    36.6 %    36.3 %    4.5 %    2.3 %
January    20.1 %    37.1 %    35.3 %    4.3 %    2.4 %

http://www.w3schools.com/

Have any of you checked the long list of cookies SS is using these days. They could be serving different package options and or content to each buyer.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 15:47 by gbalex »

« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2012, 15:32 »
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Color me confused but I was under the impression that it would be a complete breakdown of what the commission is based on what they're being used for because I don't see how that answers what we've been asking.  It's a bit vague to me.  Sorry.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2012, 15:54 »
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Color me confused but I was under the impression that it would be a complete breakdown of what the commission is based on what they're being used for because I don't see how that answers what we've been asking.  It's a bit vague to me.  Sorry.

I did get that the "extraordinary" commissions are reserved for those who opted in to "sensitive use" category -- specifically, the $75-$90 (and more) commissions.

I think that answered my question even tho I would like to see more detail.  Color me satisfied.   :P

« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2012, 17:03 »
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Thanks Scott, but that doesnt cut it for me at all!
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%).

A license with a sensitive use option.
These licenses typically result in a royalty of up to $75 to $90 or more, also based on the cost of the license and contributors earnings tier. You must be opted into sensitive uses (an option found on your contributor account page) for your images to be available for this type of license. Receiving one of these royalties does not indicate that your image was or will be used in a sensitive manner. In fact, we expect that the vast majority of these licenses will not result in a sensitive use.

Both of these licenses can increase your earnings potential at a higher-than-typical royalty amount. We are very excited to bring more of these sales opportunities to you.

What determines the prices of these licenses? Are the license terms different (i.e are they 'extra enhanced') through the different amounts customers are paying for them?
For example: i received $2.80 for an 'other', not OD download yesterday. I suppose this is a single image download at a pretty big discount (seeing i normally get between $5-8 for those)? If i receive an $18 for an 'other' download, is this still a single image download (at a heavy inflated price  ???), or is this a sort of enhanced download, and what extra uses are permitted then? And if i get $75-90 is it a single image download with as extra 'sensitive use'? (although this doesnt make sense because also people who are opted out get those amounts) .
A little transparency goes a long way, and quite frankly i think we're entitled to know how and under what license terms or images are sold.

« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2012, 17:05 »
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A little transparency goes a long way, and quite frankly i think we're entitled to know how and under what license terms or images are sold.

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« Reply #65 on: May 26, 2012, 07:27 »
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Thanks Scott, but that doesnt cut it for me at all!
What determines the prices of these licenses?

To clarify, these licenses are part of individually negotiated sales to high-volume buyers. Pricing may be based on the volume of images being requested, the nature of the anticipated use (for example, advertising vs. editorial publishing), the level of commitment from the buyer, the need for multi-user accounts, and such things as special billing and workflow features. In addition, we have already noted the option for sensitive use.

We dont publish the details of any one sale, but we hope this provides general insight into some of the factors that are considered in custom pricing. 

Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock

« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2012, 10:18 »
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Thanks Scott, but that doesnt cut it for me at all!
What determines the prices of these licenses?

To clarify, these licenses are part of individually negotiated sales to high-volume buyers. Pricing may be based on the volume of images being requested, the nature of the anticipated use (for example, advertising vs. editorial publishing), the level of commitment from the buyer, the need for multi-user accounts, and such things as special billing and workflow features. In addition, we have already noted the option for sensitive use.

We dont publish the details of any one sale, but we hope this provides general insight into some of the factors that are considered in custom pricing.  

Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock

I am sure we are getting the 20%-30% SS have announced before, that is certainly the more important!

thanks for showing up here, we appreciate it!


« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2012, 10:23 »
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Thanks, Scott! 

I'm fine with this arrangement.  It's no different than Alamy's RF negotiated sales where we don't learn all the details.

« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2012, 18:02 »
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Thanks Scott, but that doesnt cut it for me at all!
What determines the prices of these licenses?

To clarify, these licenses are part of individually negotiated sales to high-volume buyers. Pricing may be based on the volume of images being requested, the nature of the anticipated use (for example, advertising vs. editorial publishing), the level of commitment from the buyer, the need for multi-user accounts, and such things as special billing and workflow features. In addition, we have already noted the option for sensitive use.

We dont publish the details of any one sale, but we hope this provides general insight into some of the factors that are considered in custom pricing. 

Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
Thanks for the additional info Scott, as much as i'd love to have all the details, this already tells us a lot more... i'm reassured ;)

« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2012, 20:09 »
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I guess I'm in the minority, but I'm not happy that I can't read the license terms under which an image of mine was sold. I'm sure you're not giving away the store for a small amount of money, but I have no way of knowing what rights you're negotiating for those fees.

Depending on the terms granted, those royalties could be fine or totally and utterly unacceptable. Telling me I can't know anything but the money I received is just not OK

I think you need to go back to the drawing board and come up with at a minimum a list of the basic terms and options you offer with these deals and the royalties that go with them.

If you won't provide any information on what you're doing, then I want an opt out for those (not just for sensitive uses). I can't believe that an agency that has been reasonably transparent and straightforward for so long would be trying to pull this "you can't know anything but the money you receive" stunt.


 

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