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« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2021, 15:04 »
+1
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

Really??? Just in case Shutterstock change their way back to the way it was... That is milk coming out my nose funny.


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« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2021, 17:41 »
+1
If you still had content on SS then you would be making more money than you are currently... even if only one dollar more. Do you have any evidence to dispute that?

Another thing is that P5 sell for same price same clip if available somewhere else. Which means 1$.

They do do that for some site, but not SS. And even if they did, it would be $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... not $1. Kind of makes it hard to trust what you're saying when you don't even know the pricing minimums that P5 use.

Pond5 has a system in place where if a client sees the same identical clip for a lower price elsewhere, P5 will equalize that price. Meaning if you have clips on both SS and P5, and someone sees that on P5 they can ask for the same pricing which is a massive discount.

So a clip worth 35 bucks on P5 suddently becomes worth $1. There was a lot said on this topic already btw.

However that also means that you're throwing random accusations without having any solid information which makes it hard to trust you  :D  but hey if you like selling for peanuts and bringing peanuts to the table, I can't stop you mate, but I can only wish you well.

Here's the solid information that I apparently don't have...

https://help.pond5.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029928151

You'll see it states that the price guarantee won't apply to any prices under their minimum of $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... which is what I said.

« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2021, 18:49 »
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If you still had content on SS then you would be making more money than you are currently... even if only one dollar more. Do you have any evidence to dispute that?

Another thing is that P5 sell for same price same clip if available somewhere else. Which means 1$.

They do do that for some site, but not SS. And even if they did, it would be $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... not $1. Kind of makes it hard to trust what you're saying when you don't even know the pricing minimums that P5 use.

Pond5 has a system in place where if a client sees the same identical clip for a lower price elsewhere, P5 will equalize that price. Meaning if you have clips on both SS and P5, and someone sees that on P5 they can ask for the same pricing which is a massive discount.

So a clip worth 35 bucks on P5 suddently becomes worth $1. There was a lot said on this topic already btw.

However that also means that you're throwing random accusations without having any solid information which makes it hard to trust you  :D  but hey if you like selling for peanuts and bringing peanuts to the table, I can't stop you mate, but I can only wish you well.

Here's the solid information that I apparently don't have...

https://help.pond5.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029928151

You'll see it states that the price guarantee won't apply to any prices under their minimum of $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... which is what I said.

yes because "match price" only applies to "standard sales"...no subscription or any special deal...pond5 has already its own subscription called membership,so it does make sense...

« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2021, 09:18 »
+4
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2021, 11:32 »
+1
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.


« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2021, 12:09 »
+4
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

You should remember this quote

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodilehoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill, Reader's Digest, December 1954.

Seriously do you think SS will ever change the system back?

I think thats why you keep making these announcements on their forum in the vain hope SS will actually say "whoa BLVDone has deleted their portfolio! Quick we better pay more!"

Buddy they aren't listening to you or any contributor the system they have now will never change back.

Your only choice is either take the hit or remove your portfolio.

There's plenty of idiots out there willing to take 10 cents or 1 cent to keep uploading their stuff.


« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2021, 07:02 »
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H2O

« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2021, 08:01 »
+1
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

I have done exactly the same thing, except I sell only Vectors and Photo's and sales have gone up on Adobe Stock.

SS sales are not only down, but of course so is the commission, last month was the first time in nine years that I didn't receive a payout.


Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2021, 12:14 »
0
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

You should remember this quote

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodilehoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill, Reader's Digest, December 1954.

Seriously do you think SS will ever change the system back?

I think thats why you keep making these announcements on their forum in the vain hope SS will actually say "whoa BLVDone has deleted their portfolio! Quick we better pay more!"

Buddy they aren't listening to you or any contributor the system they have now will never change back.

Your only choice is either take the hit or remove your portfolio.

There's plenty of idiots out there willing to take 10 cents or 1 cent to keep uploading their stuff.

So many good points, all in a row! + + + + + + of them.

Right, writing on the SS forum that they don't read, or someone else writing to management and wondering why he gets no reply? Really, did someone actually expect the CFO to answer an email?

In Case They Change?  ::)



There have been petitions, coalitions, protests, removals, complaints, forum icons there no 10c, never ending crying... and this one person thinks if he disables his portfolio, maybe SS will change?




 

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