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« on: October 01, 2010, 04:45 »
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Hi All -

Some updates to share - top of which is that our editing team has completed the Dash for Cash backlog, and remaining bonus payments have now been posted to stats pages (remember to choose the table view for detail).  We are now working through the post-Dash for Cash backlog, and expect to return to normal service times (1 week) in November.

I've posted the full version of this update on our Ideas section here:
http://ideas.veer.com/group/marketplace/discussions/158

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The redesigned Veer.com released in mid-July and is off to an excellent start. Both brand new and long-time customers love the simplified site, the industry leading payment flexibility and the single search grid with easy to use filters. Were welcoming lots of new customers who are excited about what Veer is about and the great choice of content across the full royalty-free price spectrum.

A reminder of what Veer offers contributors:

A simple royalty structure with the same rates applied to all contributors. We pay any contributor up to 40% on any sale. See full details here:http://ideas.veer.com/group/marketplace/discussions/150

Easy and quick upload features, including batch functionality. No categories to mess with.

Connection to the Veer community of creatives. Unique people, fun stuff, and tools to connect on Veer Ideas.

Marketing support from Veers award-winning creative team, with interesting and innovative campaigns driving more and more buyers to Veer.

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Latest Veer Marketing Activities:

With a simplified and unified site in place, our marketing efforts are now in full swing with more campaigns scheduled this throughout the Fall. Youve likely seen Veer ad banners showing off our slogan and vision Veer makes it easier to be creative while browsing tech, creative, and design sites like Design Taxi, Digital Arts, and Creativity. Weve heard from many contributors who are starting to see the increased customer activity reflect in a ramp up in royalties.

In addition to more traditional email and web marketing, weve fostered unique partnerships with important community partners like Behance with whom we share a common creative spirit and a deep connection to the design world. Check out the posts of the Behance teams Inspiration Series: http://www.behance.com/teamblog?topic=34

The Veer Summer Activity Book for Creatives is an annual tradition we get great response from designers and agencies that actually look forward to this direct mail piece. Congrats again to the members of our community whose content was included! If you havent seen the online version (  http://www.veer.com/ideas/activitybook/online/index.html#spread=0&page=0&kick=yes )   fully interactive puzzles and games on web browsers (or designed to be super awesome on an iPad) its pretty neat.

Veer has also joined your grandma and your mom were up on that Facebook thing. If you havent seen our spot yet check us out for updates and maybe even click that like button to become a fan: http://www.facebook.com/VeerIdeas


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Site development in the works for an upcoming release:

Improvements to the contributor upload interface and statistics/royalty display.
- Clear indication of lifetime earnings vs unpaid balance
- More logical timeframe choice (no more weeks!)
- Tweaks to the upload interface to make it even better

Ongoing refinements and iterative improvements across critical customer facing areas of the site

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We are grateful to all of our existing contributors for your support. After carving out a very successful place in the industry as a macrostock player since 2002, Veers move into the microstock segment is past the point of simply taking shape. We see that it is starting to resonate with both buyers and contributors. Its been amazing, and there is more good stuff to come. We hope that you are seeing that were headed in a great direction.


If you have questions or comments, please contact us at contributorhelp@veer.com

Follow us on twitter:
@VeerContributor(artist focused news, tips and updates)
@VeerUpdate(general Veer news)


Thanks,

- Brian
 
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 05:08 by Brian O'Shea »


« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 04:49 »
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hi brian,

I had some approved eps vector appears as small thumbnails.. there are quite a few of it. any other vector contributors had same problems?


i had received dash for cash bonus too.. hope veer is getting more sales!

« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 04:54 »
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brian, thanks for the update and your presence here is MSG.

hoping sales will increase

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 05:00 »
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brian, thanks for the update and your presence here is MSG.

hoping sales will increase

+1

Thanks for the news and answering questions here.  I'm looking forward to the fall :)

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 05:03 »
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Thank you Brian  :)

It sounds as though you've all been very busy!  I'm glad to hear the new 'mix' is going down well with buyers, and it's good to know that those statistic tweaks are on the horizon.

As qwerty said - thanks for being a regular participant in this forum.  It makes such a positive difference when an agency fully participates here.  Great stuff.

Now just push all my pictures to the front of the search results and I'll be very happy  :D

« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 05:11 »
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hi brian,

I had some approved eps vector appears as small thumbnails.. there are quite a few of it. any other vector contributors had same problems?


i had received dash for cash bonus too.. hope veer is getting more sales!

Hi mtkang -

This issue crops up on some batches from time to time. Best to email Ryan at contributorhelp@veer.com and he can take a look.

Alternatively - you can supply your own JPEG previews by using the web uploader and uploading a .JPG version with the same filename as the .EPS version. (ie: mysweetvector1.eps, mysweetvector1.jpg).

Thanks,

 - Brian

« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 05:13 »
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brian, thanks for the update and your presence here is MSG.

hoping sales will increase

+1

Thanks for the news and answering questions here.  I'm looking forward to the fall :)

Thanks qwerty. Thanks Leaf. ;)
Me too - I love Fall! Sunsets here in Seattle during October are usually pretty amazing.

« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 05:36 »
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Brian

Thanks for keeping us informed . . . . . . .
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 05:42 by etienjones »

« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 07:13 »
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It has been a gloomy year with some of the sites and I hope Veer can keep up its promising performance and become one of the big microstock sites.

« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 07:19 »
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Thank you for the update, appreciate your presence.

« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 07:53 »
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Thanks Brian for the update.
I have seen a definite increase in sales the last couple of months!
Keep up the great work you guys are doing!!
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 08:05 by Sandralise »

« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 14:20 »
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Thanks for the update! Veer has been doing very well for me this year and I hope the company continues to grow and sales increase.

« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 14:43 »
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I like Veer and their support... We have to  give them "Fair trade for contributors" medal....

« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010, 15:11 »
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"A simple royalty structure with the same rates applied to all contributors. We pay any contributor up to 40% on any sale. See full details here:http://ideas.veer.com/group/marketplace/discussions/150"

- and as low as 25%...(and even 23% for credit card sales)

I would rather like to know what is the average royalty given by Veer?

helix7

« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010, 15:25 »
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Sales aren't high-volume for me, but I'm averaging $7 earned per sale so I'm certainly not complaining. :)

And the volume is beginning to increase. Slowly, but it's moving.

« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 17:30 »
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My dash for cash earnings were added to my earnings as well...thanks Veer!  Veer is my #3 earner now ahead of Dreamstime.

« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2010, 18:01 »
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Brian, is it possible to
- not include submission bonus in royalty stats? It makes this graph absolutely unusable
- have any way to get sale statistics based on normal time periods (days/months), not weeks?

« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2010, 17:27 »
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Hello Brian,

I appreciate your updates and your optimism.  I do hope it starts happening for Veer because I have seen little in the results department thus far.  Other than the dash for cash earnings, I have sold 4 pictures since signing on four months ago.  With the same images that Shutterstock sells almost 400 times per month, you can see why I might wonder if Veer has a pulse.  Even Direct Stock has sold 44 images in that time.  You have my images.  I know they're good.  I hope you find the customers.

Aloha,

Toms

« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 18:36 »
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Brian, is it possible to
- not include submission bonus in royalty stats? It makes this graph absolutely unusable
- have any way to get sale statistics based on normal time periods (days/months), not weeks?

We do have some changes in the works for the Statistics page, from Brian's post above:

Site development in the works for an upcoming release:

Improvements to the contributor upload interface and statistics/royalty display.
- Clear indication of lifetime earnings vs unpaid balance
- More logical timeframe choice (no more weeks!)
- Tweaks to the upload interface to make it even better

« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2010, 19:42 »
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Brian, is it possible to
- not include submission bonus in royalty stats? It makes this graph absolutely unusable
- have any way to get sale statistics based on normal time periods (days/months), not weeks?

We do have some changes in the works for the Statistics page, from Brian's post above:

Site development in the works for an upcoming release:

Improvements to the contributor upload interface and statistics/royalty display.
- Clear indication of lifetime earnings vs unpaid balance
- More logical timeframe choice (no more weeks!)
- Tweaks to the upload interface to make it even better

Yep, I missed this.
So second concern is going to be addressed. I hope the first one will get there too - with big bonus showing as a single purchase I have very little hope to see anything on the royalty graph anytime soon (regular purchases will be lower than monitor resolution :) )


 

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