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« on: February 23, 2009, 12:09 »
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Hi everyone,

Veer Marketplace is now live on Veer.com.  Check it out: 
http://www.veer.com/marketplace

This phase one launch features the first batch of SV contributors to be moved over to Veer.  More SV contributors will be moved over the next couple of months.  And then in spring/summer we'll have the full Marketplace site up and running, so contributors can upload their images directly to Veer.

Let us know what you think and feel free to ask Brian and I any questions.

Aaron

ps.  The announcement of "A Brand New Low" is a tongue and check reference to pricing.  Veer customers are smart design nerds so they love the inside jokes. 


michealo

« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 12:20 »
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sounds very (un) luckyoliver

« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 12:36 »
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So....how do we contribute directly to the site.  The main reason I never contibuted much to Snap Village is because of the painful upload process.  I got so frustrated that I just deleted most of them....


« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 12:39 »
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Hi everyone,

Veer Marketplace is now live on Veer.com.  Check it out:  http://www.veer.com/marketplace

This phase one launch features the first batch of SV contributors to be moved over to Veer.  More SV contributors will be moved over the next couple of months.  And then in spring/summer we'll have the full Marketplace site up and running, so contributors can upload their images directly to Veer.

Let us know what you think and feel free to ask Brian and I any questions.

Aaron

ps.  The announcement of "A Brand New Low" is a tongue and check reference to pricing.  Veer customers are smart design nerds so they love the inside jokes. 


 What if we have not been moved over yet and would like to start uploading right away?


« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 12:43 »
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So do you take every contributor from snapvillage? I am not yet on Veer I just discovered. Will I be there automatically when I am on Snapvillage?

« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 12:47 »
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We'll be accepting direct submissions to Veer Marketplace in spring/summer once the upload tool is launched. 

For now, you can submit your contact details here and then we'll contact you when it's ready to go:

http://submissions.veer.com



 OK, I'll just wait..


helix7

« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 12:55 »
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SV contributors that are not moved over will be welcome to submit to Veer Marketplace after the spring/summer launch.  We'll have more guidance on the site as to our criteria and the Community Content Editors will also be there to provide feedback so everyone has a clear idea of what we're looking for.

Just to clarify, we don't need to do anything in order to be moved over to Veer, correct? Like I don't need to set up an account at Veer... assuming I'm selected to be transferred over, it's all automatic? And I suppose I will just be able to log in at Veer using the same login I used at SnapVillage?



« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 13:04 »
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I have the same questions as helix7 and why do we need to submit our contact details again? You already have them!

Edit:

Oh you answered before I asked!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 13:09 by runamock »

« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 13:22 »
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Will Veer Marketplace be truly open to photographers from around the globe, or will they also limit their contributors to those few countries that are supported by PayPal. I joined SV right in the beginning, but had to delete my images when I realized that SV have no intention of paying contributors in countries not supported by PayPal. I still have an account at SV, but no images. I will be interested to contribute to Veer Marketplace, but only if I can get paid.
 


lisafx

« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2009, 13:45 »
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We'll be accepting direct submissions to Veer Marketplace in spring/summer once the upload tool is launched. 

For now, you can submit your contact details here and then we'll contact you when it's ready to go:

http://submissions.veer.com



I just left my info.  There was no way to sign up just to Veer Marketplace so I submitted my application to Veer. 

I will be interested in submitting to Veer Marketplace when that option is available.  Please keep us posted here :)


« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2009, 14:59 »
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Aaron,

Looks good, however the image search seems to generate thumbnails very slowly.

« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009, 15:17 »
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There is something strange with the questionnaire. I filled it in, but after pressing submit the form is displayed again, but with many more entry fields and questions than before. A bug?

« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2009, 15:21 »
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Hm, much worse: After submitting the questionnaire I received a mail delivery notice from [email protected]:

Delivery to the following recipients failed.
       [email protected]


There is something wrong.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 15:26 by Maui »

« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2009, 15:55 »
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Hm, much worse: After submitting the questionnaire I received a mail delivery notice from [email protected]:

Delivery to the following recipients failed.
       [email protected]


There is something wrong.

I just got the very same thing less than a minute ago.

« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2009, 16:16 »
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So it's on before all accounts are transferred from SV, right? How long it will take to transfer accounts? Shall I wait or apply for account at Veer Marketplace?

grp_photo

« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2009, 16:48 »
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The site is very, very, very slow. I'm not surprised ::).


grp_photo

« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2009, 17:09 »
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If you try to browse through the markteplace via categories it switches back to normal veer as soon as you click the next site. Search also seems only to work for normal veer.


grp_photo

« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2009, 17:28 »
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No it does not in the first place but i noticed the tab for marketplace with the tab it is possible to browse through marketplace. I also noticed the checkbox for marketplace in the search box. Still extremly slow for me will try it tommorow.

« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2009, 17:52 »
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What is the search results order? It seems no matter which subject I search for, especially people related,  I get images from Yuri Arcurs portfolio first:) Does your relevance search go something like this: "show whatever matches from Yuri's porfolio and then everything else"?:-) His stuff is good, no question, but what about the rest of us? I don't think I will be able to sell anything if my images consistently show up on page 25...

gbcimages

« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2009, 18:00 »
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The site works fine for me but it would be nice if you did rotate the images when searching for certain images so everyone at a giving time would have their images
in the front pages :)

« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2009, 21:30 »
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What is the search results order? It seems no matter which subject I search for, especially people related,  I get images from Yuri Arcurs portfolio first:) Does your relevance search go something like this: "show whatever matches from Yuri's porfolio and then everything else"?:-) His stuff is good, no question, but what about the rest of us? I don't think I will be able to sell anything if my images consistently show up on page 25...

Elena -

Good question. And no, we haven't built a "Yuri first" search engine.  ;)

Short answer: it's a work in progress.

Longer answer:  Veer Marketplace search results will be evolving over the coming months - not only as new images are moved from SnapVillage to the Marketplace collection - but also as we hit the full Veer Marketplace launch later this year. There's a lot in play here but a few points: it's a limited set of images right now - Yuri has a pretty big chunk - and a very high percentage of his shots are of people. Some of it also has to do with when batches were loaded. 

Sort order is complicated - and it's only natural that everyone wants to be on page one. But it's hard to please everyone all of the time.
Having said that - we're looking at ways of creating more movement within results to spread the love (and sales) around.

 - Brian


« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2009, 13:07 »
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Will sales at Veer be posted on Snap Village?


« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2009, 16:19 »
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Hi Zeus, until Veer Marketplace is fully launched in spring/summer, sales will be reported and paid to contributors via SnapVillage.

Just to clarify Aaron's answer a bit more:

Phase 1 Veer Marketplace sales and royalties reports will be processed every 30 days. Marketplace sales will not be reported "live" on SnapVillage, but you will receive complete sales reports.  Royalties will be paid directly to the PayPal address associated with your SnapVillage account. The full launch will enable sales and royalty reporting tools directly within Veer Marketplace.

« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2009, 18:11 »
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Will Veer leave our keywords alone? SV used to alter my keywords for the worst, that's one of the reasons I stopped uploading there.

bittersweet

« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009, 19:40 »
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Am I seeing things correctly? That I can add these images to my cart right alongside images from the macro side, and pay for the whole thing by PO like I always have?

« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2009, 21:06 »
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Will Veer leave our keywords alone? SV used to alter my keywords for the worst, that's one of the reasons I stopped uploading there.

Hi FlemishDreams -

On Veer Marketplace submitted keywords will be mapped to the Veer controlled vocabulary. This will give you all kinds of benefits - taking care of synonyms and spelling variants, and include a plethora of walk-ups and lead-ins. Really powerful/cool stuff that we didn't have on SnapVillage. The Veer CV is deep, so it's very likely most all of your submitted keywords should map no problem.

We'll be working to develop some keywording resources to help Marketplace contributors understand and best utilize the CV.  In the end - it's about presenting relevant results to customers, and ensuring that images have good 'findability'  - both important factors in helping to drive sales.     
The new system will be much better suited to achieve those goals.

- Brian

« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2009, 21:09 »
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Am I seeing things correctly? That I can add these images to my cart right alongside images from the macro side, and pay for the whole thing by PO like I always have?

Hi whatalife -

Yup!   :)

 - Brian


bittersweet

« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2009, 00:19 »
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Am I seeing things correctly? That I can add these images to my cart right alongside images from the macro side, and pay for the whole thing by PO like I always have?

Hi whatalife -

Yup!   :)

 - Brian



That totally rocks! THANKS!

« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2009, 09:57 »
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On Veer Marketplace submitted keywords will be mapped to the Veer controlled vocabulary.

CV is the way to go, but as the iStock experience learned, it puts a lot of overhead on the contributors (in terms of disambiguation etc), especially since microstock is a numbers game. I'm curious with what you will come up with!

« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2009, 10:27 »
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I could be wrong here but this looks like the first major agency that has decided to put its micro offerings on a tab right next to everything else. I'm not sure about Jupiter, I never followed them very closely.

« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2009, 10:54 »
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Hm.  Checking on the questionnairre email issue.  Should be resolved soon.

Has this been resolved now? I would hate seeing my input disappear in a black hole again.

« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2009, 11:24 »
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I could be wrong here but this looks like the first major agency that has decided to put its micro offerings on a tab right next to everything else. I'm not sure about Jupiter, I never followed them very closely.

Yes as far as I know, but inmagine is doing the same thing right now with 123 as well..

bittersweet

« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2009, 15:13 »
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I could be wrong here but this looks like the first major agency that has decided to put its micro offerings on a tab right next to everything else. I'm not sure about Jupiter, I never followed them very closely.

Yes, I think it is. The huge difference that I see is that I can use a corporate account and one shopping cart to make purchases seamlessly from the entire collection, micro and macro, with a single PO number, without the clunkiness of having to switch between two payment systems. I don't have to purchase a huge number of credits in advance a la istock corporate and subscriptions. I don't have to make client purchases out of my pocket and then later be reimbursed, a la everyone else.

Sorry to gush.  :D

« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2009, 16:18 »
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I could be wrong here but this looks like the first major agency that has decided to put its micro offerings on a tab right next to everything else. I'm not sure about Jupiter, I never followed them very closely.

Yes, I think it is. The huge difference that I see is that I can use a corporate account and one shopping cart to make purchases seamlessly from the entire collection, micro and macro, with a single PO number, without the clunkiness of having to switch between two payment systems. I don't have to purchase a huge number of credits in advance a la istock corporate and subscriptions. I don't have to make client purchases out of my pocket and then later be reimbursed, a la everyone else.

Sorry to gush.  :D

Well it is big deal, although it can be argued for it's advantages and disadvantages.

greener

« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2009, 16:33 »
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this sounds quite exciting.  I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

bittersweet

« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2009, 18:25 »
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No doubt, Zeus, someone will find something to argue about, but from my perspective as a buyer it is a 100% big fat positive thing. ;)


« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2009, 16:08 »
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Yes, SV images, user names, accounts, etc. will be moved over automatically.

Will we receive an email indicating when our images, account, etc. are moved over?

« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2009, 13:38 »
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Yes, SV images, user names, accounts, etc. will be moved over automatically.

Will we receive an email indicating when our images, account, etc. are moved over?

Hi joslie -

Yup. We'll let you know.
This process is going to take time - so don't fret if you don't hear from us right away.

- Brian

« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2009, 14:25 »
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I already see most of my SV images moved over.

I had stopped submitting to SV due to low sales, however, I am excited about the prospect of Veer Marketplace and will be closely watching their progress and hope to start submitting again. I like the different product offerings on the same site, this could be an interesting development.

« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2009, 15:32 »
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Move me!  Move me!

« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2009, 15:45 »
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Brian, before I get moved to Veer, if I continue to submit to Snapvillage, will my photos be reviewed? What is the current timeframe for the reviews?

Thanks.

Yes, SV images, user names, accounts, etc. will be moved over automatically.

Will we receive an email indicating when our images, account, etc. are moved over?

Hi joslie -

Yup. We'll let you know.
This process is going to take time - so don't fret if you don't hear from us right away.

- Brian

« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2009, 19:51 »
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Brian, before I get moved to Veer, if I continue to submit to Snapvillage, will my photos be reviewed? What is the current timeframe for the reviews?

Thanks.

Yes, SV images, user names, accounts, etc. will be moved over automatically.

Will we receive an email indicating when our images, account, etc. are moved over?

Hi joslie -

Yup. We'll let you know.
This process is going to take time - so don't fret if you don't hear from us right away.

- Brian

Hi Freedom -

Do you mean the review time for images submitted to SnapVillage? 
Or account reviews for transfer to Veer Marketplace?  Not sure if I'm 100% clear on your question, so I'll try to answer both:

Yes, your images will still be reviewed if submitted to SnapVillage now.
Review times on SnapVillage are currently running long (we've seen an uptick in submissions since the Marketplace announcement) - currently about ~8.5 days on average.

SnapVillage portfolio reviews for transfer to Veer Marketplace are fully underway now.
This process will be ongoing - it will likely take some time.

After this intial portfolio review process is complete, we'll then be checking new accounts (those created after mid-February).

Portfolios will be moved in batches over the coming months, this will continue until the full Marketplace launch.
 

Hope this helps.


- Brian

helix7

« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2009, 22:25 »
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No doubt, Zeus, someone will find something to argue about, but from my perspective as a buyer it is a 100% big fat positive thing. ;)

I agree, it's a very positive thing. Right now the company I work for has both a Veer account and an istock corporate account, but the istock account is clunky and lacks some basic record-keeping and PO functionality. You can't even assign internal PO numbers or job numbers to a single istock image purchase, just to a credit purchase (which is pretty much useless). But this combined Veer offering looks like it might be the ideal solution. Just need to wait until the marketplace is populated with enough images.



« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2009, 22:35 »
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Thank you very much, Brian, for your timely response.

My question was referring to the review time for images submitted to SnapVillage. The second part of your response is also very much appreciated.

« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2009, 12:08 »
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Hi, if I understand it well, Veer is about to start. Ok, I applied to join few weeks ago, but recieved no response yet... Is it normal? Thanks

« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2009, 20:50 »
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Hi, if I understand it well, Veer is about to start. Ok, I applied to join few weeks ago, but recieved no response yet... Is it normal? Thanks

Hi Fyletto -

If you completed the Product Submission Questionnaire on Veer.com, it can sometimes take us a little while to get back to you.
I'll check for yours and respond to you directly ASAP.

Thanks,

- Brian

« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2009, 00:56 »
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I'm looking forward to when it is possible to upload through Veer.

« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2009, 04:08 »
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Veer Marketplace will be global.  Absolutely, we'll have other payment options in addition to PayPal to make it work for everyone.

Will Moneybookers be live on Veer?


[email protected]

« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2009, 12:15 »
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EDITED: never mind!
« Last Edit: May 01, 2009, 12:53 by [email protected] »

« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2009, 12:54 »
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Aaron, after reading this thread, I've registered on Veer's site to become a future contributor, once the site is ready to go of course, will Veer let me know when I can start uploading photos for approval to the site?

Yes - we'll be sure to make it loud and clear to everyone.
Actually, check back here or on the Marketplace Group on Veer Ideas a bit later today - we'll be posting some updates relating to that very question.  ;)

« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2009, 13:35 »
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What about FTP? That was the only reason why I quit submitting to SV

« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2009, 13:46 »
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Every time I read this subject I want to check if it's ALIVE for me. NOPE, my photos aren't there yet.

« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2009, 13:58 »
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What about FTP? That was the only reason why I quit submitting to SV

Yes - Veer Marketplace will support FTP.

« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2009, 19:33 »
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I'm looking forward to when it is possible to upload through Veer.


Hi Leaf -

June 8th is the official date!  :)

For more info see:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/veer-marketplace/veer-marketplace-opens-to-contributors-on-june-8th/
http://ideas.veer.com/group/marketplace/discussions/84

Be sure to check out the Veer Submissions page for info on royalties and other details:
http://submissions.veer.com/


 - Brian

« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2009, 20:49 »
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Royalty structure:


 

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