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« on: July 29, 2009, 20:15 »
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Hi All -

As you've seen  - Veer Marketplace has now launched to customers!  Whoo-hoo!

We're still ironing out a few bugs (most will be fixed very soon) - but it's high time we took a moment and gave you a rundown of the changes.

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> Here's a summary of what's new in this release: <
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- The tens of thousands of awesome images that contributors like you have uploaded over the last month. Buyers can now search and license your images, and newly approved content will be added to the site daily.
 
- Credit-based pricing and payment, available in pay-as-you-go credit packs or through subscriptions.

-  Images will be highlighted more prominently in veer.com search results with a new dual search pane that puts microstock next to traditional rights-managed and royalty-free images.  I think this is a really big deal - gets your content in front of more eyes - and shows off the great quality of your content in a new way.

- An improved search experience will help customers filter search results by price with four tiers: Way Cheap (from $1), Cheap ($9-$100), Spendy ($49-$350), and Worth It ($49-$655).  

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> There are also some important contributor changes to highlight: <
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- More control over how your name, company name, or brand name is represented: You can now add an "alias" on your Ideas member page, which will also appear on all image detail pages.  
You can also add a "company name" - if you don't pick an alias this will appear on image detail pages and underneath your full name on your Member page.

- Basic metrics on approved files tab:
On the "Approved" tab on your Dashboard, you'll now see metrics for the number of downloads and views, as well as total royalty earned for each file. A complete royalty and statistics panel is in the works, but coming in an upcoming release.

- Illustration setting for JPEG files:
You'll notice a new set of radio buttons in the metadata section in the Prepare and Submit tab on the Workspace page.  You dont need to change anything for photos, but selecting "Illustration" for JPEG-based, non-photo illustrations helps ensure search filters include your files in illustration searches. EPS vectors are automatically marked as illustrations, so no changes are necessary for those files.

- Age range and ethnicity drop-downs on model releases:  
If you choose to use the model release dropdowns for age range and ethnicity, the appropriate keywords will automatically be added to those images. Works anytime you use that release in the future - saves time and makes sure your people shots will be included when customers use the "people" search filters.

- Integration with Payoneer sign-up process: I can't wait to show you the Veer Marketplace branded prepaid debit-Mastercard - it looks great!  Cards will be on their way in late August, early September --- just in time for those first royalty payouts on September 15th.

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*** Important Note ****
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In order to offer your images to customers and get royalties headed your way - your Veer Marketplace registration must be complete.

This means that some of you still need to take one or more of the following steps before your images are searchable:


 - If you were transferred from SnapVillage and haven't yet logged into your Veer Marketplace account please do so ASAP - you need to accept the Veer Markeplace agreement and the transfer of your files from SnapVillage. Just log-in and you'll be redirected through this process.

- Complete your withholding tax registration - click the "provide more informatiion" link in the text at the top of your Workspace, or go to:  
https://marketplace.veer.com/account/continuesignup   after you've logged in.

- If you have signed-up to use Payoneer - you need to complete the Payoneer card application.
After signing in go to - https://marketplace.veer.com/account/contributoredit and click "sign-up" next to the Payoneer option. This will pass you into the Payoneer card application process.  This can take up to 72 hours to process - visit that URL again and click the "status" link to see where your application is at.

Once these steps are taken, your approved files will appear on the site within 24 hours.

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> More ways to stay in touch: <
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Check our discussion forum on Veer Ideas and tell us what you think.
 http://ideas.veer.com/group/marketplace/discussions/107

We're on Twitter now too - follow the latest updates @veermarketplace
http://twitter.com/veermarketplace

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Now we're really up and running!

More to come....


- Brian
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 20:17 by Brian O'Shea »


bittersweet

« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 20:46 »
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- Illustration setting for JPEG files:
You'll notice a new set of radio buttons in the metadata section in the Prepare and Submit tab on the Workspace page.  You dont need to change anything for photos, but selecting "Illustration" for JPEG-based, non-photo illustrations helps ensure search filters include your files in illustration searches. EPS vectors are automatically marked as illustrations, so no changes are necessary for those files.

Hey Brian,
What about the raster illustrations that were approved prior to this new feature? Is there some way for us to change them to illustrations, since they are appearing in the photo search now, and not the illustration search? (And what about the ones that I forget to change in the future?) :)

« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 20:52 »
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I already have a Payoneer Card that I use with two other stock sites. Can that card be linked to Veer? Thanks for clarifying!

« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 00:50 »
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- An improved search experience will help customers filter search results by price with four tiers: Way Cheap (from $1), Cheap ($9-$100), Spendy ($49-$350), and Worth It ($49-$655).  
- Brian
Could have thought of better titles for the price bands, like Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum, as a buyer might be thinking 'you only get what you pay for', and not want to be labed as a 'Way Cheap Buyer'.

Just a thought  ::)

David  ;)

« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 02:04 »
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I already have a Payoneer Card that I use with two other stock sites. Can that card be linked to Veer? Thanks for clarifying!


Start settings like for a new Payoneer card, then on the next step you will see in the right upper corner this link " If you already own a prepaid MasterCard card from Payoneer,Click Here!"...

Regards

« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 06:42 »
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I've sent an email to support but will mention it here.
The search isn't using all the IPTC data that was entered for each photo in Photoshop.

« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 08:57 »
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- An improved search experience will help customers filter search results by price with four tiers: Way Cheap (from $1), Cheap ($9-$100), Spendy ($49-$350), and Worth It ($49-$655).  
- Brian
Could have thought of better titles for the price bands, like Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum, as a buyer might be thinking 'you only get what you pay for', and not want to be labed as a 'Way Cheap Buyer'.

Just a thought  ::)

David  ;)

Very good point I think. It doesn't even need names. It can just be like: $1 to $20, or $20 to $100 etc.

« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 09:38 »
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I already have a Payoneer Card that I use with two other stock sites. Can that card be linked to Veer? Thanks for clarifying!


Start settings like for a new Payoneer card, then on the next step you will see in the right upper corner this link " If you already own a prepaid MasterCard card from Payoneer,Click Here!"...

Regards

Thanks, I'll try that.

« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 12:36 »
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Congratulations Brian!  Really excited about this new sales outlet :D

Where do we look to see if we have had sales?

« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009, 13:26 »
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- An improved search experience will help customers filter search results by price with four tiers: Way Cheap (from $1), Cheap ($9-$100), Spendy ($49-$350), and Worth It ($49-$655).  
- Brian
Could have thought of better titles for the price bands, like Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum, as a buyer might be thinking 'you only get what you pay for', and not want to be labed as a 'Way Cheap Buyer'.

Just a thought  ::)

David  ;)

Hi David -

Thanks for the feedback. I'll pass this on.

- Brian

« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 13:47 »
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Where do we look to see if we have had sales?

Ahem...

« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 13:49 »
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I have almost 600 images with Veer and I can't see any details about sales or other statistics.

Mind that the site is live now. I'm disappointed.

« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 14:56 »
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I have almost 600 images with Veer and I can't see any details about sales or other statistics.

Mind that the site is live now. I'm disappointed.

Me too, and for some reason can't get an answer on that ???

« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 14:59 »
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Where do we look to see if we have had sales?

Ahem...

Hi All -

I've answered this question in a few places now, but I'll give it another go and be more detailed this time. ;)

Right now - the only place to check is the basic stats on the Approved tab of your dashboard.
Basic key metrics for individual files are shown inline beneath SKU and file info -

"Purchased" = cumulative total # of downloads
"Viewed" = cumulative total # of times users have opened product detail page (we're working to remove your visits from this)
"Earned" = cumulative total $$ earned from this file.

The aggregate stats/reporting panel is in the works for an upcoming release.
Until that is launched, you'll need to scan through the Approved tab to check for sales.


Hope that helps.

- Brian

« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 15:36 »
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...
I've answered this question in a few places now, but I'll give it another go and be more detailed this time. ;)

Right now - the only place to check is the basic stats on the Approved tab of your dashboard.
Basic key metrics for individual files are shown inline beneath SKU and file info -

"Purchased" = cumulative total # of downloads
"Viewed" = cumulative total # of times users have opened product detail page (we're working to remove your visits from this)
"Earned" = cumulative total $$ earned from this file.

The aggregate stats/reporting panel is in the works for an upcoming release.
Until that is launched, you'll need to scan through the Approved tab to check for sales.


Hope that helps.

- Brian

Brian,

I understand that the site consists out of more than just the sales info page but it is quite an important feature to have once a site launches.

I knew that I can see the individual sale of each image in my approved section but I have 30 pages to go through in order to scroll my eyes bloody to find a sale or maybe not.

There isn't even a feature to sort the images by sales. That would massively help but it's not available...

I guess you have other issues to fix sooner before contributors get a royalty overview but again I'm a bit disappointed that it hasn't been implement from the start.

Maybe you could give us a vague idea of when this update may be ready...???

« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 16:19 »
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Like everyone I would like to have a stats page soon but the most important to me is that my photos are available for sale now. I prefer that instead of Veer waiting another month to complete the contributor side before launching. I'm curious so see my sales and numbers but I don't really care as long as they are selling. I won't reach a payout in july anyway :P

« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 16:22 »
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I agree with click_click,

Some timing info would be good. And If you could implement a sort by sales feature soon it would be very helpful until the release.

And You should also redirect buyers to our ports when they click on our names. This is as important as the stats page. Veer is the only site that doesn't have this feature.

KB

« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 16:36 »
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Like everyone I would like to have a stats page soon but the most important to me is that my photos are available for sale now. I prefer that instead of Veer waiting another month to complete the contributor side before launching. I'm curious so see my sales and numbers but I don't really care as long as they are selling. I won't reach a payout in july anyway :P
I agree 100%. Sure it'd be great if everything on the contributor side was ready, but I'd rather have my images for sale ASAP.

Speaking of which ... I'm one of those whose portfolio disappeared, but unfortunately mine remains MIA.  :( So I'd rather they work on that before anything else.  :P

bittersweet

« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 21:31 »
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- Illustration setting for JPEG files:
You'll notice a new set of radio buttons in the metadata section in the Prepare and Submit tab on the Workspace page.  You dont need to change anything for photos, but selecting "Illustration" for JPEG-based, non-photo illustrations helps ensure search filters include your files in illustration searches. EPS vectors are automatically marked as illustrations, so no changes are necessary for those files.

Hey Brian,
What about the raster illustrations that were approved prior to this new feature? Is there some way for us to change them to illustrations, since they are appearing in the photo search now, and not the illustration search? (And what about the ones that I forget to change in the future?) :)

Brian,
I think my question got buried. How can I change my raster illustrations to be tagged as illustrations instead of photos? I uploaded some prior to the addition of the radio buttons.

thanks!

« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 11:51 »
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Thanks for the response Brian.  I sure missed it if it was explained elsewhere.

Have to agree with Click & Cidepix - I hope a stats page is forthcoming soon.  Also that people be able to find our ports by clicking our names.  At a minimum it would be helpful to see a running total of what we have earned.

Guess this is my first time being in on a new site from the ground floor.  All the other sites I have joined were already well established by the time I came along.  

Take it as a compliment that we all have such high expectations for Veer that we joined early and expect to be getting sales :)


 

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