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Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:40 am

Hello All,

Demand Media are looking to trial a new photo print and merchandise sales product that they seek to make available to the photographer community on an "Opt In" basis only.

We understand it has been quite sometime since this sort of service has been offered by the site and we are therefore seeking your feedback and input so Demand Media can further investigate the integration of this service to the Airliners.net photographer community.

Some key points;

- It will be on an "Opt-In" basis which means you have the choice to participate or not.
- The service will provide you with the choice of products that you offer for sale. This could be framed prints, iPad covers, iPhone covers and many other merchandise options
- You set your price and choose which photos that you wish to sell. There is a cost of providing the product and shipping but you determine your own profit margin by having full pricing flexibility over the product you offer.
- You will notice at this stage that the website is called www.society6.com and this site is owned by Demand Media.
- You retain the Copyright to your photos at all times and you can check the Terms of Use at the following link: http://society6.com/help/terms

Here are some example accounts;

http://society6.com/JasonWood777
http://society6.com/PaulMcCarthy
http://society6.com/KazuchikaNaya
http://society6.com/MehdiPhotos

As you can see we have set up some accounts but we would appreciate that you take a look at these and review them so that we can gain your valuable feedback and insights into how best to integrate this unique opportunity into the Airliners.net site.

We thank you in advance for your assistance

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:00 pm

The first thing that springs to mind for me is lets say someone orders a 28" x 20" of a 1200px photo, obviously the quality won't be there for such a large print, what will happen then?

Elmdon

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:40 pm

Quoting Elmdon (Reply 2):
lets say someone orders a 28" x 20" of a 1200px photo

I might be wrong, but I don't think its directly tied to anyone's A.net account (yet).

It seems the folks above that have opted in have uploaded hi-res images to Society6 directly and made appropriate print options available to customers.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
we are therefore seeking your feedback and input so Demand Media can further investigate the integration of this service to the Airliners.net photographer community.

This suggests that Demand Media would like us to have a look at the Society6 system and see if it's worth integrating into A.net directly, which is where the 1200px & large print thing would become an issue, although I am sure they will work around that.

Personally, I like the idea.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:25 pm

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
We thank you in advance for your assistance

Best regards

Paul

At first glance, this sound good and looks good.

It has been a long and sorely missing link on the site. I used to participate in the old program but it was a far cry from this.

I like what i see. It would be nice if a button or prominent link shows up next to the pictures in the database to announce that this feature is available for those pictures (i presume you already have that on your radar).

Thanks for doing this.



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Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:33 pm

Quoting eksath (Reply 3):
I like what i see. It would be nice if a button or prominent link shows up next to the pictures in the database to announce that this feature is available for those pictures (i presume you already have that on your radar).

Indeed, it'd be a great addition; and one which would be needed in order to attract sales. The good thing about a site like this is that the amount of traffic or potential views is very high compared to an individual website.

But as mentioned above, the size issue might be of some concern.. Of course there's always room to upload larger images but I suppose that'd have to be made on the other website so linking the photo on A.Net directly to this new photo (because of course you'd want a 'buy now' type link to go directly to that one image rather than opening up a gallery of potentially hundreds of photos) might be a bit troublesome.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:16 pm

I like the idea. Few of us participate in this hobby for financial gain but it's always nice to make a few quid to put back into our photography (or to assist with ever-rising fuel costs involved in getting to/from airports).

It could also go some way towards easing those pesky, "Can I have a high-res photo for personal use" emails!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:53 pm

It sounds like a good Idea; However would you ever sell anything? How many people will be wanting to purchase such items? Also is there any costs involved for us to use the service?
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:47 pm

I signed up for it as well. I never really made money with my pictures, only every once in a while I received a request, but that was a max of 5 times total.

What I was wondering. If you take a look at this item:

http://society6.com/wilco737/Beauitf...Douglas-MD11-Freighter_iPhone-Case

The nose is clipped off, but I uploaded it in the correct width and height. Is that only the example picture? Will the picture be fully visible when in production or how does this work?

Many thanks.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:07 pm

This does sound like a great idea.

But I do have some concerns. Presumably, we would need to ensure that we had a range of sizes & resolutions for each picture to cover the various products?

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 7):
The nose is clipped off, but I uploaded it in the correct width and height.

Hence my point about needing multiple versions of any specific image.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:09 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 8):
Hence my point about needing multiple versions of any specific image.

Yes, you need to upload them with different sizes. The exact px are written in the upload formular. But even then, parts are clipped of and it looks weird.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Hello

I have an account too and I think it depends on the upload size of the image, the software calculates what size you have uploaded and chooses the sizes for sale. It won't let you order a 28" x 28" image with a 1200 pixel uploaded image.

Maybe Paul can clarify?

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:07 pm

Quoting angad84 (Reply 2):
I might be wrong, but I don't think its directly tied to anyone's A.net account (yet).

That is correct, it is not tied to anyone Airliners.net account as of yet.

Quoting angad84 (Reply 2):
This suggests that Demand Media would like us to have a look at the Society6 system and see if it's worth integrating into A.net directly, which is where the 1200px & large print thing would become an issue, although I am sure they will work around that.

Again you are correct, we'd like you to have a look and even open an account as the more that Demand Media have to work with the better for them to be able to integrate the two sites in a way which best suits your needs.

Quoting eksath (Reply 3):
It would be nice if a button or prominent link shows up next to the pictures in the database to announce that this feature is available for those pictures (i presume you already have that on your radar).

This is being investigated and given the sheer volume of traffic that Airliners.net generates it could well be that a special area on Society6 is created just for Airliners.net photographers who choose to opt in. That way visitors from Airliners.net would be directed specifically to your images and profiles.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
(because of course you'd want a 'buy now' type link to go directly to that one image rather than opening up a gallery of potentially hundreds of photos)

That is a good point and if you look under each photo there is room for a link to be placed to buy the shot which I have advised Demand Media to do.

Quoting cmorton (Reply 6):
However would you ever sell anything? How many people will be wanting to purchase such items?

Yes you would make sales as Society6 is by no means a small website, in fact it's huge. We frequently get requests from general visitors asking how they can purchase a copy of a photo and we put them in touch with the respective photographer. Again, due to the traffic on Airliners.net there are many who are interested in buying copies of your photos.

Quoting cmorton (Reply 6):
Also is there any costs involved for us to use the service?

Currently the only cost to you is what it costs to open a PayPal account if you don't have one. The cost of the product you sell is clearly defined on Society6 as is the profit you set for yourself. It's very transparent.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 7):
The nose is clipped off, but I uploaded it in the correct width and height. Is that only the example picture? Will the picture be fully visible when in production or how does this work?

I see your point and as we discussed on chat I've looked into it and as it's an iPhone cover I believe it wraps around the side of the actual cover too which is why it looks the way it does. That said I have asked Demand Media for clarification.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 9):
Quoting scbriml (Reply 8):
Hence my point about needing multiple versions of any specific image.

Yes, you need to upload them with different sizes. The exact px are written in the upload formular. But even then, parts are clipped of and it looks weird.

Thank you for pointing that out and again I have asked Demand Media for clarification.

Quoting granite (Reply 10):
I have an account too and I think it depends on the upload size of the image, the software calculates what size you have uploaded and chooses the sizes for sale. It won't let you order a 28" x 28" image with a 1200 pixel uploaded image.

Maybe Paul can clarify?

That's right Gary at the moment, until the sites are integrated, one would have to upload on Society6 the correct sized image as specified by them for the product you wish to offer.

I thank you all for your input and encourage those who are interested to open a Society6 account to "get a feel" for the service and how it works. Demand Media are watching this thread and listening so that the best outcome for you can be determined.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:03 am

Would this new service be only for new uploads or would current uploads be accepted also?

In regards to the different size requirements for uploading, if you uploaded a photo with a 6500 x 6500 size requirement for the largest throw pillow, could that size photo also be used for other uploads like iPhone skins, Ipad covers etc?
 
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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:24 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 12):
could that size photo also be used for other uploads like iPhone skins, Ipad covers etc?

That would be preferable, as it is now you need to provide separate images for separate products. With iPad/iPhone covers it's trial and error with placement due to camera cut outs etc so a generic image for all wont work.
It could work if there was a positioning tool for such products, a bit like the cover photo on Facebook.
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:43 am

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 11):
I see your point and as we discussed on chat I've looked into it and as it's an iPhone cover I believe it wraps around the side of the actual cover too which is why it looks the way it does.

Yes it does wrap around. But still a bit is clipped off. Check on that picture here:

http://society6.com/wilco737/Beauitf...Douglas-MD11-Freighter_iPhone-Case

You can see a large version of the side of the iPhone cover (link below the promoted prompt) and you see that there is still a bit clipped off as you cannot see the whole nose of the airplane. It basically clipps off the 'O' in Lufthansa Cargo.

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Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:54 am

Would it not be better to try out a section for just prints and moderate enlargements (10x8 or so), see how it goes before launching into ipad trinkets and suchlike?

As far setting your own price, how is that going to work? One of the questions that comes up repeatedly is how much to charge for a photo? Personally I have no idea how much to charge for a print so I would end up setting a price that was similar to what everyone else chose , or perhaps undercut everyone  

By way of a loss-leader, set a price, fairly modest and test the market.

We've waited a long time for this, we should try and get it right.
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:27 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 14):

If that cockpit iPad case will fit the iPad 5 I am getting one   
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:56 pm

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 16):
If that cockpit iPad case will fit the iPad 5 I am getting one   

iPad 5? Another one? it is like the iPhone. Looking forward to your order 

As Paul said, there seem to add more features, more phones or other options. It is just the beginning of the product, but so far it is a good start - not perfect, but it will be worked on.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:12 am

Quoting derekf (Reply 15):
As far setting your own price, how is that going to work?

That is entirely up to you should you choose to opt in. It may also depend on the product. For example an iPhone cover is relatively common and readily available in most stores so a mark up past the $20 mark or so is not likely to appeal too much unless a true Avgeek is the buyer.

Quoting derekf (Reply 15):
One of the questions that comes up repeatedly is how much to charge for a photo?

That's a good point but Society6 appeals more to the consumer market and not necessarily the media, advertising or corporate market which is where photographers seem to ask for the most advice on pricing based on what we see asked in this forum with the following being a good example;

Selling A Picture Question (by len90 Sep 6 2013 in Aviation Photography)

That said I've no doubt that once this is up and running that those sectors will take a look to see what is on offer.

Quoting derekf (Reply 15):
By way of a loss-leader, set a price, fairly modest and test the market.

Personally I would not go so far as to set a loss leader price because a lot needs to be taken into consideration on a case by case basis for each photographer, for example;

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 5):
Few of us participate in this hobby for financial gain but it's always nice to make a few quid to put back into our photography (or to assist with ever-rising fuel costs involved in getting to/from airports).

That's a very good point and if Karl doesn't mind I'd like to point out that so many of you invest a lot of your hard earned money in your equipment and maintaining it. I do recall when Karl bought a new lens and how he worked with Canon until he was satisfied the lens was up to his standards. The average viewer of an image has no idea of just how much time and effort a photographer puts into their gear and that should, or could, also be a factor in determining price. Though as Karl correctly points out most aren't in it for financial gain but because it's their chosen hobby. Anything that can be earned is a bonus and this is a way to do so on your own terms.

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Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 am

Looks a good idea , as mentioned it has needed something like this for a while.

My only concern is the pricing !
Looks to be a little excessive compared with others .

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:33 am

I just added my first photo to try it out. Looks good for the beginning!

http://society6.com/ChrischMue

Now I am interested in seeing if it is really of some interest for somebody!  
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:21 am

These seem to be very expensive. $15 to $20 for a 10x8 "art" print? Photobox charge $2 for a 10x8. OK you'll have shipping on top of that but it seems that Society6 have missed the point.
I thought Airliners.net prints were just 6x4 or 5x7 prints of photos you liked on the database. That sort of market isn't going to pay $20 for a 10x8 "art print". $5 at an absolute maximum I would say. Let's hope that will be an option.
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:02 pm

I think the prices are fair when you look at the materials used - much higher quality than Photobox. But I take Derek's point, these are probably not the sort of prints most enthusiasts/collectors want.

I suspect there is a place for both types of product ... prints you file in albums, and "special" prints you hang on the wall ... but I would think the much bigger market is for the cheaper product which does not appear to be on offer.

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Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:03 am

Its a good idea to link both websites but the photo would still be required to uploaded to society6.com in five different sizes. Some photos may require readjustments for correct framing or else they may not appeal anyone.

http://society6.com/Asuspine/C-17-Globemaster_iPhone-Case

http://society6.com/Asuspine/Aviation-yTF_iPhone-Case

Society6 may also be modified to include 'Aviation' to the 33 existing categories. I have also noticed that there is no option to add relevant tags the photo added and thus it may be omitted from search.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Quoting vir380 (Reply 19):

Thanks for your feedback Tony.

Quoting HAMSpotter (Reply 20):
I just added my first photo to try it out. Looks good for the beginning!

Thank you for opening an account Christian and it's a good one. It's good that you've also chosen to offer more than one product too. I see you have picked up two followers and once Demand Media promote the service on the site I've no doubt you'll receive more and hopefully meet with some success on the sales front.

Quoting derekf (Reply 21):
I thought Airliners.net prints were just 6x4 or 5x7 prints of photos you liked on the database.

The prints you reference are from our previous service from 5 years ago and we will not be using the cheapest service possible such as Photobox. Society6 is for a different demographic who wish to purchase just more than a print as they offer a whole range of merchandise options too. The costs for these, as Colin noted, are higher and of better quality than Photobox.

Quoting ckw (Reply 22):
I suspect there is a place for both types of product ... prints you file in albums, and "special" prints you hang on the wall ... but I would think the much bigger market is for the cheaper product which does not appear to be on offer.

That is a valid point and your feedback has been passed onto Demand Media to see if Society6 will be able to offer the cheaper product. But at this point Society6 is a premium service by comparison to Photobox but neither is it the most expensive service, it's the middle market demographic that uses Society6.

Quoting Asuspine (Reply 23):
Its a good idea to link both websites but the photo would still be required to uploaded to society6.com in five different sizes. Some photos may require readjustments for correct framing or else they may not appeal anyone.

At the moment that is a fair assessment which is why the initial approach from Demand Media is to offer the service on an "opt in" basis. Your C-17 looks fantastic and thank you too for opening an account.

Quoting Asuspine (Reply 23):
Society6 may also be modified to include 'Aviation' to the 33 existing categories.

We have asked that aviation be added to the categories as there is room for it to be placed.


Quoting Asuspine (Reply 23):
I have also noticed that there is no option to add relevant tags the photo added and thus it may be omitted from search.

I have raised this point with Demand Media for you and to add for search there may well be a special Airliners.net landing page and area on Society6 where one will be able to search Airliners.net content and photographer names only.

Thank you all for your feedback, especially those who have opened accounts. Demand Media continue to look at integrating the sites as best as possible for your benefit and we encourage more of you to open accounts if you would like to as it will give them more to work off.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:59 am

Despite having asked about the photo print service frequently since it was withdrawn years ago, I don't think what is now being set up is what was needed. The requests I got were for prints that were quick and cheap. It also sounds like a lot of effort on the part of the photographer to upload different sizes and when you have over 2000 photos and no idea which of those may sell, it becomes an impossible and possibly fruitless task.
Sadly, I don't think I'll bother.

Can the dreadfully out-dated link at the bottom of the upload page now be removed?

[Edited 2013-09-21 05:02:06]
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 am

I agree with Derekf (reply 25).

Include me out.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:52 am

Quoting derekf (Reply 25):
Sadly, I don't think I'll bother.
Quoting viv (Reply 26):
Include me out.

That is your decision to make, no doubt. But consider that it just has started for the a.net community and most just gave their constructive feedback on what they want to see improved or what they see missing. So this is for sure not the final version.

I joined in and have a couple of pictures uploaded there already.

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:55 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 27):
most just gave their constructive feedback on what they want to see improved or what they see missing.

And what is missing is what was actually wanted. Instead we get a "middle-market" over-priced product.

I'm happy to be proved wrong when I see the sales figures in year's time though.

Maybe the question should have been asked beforehand on the forum to find out what was needed rather than be presented with a fait accompli.

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Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 24):
Thank you for opening an account Christian and it's a good one. It's good that you've also chosen to offer more than one product too. I see you have picked up two followers and once Demand Media promote the service on the site I've no doubt you'll receive more and hopefully meet with some success on the sales front.

Thank you very much!   Sadly still no sales...   
 
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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:20 am

Quoting derekf (Reply 25):
Quoting viv (Reply 26):

Thanks for your feedback and as Phil noted it is your decision to make which we respect. We are asking for feedback and appreciate what we've received so far and Demand Media have developers from both sites investigating how best to integrate the two sites. What's been discussed so far may well not be the final version.

Quoting HAMSpotter (Reply 29):
Thank you very much!   Sadly still no sales...

You're welcome, some sales have already been made and I am quite sure that when Demand Media actively promote the service that you'll meet with success.

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Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:13 am

Quoting panam_dc10 (Reply 30):
some sales have already been made and I am quite sure that when Demand Media actively promote the service that you'll meet with success.

Paul, do you get detailed statistics about the sales, such as what type of images seem to be popular so far? Whether it be normal shots, A2As, window shots etc?
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Quoting NZ107 (Reply 31):
Paul, do you get detailed statistics about the sales, such as what type of images seem to be popular so far? Whether it be normal shots, A2As, window shots etc?

Hi Nicholas,

As it currently is you would get detailed financial statistics on your sales which would also list exactly what merchandise you have sold. This would give you and indication as to which of your shots are popular.

As for statistics for all to see that outline which categories are selling well and are popular that is something I would need clarification from Demand Media on. It's a good suggestion.

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Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:17 pm

Do the photo sales of this service with Society6 have to reflect the same images as we have in the database with Airliners.net? In other words, can we sell images on Society6 that are HDR photos, or images where we may do a half color/half black and white or blur the background to make the photo look like a miniature set...those kinds of artistic effects that are not in the A.net database?

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Quoting comairguycvg (Reply 33):
Do the photo sales of this service with Society6 have to reflect the same images as we have in the database with Airliners.net?

As you've seen the ideal solution would be for all your images to be able to be available immediately on Society6 but the file sizes are proving to be the major issue for this. We'd like you to upload images you've got on this site but at this point Demand Media do not mind if you upload other categories as some have already done so. If you've opened an account because you've chosen to "opt in" it would be good to see what you've done.  

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:56 pm

Plus one more account from Anet user - I've opened my collection as well.
Here it is: http://society6.com/Fyodor_Borisov
Most of shots are not from my Anet collection but it is a way to extend it with hopes for some profit  

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:25 pm

I've been wanting to try it aswell, but never got around to it. Until today. Most of what I noticed has been mentioned before; The size issues sometimes, the option to tag should be enabled and a "transportation" or "aviation" category should be added. However, the solution to the size problems for iPhone/iPad cases is to just use portrait photos. For iPad cases you just need to leave a lot of dead space around the subject. The problem with that though is that you need to find a good balance in that, since a print with a lot space isn't desirable either.

I've added a few photos that I have on here, but also included some of my favorite non-av shots. For anyone who wants to see: http://society6.com/kasvanzonneveld

[Edited 2013-10-19 11:28:01]
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:36 pm

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 36):
a lot of dead space around the subject.

What do you mean as 'dead space'?

Btw, excellent shots, as always.

[Edited 2013-10-19 11:39:36]
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:53 pm

Thanks Fyodor   You too of course, it's nice to see some photos that aren't in the DB.

I took into account that for some photos, part of the aircraft would be cropped off (for example with the iPad cases). To prevent this from happening, I applied a very loose crop in Photoshop, so the website would only crop off non-aircraft parts of the photo (in this case what I call "dead space"). I noticed it didn't always work, but it was worth a try.

[Edited 2013-10-19 11:54:50]
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 38):
it's nice to see some photos that aren't in the DB.

Best part of my collection. Sadly it is not here  

[Edited 2013-10-19 12:46:21]

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:40 pm

Hello

Got my first sale through Society 6.
Medium sized print.

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Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:53 am

> Got my first sale through Society 6

Aviation or not?
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:13 pm

Hello Kulverstukas

Aviation.

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Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:46 pm

Congratulations, Gary  

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Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Will I ever see the £6 I made from print sales? I've asked for a PayPal payout but nothing yet.
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Quoting hotplane (Reply 44):

Did you see sellers FAQs on their site?

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When one of your prints or other products is purchased, it gets produced, packed and shipped while you get paid. Track your earnings in your Account (you get paid every 1st of the month via Paypal - with a 30 day per purchase grace period from date of sale). Ex: if you sell something on Jan 15th, it is clear on Feb 15th and then you get paid on March 1st.
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Reply 35):

That's a good account thanks Fyodor and as you can see you're able to upload what you wish in addition to your aviation photos.

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 36):
I've added a few photos that I have on here, but also included some of my favorite non-av shots. For anyone who wants to see:

Thanks too for opening an account. The more accounts the better so we can get what you ask for, that is, Aviation as a category. There's room for it and with an Airliners.net landing page the two would work well together to get maximum reach for your work. I have asked that Demand Media do this and hopefully they're able to do it.

Quoting FYODOR (Reply 39):
Best part of my collection.

As you've seen they don't have to be screened images for you to upload to Society6.

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 41):
> Got my first sale through Society 6

Aviation or not?

Some of those with accounts have met with success and there have now been quite a few sales all aviation related, some of shots that are on the site, others which are not. Seems that framed prints are popular.

Again, my thanks to those who have opened accounts and we'd like to see more if you've the time. Also, we'd like to promote some of the accounts that have been opened on social media as not everyone comes to the forum and we want people to know we're starting the service so let me know if you'd like your account to be featured.

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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:58 am

I'll try to upload some more aviation photos. I wouldn't mind my account getting linked.
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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Sure you might also feature my account!  

By the way, I just uploaded a new photo yesterday! http://society6.com/ChrischMue/Into-the-setting-sun_Print
 
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RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:50 pm

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 47):
I wouldn't mind my account getting linked.
Quoting HAMSpotter (Reply 48):
Sure you might also feature my account!

Thank you both airkas1 and HAMSpotter I shall contact you via your emails to arrange this.

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