Good work Henrik getting this up and running!
The stats you see are the stats we get from Photobox. Out of the money we get from Photobox 50% goes to the photographer and 50% to Airliners.net. Actually, some of you will get paid for sales that doesn't go through, meaning our cut will in the end be less that 50%.
Initially our prices were very low and the revenue per photo was small, especially for small prints. As we have increased the prices, the revenue per photo will increase in the future.
>as the total profit of these 755 photos is still less than
>one average commercial deal...
The photo print sales are for personal use only and that is why the prices are much lower than those you get from commercial use. The photo print feature is meant to be in addition to your normal commercial sales that you manage yourself.
>Even if you say that every single sale was just a 6x4
>print has Anet never made more than 20p per print?
I don't know what you're trying to insinuate but the stats you see are the stats we get from Photobox. Airliners.net gives 50% to the photographer. Feel free to think we're screwing you but keep your wild accusation to yourself.
>half a dozen people if that I bet will realise some money while
>Anet continue to receive money on every sold photographers
>print each month
If you have made less that £50 (or € or $) and want to end the print sales via Airliners.net, the money we owe will be paid out even if it is less than 50. We do not have a system for this yet. As mentioned all over the place, this feature is still in beta testing and if you want everything to work smoothly, I suggest you wait and do not join until it is fully up and running.
>Much more detailed stats are available for 'each' sale to each
>subvendor and this information can and should be passed to each
This information might be available on the Photobox admin pages but not via the direct interface we have to the Photobox servers where we download this information once a month. Due to the very high number of subvendor and photo sales, our servers automatically contact the Photobox servers and download the information. A feature giving the photographer more info about the exact photo sold and the print size etc would probably be of high interest to the photographer and thereby of high interest to Airliners.net (as a better service would make more photographer join giving us higher revenues).
Derek, this feature is still in beta testing and it does not deserve your harsh critique. You have no idea how hard we worked just to get the stats page up and running as it looks now. As you would probably understand if you gave it some thought, I am for every change that makes the photographer happy, including more features on the stats pages, increasing sales and revenues etc. But this feature is not finished yet. It will be improved upon continuously. I have nothing against constructive criticism but comments like "Glad to be out of it!" are uncalled for.
>I fail to see why the cut-off point has to be at 50€/£/$,
>why can't it be up to the photographer to choose when
>to have a transfer?
Simply because that would give us a heck of a lot of work. I do not want to spend my days making small payments to photographers and I do not want Henrik to spend his time with that either. It's better for us to make the payments once a month and only if the total is above 50. Also, PayPal transfers are not free (only with non commercial accounts) meaning the transfer fee percentage will be less if the sum is higher.
>I don't have any photos for sale, but I have sold 2. I find it strange
We are very sorry for that, it was caused by a bug in our system some time back. It is fixed and should not happen any more.
>A.net doesn't clearly differentiate between "normal"
>images and hi-res uploads.
This is definitely on the "to-do" list, please be patient.
>What if some some guy in advertising for a corporation
>thinks its ok to buy a cheap print, then use it in his
>advertising because he paid for it...
It is clearly stated on the sales pages that it is for personal use only. And as CKW pointed out, "the rip-off artist would probably be better off using the original A.net image rather than scanning a print.". Misuse is always a risk you take when publishing a photo.
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