Jump to content
Alamy

The contributor experience whilst we're all tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

Recommended Posts

Thank you for the heads up. And thank you for continuing a good level of activity considering what everyone is going through.

 

Paulette

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed a 25% discount being given to customers during this period. I presume that means the gross sales and consequently our share will be lower than normal?

  • Confused 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update James - I guess contributions to Alamy stock numbers from us will also be lower due to the restrictions on movement!

 

Best wishes and good health to all at Alamy

 

Cheers

Kumar

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Sally said:

I noticed a 25% discount being given to customers during this period. I presume that means the gross sales and consequently our share will be lower than normal?

What?!  If that's true, it's scandalous.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sally said:

I noticed a 25% discount being given to customers during this period. I presume that means the gross sales and consequently our share will be lower than normal?

Who cares after all? Most of these photos will be refunded (like it happens regularly with newsletter/presentation use) or never paid by customers if covid-19 outbreak will last several more months. Congratulations to the new Alamy's owners for their clever policy and support to contributors! Very professional!

  • Haha 1
  • Confused 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

At the risk of being unpopular (and assuming there is a customer discount being offered - I haven't checked), I suspect purchasing photos for business uses will often be deferred by companies during the Covid 19 crisis as will many other discretionary purchases. Alamy will also see a 25% hit and presumably wouldn't have offered the discount unless they thought it necessary during the current temporary(?!) climate. It's a bit like the case with building owners refusing to drop the rent for businesses (shops), the shop goes bust and then they get 100% of nothing. There is an argument for whether customers would defer buying the photos they wanted now until after the crisis so they pay the full rate, but then there's lots of ways to argue this... At any rate, we can expect to see a potentially big decline in photo purchases for now.

Edited by Steve F
  • Like 3
  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Sally said:

I noticed a 25% discount being given to customers during this period. I presume that means the gross sales and consequently our share will be lower than normal?

 

Where do you see this? Nothing immediately obvious on the UK site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw it on their Facebook feed

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Don't worry about being unpopular, Steve. Everyone in the forum is unpopular with someone right now.

 

Yes, I saw. I'm staying well out of the flame wars!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw the Alamy discount on this blog:

Discounted Creative Assets and Tools for Designers During the Coronavirus.

It's also a list of what the competitors are offering.

Btw If I had to set a discount I would have chosen 50%.

Anyway the offer ends May 31. That seems overly optimistic to me.

 

wim

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

I saw the Alamy discount on this blog:

Discounted Creative Assets and Tools for Designers During the Coronavirus.

It's also a list of what the competitors are offering.

Btw If I had to set a discount I would have chosen 50%.

Anyway the offer ends May 31. That seems overly optimistic to me.

 

wim

 

Yup, that's where the Alamy Twitter post links to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, losdemas said:

 

Yup, that's where the Alamy Twitter post links to.

 

Ah. That's strange. Showing / directing to what the competition is offering.

All the more reason for offering 50% off I would say.

I used to see the twitter feed on the dashboard page, but this has stopped a long time ago. The empty space is still there and there's a link to

https://twitter.com/AlamyContent (which I never use).

Looking for Alamy discount on twitter brought up nothing recent.

 

wim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Don't worry about being unpopular, Steve. Everyone in the forum is unpopular with someone right now.

You talking to me........

 

At least I did not start the 'Pandemic' thread.

 

Hope you are well EDO.

 

James,

 

Appreciate the post and all the best to everyone at Alamy.

 

Chuck

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're #InThisTogether - our entire planet - offering a price break when the world's economy is tanking seems like a reasonable move, 40% of something is better than 100% of nothing at this point. When I think of healthcare workers risking their lives, with over 100,000 cases already here in New York, not to mention those suffering and fighting this pandemic in the rest of my country and the rest of the world, I feel lucky to be alive. 

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Marianne said:

We're #InThisTogether - our entire planet - offering a price break when the world's economy is tanking seems like a reasonable move, 40% of something is better than 100% of nothing at this point. When I think of healthcare workers risking their lives, with over 100,000 cases already here in New York, not to mention those suffering and fighting this pandemic in the rest of my country and the rest of the world, I feel lucky to be alive. 

 

Some of us may remember the last recession. And that was one without any physical threat. Let's hope this one is over sooner. But let's do the math: this thing will be half way if they not only have found a cure or a vaccine, but have made it available to all of us at a reasonable cost. Half way because that's when the recovery will start.

Hmmm let's maybe not do the math. ☹️

😂

wim

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks James, for connecting with us and letting us know about the changes. All the best to the alamy staff.

 

Maria

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/04/2020 at 07:56, Chuck Nacke said:

You talking to me........

 

At least I did not start the 'Pandemic' thread.

 

Hope you are well EDO.

 

James,

 

Appreciate the post and all the best to everyone at Alamy.

 

Chuck

 

I'm so unpopular now that I don't even like myself. 😧

 

The update is much appreciated. Thanks, James, and stay vigilant.

 

 

  • Haha 4
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/04/2020 at 10:41, Ed Rooney said:

 

Don't worry about being unpopular, Steve. Everyone in the forum is unpopular with someone right now.

 

I wonder who I'm unpopular with?  I can take it 😄😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're popular with me, John;  you introduced to John Smith's ale. 

 

Alamy did send me an email about deleting the Pandemic post. Gmail and everything else is moving more slowly. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks and let me see if there is anything left in the back yard that  I need to photograph.😊

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Years from now when someone on here speaks of what a disaster the Pandemic was the newby's will think it about covid-19.😄

Edited by Johnnie5
added text

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.