Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fotolia Adopting Subscription Model

In a recently received newsletter from Fotolia, they announced Fotolia will have an option for its customers to download photos on a subscription basis. That means their customers will pay a lump sum every month, and are allowed to download a max number of photos as dictated by Fotolia.

This is another microstock agency that incorporate the subscription model in parallel with their 'safer' pay per download model. The agencies are taking a slightly bigger risk, but I guess the increase in sales and customer base will compensate for the extra risk.

iStockPhoto also adopted the subscription model a couple of weeks ago. Looks like subscription is the way to go. Hopefully as a contributor, I can benefit from the increased sales...

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