API Information for Contributors

What is the Bigstock Partner Program?
How much will I get paid for each API partner sale?
How do I see my sales through partner programs?
I see my images on products listed on your partner sites, why didn't I receive my commissions?
Why aren't all of my images available on some partner sites?
If my image is removed from Bigstock will the image be removed from partner sites?
Can I opt-out of partner sales?

What is the Bigstock Partner Program?
The partner program at Bigstock expands the reach & revenue opportunities of artists' portfolios, enabling you to sell more of your images at a 30% commission rate. Our partners include print on demand companies, email service providers, web design services, online ad builders & others who want to offer your photographs, vectors and illustrations for sale within their products & services. We understand the importance of knowing how your images are sold and we've designed this program with visibility in mind.

How much will I get paid for each API partner sale?
Contributors make 30% of the amount received by Bigstock per partner sale. Contributors can see these transactions on the "Image Earnings" sub-category on the 'Commissions' page of their Bigstock account. The Type will say 'Bigstock Partner' followed by the kind of usage, such as, Single Web Use, Single Unit Merchandise, Single Print, etc.    

*Customers on any of our Partner sites are not allowed to use a Bigstock image for a project that falls under the terms of an Extended License.

How do I see my sales through partner programs?
Contributors can identify their partner earnings on the 'Image Earnings' page of their Bigstock account here: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/account/commissions/downloads 

When you look at your Image Earnings, each download will indicate what "Type" of sale was made. A regular sale from the Bigstock website will be indicated as Standard Photo. A partner sale is listed as Bigstock Partner followed by the specific kind of sale/usage, such as, Single Web Use, Single Unit Merchandise, Single Print, etc.    

I see my images on products listed on your partner sites, why didn't I receive my commissions?
The products you see on our Partner sites are only a sample preview  to give the customer an idea of the end result if they decided to use your image on that specific product. Unless you see a sale made on your Bigstock account, labeled 'Bigstock Partner Sale', your images on a partner site have not yet been used.

Why aren't all of my images available on some partner sites?
Some of our partners hand-select images via the API to meet their customers' specific needs, instead of offering our full library that is opted in for partner sales.

If my image is removed from Bigstock will the image be removed from partner sites?
Yes, any Bigstock image that is removed from our collection is also removed from partner sites. Please allow 7 business days for images to be removed from partner sites.

Can I opt-out of partner sales?
If you no longer wish to be eligible to receive additional commissions via our partner sales program, you can opt out at any time in your Bigstock contributor account.
Click on the main "Upload section" in your account and then at the bottom of the page, click the button that says "I wish to remove all my images from Bigstock Partner Sales". This will opt you out of all partner sales programs. Please allow 7 days for images to be removed from partner sites.

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