Dear Contributors,

Thank you for your constant contribution to PIXTA.

In accordance with the launch of the subscription service site “Imasia” which is scheduled this April, after careful consideration of the service, we inform you that we will change the royalty rate, the contributor rank system and the rules upon payment request as follows from July 1, 2014.

Please note that we integrated the subscription site, “ Imasia“, into PIXTA on April 13, 2015.
Please refer to the following articles to see the latest info about our subscription service.
1. Selling Your Images with Subscription Service
2. Contributor Rank

  1. The number of downloads on the subscription service site “Imasia” will be also counted as the sales which contribute to your rank
  2. The royalty rate and the contributor rank system will be revised and your rank will be determined based on your sales during the past year, not on your lifetime sales
  3. The minimum payout will be reduced from 100 credits to 50 credits

Please see below for more information.

1) Count the number of downloads on the subscription service site as the sales which contribute to your rank

We will change the rule which 10 downloads on Imasia is equivalent to 1 download on PIXTA and reflect to the contributor rank.

Also by the end of 2014, as celebrating the new service, 5 downloads on Imasia will be equivalent to 1 download on PIXTA.

*At the subscription service site, customers usually purchase in bulk and use a large quantity of images and since we expect that the opportunities of sales will increase, we will count it differently from PIXTA.

*The number of sales of contents which is purchased on the subscription service site by June 30, 2014 will be counted with the condition above and add to the calculation of the contributor rank after July 1, 2014.

2) Change of the contributor rank table and the royalty rate

In accordance with the launch of subscription service, we consider that the number of sales will increase more than ever before, we will change the royalty rate as follows.

Royalty Rate after July 1, 2014 *See the present contributor rank

Sales performance of the past one year Rank Royalty
Non-Exclusive Partial Exclusive Total Exclusive Imasia
0〜149 images 22% 30% 30% 0.25 credits
150 images or more 25% 33% 40% 0.25 credits
500 images or more 29% 36% 43% 0.27 credits
1500 images or more 33% 40% 46% 0.3 credits
3000 images or more 37% 44% 49% 0.35 credits
5000 images or more 42% 48% 53% 0.4 credits

Main points of modification are below.

◆Integrate 16 ranks into 6 ranks

By integrating 16 ranks into 6 ranks, it will be a simple structure which is easier to understand. Also it will change to a result reward type structure which put emphasis on sales performance more than before.

(2014.6.16 Updated)
With the modification of the 6th rank, the rank icons for the ranks 1~6 will be changed according to the above creators ranking example.

◆Rank will be determined based on the sales of the past year, instead of your lifetime sales which currently apply

We will change the rule in which contributors who keep uploading images which are very useful for customers can get a very flexible royalty rate, regardless when they registered or how long is their experienced on PIXTA.

3) The minimum payout will be reduced from 100 credits to 50 credits

After the subscription service site starts, it will increase the opportunities that a small amount of royalty is added.

So to make payment requests more conveniently, we will reduce the minimum payout.

Please see “FAQ” below if you have unanswered questions.

FAQ

    • Q. Will my royalty rate go up or go down?
      A. It depends on the person since the royalty rate of after July 1 will be determined based on the sales of the past year. Please refer to your sales which are shown on “Sales History” in your “My page”. (We will improve the indication to make checking the sales of during the past year much easier.)
    • Q. Will the royalty rate of footage change?
      A. No. It will not be changed. Also sales of footage are not reflected to the contributor rank system.
    • Q. How will the calculation of the rank be scheduled?
      A. On July 1, 2014 when the new rank system applies, your new rank will be once decided based on the sales for a period starting on July 1, 2013 and ending on June 30, 2014. After that, your rank will be monthly reviewed based on your sales for the past year, starting on the day of your registration.In case of a Contributor Member who has completed his Contributor Member Registration on March 3, 2013:
      On July 1, 2014: Your rank will be decided based on the sales from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
      On July 3, 2014: Your rank will be decided based on the sales from July 3, 2013 to July 2, 2014.
      On August 3, 2014: Your rank will be decided based on the sales from August 3, 2013 to August 2, 2014.
      …and so on, because your rank will be monthly reviewed for the sales of the past year starting on the day of your registration (in the case above, 3rd day every month).rank_en
    • Q. Will the transfer amount change by the timing of the payment request until June 30 and after July 1?
      A. No. Your sales compensation is determined by the royalty rate when your image is sold.
    • (2014.6.16 Updated)
      Q. Will the condition to be Exclusive Contributor change?
      A. Yes. You could apply to be an Exclusive Contributor by once you have sold over 100 images, but after July 1, 2014, you will need over 150 images sold during the past year, or 50 images sold during the last 3 months to apply.
  • Q. What is the“Subscription service”site?
    A. It is our new stock site which is scheduled to be launched this April.
    For more information, please see here.