What is “Subscription service” site?

Since 2014, PIXTA Inc. has been offering “Subscription service” (used to be called Imasia).

 

Subscription service site
Subscription Plans and Prices

 

At this service, we offer subscription plans in which customers can download photos and illustrations of any size as many times as they would like within certain limits by paying prescribed fees instead of paying for each content.

With this service, your works can widely appeal to the potential customers who used to hesitate to use our pay-as-you-go plans, such as those who need a large amount of images with very limited budgets, or those who want to save time for every single payment.

There is no additional procedure for you to take in order to sell your works at the subscription service as well.

Those who are not willing to sell your images at the subscription service can opt-out from subscription sales on your PIXTA account page at anytime.

Sales items and Royalty

In the subscription service, you can sell your photos and illustrations (including PNG and Vector files) (Footage is not a subject at this moment).

When images are downloaded in this service, your earnings will be accumulated as “Credits” in PIXTA.

Also, downloads in this service are counted to decide your PIXTA contributor rank (5 downloads in the subscription service is equivalent to 1 download in the single purchase service. From 2016, 10 downloads in the subscription service will become equivalent to 1 download in the single purchase service).

In 2017 and 2018, 5 downloads on the subscription service will still equal 1 download on the single purchase service.

《Royalties for downloads in the subscription service》

10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan Please refer to How to calculate earnings and royalty of 10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan
Download by other subscription plans 0.25-0.55 credits per 1 download

*When your contents are purchased under the Subscription, the earned credits mentioned above will be granted for each “download” of the contents.
*As used herein, the term “download” means an initial download of each contents, exclusive of the re-download(s) of the same contents (in case of the multi-seat license plan, the re-downloads of the same contents within the same multi-seat group) that the User is allowed to have from his or her Account Page as many times as he or she likes during a certain period after the initial download is done.

 

How to calculate earnings and royalty of 10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan

Calculation of Earnings is determined depending on the selling price of the purchased plan.

It is different from the usual Subscription plan which the fixed Earnings are granted per 1 download.

- Amount of 1 download is culculated as Selling price of plan ÷ 10 (Number of images)

- Next, amount of 1 download of determined Royalty (see figure below) will be paid as your “Earnings”.

*Selling price is different depending on currency.

Price of 10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan is different depending on currency

in consideration of cost in various countries.

Therefore, please notice that even if your image is downloaded by the same “10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan”, there will be a difference in your earnings.

 

Royalty of 10 downloads per month (For 30 days) Plan

Rank\Contributor type Non-Exclusive Partial Exclusive Total Exclusive
1 22% 30% 30%
2 25% 33% 40%
3 29% 36% 43%
4 33% 40% 46%
5 37% 44% 49%
6 42% 48% 53%

Other subscriptions Plan

Rank\Contributor type Non-Exclusive Partial Exclusive Total Exclusive
1 0.25 credits 0.27 credits 0.30 credits
2 0.27 credits 0.30 credits 0.35 credits
3 0.30 credits 0.35 credits 0.40 credits
4 0.35 credits 0.40 credits 0.45 credits
5 0.40 credits 0.45 credits 0.50 credits
6 0.45 credits 0.50 credits 0.55 credits

 

Subscription Plans and Prices : https://www.pixtastock.com/subscriptions

How to sell your images at the subscription service

How to change the setting

Images which are currently sold at the single purchase service can be sold at the subscription service without any additional procedure.

Also those who are not willing to sell works on the subscription service can opt-out from subscription sales in the account page of PIXTA.

If you do not want to sell images at the subscription service, please log into PIXTA, go to “Content Manager” in your account page, select the images you want opt-out and uncheck the box of “Sell with subscription service” (You can select multiple images and opt-in/opt-out at once).

*Content Manager: Select images, then click “Show details”
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*Content Details: Apply one by one
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*Content Details: Apply to all
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Opt-in and opt-out are available at anytime, however, it will take maximum 24 hours to be reflected.

How to apply when submit new images

You can change your setting in your “Submit Images” page.

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FAQ

Q. What is good things to sell my images at the subscription service?

A. We are planning to do the service deployment and promotion activities positively to be used by customers of new layer who have not used PIXTA ever. Herewith, we are expecting that your opportunities of sales and usage of works will expand widely. Also, downloads in the subscription service are counted to decide your PIXTA contributor rank (5 downloads in the subscription service is equivalent to 1 download in the single purchase service. From 2015, 10 downloads in the subscription service will become equivalent to 1 download in the single purchase service).

Q. Why are the prices of the subscription so different from those of the single purchase service?

A. At this site, satisfying the customers who want to use a large quantity of images is one of our biggest aim. So as a condition of buying images over a certain volume, it is possible to download at the reasonable prices rather than the single purchase service.

Q. Is it possible to sell only at the single purchase service?

A. Yes. If you do not want to sell your images at the subscription service, you can change the setting at “Content Manager” in your account page in PIXTA at any time. (It will take maximum 24 hours to be reflected.)

Q. Is it possible to sell only at the subscription service?

A. No. You can only sell the images which are sold in the single purchase service.

Q. Is it possible to sell images set as exclusive at the single purchase service?

A. Yes. Images set as exclusive at the single purchase service and also exclusive contributors can sell images at the subscription service.

Q. How will the payment be made if my image is downloaded at the subscription service?

A. If your image is downloaded at the subscription service, your earnings will be accumulated as “Credits”. Please request the payment at the subscription service with the sales of the the single purchase service altogether. Regarding the royalty rate, please see here.