We have released the Market alongside with a complete website redesign just over two weeks ago.
We launched it without much fanfare (sort of a soft launch), but even without the press and all the buzz it has been a great start — there are now almost 200,000 photos available for immediate purchase as prints and downloads.
Startrails by Noriko Tabuchi
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We have been listening to your feedback over the last two weeks, and have received thousands of useful comments and suggestions on how to improve the Market. We heard you and decided to make changes to the pricing of prints to make them more affordable for everyone to enjoy quality art works in their homes and offices.
Starting March 12, the price of canvas print will be just $199.
There are thousands of beautiful photos that could now be printed on the highest quality canvas available in the US, and every print comes in a gorgeous 24x36 or 30x30 inch size on a beautiful 1.5" deep frame.
At this new price, and with hundreds of thousands prints available for immediate purchase, everyone can enjoy the most beautiful photographs in the world.
The shipping is only $8.99 to 48 lower states, and just $38.99 to Alaska, Hawaii. We are also starting shipping to Canada for just $38.99.
The Market is available for free to all photographers. To enable the store, visit http://500px.com/settings/store. You can select the photos for sale, upload separate watermark-free hi-resolution photos for safe storage, or disable the store at any time.
It's a big change and we want to communicate it to photographers early, so that everyone can make a decision to open the store, alter the offerings or disable it altogether, if they so desire. The new pricing will be in effect starting Monday, March 12.
Since canvas prices may change, and processing fees differ from transaction to transaction, we calculate payments on individual transactions. Photographers are paid 70% of net costs, and will receive, on average, $40 dollars from each 24x36 canvas print sold. As previously, we have a minimum $100 payout, and photographers can request a Paypal transfer or a cheque.
Starting March 12, photographers will be able to buy their own prints on canvas as well, at a price of just $159. When buying your own prints, you will not pay or receive a commission on that transaction.
We believe that beautiful photography should be available to everyone, and believe that the new pricing will allow everyone to experience the beauty of a unique photograph in their home or office.