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Reply #135 - Aug 23rd, 2013, 3:16pm
 
Mindy, you are missing my point - I don't get what GCU's business model is these days   cry crycry  As Randy mentioned, these changes that came with no prior warning are turning into a serious impairment to quite a few part time artists providing you with the same kind of products as the top sellers but are now punished for not being top sellers.  Some are complaining that even with them meeting the threshold, they are still not pulling what they would otherwise have.  
 
So, with another card just approved, I'll be a good little artist, shut up and stay off the forums.  
 
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Reply #136 - Sep 12th, 2013, 4:55pm
 
At some point the image selling industry in general will come to realize that they need to provide real incentives to artist to provide work.  There are just too many competing markets artist can sell in.  Including artist selling their own work directly without middlemen.
 
For me the extremely long review times and commission cuts has put GCU on the bottom of my options.  My time can be spent elsewhere with better results.
 
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Reply #137 - Sep 13th, 2013, 2:36pm
 
Too bad Donna! Looks like everyone else is staying off the forums too. The last comment in the  'latest' column was 24 hours ago, if I read that right. the forums are important for business/site traffic I believe. We do not want to be losing traffic and interest here.
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Reply #138 - Sep 19th, 2013, 1:37pm
 
I'm embarrassed  embarrassed to have to ask because I'm sure it is in here somewhere and I just am not seeing it or I'm being a dummy.  When I look at my earnings report and it says I have $144.00 in artist fees and $148.00 in total commissions do I need to make $6 more or $2 more before the end of the month?
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Reply #139 - Sep 19th, 2013, 1:54pm
 
Hi Rita, As I remember they brought it down to 75.00 for this quarter so you will be fine. Congratulations Wish I could say the same for me cry
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Reply #140 - Sep 19th, 2013, 2:11pm
 
Thanks Cindy, but I'm still not sure if the amount is based on our artist fees only or on our total commissions.  Let's say I did $70 in artist fees and $10 in seller commissions for a total of $80 in total commissions.  Did I make the quota?  Would I be paid $80, $150, or $160?
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Reply #141 - Sep 19th, 2013, 2:14pm
 
Quote from Rita_140577 on Sep 19th, 2013, 2:11pm:
Thanks Cindy, but I'm still not sure if the amount is based on our artist fees only or on our total commissions. †Let's say I did $70 in artist fees and $10 in seller commissions for a total of $80 in total commissions. †Did I make the quota? †Would I be paid $80, $150, or $160? †

 
I believe it's total earnings. If you look at your Earnings report, it's based on the Total Pending figure which includes referrals bucks. Smiley
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Reply #142 - Sep 19th, 2013, 2:31pm
 
Ok, if I have one store and commission is $65 and another store with commission of $10, then I made the threshold for this month, correct? I would then be paid $150, right?
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Reply #143 - Sep 19th, 2013, 3:44pm
 
That is the way I understood it. So Congrats to you!
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Reply #144 - Sep 19th, 2013, 3:54pm
 
Thanks, Cindy.
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Reply #145 - Sep 20th, 2013, 4:23am
 
Quote from Sherry_205423 on Sep 19th, 2013, 2:31pm:
Ok, if I have one store and commission is $65 and another store with commission of $10, then I made the threshold for this month, correct? I would then be paid $150, right?

 
Sherry, I too understood that the earnings from both your accounts would be added to reach the threshold of 75.00 , so the amount of your earnings in both your accounts would be doubled then. However, I would expect that still two checks would be sent, one from each account? And if that indeed is the case, if one of those accounts doesn't reach the minimum of $25, you still may have to wait for that part of your earnings till the end of next quarter...  Just guessing...  
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Re: NEW - Earnings Modifications Effective 7/01/13
Reply #146 - Oct 2nd, 2013, 12:27pm
 
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Sep 19th, 2013, 2:14pm:
Quote from Rita_140577 on Sep 19th, 2013, 2:11pm:
Thanks Cindy, but I'm still not sure if the amount is based on our artist fees only or on our total commissions. †Let's say I did $70 in artist fees and $10 in seller commissions for a total of $80 in total commissions. †Did I make the quota? †Would I be paid $80, $150, or $160? †


I believe it's total earnings. If you look at your Earnings report, it's based on the Total Pending figure which includes referrals bucks. Smiley

 
Correct, these are seen as the same thing under a given artist account - "total earnings" and collectively will be measured against the quarterly threshold.
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Reply #147 - Oct 2nd, 2013, 12:34pm
 
Quote from Steppeland_231500 on Sep 20th, 2013, 4:23am:
Quote from Sherry_205423 on Sep 19th, 2013, 2:31pm:
Ok, if I have one store and commission is $65 and another store with commission of $10, then I made the threshold for this month, correct? I would then be paid $150, right?


Sherry, I too understood that the earnings from both your accounts would be added to reach the threshold of 75.00 , so the amount of your earnings in both your accounts would be doubled then. However, I would expect that still two checks would be sent, one from each account? And if that indeed is the case, if one of those accounts doesn't reach the minimum of $25, you still may have to wait for that part of your earnings till the end of next quarter... †Just guessing...

 
Please see related announcement here:
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1380672644/0
 
To answer your specific question assuming both stores set w/ a $25 minimum payout:
Store 1 = $65 standard earnings
Store 2 = $10 standard earnings
 
Combined earnings used to meet quarterly threshold = $75
Based on 3Q13 threshold of $75 = YES threshold MET  
 
Store 1 = $65+$65 = $130 premium earnings due  
Store 2 = no payment, $10 standard earnings rollover to 4Q13*
 
* Any earnings not payed and rolled over to the next quarter will AGAIN be combined to meet the next quarterly threshold.
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Reply #148 - Oct 2nd, 2013, 1:13pm
 
Thanks, Mindy, got it!!!  
 
Glad I met the threshold with the combination of my two stores. Now for next quarter. That's going to be harder, but I'm working at it. Smiley
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Re: NEW - Earnings Modifications Effective 7/01/13
Reply #149 - Nov 27th, 2013, 3:52pm
 
Important Correction - Rollover Earnings & Threshold Measurement
 
ONLY earnings earned within the current quarter will be used to meet the current quarterly threshold.   Rollover earnings from prior quarter(s) will still get rolled over, as they are earnings due to you, however they will NOT be used to meet that current quarterís earnings threshold to achieve premium earnings.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.
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