123RF Partners with ZCool in China

Posted on 5/17/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

123RF has announced a partnership agreement with Zcool, mainland China's renowned creative designer platform for graphic designers. Designers show their work on Zcool and there is a degree of sharing of the work.

Chinese clients will be able to select and purchase from over 13 million Royalty-Free stock photos and illustrations, with 25,000 fresh content updated daily, across various categories such as Lifestyle, Editorial, Objects, People, Conceptual and more at http://www.123rf.net.

“We are delighted to have Zcool on board with us, representing and operating 123RF in China. The microstock business in China is rapidly expanding, making this partnership a good opportunity for us to introduce our Royalty-Free microstock content to the Chinese market.” says Stephanie Sitt, CEO of 123RF. “With Zcool's experience and strong footing in the creative community, we are confident that we have selected the ideal partner to represent 123RF China. This partnership brings our microstock business to a whole new level, broadening our business presence in Asia,” added Sitt.

Both 123RF and Zcool are making a difference in creating a legal and safe commercial platform for contributors to upload their intellectual property. The same platform also provides an avenue for clients to reliably download copyrighted content for a low license fee. All commercial content available for licensing on 123RF.net have been previously checked for model and property release information, making it safe for commercial use.

Zcool is well-known in China for its efforts in championing intellectual property protection, anti-piracy and enforcement to protect all original artwork and photography from being used illegally. Rampant piracy has been a problem for the stock photography industry in China due to the high prices for image use. To counter this, 123RF consistently offers the latest high quality content at affordably low prices.

High quality digital media content on http://www.123rf.net can be licensed for as low as RMB4.40 each ($0.70). There are two payment alternatives available which are the “Pay-as-you-go”  credit or subscription plans that offer clients the flexibility of choosing to pay for what suits them best. With every purchase made, clients will be rewarded with RF points that entitles them to redeem exclusive gifts.
123RF’s offices are located in major cities around the world including United States of America, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore and more.

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


  • Nicolas Poizot Posted May 17, 2012

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