Jupiterimages Launches New Clipart Service

Posted on 4/22/2008 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

ClipartConnection.com is the newest addition to Jupiterimages' microstock and subscription offerings.

Jupiterimages' products also include the higher-priced Clipart.com, a service that licenses over 10 million images of clip-art, stock, illustration and other assets. Spanning multiple content types and price points, the company's 12 subscription-based properties include the premium-priced Photos.com, Jupiterimages Unlimited and RoyaltyFreeMusic.com, as well as micro-payment Web site Stockxpert.

ClipartConnection's pricing, which starts at $4.95 per week, allows the company to tap into a vast niche market and further leverage its wholly-owned content, according to Jupitermedia CEO Alan Meckler. "The future in the image and digital content arena is value buying," he wrote in his popular blog, stressing the company's leadership of the image-subscription market segment.

Predicting market bifurcation and highest growth of lowest-priced segments, Meckler warns companies to adjust their strategies or lose out. At the same time, he points to the high competition taking place within the micro segment: "The closing of Lucky Oliver is the beginning of the end for 80% of the approximately 40 microstock sites in the stock photo world."

With ClipartConnection, Jupiterimages is aiming at what it sees as an under-served micro niche. In addition to the core creative buyer, the site is geared toward do-it-yourself marketers, students and other individuals. ClipartConnection is offering 1 million clip art images, Web graphics and illustrations through weekly, monthly and annual subscription plans.

Copyright © 2008 Julia Dudnik Stern. 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


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