Looks like big changes coming to 500px.com I wonder what happens to out current stuff…

26 Sep 2011 admin In G+ Posts
Looks like big changes coming to 500px.com I wonder what happens to out current stuff or how that image is transfered to Fotomoto when purchased…

Changes to the Store
Dear friends,

First of all, let me say a huge thanks to all of you — without you none of this would have been possible. This year 500px has seen tremendous growth and development, and although the ride was bumpy at times, our dedicated team members always stood behind the platform, solved the most challenging problems and did their best to offer our users the best experience possible.

There are many exciting things planned, you will see them live on the site in the nearest future.

One of the most requested changes is coming very soon — we are completely redesigning and redeveloping the photo store experience on 500px. The current 500px photo stores, provided by our partner Fotomoto, are not ideal. Its platform, although powerful and feature rich, does not quite satisfy our high demands for quality of the user experience. So, we will not extend our contact with Fotomoto, and they will end supporting stores on 500px on September 27, 2011.

We are working hard to make the transition as seamless and transparent as possible. Most of the features you are used to will be preserved in the new 500px stores. And the look and feel will be completely new and improved.

As always — great user experience is our top priority, this will never change. If you would like further information on our roadmap and future development, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/500px

Oleg Gutsol,
President and Technical Director, 500px

Comments: 13

  1. Jerry Kiesewetter 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    Wondering the same thing. I haven't even had a chance to read the emails that I just received from both companies.

  2. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Jerry Kiesewetter was there one from Fotomoto?

    Post it here is so….

  3. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    +David Rogers ok there is a different point of view……thats sort of scary…..

  4. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    I have disabled my store….

  5. Jonathan Liles 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    Seems like 500px just doesn't see any reason to keep giving Fotomoto a cut of sales that they could be taking for themselves.

  6. Mark Bienvenu 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    The letter from Fotomoto sure paints a different picture than the one from 500px. Looks like the same type of experience that +Jeffrey Friedl had when trying to work with them:


  7. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Mark Bienvenu Yeh I read that over the weekend…. frustrating… but so common in companies these days even small ones with massive communication breakdown because everything is moving way too fast…

  8. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    I would love to hear the truth from 500px – as in if your going to air your dirty laundry lets hear it….. +Evgeny Tchebotarev and +Oleg Gutsol

    I think its a very interesting time for them – and I know photographers… its a fickle crew….

  9. S. Ray 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    From what I have read from the provided documentation, it did not seem like 500px was airing too much dirty laundry. The email note that was sent to all customers from Fotomoto seemed like it was doing way more laundry. That is how I read it.

  10. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Mark Bienvenu Ah good…..

    I personally like airing my dirty laundry….

  11. Mariano Iannuzzi 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    Guys, what's going on with the Fotomoto story? What's the new alternative? They seem very pissed off. Here is the email they sent in case some of you did not see it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMwD3QKxNcDxOX7jSGeTKEtBmWP0zaEYhbVezA-Qc3k/edit?hl=en_US

  12. Brent Burzycki 26 Sep 2011 Reply

    I would call it a difference of opinion…… 🙂

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