Part of the Corbis family, it has some pretty big backers. For most contributors it currently stands around the middle ranking of their microstock sites. It will be interesting to see if that changes with their newly introduced subscription program. This should vastly improve sales figures, but not necessarily revenue. We’ll have to wait and see.
The great thing about Veer is that your revenue per download is generally quite good for microstock with their credit system. However they just went live with their new subscription program in December 2011, so only time will tell if that will turn Veer into just another low-paying subscription dependant site. In their defence though, they listened to the microstock community when implementing their subscription system (after initially revealing a horrendous design that almost everyone bailed out of), so hopefully it will serve both contributor and agency well in the long run.
Veer’s site is pretty funky and usually quite stable. They use a controlled vocabulary system (like iStock) so don’t be surprised if it appears that some of your keywords have disappeared after approval. They’ll still be there, just disguised by another, more specific, keyword.
Review times are the big killer with this agency. They often run into multiple weeks, if not months at a time. This is pretty unacceptable and it appears that Veer have done very little to improve the situation over the past year or so, despite much contributor criticism.
All in all though, Veer is a good microstock agency to be a part of. Don’t expect a flood of downloads, but every now and then you may just get a very pleasant surprise (especially with their excellent Extended License rates).
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