The first step to bidding on images and naming your price at Cutcaster is to create an account at Cutcaster under the Register page. To bid on images and name your price you need to be a registered Cutcaster user. It’s free.
Once you have selected the image you would like to bid for, you can look to the right hand side of the screen and see the different pricing options based on the file sizes. First, choose the size of the image you would like and the license type, Standard or Extended.
Next, if you look right below the menu table, you will see three options.
You can enter your new price (bid) and click on the ‘Send’ button:
The artist will receive an email letting them know that they have a bid for one of their images and will have 48 hours to either accept the bid, negotiate or reject the bid. In most cases, sellers react in less than 2 hours to bids.
If the Artist Accepts Your Bid:
Login to your Cutcaster Account and from within your Studio page under ‘My Marketplace’ you will see a red ‘New’ under ‘Accepted Deals’.
Click on ‘Accepted Deals’. You will then have the option to ‘Purchase This File’.
You will then be taken to Cutcaster’s Cart page where you can checkout using any major credit card, Cutcaster credits or pay by invoice. If you have a coupon or discount code, you can also use them on this cart page.
When you select your payment option, click on the green ‘Checkout’ button and the image will be available for you to download.
If the Artist Decides to Negotiate:
If the contributor decides to negotiate after receiving your bid, you will receive an email letting you know what price the contributor is willing to accept. Log onto your account and under ‘My Marketplace’ within your studio page you will see the counter-offer under ‘Content I Want to Buy’.
You can either Accept, Negotiate or Decline the new price:
If the Artist Declines Your Bid:
If the artist declines your lower price (bid), an email will be sent to you notifying you it was declined. The declined offer will show up in your ‘Delcined Deals’ in ‘My Marketplace’.
If you have any further questions, always feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.