Koinup goes e-commerce
I had a hint a few weeks ago when commenting with Pierluigi Casolari, Koinup.com community co-founder in 2006 together with Edoardo Turelli, the decision of the US private equity company KKR to take control, for 150 million dollars, of Fotolia (microstock platform with over 17 million digital images and videos, leading European online bank pictures that allow its users to sell their works at reasonable prices) we concluded that the future of the web is increasingly linked to the images (still or motion that is) and it would be logical and also nice to see Koinup evolve in this direction.
That said (or rather, thought) and made: since some days you can, thanks to integration at the API level between Koinup and Bigoom, transfer your images collected on Koinup on a physical medium and sell or buy paper prints of digital images displayed on Koinup. A possibility that is still in beta testing and have be tested further and therefore can be improved, but even now promises for those who want to sell to automatically transfer images from Koinup to Biboom (which you must register, providing the details of your account on PayPal to receive future payments), convert the selected images into prints and show on Koinup the link of the page where anyone can buy the prints themselves.
For those who are willing to purchase the printing of an image seen on Koinup, just press the button “buy print of this image” whose presence in the page indicates that that image is available through Bigoom. For Casolari's and Turelli's community (which also created a new forum with a specific tutorial, to discuss the new) this is an important development that expands the reach of a mere online community to the e-commerce, for the printing and distribution platform the agreement promises to bring a new users.base potentially very excited to offer for sale and buy the fruit of their own and others' experimental digital art. Having for years supported Koinup Koinup and together developed the Graphic Dreams groups wher you can now find over 9,000 images (and the omonima rubrica where Luciana Pinazzo selects the best artists and their most interesting), Mondivirtuali.it can only be pleased about this development and hope that many graphic dreamers and lovers of digital art in general actually take advantage of it to support the development of this art gill linked to virtual worlds.ShareThis