It is often seen that, in order to attract big and busy clients who work on a large scale, image editing service providers offer Bulk Image Editing Service. It’s a generic conception that bundle comes with discounts. A client with bulk order always enjoys some special privileges from image editing service providers. There are thousands of people around the world who solely depend on image related services for their living. They send photos for processing to image editing service providers. As the number of photos grow in numbers, the discount rate also increases. This is called the bulk order discount.
The competitive market always demands improvisation in business strategy. Business companies, today, are always coming with new exciting offers that compete with each other to attract clients. Clients also get the change to choose the best offer from all. Let us look at two aspects of Bulk Image order. Firstly we will look at what benefits clients are usually offered by the providers, and then, we will look at the process of a bulk order.
The privileges vary in image editing service providers. Each company has a set of rules they follow. All their offers are made in accordance with those policies. However, there are some common features that are offered in almost all the bulk order offers.
In most of the companies, the first step of discount starts from 100+ images per order. Generally, with each volume with 100 images, the discount rate increases. Some companies have other policies too. They decide the image range and separate volumes. For example, Volume A: 100-500 images, Volume B: 500-1000 images, Volume C: 1000-1500 images. Each volume offers a specific amount of discount to the clients.
Since all images are not the same, companies have categorized image types in simple to super complex work. The categories vary in price. It is obvious that 100 simple images will offer a different amount of discount from 100 super complex image discount. After receiving all the images through a secure FTP server/Hightail/WeTransfer, designers sort out the images and categorize them based on their difficulty level. Then they send those images to the authority to calculate the quote and discount. If all the received images fall into the same category, or two or more categories, then authority quotes the price with the bulk order discount. Similarly, if the images don’t come under one category, then they make up an average ratio of these assorted images and quote the price with bulk discount.
Another important factor in Bulk Image Order processing is, the time limit. All the service providers have rush hour service, but mostly they are small orders. If such occurrence comes where Bulk Orders are asked to process within a short period of time, the negotiation will be different. There are many companies who don’t offer any bulk discount if it is a rush hour service. Even rush hour service requires extra charge depending on the hours or days. On the other hand, there are some companies who offer half of what they offer in regular bulk order. It completely depends on the company decision. There are also the factors like image types, image numbers and the deadline. All things have to be analyzed before providing a quote with bulk discount.
Companies never want to lose clients. There is hardly any company found who follow one time business policy. Every company wants their clients to come back every time they have new work. Same privilege goes for the bulk order too. The rush hour service, amount of the images, and types of the images, all these criteria come secondary for long term clients. The trust clients show to the company, returns to them when it is needed the most. So, returning clients always enjoy special privilege for the bulk order processing.
As said earlier, the team leaders under the supervision of authority sort out the pictures and categorize them based on their complexity level. Once sorted out and sent with quote, the initial stage of Bulk order processing is done. Some companies have specially trained team for bulk order and rush hour processing. They are expert of doing a bulk order editing without causing any harm to the photo. Companies, who don’t have specialized teams for bulk order processing, can execute the order too. The only thing varies between them is time. Companies may process the bulk order at different times, since each company varies in manpower or experience.
Once the order is confirmed, they start editing the images. The most important thing should be mentioned here is that in bulk order, it is important to remain the consistency of the photos in all the pictures. Without a proper synchronization, it is very hard to retain the aesthetics of the images.
Once the bulk order is processed, they undergo steps of Quality Checking (QC). A QC is essential for each and every image before delivering to client finally. After all the formalities, the images are again transferred through the secured FTP/WeTransfer/Hightail server and handed over to the client.
Every company offers Bulk Order Discount for large order. Similarly, every client is free to pick a company or any bulk order offer as per their preference. It is recommended widely by expert graphic designers and clients that orders in bulk should be placed in a company which has more than 10 years of experience. Since, bulk order contains thousands of pictures, clients should look for experience service providers. There are two benefits of choosing an experienced company– firstly, they have a big team of expert graphic design professionals, and there is a great chance of getting more discount comparatively on bulk order. A similar kind of company, Clipping Path India (CPI), offers quite a moderate amount in comparison to other providers. Moreover, this company has been on this market for over 30 years and countless bulk order processing experience.