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The online only service can be found at ShutterStock.com. The site allows you to redeem great offers and deals on your orders from the site by using special ShutterStock coupons. We update our list of these here at Coupofy whenever something new becomes available, so be sure to check back before ordering to ensure you make the most savings possible!
ShutterStock was founded in 2003. In the beginning the site featured Oringer's own photos only, which he provided on a subscription platform. Slowly as other people came on board to use the service he added the ability for customers to buy single photos as they please. He also began allowing other photographers, musicians and videographers to sell their own content for a fee.
The second phase of business expansion came in 2009 when ShutterStock purchased rival stock photo company Bigstock. By 2011 the site had recorded over 200 million downloads, and in 2013 the company went public on the stock market.
Today ShutterStock is a huge financial success through it's model of taking a cut from the freelancer's who provide their creative property for licensing. As well as photos they now offer graphics, audio and video clips. The site is available in 20 different languages. While its home base is now in the famous Empire State building, the company also has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Montréal, Paris and San Francisco. Its regular customers include individuals, amature creators, and professional media outlets like Newspaper, Film and TV.
Jon Oringer still serves as CEO of the company.
ShutterStock's library now includes over 53 million images, and countless audio tracks, videos and graphics. These have been shared by 60,000 contributors in 150 countries, and over 40,000 new images are added every day!
The site's main categories which you can browse without signing up, are Photos, Vectors, Editorial images (such as celebrities), Illustrations, Icons, Footage, and Music. Each of these then have their own vast numbers of categories. For example music has tracks suitable for trailers and promos, dramatic tracks for movies, background music for documentaries etc. Image categories include subjects like Animals & Wildlife, People, Nature, and Buildings & Landmarks. As well as browsing through the categories customers can also use an intuitive search bar if they have something specific in mind.
You can browse all of these libraries and add individual photos or other media to your basket for a swift single-purchase checkout. Or if you will be a heavy user you can also subscribe for a bulk price, that will work out at a discount in the long run. Each category has their own pricing system and cart.
so you can complete you creative projects at the lowest price possible. Simply browse our ShutterStock section and click the code you want to use, and it will be copied to your clipboard while you visit the site.
As well as what's for sale the site also has a wealth of Design Tips & Tricks to help you get the most out of your projects. If you've got your own media to sell you should check out the "Become a Contributor" page. And if you want to make some extra cash on the side, why not sign up to their affiliate program that pays you commission on every paying customer you refer via a special web link.
On the go? You can also visit ShutterStock using your iPhone or Android, with their apps.
ShutterStock allows payments via all major credit cards, including Visa, American Express, Discover, and Mastercard. Unfortunately no longer accept Paypal. Unlike a lot of sites however they do support payment via wire/bank transfer.
If you wish to redeem a ShutterStock coupon code it couldn't be easier. Just prior to payment during checkout you should see a special promo box. This is where you should enter the code. The easiest way is to copy and paste a code over from Coupofy. If entered correctly you should see a confirmation message and your total purchase or subscription price should drop according to the terms of the offer.
All purchases from ShutterStock are delivered digitally via email and are accessible from within your online account, where you can download the files to your PC or device. These will be in the highest quality possible, with several different common formats to choose from, depending on how you will be using the files. Whether you are using a Basic, Professional or Team service, the images and media you buy will be licensed to you for all commercial purposes.
The site caters to US customers and those from all over the world, simply choose your county from the dropdown box at the top of the page to update the site to your language and currency.
Due to the nature of digital media ShutterStock cannot offer returns or refunds on media you have already downloaded, because you will already have access to it and there's no way to return it in good faith. However if you have an unused subscription (i.e. you haven't accessed any media at all) you can get a refund by contacting customer support via their online email system.
Obviously if you have used any ShutterStock coupons to get a discount on your subscription you will only be refunded the actual amount charged after the code was applied.