Bigstock Introduces New Pay As You Go Pricing on Stock Images

Bigstock, one of the world’s top online royalty-free stock image agencies, has announced a new cash pricing model designed to offer customers a simple, affordable, and transparent way to purchase images. This new program supplements Bigstock’s existing credit model, giving customers more flexibility to buy single images based on their needs.

As the latest in a series of enhancements to the Bigstock user experience, the introduction of simple cash pricing allows customers to purchase single images, ranging from $2.99 for small images suitable for web usage up to $12.99 for extra large images and vectors. While clearly marked pricing removes complexity from the purchase experience for customers, contributors can expect to see an increase in download volume as Bigstock broadens its customer base.

“As we speak to designers, we hear a consistent frustration with other agencies and a desire for simplicity,” said Miles Williams, General Manager of Bigstock. “In response to our competitors’ complex credit plans and erratic price hikes, we’re pleased to offer buyers a choice: There is now a viable alternative where designers can buy single images with no commitment, or stock up and save with credit packs.”

Other recent improvements to the experience include:

  • 3 Million New Images – With a 30% increase in images over the past 6 months, Bigstock now has over 8.5 MM photos, vectors and illustrations including ethnically diverse and locally relevant content.
  • A Superior User Experience – One of many new features in a simplified user experience allows buyers to store a credit card and download an image with two clicks.
  • Improved Merchandising – A fresh, new homepage includes an enhanced slideshow and newly curated collections that make it easier than ever to find images and be inspired.
  • Improved Search Functionality – Bigstock’s constant improvement to its search algorithm makes it one of the most accurate and easily searchable stock libraries in the industry.

Bigstock’s new simple Pay As You Go pricing model is available immediately. For more information, visit

About Bigstock

Bigstock is one of the world’s leading royalty-free image companies. Founded in 2004, the company’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality photos, vectors and illustrations that meet the dynamic needs of today’s design community. With over 8.5 MM images in its library and counting, Bigstock continually seeks out the best content from the brightest contributors around the world.

Bigstock is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shutterstock (, the world’s largest subscription-based stock image company.