In cases when an event is sponsored or paid for upfront, it may be necessary to make images available for free. A Sponsored event is a special type of event that allows free downloads to participants without any surprises in transaction fees.
How it works
A Sponsored event works like a Standard event, except you are charged a fixed, upfront fee in a lump sum amount and not a transaction fee percentage per sale. This makes the cost more predictable than a standard event and is much easier to factor into your event fees.
Sponsored events provide useful stats in the Analytics tab that can be used for reporting back to sponsors, event organisers, etc.
In order for downloads to be free, you need to have a license profile with zero amounts set for each of the sizes you want to make available for free.
Up to 5000 files can be uploaded to a sponsored event. The limit can be increased at any time for an additional fee. Sponsored events will be available for up to 12 months after which it will expire automatically.
Sponsored events are available with the Essential or Premium plans.
The fixed fee is charged when you create an event. The applicable amount is indicated on the new event section in the store admin.