Contributing Artist FAQ
DO I RETAIN THE RIGHTS TO MY OWN PRODUCT?
Yes, it’s your product. We just provide a place to sell it.
CAN MY ROYALTY PERCENTAGE EVER GO DOWN?
You are always guaranteed 60% plus a bonus. Your bonus varies month to month based on your total sales volume.
DO ONLY THE TOP 15 ARTISTS GET THE HIGHEST BONUS RATE?
Nope, every artist can be earning the highest bonus rate of 10%. If all your product sales for the month total 10K or more the 10% bonus is yours.
WHAT IF I'M $5 SHORT OF TOTALING $10,000 IN SALES FOR THE MONTH?
Then your bonus is 9% instead of 10%.
WHEN DO I GET PAID FOR SALES I MAKE?
HiveWire pays all CA's by no later than the 15th of month following the sales period. For example, royalties for sales made in October are paid out on November 15th. This time allows HiveWire to process returns, and deal with any potential charge-backs in the event of fraudulent orders, or any other adjustments that might need to be made.
ARE FILES REVIEWED OR WILL YOU ACCEPT ANYTHING?
In order to ensure a consistent, quality buying experience for our customers we review every aspect of your product.
DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY PRODUCT WORK IN BOTH POSER AND DAZ STUDIO?
No, artists are not required to do this, but we do strongly encourage it. We also have a CA forum where artists can share tips and help each other learn how to convert their items into each program.
DO I HAVE TO SELL EXCLUSIVELY WITH HIVEWIRE?
No. You can sell products here and on other stores.
CAN I SELL THE SAME PRODUCT AT HIVEWIRE AND ANOTHER STORE AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, but your base royalty rate will be 45% instead of 60%.
DOES HIVEWIRE WANT MY PRODUCTS THAT HAVE ALREADY SOLD ON ANOTHER STORE?
Yes, we want great products regardless of where they come from. Please keep in mind that each product will need to go through the HiveWire submission process.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS WITH MY PRODUCT?
As the artist, it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re not violating anyone’s copyright by submitting your product. If you’re unsure if you’re allowed to use an asset within your product, ask the asset’s owner or a lawyer.
WHO DETERMINES THE PRICE OF MY PRODUCT?
We will decide together. Price should be based on the quality, complexity and potential demand of your product.
AM I REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR MY PRODUCTS?
Because we do a Quality Assurance Verification (QAV) of every product before it goes live on the store, support should be minimal. We provide a forum thread for each product that can be accessed from the product page or our forums that we expect artists to start the initial post and then check in occasionally. That being said, we will offer support for your products to our customers.
ARE THERE CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
Because we are a new store we are looking for any top quality product that meets our standards.
WILL HIVEWIRE BUY-OUT MY PRODUCT IF I WANT A FLAT AMOUNT UP FRONT?
Yes, when you submit your product you can tell us that you are interested in having us buy-out your product for a flat amount.
WILL YOU SELL PRODUCTS FOR CHARACTER LIKE V4?
We will sell items for other products like V4 and M4 (not older ones like V3) although we will be focusing heavily on Dawn & Dusk products.