Bigstock Announces API Program and Partnerships with CafePress and Emma


NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bigstock, a leading provider of stock images and a subsidiary of Shutterstock (SSTK), today announced a new API program along with two world-class partners: CafePress Inc. (PRSS) The World's Customization Engine™, and email marketing provider Emma. These partners will utilize Bigstock's recently released API to provide their customers with access to Bigstock's expansive library of professional, commercially licensable photographs and illustrations.

Images are a core part of many products and services, and we are excited to help our partners deliver the best possible experience to their users,” said Bigstock General Manager Ben Pfeifer. “Today is an important milestone for us, marking our commitment to reach new audiences through technology-driven partnerships,” he added.

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These partnerships will create seamless experiences for customers of both companies, allowing them to choose from millions of high-quality photos, vectors and illustrations as they shop for custom merchandise on CafePress, and create email campaigns using Emma. The integration also means greater exposure and revenue potential for Bigstock's thousands of contributors, delivering royalties to them each time an image is used.

We are excited to integrate Bigstock's easy-to-use and powerful API with our platform,” said Joe Schmidt, CafePress Chief Marketing Officer. “Bigstock has an incredible catalog of photos and illustrations, and this partnership will allow us to offer CafePress consumers an even broader selection of high-quality products.”

To read more about Bigstock's API partner program, click here.

About Bigstock

Bigstock is a leading provider of royalty-free stock images. Founded in 2004, Bigstock's mission is to provide affordable, high-quality photos, vectors and illustrations that meet the dynamic needs of today's design and small business community. With over 12 million images in its library and counting, Bigstock makes it easy and affordable to bring your idea to life and communicate it effectively. Bigstock is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shutterstock Inc. (SSTK), a leading global provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage.

About CafePress

CafePress is The World's Customization Engine. Launched in 1999, CafePress empowers individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to create, buy and sell customized and personalized products online using the company's innovative and proprietary print-on-demand services and e-commerce platform. Today, CafePress' portfolio of e-commerce websites includes,,,,, and EZ Prints.

About Emma

Emma is a web-based email marketing service that helps organizations communicate in style. Designed with small and midsize businesses, nonprofits and agencies in mind, Emma makes it easy to create attractive email newsletters and online surveys, send to large opt-in audiences and track the response in real time. Emma powers the emails of more than 40,000 organizations worldwide, including the New York Giants, Method, Sylvan Learning Centers and Apartment Therapy. Headquartered in Nashville, Emma operates four satellite offices in Portland, Denver, Austin and New York.


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I write about the stock photo and microstock industry since 2006 on my several online-magazines. My goal for MyStockPhoto is to teach photographers and stock photographers how to sell more photos and earn money with their photography hobby.

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