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December 30th, 2011

Interview with CGTrader on

Re-posting our interview on about CGTrader business model and how it differentiates from other 3D stock shops.

Could you briefly describe yourself?

My name is Marius Kalytis. When I was 16 I found a passion for 3D graphics and been deep into it since then. Although my graduation is financial mathematics, I worked as a web programmer, 3D and post production designer in many fields, like game development, TV commercials and architecture visualization. In 2005 I founded a 3D visualization and animation company called Visual Mind. Later a partnership was established between me and Donatas Aksomitas, who is a shareholder of AGA-CAD company. Together we came up with a new business model that helps artists trade CG content. Going through many transformations, CGTrader became a unique solution and an alternative for other 3D online shops.

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December 23rd, 2011

CGTrader Left Open Beta

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We’re extremely happy to announce has left beta mode and is now operating under enhanced security requirements. We now fully ensure the security of 3D models uploaded for sale by artists as well as the reliability of financial transactions, so proudly deleted the words “open beta” from our logo (if you still see it, try to clear your cache).

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December 20th, 2011

3D model Selling Tips: Customer Friendly Description #2

Put yourself in the shoes of the customer. See, how little time he has to make a decision? The 3D model description should help the customer both get enough information and save his time.

In the previous post I pointed out some tricks on how to make 3D model description more friendly for SEO and more visible in Google. But bringing potential customer to your product is not enough to complete the sale. Good product description is the necessity in online sales. It's obvious that before you sell anything online you must make the customer trust you and your product.

Despite the excellent quality shown in the images, the client can only guess what’s inside the files. Many of you would like to think that your images of your product speak for themselves, but don’t forget there are many competing products that are not going to let you seize the buyer’s attention so easily.

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December 16th, 2011

X-MAS Offer: Free Annual Activation for Products Uploaded Till 2012!

It will be our first Christmas since we started CGTrader this year. We’ve already written letters to Santa and waiting our wishes to be fulfilled. What about you? Have you contacted Santa already

Of course you haven’t! We know CG artists are busy people and have no time for such things, so we decided to make a Christmas gift for everyone of you.

All 3D models, that will be published for sale in from today untill December 31, 2011, will be activated for one year for absolutely free!

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