I want Pineapple Supply Co. to be the place for pineapples on the web.
Yeah, that sounds crazy; but we believe in the power of the pineapple for good.
And truthfully, I'd love to simply give everything away for free because this entire project is not about the mighty quest for money. I'm far more interested in how a pineapple can be used to bring positivity, hope, warmth, and awareness and dopeness to people.
I decided that opening up a shop is important to help cover costs of buying more pineapples, website development, website hosting, and time to shoot; however, it's also a way for me to be more dedicated to all things pineapples.
Even though I'm trying to share a free pineapple photo every day, to download all of them will take time at one point or another. This is especially true if you've discovered the website later in the journey.
Also, having run community at Unsplash, I've talked with many people that wanted to download a large volume of the photos at once for a fee.
Time is the most valuable thing we have today. This is why I'm offering up collections of the free photos in batches of 25 so that it's easy to grab them fast if you need or want them all.
Exclusivity to Photos and Collections
One of the only criticism I came across while with Unsplash was the viral usage of featured photos. Adding a cost to your photos or collections of photos instantly limits the usage. Even a low cost makes a big difference. So, I feel that having a few photos that are paid brings about exclusivity and a VIP nature to some of them.
Will it mean they go totally unused? Potentially.
Curating Other Pineapple Related Products
Part of the Pineapples Shop is imagined as a curated collection of pineapple related lifestyle products, things we love and think you might too. This is something inspired by Canopy.
This means I won't earn any income from the majority of curated pineapple type products; however, I might be able to earn small affiliate income if I'm lucky. The benefit is you'll know to come here and we'll direct you to where the coolest pineapple related products are on the web. And, if you come across something we don't know about, we'd ask you to give us a heads up.
Wrapping it Up
My goal with opening up shop is to continue to shoot and continue to give. I simply don't want to slap up a ‘donate' button. I want to create meaningful, fun, entertaining creations for you that center around the pineapple.
If you have ideas of something you'd like to see, please let me know.