Kodak burned its name into the public’s consciousness with the tagline, “you press the button, we do the rest.” While the circumstances have changed rather dramatically, the company is hoping to apply a similar ethos to the professional photography market with its KODAKIT service.
Basically, KODAKIT is a platform to link photographers with potential clients. It launched last year in Singapore and at CES 2017, the company announced a global expansion bringing the platform to 37 countries and 92 cities, including New York, San Francisco, Paris and London.
Users of similar match-making services, like ImageBrief and Photographers Direct, will find much the same in KODAKIT. For photographers, the service offers scheduling, contracts, invoicing and a payment gateway. You can create a free profile and search for clients, while companies can also post profiles and jobs. The service can be accessed via a web browser or iOS app.
Photographers determine their own fees and Kodak gets a 20 percent cut of any job for making the connection. Kodak promises payment within 30 days of completing a job.
KODAKIT’s initial client roster leans heavily on travel, food and real-estate markets, but can accommodate any business looking for photography.