@aligatorstudio – Ili oboje.
Ah, thanks for your sarcasm but again, blaming others instead of coming up with a market disruptive product/theme won’t help. And then you’ll ask Collis to raise prices because you don’t have enough sales when market leaders are all doing well.The fact that market leaders do well means there’s nothing wrong with the market just perhaps your product offering
Actually this is not true and a bit misleading. The point is about fairness of the market. If one starts to price dump heavily in any market someone is going to take action.
The global market is the case. Imagine if samsung would start to offer there flagship product for more then half the price then apple for example… Do you think Apple would be silent and what would that do to other companies?
Even now samsung sales are being disturbed by, for example, lenovo.
I can understand that you as a client are an advocate for prices not to go up, but think about it. Eventually authors will not be able to compete and will leave meaning your selection will shrink, meaning sales will go down and even the big guys will leave.
For example, we are still doing fine, but recent trends (with some bright examples) are scaring me and I am in search to pivot my company/team to other ventures, other more stable ventures.
And when power elites start doing that this marketplace will hit a very hard wall. There already are authors as themezilla that went on there own. And i know its all about supply and demand but this will eventually cause the cancer that will eat this market from inside.
Think about it… sales define our work and quality, the small authors started bringing money flow here and now the small authors are worth… well …
Yea noticed, that the themes that are exposed on top for example are still getting sales tough some not so much.
But if we are not everything in the middle of may went down heavily.
We do not even get VAT refund we just get vat compensation.
Yes and the point of niche themes is that yes sales can be high for a while but eventually it goes down, due to competition over saturation etc.
The mane problem is that a yea a go you could predict your sales pattern now days you cannot and a business without revenue prediction cannot plan and if you cannot plan… well you just stop eventually.
The fluctuations are just to high.
Actually both prices have to be listed and vat price and vat %....
Under the price it is stated the price excludes vat, however it is rather small and unnoticeable.
And yes the sales are quite erratic, first 2 weeks of this month were great, this week from Tuesday it started to decline.
This debate is an old one, envato refused it many times and they are not even discussing about it as I know. Keep in mind price policy of envato is price dumping this is why they are nb. 1. It is all about supply and demand.
I agree bloated themes should be at least double the price and i have stated numerous times that it would not affect income, since sales would go 50% down but with a higher price the income would be the same, with less work on support they even gain.
Overall stats are unknown to us, if envato is still growing (there profits) then nothing will change, when or if it starts to level out or fall then things will start moving, but usually then is to late.
But again, nothing will change in this question.
i tried to contact envato support all I got is that google analytics is not reliable and that on there side every thing is ok.
What is happening, i am getting quite a lot order confirmation hits in google analytics, usually this indicates a sale, but for quite some time we got quite a few order confirmations which do not get a sale even tried those purchase keys and are not valid.
Any one else experience this? It is quite disturbing and I am getting up to 10 per day, depends on the day.
I am sure it is a bug of some kind but non the less it is disturbing, since google analytics is our, we can say, only tool to show stats.
For us sales improved in this month, however I cannot stop to tremble coz of the ups and downs.
I would really like to see some overall envato stats of sales. from 2012 to 2015