Canadian Author Here, Question: Will we ever be able to charge HST/GST to Canadian buyers? Do we have to currently “eat” the cost involved with charging taxes to Canadian buyers. I’m just wondering if adding our HST/GST number to invoices and then not charging HST/GST at the point of sales makes any sense.
Thanks - Adam
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Or if switch your items to 100% GPL and you don’t need to worry about this.
Sales are doing very well. No multi purpose themes here.
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We met with another marketplace that said they are currently going through the same legal/tax issues that other marketplaces are also going through. They have said that they may end up just eating the cost of VAT/Taxes and will not off-load this onto the marketplace authors. It will be interesting to see what Envato chooses.
Updates is where the value is, if updates are free forever then this is a huge loss for authors selling via Envato Marketplaces. We have always had an option for customers to pay us for support and after 6 months their free support expires and they have the choice to pay for support and for us, buyers do not want to pay for support, we’ve seen this in our numbers. They just don’t see the value in paying for support.
The true value for both buyer and authors is with charging for updates. Buyers will pay for the value that is given in updates as they want to continue to have working/compatible themes/plugins, and new features added. (Customer should not be grandfathered)
Charging for updates should become an opt-in option on the marketplaces and once enough authors switch to this more authors will see the value in providing updates, buyers will be happy and the overall quality on themes/plugins provided on ThemeForest.net should improve over time as files are getting updated more often than when updates were free for the life-time of the product.
Envato, you should look at the business models of all the massive WordPress companies, you’ll see the trend is that they provide updates and support for a yearly/6month fee.