Posts by Bedros

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Bedros says

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Bedros says

Send him the links to the previews and let him choose a template. Explain that you are going to customise it to look like your mock up. Explain that millions of websites use templates as a starting point and that it is quite normal practice among advertising consultant and graphic designers. Honesty is the best policy as it saves you headache down the line.

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Bedros says

New home page “design” is guilty. It’s clear.

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Bedros says

Hi senorThemes,
Actually that option was added to decrease confusions. :)

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Bedros says



Sorry dude,but i have “homepage fault paranoia|”. :sunglasses2:
is just that I have no logical explanation on how the homepage can affect sales for authors with no items released in the last few days
If you filter New items by category (for example eCommerce) you will see some items that releases 1-2 month ago (and even more). This give very good traffic for old items in not very popular category (like WordPress). Now filter links changed to dropdown menu and users does not see new items, does not use filters, and New block does not visible before long scroll even on 27” iMac with 2450x resolution.

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Common Sense.

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Bedros says

Actually I was shocked with such dramatic changes on homepage. Several days was spent on dealing with thoughts regarding new situation on marketplace. Totally agree with authors who are not happy with this new design. And here is one more proof regarding returning categories to the New Items section the 14th idea of Good UI

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Obvious and common sense.
if there is a link, visitors can click it.
If you hide the links from visitors, then it’s only luck.

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Bedros says

Exposure is gold for the new files and we need those category links above the “new items” section immediately, preferably in a “tabs” like design.

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Bedros says

We don’t need a price increase, but we need equal exposure right for every author, which is currently NOT the case ; especially for new items (hidden category links).

This is the one and only “Win- Win” condition.

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Bedros says

From a buyers’ perspective, I’ll just buy less items at higher prices. I spend the same amount, roughly, each month.

Raising prices does not mean buyers spend more Overall; we just become more selective (as I did after the last price increase), and spend the same amount/budget per month.

So if pre-price increase I bought 5 items per month at $20 each = $100, at new pricing I’ll just buy 4 items per month at $25 each = $100, just one less author gets paid.

I’m a top buyer here, I won’t spend more overall just because of arbitrary price hikes, I’ll just buy FEWER Items, to stay within fixed monthly budget.

It’s the same issue if people want higher salaries at a company, instead of 25 employees at old lower salary now they just hire 20 at higher salary (and fire the other 5), so the money is the same…just fewer people benefit.

Raising prices in the world’s worst economy is a mistake. I stopped buying at certain photo micro-stock sites altogether when they raised prices, though I’d spent thousands a year pre-price hike.

Old Envato: Low prices + top quality + high quantity of sales = win-win

New prices: Higher prices + top quality + lower quantity of sales = lose-lose

I’ve slashed my Envato spending by over 30% since the last round of price hikes, and will continue to buy LESS if you arbitrarily keep raising prices; it doesn’t make sense. I used to buy a lot here, much less recently in 2014… don’t kill the golden goose. You encourage a lot of buying when pricing is low, when you jack up prices we run away. That’s the truth, as you’ve seen similar posts by other buyers here in the thread.

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