You’re now pushing 50% of the buyers to buy from the search results’ FIRST PAGE.
Gotta love the first pageSeriously though, I missed the top pagination as well in the start. But then I got used to it not being there, and started thinking about why I really missed it in the first place. I think actually it’s more of an annoyance to authors than it is to buyers.
No, it’s the most basic internet “click” rule and has nothing to do with being an author or a buyer.
- If there aren’t any page buttons at top, you’re absolutely forcing buyers to buy from the first page. Most of the authors here are already working very hard and it shouldn’t be expected from us to upload new items every day. Old items’ exposure is as important as new items ; and vital for any fellow author here who produces quality work.
- In the world of Internet, a “click” only happens if there are links. If there aren’t any links, visitors don’t click on them. Simple.
- Let alone the “existance” of a link, even the “place” of a link has vital importance in the world of web ; and please let’s not start a discussion about the possibility of a click on a “link section” which doesn’t even exist.
- Other than that, it is a really very basic and vital USABILITY mistake and should be fixed immediately.
- Finally , there are also “page links” at top of this page while we are just writing all of this, and that “page button links” are there for a very simple and good reason..: Usability / User Experience
Please fix this friends.
Hi friends, Please add that “Page Number” buttons to top part of the search results too (They should display on both top and bottom parts of the screen). You’re now pushing 50% of the buyers to buy from the search results’ FIRST PAGE.
Users should be able to use those page buttons on top of the search page too.
This is very Important for old items’ exposure because “To see Is To Click”, as always on the net.
Lets assume that a user is interested in “SiteTemplates > Admin templates” as you see on the example below. When they click on the “Clear All Filters” button, that not only clears the filters for Admin Templates, but also clears all. User is interested with “SiteTemplates > Admin Templates”, and when they click on that button they start to see WordPress, Tumblr, Joomla, Drupal, etc… That means confusion for a buyer.
“The world is dream within a dream” – Indian Proverb (at least, as far as I know)
A simple solution is to take the concept of “item rating” and add a new one for “support rating”, you can also mention the “average response time”. This way if authors don’t want to support, their support rating will be low, if they’re really diligent at support authors will get rewarded and buyers will see it as a selling point.. and the response time indicator will give a general idea of how long the author will take to answer, instead of setting a compulsory time frame (which takes away our freedom) With this idea, buyers will know what level of support to expect before purchasing. But it has to also be fair to authors, because sometimes ratings are abused, so maybe something general like “no support” “occasional support” “standard support” “premium support” etc
+1 , absolutely.
Personally I think the way it works now is perfect, and it’s proven to be successful – Envato marketplaces are the biggest on the web and authors here are literally making millions.
Per single sale we don’t make profit, so we can not also guarantee our support time too. What buyers are getting is a bargain – they’re getting a completed product which is at a high standard and reviewed to be working, with well documented instructions – in theory no support is actually needed considering what buyers are getting for their buck.
The current system works because only a small percentage of buyers ask for support and most of the time it’s no problem for authors ( it helps improve sales if we do ) but in worst case scenarios we’re always protected because we have the power to decide which buyers deserve our time, and which do not.
Mandatory support gives buyers too much power, and they’ll feel they’ve now paid for support and will demand it no matter how unjustified their request is, and this is a dangerous thing for authors selling micro stock items.
As for support packs, and buyers being able to buy our time, this should be OPTIONAL.. since a lot of us signed up to sell micro stock because of the freedoms, and not work on a time basis with individual customers.Just my 2 cents
Yes, yes and yes for a thousand times for this.
No – A very basic gateway to abuse.
1- If users are not going to be allowed to search with ratings, then why ratings exist?. Search with ratings is fine and it should be there, as being the same with almost big guys on the net. Everybody gets unusual and unfair ratings (including us, of course). We should just FIX the current unfair “1 star ratings” issue and that will be enough.
2- We should have “pages links” also at top of the search page.
3-Why we are giving users the chance to delete the MAIN search tag, which they are searching for. They are already interested with Site Templates (talking for the example above) , why to allow them to be able to delete it? Once they do that, upcoming results are only more confusion for users.
Of course, In my humble opinion.
Kind Regards to all fellow hardworking author friends here
We would rather prefer to be awarded with the title > “Sir”
MonikaM saidThe main concern I have is that you can no longer see anywhere your author rate, or how far to go until you reach the next one.
With every new update more and more data on the marketplaces is gone. The reason for that is quite obvious… At least to “non-yay” people…
Yes , it would be better to see those statistics just like the old version of the earnings page.