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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Theoretically they must, but I doubt that anybody is doing this. Most of the authors have created their own custom widgets that are included within the theme.

Ok, thanks :)

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Hi,

I’m developing a WordPress Theme and I’m wondering if with the new submission rules my custom widgets should be bundled in a plugin or not.

Thanks in advance!

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Buyers for higher priced themes exist. Nobody can be said to be right without testing it though. I suppose the whole conversation is null if it’s true that there’s no way for Envato to let authors set their own prices under Australian law.

If being based on Australia is steeping into the business maybe they should re-locate, don’t you think? If a company like Facebook were facing problems because of the country they are based in they would most likely move.


Buyers for higher priced themes exist.

This is very true!

Bottom line: let us dictate what our products are worth!

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Envato should set a minimum price, and allow authors to set any price above that. There should be no maximum. It’s pretty terrible and ridiculous that no matter how much effort or quality you pour into an item it will always be priced within 10% of every of item in the same category.

If you make an absolutely revolutionary WordPress theme it will be at most $10 more than the average. In no sense does this benefit ingenuity and creativity. Envato has claimed numerous times that it’s illegal in Australia to discuss pricing in the open. Maybe so. But what about artificially limiting the control authors have to maximize their (and by extension Envato’s) profits?

Some authors will overprice. Most will settle near the minimum, which should match Envato’s minimum standards for quality. I would price way higher and I think many authors could sell that value if there was an incentive to.

Let the free market decide what is valued.

I couldn’t agree more with you!

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says


This would be a VERY VERY BAD idea, authors from low-paid countries will start selling themes for $10 and will ruin the whole marketplace
^^ This + 100.

Do you have any evidence this would happen? What if Envato set a minimum price as I suggested?

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says


If it works for Creative Market that sells the same kind of products we do, why can’t for us?

Who says “it works” for Creative Market? Let’s compare the two and say something works when CM (which I love too, but for other reasons) will manage to build a marketplace with 4,277,583 community members and 6,050,261 items for sale. Until then, let’s not rush to say something works for them or not. For all we know, Envato has built this huge community because it has a stable, predictable pricing structure. Also worth mentioning that CM’s biggest seller are the graphic elements, while Envato gets its big share out of themes and source code.

Pretty different to surely state something works for one, thus it should work for the other too. Also, I’m yet to hear about the first CM millionaire. :)

Your are arguments are good, we don’t if it would work here. But if I were selling fruit at a market I wouldn’t like the market owner dictating how much my apples are worth. But I get it, we are not at local market, we are on the internet. However I think there should be made a study on this.

My proposal would be to set minimum prices and authors could decide from there. That could work in my opinion and I would feel much more freedom pricing my products.

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says


This would be a VERY VERY BAD idea, authors from low-paid countries will start selling themes for $10 and will ruin the whole marketplace
Yup, this is the exactly what happened when the app store first launched, I don’t think it’d be much different here.

If it works for Creative Market that sells the same kind of products we do, why can’t for us?

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says



This would be a VERY VERY BAD idea, authors from low-paid countries will start selling themes for $10 and will ruin the whole marketplace

I don’t think that would be bad for the marketplace. That would help customers distinguish the average from the very good authors.

No good developer would sell their WordPress themes for less than 50$. Take a look at theme shops, they have the freedom to set their own prices, yet they don’t sell them for that cheap.
I doubt most ‘good developers’ would sell their themes for $50 if they were given the choice

Yes, of course! I was just giving an example :)

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Even if the ‘more expensive files’ in this hypothetical situation were worth it and higher quality, the mindset of a big % of buyers here is the cheapest option is best – irrelevant of if this is in any way true or not.

This is not true, customers are not stupid. I know that I get what I’m paying for. I would rather pay a developer a good amount of money instead of looking for the cheapest average theme.

I know some very good developers who are stepping out of the marketplaces and doing their businesses on their own because of this.

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