I’d give it a hard reject. Seriously, it looks horrrrrrRRIBLE.
The latest reply from Collis is from one month ago. Way to do business, always a pleasure.http://www.envato.com/community
You can remove that page, since it has absolutely nothing to do with the Envato brand. Seriously.
Unfortunately for me, since Collis came “back” a few months ago, pretty much everything started going in the wrong direction, running for profits only. I know it’s not that simple, but it’s just something I noticed. The dissapearance of the $1M author celebrations, the Envato Elite program, the review process, the new “support” policy, our big problem with the relationship between envato – authors – buyers, microlancer stuff everywhere and many other things. And honestly, all these started showing up from the beginning of the year, spring or so. That’s quite exactly when Collis announced that he’ll come back “on-board” and involve himself more than before. Coincidence? Maybe. But I doubt it.
Just bumping this topic, not that anyone would actually care about us, the little authors.
The problem with this kind of topics is that they’re not sticky and the Envato staff couldn’t care less about them, we all know who the real seller is, we just want an official reply from Envato.
Congrats! Great milestone!
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Are authors obligated to give that VAT Number? I don’t have one … aka my business model doesn’t have one! What happens if I don’t provide that number ( to my sales and buyers ) am I affected in anyway on the marketplaces?
No, this is for buyers only, if you don’t provide a VAT number, you’ll be charged VAT according to your country’s VAT rate. As for authors, we don’t know yet how they will handle it.
It will appear exactly as a new submission, no need to worry
Envat (as the seller) must manage invoices and collect VAT, not for us… Envato doing it for themselves, so if they will write again that we are the direct sellers – ignore it, the most important is the flow of money. Envato is direct seller for tax purposes, period.
While this can be something to do, what’s on the papers and what you agree to is what matters. If they’ll tomorrow ask you to sign one little piece of update to the TOS in order to sell here in which you say that you’re selling directly but you give them the rights to issue payments and invoices on your behalf, they’ll be fully covered and you will break the law without even seeing it.
By going forward and ignoring it you basically agree that what Envato’s doing is actually the reality, which is wrong.
Instead of all the flame posts some of us are adding, everything would be solved if any staff from their “friendly community” would write a few words about the whole situation, without all the bullsh*t ipsum and vague blog posts. We don’t get replies, we’re being censored and soon we’ll be breaking the law too, officially. Can this get any better?
We’re being assured that more info is being gathered and “soon” we’ll find about them. Soon, soon, but it’s been like one month or so, you can’t simply write a reply once a month and expect everything to be cool. No, no, that’s not how it works.
The overall idea and concept is not bad, but you have serious spacing problems, the whole thing is too crowded and lots of elements are just too close and hard to view. example: http://prntscr.com/5e7l6v
Also there seem to be lots of effects and animations which slow down the speed of the website, I’d recommend working on that, it loads pretty slow and it’s not that smooth