Posts by Gareth_Gillman

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Gareth_Gillman
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I said this months ago and it’s still true, it’s a money saving exercise, by using the reseller system Envato would receive all payments and then send out commissions to the authors (which they do) but they would have to pay tax on all money coming in, by moving to the “current system” then they only receive the buyer and author fees (so only a max of 50% of the item price), so Envato have basically reduced their tax bill by 50%. Working it out could mean millions saved for Envato.

Envato has always promoted as the reseller platform, authors would get the commission from the item, but now they are trying to say that it was poorly chosen words and they actually meant that authors are the sellers and Envato just take their fees from them.

Unfortunately Envato are now a “corporate” company turning over millions per year, and they have a duty to reduce their tax bill (Google, Amazon, Starbucks also do it). Authors are still receiving the same amount but due to trickery of the money Envato actually are receiving 50% less tax wise.

Unfortunately this change means some changes for the authors, they potentially have more paperwork to do in regards to their income.

I have no problem with Envato changing their platform but they need to be honest, lieing to authors that it was always this way is treating them with contempt, be honest and admit that you were advised to switch to the new system due to the tax being paid by Envato.

I am sure that’s what most authors want is transparency, be up front, tell them what’s going on and work together. Releasing the new information 2 days before the change isn’t helping either.

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You clicked the wrong button, see screenie

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You need to click the free download button at the top, not the add to cart button below

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It is only the product images I don’t want. It is for restaurants and they don’t want to have to take photos of every dish they make. A bit like just eat.

Couldn’t they buy images from photodune to fill the space, the image doesn’t need to be 100% accurate but will give a visual representation of the food.

Just eat can get away with no images due to the small size of the menu area, if you copied their style for it then it would work.

If using a traditional ecommerce layout then images will be needed imho.

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Why wouldn’t you have images with the products? Most buyers will be looking at the images before purchase (unless it’s a download etc) but images make the site and product stand out, having a page just of text and a button doesn’t look good.

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you already have an open thread at http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/anyone-wanna-hire-support-php-wordpress-devloper/158641, it’s not good etiquette to keep opening new threads for the same topic.

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showing for me, could be a cache issue or that it’s only just turned midnight in Australia so only just been updated

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Gareth_Gillman
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Hi Eube

not in Hampshire but only just over an hour away, I know lots of wp devs but none in this area, happy to come down and spend a few hours with you going through WP.

Send me an email through my profile and we can chat more

Regards

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Thanks GS :)

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I need a logo for a new website I am doing, it’s a directory website for cleaners, I have had a look through and can’t find anything I like

I have tried:

cleaner, cleaning, mop, bucket and brush

I came across a logo before xmas on the blog but I forgot to bookmark it, I have searched and searched but can’t find anything that makes me go wow.

Ideally it would have a character related to cleaning of some sort (brush, mop, water etc)

Anyone know of a gem in the mass of logos available?

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You need tax advice from an advisor in your country not many people on here will know the vat rules for your country so we are just guessing, Tax is a complicated matter and something you may need to take up with Envato as well as you will need buyer information to be able to account for tax for your items.

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