At the end of the day Envato have all the data to backup their reasons for the changes in price, as an example:
If envato reduce 100 scripts(of $8 value) by $1 they are potentially losing 50c for each sale. If the 100 scripts sell 1000 per week they are losing $500 a week.
But if they can get the sales upto 1500 a week then they are actually better off by $1250
There will be a period of lower income for Envato and authors but the plan could potentially increase income.
There will be many reasons why Envato reduced the prices including:
- decrease in number of sales on the category
- prices on other sites have dropped
- there is saturation on the category (too many items)
Envato don’t just change things willy nilly, they would have looked at loads of data before making the changes.
Every change done by Envato will be scrutinised by authors but at the end of the day it’s Envato’s site, it’s Envato’s prerogative to change things and no author is going to suddenly moan in 6 months when their item is selling 20 more per week than it was before.
If you’re item has been reduced then you have 2 choices:
1) Sulk about it
2) Do some marketing of your item and increase sales via your own methods so you don’t feel the impact of the price decrease.
I know what I would do and it isn’t #1
You can get your invoice by going to your statement (http://themeforest.net/user/ghnhsft-comms/statement
Under each purchase is a link to view and print an invoice
My point exactly Gareth. Some people need to think, and realise, without Envato, where, and what would they be doing? Struggling as a freelancer, working 9 – 5 in an office for peanuts…
some would be without jobs, or doing really menial jobs (in countries where there are very little related jobs).
Before I went freelance I was packing shelves 9 hours a day for 8 years… now I work 6 hours a day and do something I enjoy, money comes second to me being happy.
unfortunately people want the best of both worlds e.g.
- 2-3 day reviews
- 7 days front page exposure
- no rejections
- 1000 sales per month consistently
They then complain when none of these are met e.g.
- my sales went down this month, Envato sort this out!!!!!!!! (but they forget it’s summer time, holiday season)
- my sales aren’t good, Envato need to promote my items for me more
- I have been rejected 10 times but my item is amazing
I ignore the moaners now as you will never make them happy, I gave some authors some pointers on how to increase sales and I got told the following excuses>
- you’re not an author, you know nothing
- Envato is the seller, they have to promote for us, we don’t have to / I don’t want to
- I pay Envato 30% so why should I do marketing
At the end of the day it just looks bad on them, buyers like myself read the forums and we will make decisions based on their forum posts whether I buy their item over another author, if an author is forever “moaning” then how do I know they will support me 100% for my purchase?
Everyone like a moan and a grumble every so often but sometimes it’s better not to put it in a public forum where buyers will see it
arghhh rant over
found the issue on Google support forums:
Do you have Oswald installed on the machine with the issue? That is probably causing the the problem. If Oswald isn’t installed, it displays normally. Must be a conflict between Google’s version and the version installed on your local machine.
oops title is supposed to be Oswald …
On Firefox Oswald looks “half-cut” but looks fine on Chome, is it just my pc or is it a common issue?
It’s not just on the Google Font site either, it’s on all demos on Themeforest that use Oswald, probably checked 20/30 themes to see if it’s me
tried to create an account using Safari for Windows and the “setup your envato account” button doesn’t work, you can click but doesn’t go anywhere …