Envato should do a little math, figure out the split between deposits and direct purchases, then determine the revenue implications across the marketplaces. Unify the price around that average so this isn’t an issue.
Except, I’m of course skipping the fact that when you deposit money and don’t use it within a year Envato takes those credits. So that makes money. Can’t say I blame them for trying, but that’s a valid reason it’s not “simpler”.
45 seconds. That’s the quickest one I’ve ever experienced. Hazzah!
Oh dear, what an absurd request. Somebody else release the Kraken this time.
Hell yes. The profit potential of items not released this week is completely underrepresented on the marketplace and less you stay in top sellers. Authors who support their products and customers need to be compensated for ongoing work.
@ michellerobinson — I would opt out if given the choice. I think it’s going to be next to impossible to write an algorithm that satisfies everyone unless it’s 100% random (which is useless). Either popular items or underachievers are going to get an advantage; and without curation it will inevitably recommend worse options to some users than the current item.
I would ask why is Envato even considering building a feature AND giving users the choice to opt out? Build a feature everyone wants and needs! There are dozens we’ve put on the table.
I know many authors like to pump out products. I don’t, but why not give that space to us? Let the author have an editable content area to feature whatever he wants across his entire portfolio. Say he could pick 4 items to feature, and he wouldn’t have to edit the description of every item to update his self-marketing. Or he could use that space to share anything: recent updates, works in progress, support links, etc. This would let authors drive traffic to more relevant/newer items without cutting them off at the knees.
Unrelated: I know this thread was a pretty harsh welcome. We’re not ungrateful to hear when Envato is doing something. The problem is authors spend years day-in day-out sweating of the poor UX on the marketplaces, giving suggestions to Envato, and the only response is “we’re listening”. Then when Envato acts it’s something that either bones us or is “Yet Another Envato Site” aka Microlancer. The longer you’ve been here, the less trust you have in Envato’s passion for the marketplaces. That’s backwards and unfortunate, but true. I don’t think you’re bad people, it’s just harder to love the company than ever before.
#1 Search Want: Deeply faceted navigation. Users need to be able to go from hundreds of products to a short list by filtering on any attribute tracked for a theme (version compatibility, last updated by, browser support, documentation rating, item rating, layout type, elite author or not, etc). The discovery experience is pretty awful for buyers unless you only buy new/popular items.
on the item pages under the item description you will find thumbnails for similar items related to your search
Yeah…I don’t think any author wants to have Envato up-selling other products if a user visits their item’s detail page.
Seems to only happen in Chrome. Safari and Firefox work on Mac.