Posts by PhilLarson

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PhilLarson
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I’ve been experiencing slow sales, especially this last half of March.

Here’s mostly likely why.

Just trying to keep things in perspective and help our attitudes. ;)

Keep your head up! Where I’m at, the sun is out and the ground is thawing!
It’s April! Welcome back! :bigsmile:

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Forget about to suggest any good idea here. Envato is not interested in.
Neither against Spamming nor a simple Pre-Test for newcommers or at least a benefit like Reviewer´s Hot pick.

It´s absoloutly useless to suggest any positive ideas here where you get a lot of +1 from the authors.

You can be shure that NOTHING will happen from dev / staff side

This sort of thinking isn’t very helpful. To say Envato has never done anything as a result of suggestions in the forums is just not true. The most recent example is Top New Files.

However, in regards to spamming, I completely share your frustration. I feel like this should be a quick and easy fix and am not sure what the hold-up is on Envato’s side. Though, I’m willing to bet they’re working on it to some degree. A solution sooner rather than later would be much appreciated from everyone. I feel like it would be a quick, easy fix they could really use to their advantage that will boost the attitudes of the authors towards them. Let’s hope.

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The notifications aren’t being very consistent. Even after opening the app and seeing sales, I’ll finally get the notification of that sale 4 hours later.

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For those who are wondering why sales are down just look at how many pages of sfx are coming in on a daily basis from single authors and do the maths. Today = Dead.

Oh it’s been dead here for days and days now. Getting the very occasional sale plop in, but nothing to write home about. I was wondering when it was ‘game over’, and can’t help feeling it’s now unfortunately. Could throw some more music on the heap, but from what I’ve seen, it has very little affect.

Aside from the influx of submissions, I’m pretty certain the EU VAT thing has had a huge impact too, as sales pretty much fizzled with a 60% drop in earnings, when that rolled out at the beginning of March.

Time to look for other ventures!
Can someone please explain what the EU VAT has to do with sales at AJ ?
If you’re a buyer, you’re located in the EU, and you don’t have a VAT number (i.e. you’re not a registered business) you have to pay VAT on your purchases. So that’s an extra 20% on the price if you’re in the UK. I guess most buyers are individuals and not businesses, so it’s possible this could affect sales.
Exactly. So in my own case, when my YouTube kids come here to buy my music with their pocket money for their videos and see an extra bunch of dollars on top of the license price at the checkout, they’ll just abandon the purchase.

But I’m not sure that matters. AJ’s prices are still the cheapest out there even with the 20% increase, right?

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PhilLarson
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Last sale was 2 days ago… I can’t remember the last time that happened on this account. A little worrisome. Anyone else?

Course…I said what I said, then just a few minutes later…sale. But it has be incredibly slow since Friday. Oh well. Up and down. Feast or famine. The typical Market fluctuations.

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Last sale was 2 days ago… I can’t remember the last time that happened on this account. A little worrisome. Anyone else?

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PhilLarson
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Thanks for the badge, Scott! Now I have a badge that you don’t have! :D (though, you more than deserve the community superstar badge)

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Despite the fact that your track is very great, it’s pretty annoying to see that this kind of track can be rejected. It doesn’t push authors to creativity and originality… I take this like a message that’d say “Hey, don’t try to compose real beautiful music bro, keep up with your delayed guitar and your ukulele, it’s fine” :)

+1. Great track! :bigsmile:

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Well, apparently Envato knows Rainn Wilson (and vice versa): https://youtu.be/_4N9iLfO9_E

He would totally do it! :D

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i’m wrong ? http://themeforest.net/licenses/faq#item-preview-without-license-a

Ahh, yes you’re absolutely right! Thanks for pointing us to it!

Does the Regular License allow me to use an Envato Market item in my item preview?

Yes. This is the option to use if you don’t want to include a watermark in your item preview. But remember not to include the item in your own item’s download.

Interesting. Well, a part of the VH review process should then be that the VH author is required to provide proof of license to the reviewer somehow, while not allowing that proved license be a part of the downloadable zip file to the buyer.

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