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Pricop says

I can’t help but feel that things are taken too far when I read comments about people needing to be fired, that Envato needs to hire ‘proper’ designers and that our next change will be a switch to Comic Sans.

I believe whoever said that tried to help you guys. When you have such high design standards on Themeforest and other marketplaces people expect the same in return, instead you came out with this horrible change. Sadly it seems that you have completely forgot what happened in recent previous design changes with the triple/quadruple cluttered headers and such.


Our primary motivation for the change was to brighten our background colour from the murky grey and make our website a more welcoming place.

I fail to understand how is white more welcoming than the other color if it’s not properly implemented, or how is white more welcoming than a light gray? I feel like these changes are made for the sake of change.


Our secondary motivation was to increase the size of our font to make content more readable. These days a 16 pixel body font size is in no way too large for a website with a contemporary design, and for good reason: it makes reading easier.

If readability was so important then you could have chosen a smoked white background with large font. I can’t believe you guys decided to push out this change in its current form.

The new change is clearly a big issue as everyone complains so it should be addressed accordingly.

Good luck.

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Pricop says

Congrats! :bigsmile:

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Pricop says

I have to agree that the design quality is very poor.

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Pricop says

I thought you guys learned from the previous experiences. You made the font larger so that we can see it given the new sun like brightness from the background?

This change is plain bad.

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Pricop says


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?
Can someone please anwser this? ...

Envato said that they will be taking care of invoicing and stuff so you won’t need a VAT. Also there are countries that don’t even require to have a VAT number.

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That’s not what I’ve meant. You said that we’re directly connected to the buyers, cool. How can an Author issue invoices for their “direct” sale to their customer in order to properly report taxes? [Pretty much all the EU countries require this.]

Let me try and explain things a bit better :) The buyer/seller/Envato relationship is not part of this announcement, we will be talking about that in more detail in a future post. For the time being, please keep your comments focused only on issues with the updating of your country of residence.

I hate removing posts, I don’t get any enjoyment out of it and I wish I never had to remove a single post. But please see things from our side. If we allow important threads to get off-topic it makes it nearly impossible for people to answer your questions or for anyone to actually understand what the thread is about. Thanks!

The thread topic is “Preparing for Upcoming VAT Changes”, for me this include the “relationship between buyers and authors too”, good to see that you’ll cover this in another topic, but why later and not now? Authors have expressed concerns about this since the very first topic a few months ago, you guys ignored your authors and even worse, remove their posts for asking legit questions.

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Pricop says


While some are answered already, some or not. Like the one being linked directly to our buyers. How can one issue an invoice if doesn’t know any address, name and VAT number?

From the post:

For EU authors, we’ll be managing the EU VAT compliance (i.e. collection, record keeping, invoicing, remittance, and so on) for sales made to non-business buyers through Envato Market.
There is no mention of authors issuing invoices. Thanks!

That’s not what I’ve meant.

You said that we’re directly connected to the buyers, cool. How can an Author issue invoices for their “direct” sale to their customer in order to properly report taxes? [Pretty much all the EU countries require this.]

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Pricop says

Hey guys. Please try and keep this thread on topic around the VST changes. I encourage everyone to read the blog post carefully as several of the questions in this thread can be answered there. Thanks!

While some are answered already, some or not. Like the one being linked directly to our buyers. How can one issue an invoice if doesn’t know any address, name and VAT number?

Just like Dream-Theme said, you had a false statement on your website “since 2006” about being directly connected to the buyers which I’m pretty sure will result in severe law infringement for authors.

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Pricop says

Voted! :bigsmile:

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Pricop says

Mine disappeared too.

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