Posts by Sophonic

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Wonder if they’ll let us select our markets than. I wouldn’t sell anywhere where VAT was being taken out of the profit – these themes are already ridiculously cheap.

Either that or double the price of all items! :)

Note: This is my opinion as an author. It does not reflect the opinion of Moderators, Envato Staff or Envato!

(From Google play store, making it super easy for their authors)

Tax rates & valued-added tax (VAT)

Important note for developers selling paid apps in European Union countries

Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for Google Play Store app and content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ app purchases to the appropriate authority.

Once the change is in place, you won’t need to calculate and send VAT separately for EU customers. No action is required on your part. Even if you’re not located in the EU, this change in VAT laws will still apply.

Rest of article https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/138000?hl=en

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It’s not as big of a deal as some of us are making it out to be, takes all of 30 seconds probably to go through the clearing process. If someone buys a ticket to get into a movie they then have to show it to ticket taker who lets you in. Why sell a license if no one has to really use it?

Thanks to AdRev I have caught TONS of people stealing my music and then people stealing their stolen music, it’s actually mind blowing how many people are using our music for free. I have actually heard on one video what sounds like someone held their cell phone up to the speaker and recorded my song and then used it.

I’m thankful I have this service as I have been able to send people who wanted to make things right and get the license to AudioJungle to make a purchase and possibly become long standing buyers and buying other authors music as well.

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They can take as long as they want as long as they do the right thing. I think its a good sign they are taking longer, I don’t think they had a clue of all the ramifications of the initial announcement. It was going to be a nightmare for everyone, not just the US authors.

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Congrats on your track winning! You are awesome to give back like that.

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Just to say, I’ve had a customer contact me saying they cannot buy my item. This has happened a number of times now over the course of a couple of weeks according to a bunch of authours. A seven day wait for a potential customer to get a response from support basically means no sale.

Can someone from staff weigh in and let us know what the best way to deal with this (pretty major) issue is please? Like I said, contacting support isn’t an option if we want the sale, many clients need the file quickly for their projects.

Thanks,

Taco

I’ve had a few of these come through now (just had another an hour ago in fact), one of which was for a $306 Music & Broadcast License.

Support got back to me a whole week later, simply with:

It sounds like the instances you mention are around the same time we had experienced some temporary outages. If your buyers continue to have issues purchasing, please have the [sic] contact us directly. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Fortunately, as a non-exclusive, I was able to sell the Music & Broadcast license independently, off my own back. Not so good if this is happening to Exclusive authors here, where the issue is out of their hands pretty much.

Wow, potential money being loss everywhere, you were lucky they actually contacted you, others are not so lucky. The support thing is out of control, I think its time to hire a few more people.

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From Google (Taking care of it all for their sellers)

Tax rates & valued-added tax (VAT)

Important note for developers selling paid apps in European Union countries

Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for Google Play Store app and content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ app purchases to the appropriate authority.

Once the change is in place, you won’t need to calculate and send VAT separately for EU customers. No action is required on your part. Even if you’re not located in the EU, this change in VAT laws will still apply.

Rest of article https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/138000?hl=en

626 posts
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My last sale was at 17 Oct. – Friday, and then I have more than 10 emails and comments from people trying to buy music.

Yeah, It must just be something with your account, thats really not cool, sorry to hear. Hope they are working on this, with your volume of sales every hour counts.

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Can someone post if they have indeed got a sale within the last 24 hours?

Edit: whoops, I actually do have 2 for the 19th but that was right when the Envato clock changed for the new day and I haven’t had any action since so it has been for pretty much the whole day so far.

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Hi Soundroll, do you have any update? is your account working?
No, it still doesn’t work.
That sucks man – sorry to hear it’s still happening, and also if I made light of it earlier. My sales have been zero today as well, but maybe just an unusually slow Saturday, or at least I haven’t heard from anybody that they tried to buy.

Dead here as well, that’s on both my accounts, Not a sale all day. Weird, but it is the weekend. Hope they fix this issue soon, might not just be Soundroll being affected by this.

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Just to reiterate and to make sure I understand. Envato’s stance is that they are only a facilitator and the author is licensing directly to the buyer and paying a fee to Envato for facilitating.

So Envato is bringing authors and licensors together via their marketplace – Essentially doing the same thing Ebay does. But with Ebay I know who each buyer is, I am paid directly from the buyer and I deal with each buyer directly. Once the transaction is complete I pay the listing fees to Ebay.

I am really confused how Envato can take the stance that they are only a facilitator when the financial flow of the transaction and the communication with the licensor does not in anyway reflect this.

I would love for someone from Envato to explain where my understanding is wrong.

The Ebay model would be the only way they could pull off the cash flow the way they wish to have. Maybe this is another big change coming in 2015. Maybe payments will be instant for full list price and then we get billed monthly for Envato fees. Of course this would be another hit to authors because then we would now get hit with Paypal fees on every transaction.

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