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ThemeBeans says

Well, here’s my question!

Will past statements be subjected to VAT’s? If so, will that be deducted / reversed from our accounts? Because if you guys do that, you’re probably gonna hit elite authors with @ 25.000 – 50.000$ sale reversals. As far as I know, this is not retroactive. Am I correct? These changes will NOT affect sales before 2015, right? :)

Also, if these changes affect our accounts as “sellers” will the VAT be deducted from our Envato Accounts (this would be a disaster for every author here) or will we have to declare it ( for those who haven’t ) to our financial institutions and pay VAT there?

With respect to your question about sales reversals, I can confirm we are not clawing back or building a system to apply VAT retroactively to past sales. Effectively the past is the past, and those sales and payments have happened already. More generally, as I wrote previously here, Past VAT is something Collis has said he’ll have have a statement on as soon as possible, and that we will be supporting our authors, in line with Envato’s community values. If assistance is required in the meantime, please contact taxinfo@envato.com.

What concerns me is that it’s DEC 16th already – with no official response about this. This is probably the most important facet of the whole mess. Without a clear and defined response from Collis, anything could be the case.

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ThemeBeans says

At least revert the fonts back – if anything. it’s such a mess and so distracting.

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ThemeBeans says

yep I’m very interested in hearing an official answer.

We’ve been waiting such a long time for “official responses” these days.. really is getting frustrating. How can any author trust Envato with their items – or even create items to upload, with such a delay on every little thing? I just replied to a thread opened three months ago about theme bundling/multipurpose demos…

One thing I’m sure of is the background color is changing to #FFF in a couple days – and that’s literally the least important thing going on lately!

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ThemeBeans says

Is Envato going to do something?

Nope. There’s literally no reason for them to change anything. They’re making lots of $$$ selling multipurpose themes – why change anything? As we’ve seen from all the recent news, Envato is all about the bottom-line; not authors. Sure there’s a community – but when it comes to money, it’s every soul for themselves.

Niche themes have a spot here – though it’s very very small and you have to pound out lots of themes to try and make it… that or try your hand at a multipurpose theme. Seems they have a better chance of getting accepted, as nearly every one is basically the same.

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ThemeBeans says

Thanks everyone! Really do appreciate it :)

Rich

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ThemeBeans says

Kudos!

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ThemeBeans says

We’re super thankful to have reached a mini-milestone by crossing 5000 sales on ThemeForest. A huge kudos to every one of our customers. We couldn’t have done it without you – literally. [:

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ThemeBeans says

Why not make the purchase button the CTA (make it green) instead of the Add to Cart button? What about cart abandonment? I still think it’ll more efficient/important to push buying individual items – as many items sell on an impulse.

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ThemeBeans says

Review Process is too long, my item is on first review already for a WEEK! Seriously, whyy?

More so, the back-and-forth uploads after a soft rejection take just as long as an initial upload. Those items should take priority, just to get them out the door and off of the reviewers’ plates. That’s the most frustrating part – waiting 4+ days because of a changelog date typo for example.

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ThemeBeans says

Just about every theme with “multiple demos” breaks Envato’s stance on bundling themes in one package. Not only is that devastating for authors (because why buy a single theme for $48 when you can buy 23-in-one for $58), but it’s destroying the market in general – as we’ll all have to transition to this, or fall off the radar.

Envato has been slipping up big time (purposely because they’re sales are so high) and now we’re past the point of no-return.

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