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I think it depends on loads of factors (if you push a new item, how you’re marketing, what niche you’re in – if any, etc). Sales go up and down so crazily since the implemented of the faceted search – so there’s no guarantees anywhere.
I wouldn’t do it either. Makes it more difficult to be just like the demo. Plus, the additional responses/replies to the “my fonts look different” questions would not be worth it.
I also agree however I can also see a possible issue if it’s not available for other reviewers. What if you get reviewed by reviewer 1, you get soft rejected with the reasons and you fix those issues and upload again. Now, reviewer 1 is on vacation, sick or unavailable, if another reviewer couldn’t pick that up and review you could potentially be waiting some time. Again, I fully understand the issue as you outlined, as I am sure we’ve all been there and it is frustrating for sure. Just another thought on why they may possibly do a basket grab rather than a reviewer ‘owning’ a review process.
That’s legit – but how many vacations/sick days/unavailable times are we talking about haha. Even with a sick day or two, I’d say the theme would most likely be accepted quicker, simply because it’s less likely to go back and forth from the reviewer to the author – wouldn’t you say?
Again i am asking for a valid argument, why taking 30% on support earning? Hope this post does not get deleted as last one was. But i think no more then 15% should be taken as here we actually have additional expenses and how will you name this type of charge its a bit hard to name it as platform fee since well… there is no real platform that we use and majority of us have to pay for subscriptions for support platforms. Not trying to be a pain in the bottom just wan’t someone to help me to understand.
Because if they can take 15%, then they could double that and still make people feel like they’re getting paid well enough (as good as elite authors). Bogus ‘eh? We’ll be basically paying them for zip.
Why doesn’t the same the reviewer who reviewed & soft rejected an item, stay as the primary reviewer for that particular item? It’s frustrating when you’re faced with two (or more) separate reviewers – who are not on the same page – thus leading to multiple “I already did that, please re-check the package files” delays?
Just a thought, but wouldn’t that be more efficient for practically everyone?
Reviewers’ double standards are by and far ridiculous. It’s something I’ve been saying for quite some time now – and it’s just getting worse. One reviewer will pass things with flying colors, and another will drill you with one or two “corrections” per soft rejection, which ends up taking 3-5 days per.
It seems like there’s something frustrating every other day here and if Envato as a whole continues on this self-destructive path, I’m pretty sure I’ll find somewhere else to sell. There’s no point fighting these uphill and disorganized battles – when there’s far better opportunities out there.
urbazon said+1. I think we should be careful discussing authors leaving on the forums though because buyers are beginning to get scared of losing their item support and updates.
So, Envato, Collis, whoever – please stop making fools out of your authors and revert the changes to the way it all should work. Many authors already mentioned it – if you continue to belittle your authors by insulting our intelligence, you will be a witness of a massive exodus of your authors to the competition.
Item support isn’t tied to wether or not we sell items here (at least it’s not supposed to be). Maybe that’s a benefit of getting the 6 month minimum-time on the marketplace rule going – to keep author’s around during this turmoil. Updates though, yes – no more of them once we’re off.
I don’t either. Not my cup of tea and its almost always more of a headache than it’s worth in my opinion.