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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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ThemeBeans says
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ThemeBeans says

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.

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ThemeBeans says

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.

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ThemeBeans says

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?

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ThemeBeans says

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.

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ThemeBeans says

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?

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ThemeBeans says

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.

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