I really used to think that PayPal is the best withdrawal option for a pretty long time. Then I realized how wrong I was.
It’s all fine if your native currency is USD. However, if it’s not and you have to convert your ThemeForest revenue to another one then it’s not that nice anymore. Their exchange rate is just horrible. I’ll give you an example for Polish Zloty (PLN) which is my native currency here in Poland.
The official USD -> PLN exchange rate is currently 3.09 while PayPal shows 3.01. You may say – wait, it’s just 0.08PLN per one dollar! It indeed isn’t unless you convert bigger amounts like $30000 (many authors overcome that value easily). Let’s do a basic math:
$30 000 * 0.08 = 2400 PLN ~ $800
So someone who earns that amount of money actually pays PayPal about $800 just for a currency conversion. It isn’t that nice anymore, is it?
It was my withdrawal method for over 2 years but recently I realized that I lost quiet an amount of money that way. I’ve switched to SWIFT. But I do not SWIFT the money to a bank account in my native currency but a free USD one (many polish banks allow accounts in a foreign currency). I’ve also decided to limit my withdrawals to three or even two a year. Even though there is 3 of them then it’s 3 * $35 = $105.
But you may ask – all right, cool – but you still need to convert that money. Sure I do! But here comes in help an Online Currency Exchange website called Cinkciarz.pl. Their exchange rate is much better than PayPal’s. Here is todays data:
So how much I loose? Just 0.01 PLN per one dollar. So to compare it to the previous calculations, it’s $30000*0.01 = 300PLN ~ $100.
To sum it up, with PayPal I’d loose $800 just to get my money into my polish bank account. With SWIFT, USD bank account and Online Exchange Rate website I loose $205.
Well, it’s all possible if there is a website like Cinkciarz in your country but I’m pretty sure there is. For anyone whose marketplace income is higher than $10 000 and does not live in USA, I strongly suggest to see if the withdrawal method described above wouldn’t be better!
I should definitely start looking over the forums more frequently!
First of all – if you ever have a question concerning my theme (Purity), please use it’s Comments Section or just drop me a private message. That’s the best and fastest (I reply usually within few hours) way of getting support.
As for your issue Tapupartforpres, TimThumb does not support images with the tilda ”~” character within their URL. Anyway, TimThumb is some really old stuff and I’m going to replace it completely very soon so stay tuned!
I wish I saw this thread earlier. Must start looking at the ThemeForest’s General forum for support requests regarding my theme I guess.
As for the slider not working properly:
- Make sure that the page you are expecting the slider to appear is using the “Homepage” page template.
- Check if any of the Slider settings in the Theme Option / Slider menu is blank. If yes then please fill them up with these values: http://bit.ly/uEbGH2
- It could also be a jQuery conflict so please try deactivating all of the plugins you’ve got installed and test the slider again. If it works then it means that one of them is breaking the slider script.
And just a little tip for a future: if you ever occur an issue, why not contact the theme author himself?
Thank you for all your kind comments!
@Jonathan I’ve been actually looking for a high quality notebook for few weeks and seems like I don’t need to anymore. Moleskine is perfect. As for the Vegemite – it’s taste was a shock to me. And I’m guessing that I won’t run out of it for a little while..
@PureThemes I was really lucky about receiving it yesterday as I’m leaving home for two weeks in several minutes. And you are right – I’m from Poland. I was contacting you at the beginning of my ThemeForest journey regarding taxes.
@kailoon Well hidden!
@Jordan Haven’t seen a better quality notebook here in Poland yet. And you can get the Moleskine only from people who import them outside the country borders. Lucky me!
I’ve been more of a lurker on these forums but because of this special occasion and all the excitement, I couldn’t resist creating a thread myself.
So, as the title says – my Care Package has been shipped today! I was more excited than children at the christmas morning. But I calmed down, decided to take a few photos and share them with you.
Here they are:
The untouched box. It looks like customs had a nice look inside. I’m guessing they expected a wild australian snake to be there. Also blurred my address in case anyone would want to steal my vegemite jar.
The box opened.
All of the stuff!
Tim Tams themselves. And trust me – they are as delicious as Australians say. Did a Tim Tam Slam with hot Nesquik chocolate. I truly tasted the heaven. It’s a pity they are not available here.
The package on the table and Tim Tams few seconds later..
And the Elite T-Shirt itself!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me get where I am now: Envato for running all these amazing websites from Tuts+ network (where I actually learnt to code) to Marketplaces, my family for supporting me, buyers for choosing my themes among hundreds of others, Siddharth for being a fantastic reviewer, Mr M. for taking a look at my designs before they are sent into the queue and of course this incredible community. You are the best!
Friend from Poland,
Thanks for your answer webdesignerart!
Was just experimenting with headers as you mentioned and I end up with italic Times New Roman (btw, isn’t that font beatufiul?) for h1, h2 and h3 tag. I think it looks pretty good, thanks for the suggestion!
Waiting for more voices, any help will be appreciated!
Thanks in advance, Filip
My name is Filip and I come from Poland. This is my first post on this great forum so I’d like to say big HI to everyone!
I’ve been the Envato Marketplaces member for over a year now but I never really thought of selling items here. I signed up just to buy few items. But now, as you may guess, I decided to give myself a try and create a template. Since it’s my first template to sell, I’d greatly appreciate any feedback. Much criticism welcome!
Here is the link: http://sleekdesign.pl/pure/
All subpages are finished except for the ‘About’ page. I didn’t optimize it for other browsers yet aswell as I didn’t clean up the CSS file yet so it may be a little chaos there. Site works fine on Chrome and Firefox 3.4 so far.
I’ve also got few questions:
- As you may see, my goal was to create a very clean and simple (pure) design. If I made it, you are here to judge. BUT . I didn’t really use Photoshop at all except for the very few elements (search button, slider nav, arrows). How does it affect the price of the HTML /CSS template if I don’t include a fully layered PSD file? Or maybe it doesn’t?
- If a picture I use on my template is under Creative Commons license (+free for comercial use option on flickr), can I include it with my site files in the main-zip-file-for-user.zip?
If those questions have been already answered somewhere else on the forum, I’m sorry. I just couldn’t find it.
Thanks in advance, Filip