This is not possible with current licensing system:You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution is for Free.
I don’t think it would apply here though. For the sake of argument, the vast majority of costumers here buy themes for another cient, not for themselves, and it is legal. It is the same case here: they bought an X amount of licences and they may sell those licence. As far as you do not sell more than you buy then you can do whatever you like.
Having said that, I don’t know if this is the case.EDIT: “You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock” – so it does not apply here.
Why did somebody purchase 1200 licenses for X theme?
Well, the answer is simple
Once scenario: You have a hosting company, and you want to offer your customers a free copy of X theme when they buy a year’s worth of hosting space with your company. So you buy 1200 licences and say that first 1200 buyers will receive it.
There are a lot of more scenarios I can think of if you want, but the basis is usually that some bussiness is behind it all.
And by the way, congrats on the bulk purchase, THEMECO!
As you can clearly see, Blogger templates don’t sell as much as templates and themes in other categories do. So, I guess you should try building templates and themes for other platforms, especially Wordpress niche themes. Shopify is gonna be big as well if you’re into E-commerce.
If you’re making agreements between authors be sure to have everything done up legally including a signed contract detailing all the terms and conditions of the agreement if you can. It will really come in handy in case there are any future disputes. Thanks!
I am also one of those who vouches for contracts, but Support has replied differently to one author:
So, is the contract obligatory or not?
Some people charge more than $1000 for a PSD template rights(if the PSD is detailed and has a good amount of pages). If you have a HTML, and it’s very good, and has good number of sales, you should at least double it, in my opinion. I don’t know the exact money amounts because people don’t disclose exact amount on the forums, but I’ve read some circa amounts here and there.
For example, if you don’t know how to code a Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal theme, you can partner up with another author and let him/her convert your template to a desired CMS. People usually form a partnership, for example, they share 50/50 profits of that newly coded theme every month. Or a person who owns a HTML template sells the exclusive rights to that coder to convert it to another CMS, and then the coder takes all 100% of that profits forever (but in this case, HTML template author usually sells those rights for $1000+, depending on the complexity of the template, sales, and many other factors)
If you want that kind of partnership, you should make an agreement with your partner on how will you share your profits, or if you’re selling the rights, what is the price tag for the rights.
Then, you send an e-mail to Envato Support that you’re allowing that author to convert your HTML template and that’s it.
One more thing is, what happend if someone purchase the extanded license of my html and do the Drupal version quicker then he will?Thanks for your help!
That’s not allowed, even if someone buys an extended license, they’re not allowed to convert it to any other CMS without your permission and sell it on Themeforest. If that happens, you just send an email to Envato Support and they will take that file down immediately.