Posts by WebSmacker

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  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
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WebSmacker says

Buyer fee makes me laugh… who in the *«|]| pays a fee to buy something.

1603 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

They spent hundreds of hours talking about VAT… it must be right.

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WebSmacker says

^ they are trying to make it look like the money flows through the authors instead of Envato – TAX EVASION at it’s best!!

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  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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WebSmacker says


Hey! Some of you guys know a super mega European business consultant/commercial law expert?!

Pointless. Every serious author here is a professional with a vat number or a company, so we all know already what it means to deal with taxes and laws, and what is right or not. I’ve been working for years in a big business consultant center, and also if I know nothing about laws ant things by a csientific point of view, is pretty clean that all the way this thing is being managed from Envato is not possible under any point of view.

Recapping the situation after reading all the things published by Envato so far: 1. author becomes sellers 2. envato take a percentage as commission 3. there is a shadow (illegal) invoice that goes from the author to the buyer 4. buyer can declare to be a company to avoid paying VAT, we cannot check 5. authors are paid by Envato but make invoice to customers, so transaction doesn’t have any real cash flow proof 6. author needs to discount commission from earnings, so potentially I can pay 0 taxes or be in permanent credit if commission is 50% (for example) or if my tax rate is less than normal for particular situation 7. envato collect vat for us (and we say to tax office that someone did for us) which leads to an impossible situation, 8. authors who sells small things will stop existing as incoives for 2$ are simply silly as killing flies with a shotgun 9. we have no certified docs nor transation about the commission held from envato which makes legally impossible to discharge the cost from the earning 10. invoices are issued without permission to people we don’t know 11. invoices are out of any order for a professional like me that has many other invoices to external customers

This is what we know til now, all illegal, and all without permission from the authors. Strange that noone is so concerned about this things. What did I understand wrong in this things?

Plus consider this: we have no control on these invoices: if automatic invoices are issued to customers that we have no proof to be real, and in one year it results that we emitted tons of illegal invoices, we are legally responsible for this super big mess? Out of ANY human imaginable universe. Like… one makes an account with name bin laden, i have to register it and i get arrested because i’m working with a terrorist, without any possibility of control over this! silly.

Well summarized! Flagged for staff reply…

1603 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

The best, in my oppinion, is to make it public, but to require a registration in order to see the code snippets, attachments, etc.

For ex:

Copy the following code in the file “xyz.php”:
[Notice: To view the code please register]

Or better download the attached file.

[Notice: only registered users cab download this file]
This opens your forum for search engines, you get more trafic, but don’t make the all data available for unregistered users.

This is a great idea, thank you

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  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
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WebSmacker says

Thanks for your input nCrafts. Here’s an example where having the forum has helped – this was the first topic created by a customer and another one found it useful:

I think it depends on the number of support requests you are receiving. I think I have few enough that a forum is justifiable, but a large amount of support requests, like what theme developers have to deal with, a ticketing system is probably a necessity to be able to manage the volume.

1603 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

Envato takes the money from the customer, holds it in their own account and pays me 50% every month. Why do I have to claim 100% of the sale on my taxes as I only ever see 50% of it????

I know you answered this Colis, but I don’t agree with this at all. I agree with others that this seems like a cover up to avoid paying large amount of taxes. You are already taking 50% of my sales, now slapping me with the tax burden – appreciate it!!

1603 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

Updates are super fast – I had one approved within minutes!

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  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

I have a question for my fellow authors and think others may have the same questions. I recently set up a support forum and there is a topic for each one of my items. I am already seeing value in this because people are getting answers to their questions before having to reach out to me, saving time for both me and the customer.

Currently only customers that have a valid purchase code can view the support forum topics. I’m thinking about opening it up to the public for SEO as it seems like the topics could bring over some traffic. I can still lock it down so only customers can post, but everyone can read the topics and replies. One hesitation about this is that I’m posting chunks of code to help my customers make modifications and such…

Please share your opinions or experiences around this. There are pros and cons for each option and I would like your opinion before making my decision. Thanks!

1603 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Pack
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WebSmacker says

Great item, and already 2 sales. This is going to be a big seller just so you know, congrats!

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