I searched about this topic on forums but I couldn’t find anything so here it goes;
There were 2 major subjects that kept me away from focusing on Envato. One of them was free support subject. I know that the authors are not required to provide any support for their items. However we all know that it is kinda expected from all buyers. The subject of charging for support is already on Envato’s to-do-list.
There is one more thing that really pushes me back here on Envato. It is item updates. I know for a fact that some authors are adding their items as a new item every now and then while they could add it as an update.
I believe making new updates (fixes or new features to the item) takes at the very least takes as much as time as support if not more (at least in some cases, not for all the items).
There is already a licensing system here. We know how much extended license is simply just by looking at item’s single license price. The same logic could apply here. Let’s say item’s single license is $10 and updates for this item could be $2 per x months.
Please don’t get me wrong, I’m happily providing support for all my items. Even sometimes when I have some extra time, I do things beyond the support such as making small modifications or providing 3rd party support for free of charge.
I just think such option would make authors consider about adding more items and keep updating their items instead of adding them as a new item.
Simply, do you think authors should have the right to charge for updates as well?
They had a progress bar a few months ago, but that was removed because it was far from accurate. I believe they are in the process of creating/releasing a new one. It will be a welcoming addition when they do
Oh so that was the reason! I didn’t know, thank you.
Well then let the waiting game begin!
Well, I uploaded new file about 2.5 – 3 days ago and I’m still waiting for the review. My last item approval was about a year ago. Back then there was an indicator that was showing you how many percentage is done so you could guess more or less what is the remaining time.
I was very surprised to see they removed such useful feature from Envato market places. I’m sure they have a reason to do so but you know, heart wants what it wants. I really would like to have an indicator at least the one which shows what is the average left waiting time.
oh, such a super long thread
I have one little question. Can we put the plugin file(purchased by extended license) in our item if we got the permission by plugin author?sorry if it’s has been answered already but I couldn’t find it :/
Regarding to the rules you can’t. Actually you have to make it sure that plugin in question can not be separated from your work to used in another work.
Everything is possible guys. Let me give you an example;
About 3 weeks ago my HDD crashed and I got lazy so I didn’t take backup for 3 months and I’ve lost every single thing I did for last 3 months.
I use Outlook / Thunderbird and I set them to delete the e-mails from my server once I download them to my computer. Why? I hate mess.
You can imagine what happened. I lost all e-mails for last 3 months, they are not on my server and I don’t have any backup. Nothing is impossible. Keeping things on paper is just more secure than keeping it on computer for such cases.
If you say you taking a backup is not an issue, what happens if you get robbed? These kind of scenarios you just shouldn’t roll out.
Obviously these are extreme cases but you know what they say; things happen (kind version).
As many of you agrees, Envato should keep everything on site instead of private agreement between authors.
I read around 10 pages. It seems most of the people here agrees on a need for developer / multi-use license option however I believe this should be kept separated from larger stock sale prices / license options on TF.
Considering the general market developer licenses are around 3 to 5 times of single use / domain licenses (this is average). Which actually hits extended license prices for CC (it is 5 times more than single license).
I hope to see developer license option at the rate of extended license ratio (x5 times of the regular license). If not, I believe most of the people will look for alternatives thus decreasing total sales & profit but increasing per sale based profit.
I have 2 questions;
1. Why Envato doesn’t create a poll about licenses, prices, new license options where authors and buyers can vote and see the results anytime they want to (I mean being transparent).
2. Why don’t you let authors to choose some limited option as what would be the ratio of extended license, developer license should be? Such as author can choose x3 times for extended license while author can set up x5 times for developer license while submitting the item. I believe this would make any author happy.
Well, that’s definitely bad news for CC authors and might be as well as TF authors.
If “in-stock” prices would be even x2 of Extended license or any expensive than that, I don’t believe Envato nor authors will increase the profit they make. Envato or authors might increase the profit per sale based however overall I believe sales would decrease.
Like many said, if the items would be more expensive than Extended licenses, than people will look for it elsewhere.
Personally the only reason I was purchasing items in Envato because they were cheap considering the time I should put it to create similar job and extended licenses where just right in the edge for me (x5 times of the regular license price).
Considering the ratio of Regular -> Extended license, if “in-stock” licenses would be more expensive than Extended licenses I believe a lot of people will not use Envato. Instead they will look for a person from different parts of the world who can do the same job even under Extended License prices. If that’s the case why to bother?
I don’t want to offend anyone. It is just my opinion as an author and buyer.
P.S. I will ask my question in another topic.
I’m after a clean and tidy download / purchase list to see what licenses I have for products I purchased with ease. I guess it would be nice to have option for many clients and authors.
Thank you for your reply and time KingDog, much appreciated.
I was wondering if there is any option to upgrade a license from regular to extended one. People might not go for extended directly before seeing the work. Once seeing the work, they might decide to go for extended license so they could use it in other works they create.
I was just curious if such thing would be avaliable in the near future and / or what do you think about it?