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Paid support seems ok and already in practice, but how do you plan to offer paid upgrades?

I’ll be charging for updates very soon. Waited years and years and years and years (that’s 4 years) for Envato to take its head out of the sand, but they finally spoke in November 2014 they think paid support (i.e. access to writing item comments) not paid updates is the way to go. I think that’s absurd and monetizing something of far less value.

Have spent several months time + money investing in building a platform for distributing and selling updates independent of selling the initial license (though it allows for that too). You will need a verifiable license to buy updates of course.

Note: I’ve always charged for consulting and customizations, and provided basic support for free (<5 minute Q&A). People have no problem paying for services when they get value. I’m simply tired of Envato forcing authors to give away updates for free — if not by policy — but by pressures designed into the marketplace.

Time to put on your business suit and be Jack Donaghy.

I’m just curious. How do you plan distributing theme updates? You cannot resell/distribute theme you sell exclusively on Themeforest via other channels. You can only do it if you sell it non-exclusively. You also cannot advertise products or services via envato websites that you don’t sell on envato marketplace.

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Hi, Please check our Lawyer theme that is very suitable also for accounts: http://themeforest.net/item/lawyer-multipurpose-adaptive-wordpress-theme/3645153

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Hi, Have a look at our recent theme Anchor that has booking functionality: http://themeforest.net/item/anchor-wp-theme-with-reservation-system/9199120

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My question is: Do we really need more badges?

There are so many more important issues that are not resolved yet and people keep asking for them all the time. Are new badges so important?

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Have a look at the following one – Anchor. It offers online bookings with possibility of online payments: [EDIT: Link removed to prevent self promotion as per community guidelines]

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Thanks for the update. I hope there will be an XML export of all information from invoices including customer contact and company details. Bulk download of PDF documents won’t be any help. XML can be easily changed and imported directly into any decent accounting system.
Thanks ait, that’s an interesting suggestion and one I hadn’t thought of. Do you have any examples of import tools for accounting systems that you think this data would be used for. Would help a lot to see some examples to base any analysis we do on.

Thanks Collis. You can find a simple on the following url: http://www.stormware.sk/xml/samples/version_2/import/Faktury/invoice_03_v2.0.xml

This will only work for our software that we use in our company, but any structured XML file can be converted to other people needs.

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Thanks for the update. I hope there will be an XML export of all information from invoices including customer contact and company details. Bulk download of PDF documents won’t be any help. XML can be easily changed and imported directly into any decent accounting system.

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Have a look at our recent Multi-Author Blog theme that can be used also for 1 author blog. WooCommerce is fully styled there: http://themeforest.net/item/multiauthor-blog-wordpress-theme/10221641

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Thanks Paul. I did that already, I hope it’ll get resolved sooner rather than later as you know that first few days theme sells the most.

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We’ve just released a new theme with quite extended functionality. There’s many custom code there to allow us to create unique blogging portal where users can register, they have their own profile page with blog posts, all posts are also displayed on the map and so on. What more theme is fully localized into 23 languages, translations are included. Not to mention “standard” staff like page builder, etc. You can see yourself here: http://themeforest.net/item/multiauthor-blog-wordpress-theme/10221641

Due to amount of time we spent with this theme I was asking for a higher price during review process. Reviewer advised us to include WooCommerce styles there and present the shop. We did that.

Our theme is priced at $48. How is that possible? What’s the point of adding unique custom functionality there if that does not really matter?

Based on the following help page, theme should be priced $58 or even $63 as it includes way more than a standard shop: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203039014-ThemeForest-Pricing-Information

Would some of the Envato staff please answer?

Thank you, Martin

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