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billyf says

Here’s an idea – each extra ‘theme’ that people would like to include as part of their bundle adds $1 extra to the price tag. That way themes which have 66 extra demos would cost 66 extra dollars. This would help to regulate the situation and present the customer with a standardised way of differentiating the value in different products.
But authors always advertise their themes as ‘unlimited possibilities’. It’s quite hard to justify the final price using this strategy because for the popular theme with 4 ‘stacks’ could be said to have just ‘4 extra themes’.

I think multipurpose themes should have a category of its own which costs at least USD10 to USD20 more than those with eCommerce capability, and each new supported or bundled plugin / platform (e.g. support for WPML, bundling with Visual Composer etc.) should add another few dollars. This pricing strategy would reflect what the theme can do, not what the author does for the theme.

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billyf says

For UK users, read the last paragraph here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers
Digital portals, platforms, gateways and marketplaces If you supply e-services to consumers through an internet portal, gateway or marketplace, you need to determine whether you are making the supply to the consumer or to the platform operator. If the platform operator identifies you as the seller but sets the general terms and conditions, or authorises payment, or handles delivery/download of the digital service, the platform is considered to be supplying the consumer. They are therefore responsible for accounting for the VAT payment that is charged to the consumer.
I guess this is probably the reason why they are handling VAT for us regardless of how they wish to call us ‘sellers’ based on whatever ‘reasons’ they can think of.
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billyf says

However… you’ll need to have an option to contact the buyer.
That is the sentence of the day. Most of the buyers who have given low ratings have not attempted to contact the authors, and there is nothing you can do about their low ratings.
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billyf says

I’m still open to more designers who’re interested

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billyf says

Thank you very much guys. Your help is really appreciated. “While I’d be able to provide feedback as to how to get this approved, I can only do after it has crossed a certain threshold, quality wise. ” what quality wise means ? we should add more elements, or improve elements ?
It means there’s too many things which need improvements before the reviewer can give you more ‘specific’ problems in your theme which aren’t too obvious to the untrained eyes. Otherwise the reviewers would spend too much time on each item if they were to give detailed feedback for every item submitted to them, which would make the queue even longer because they’re obviously understaffed.
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billyf says

Hi, do you have any screenshot / live preview of its current state?

Thanks.

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billyf says

The fonts need to be changed. Also, you should use high resolution images in your demo. I see a lot of spacing issues and you should also improve on the hierarchy (i.e. how can the footer text be so huge, and that the titles are larger than headings?).

Those are just the obvious / major problems. You will also need to add more details to your design. Good luck.

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billyf says

Have sent!
Thanks for your interest! I have replied to your email so that you can attach some samples of your work. Meanwhile, I’m still looking for more designers before I make my decision :)
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billyf says

Hi, I’m a HTML / WordPress theme developer and I’m looking for a web designer to partner up for new items, preferably someone who makes Swiss style / clean designs.

If you are interested, please send me an email via my profile page with some examples of your work done previously. The details about the collaboration can be discussed further.

Thank you and have a nice day!

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billyf says

That’s why people should update their software!
Or maybe the theme developers didn’t update theirs.
According to security firm Sucuri, the malware uses a vulnerability in a slideshow plug-in called Slider Revolution. The Slider Revolution team has known about the vulnerability since September, but it looks like they failed to fix it before the security hole got crammed with steaming hot malware.
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