Aha, so this author driven pricing is only available for very specific items on GraphicRiver, which are easy to manage for Envato since there isn’t a big audience for those items?
That is not at all what I said.
I said that PowerPoint templates, fonts etc on GraphicRiver are a different proposition to the level of WordPress themes etc sold here making it hard to compare like for like.
It is about individual product features and sales volume – the marketplace has no importance
Can you imagine the chaos doing this will cause with buyers?
“why is this theme cheaper than this theme?”, “what is the difference?”, “what do I get for the more expensive?”
People maybe right – not everyone will always buy the cheapest option (the test on GR proved this) but for absolute certain there will be a % who do, many who do not know enough to judge properly which theme or author is best to buy, and even those who do not are going to want to understand the differences.
The number of people who buy Themes (on here as much compared to the competition) compared to those who buy add-ons or presentations are not even close, that is before you even consider the difference in theme features and capability versus for example a PowerPoint presentation.
This makes it very hard to base any decision on like for like comparison.
This is not even looking at the potential (further) confusion in envato’s back-end and invoicing from this and I would also be extremely surprised if they would risk taking such a hit as to let authors cut price massively on what is one their most profitable categories.
It depends on the other pages.
The concept is quite interesting but even if you want to avoid ‘mega-packs’ you still need the basics like about, contact etc. and if you want e commerce then cart etc.
In V2 make the tall narrow image line up full height so the bottom is in line with the bottom of the wide block on the right.
Actually within days of this launching people were selling their presentations at $1 and which was not good.
What was interesting is that those who set items to ridiculously low prices did not actually sell that many (granted it was only at that price for a short time).
As OrangeIdea says it could only ever work with Themeforest if minimum prices are set and even the less experienced buyers will get confused/frustrated.
With different authors from different countries this will always be hard to control and there is a reason why iTunes, and most competitors to here (I know not all) stick to fixed pricing.