Posts by designova

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
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designova says

Wow! Same here with a withdrawal requested via PayPal. This is actually an ‘automated withdrawal’ but has not been processed yet. We have opened a support ticket to Envato (with screenshots): Ticket ID 60481. If anyone from the staff can check this, it will be kind support. Thank you.

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says


From what I understand it does make a difference for authors. Citing from collis:

The handling fee is a change to author earnings, because previously it was split with the author in the same way that the item’s sale was. So let’s say you were a 50-50 author, and you sold a $10 item, but with a $2 handling fee – you would have received $5 + $1. That second part will no longer happen.
Assuming you are an elite author and earn 75% of every sale, you sold 1000 items a month and every fifth sale has been increased by $2 handling fee. It’s $280 additional income, or, rather was :)
I wouldn’t really care for the 280 when I made 1000 sales/month. Not to mention these are money that doesn’t belong to us (authors) at all. Not part of the item’s price and should probably/eventually cover the LOSS for envato caused by paypal fees.

+1. It is Envato’s money, they deserve it. No complaints.

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says


Haha :D If things were like that, Envato would’ve been gone for years. From what i saw Envato always encouraged good and valuable feedback but on the right tone. They do want the best for this marketplace and these are all changes for the general growth and continuous expansion, the fact we don’t agree with some changes is not that relevant, nobody’s forcing us to stay here and i for once have concerns of my own – like how do i go into space :D

I must admit I’m so fascinated to find out if whoever makes it to $25m first has the stomach to actually go to space :-D Although it was my idea, I’d be terrified

... also I don’t think Cyan would let me go anyway!! :-P

Uh ooh.
What if a team won the power elite++ ‘space tour’ prestige ;) We are 11 in the team. LOL.

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

Importantly for authors, as of today this fee (handling fee) will be purely from Envato to the buyer (so authors will derive no revenue from it). It’s very disappointing :(

Hi, there is nothing to be worried about this handling fees. Envato does handles all the payment system and this extra processed handling fee amount should be credited to Envato, not to authors. True and fair :) We see no problem with that, it is Envato’s money and they deserve it.

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

ChapterThemes, you’re welcome!

Hi Ruben,

I think you got the original post a bit wrong. The OP hasn’t stated at any point that he’s looking to integrate a TF available product (even if his own) in their new CMS. They only wish to adapt a concept that has been publish on their account on TF to a new CMS. Also, they do not plan to bundle this new CMS theme with the CMS itself (even if they would, it would be perfectly legit). Have a read:

We will not be selling any HTML5 templates / WordPress themes (exactly as it is available on themeforest) as part of this new CMS but we will sell it’s own version of themes dedicated to this CMS system only.

So, the lay down is: their own CMS is just another CMS. The fact that it’s not included in TF’s list of available CMS templates changes nothing and as they OWN the intellectual property rights to their initial concept can create countless versions of different CMS themes based on that concept and sell them wherever they see fit, as long as they don’t sell the same versions they offer on TF.

Yes, QBKL said it correctly, this is exactly our case. We will be creating a closed system (a new CMS we will have as our own) and we will convert our designs to themes for that CMS. That’s it.

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

This vacation testing show up they don’t understand their authors and what they are here.

They think authors are willing to force labour based on replies from people who think they can sell updates for their items through Envato network.

Off course this is not possible and if you think this is the plan you will have a big surprise in December.

Yes, it will be a very big big surprise in December :(

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says


I’d love to hear more buyers opinions on this also.
Conclusion: Yes, (limited) support and lifetime updates (fixes to ensure item working) should be mandatory. Otherwise it’s too risky to buy a theme that is not in the TOP 5.

Hi blitzgeek, What do you mean by ‘(limited) support’? If you kindly explain what you expect on that? If you can give some more details (related to this active discussion – when support is made mandatory as per this thread’s topic) that will be a great help for we authors.

EDIT: We are also a buyer, just 1 item to count for our next level on ‘collector’ badge. But our experience with all who sold items for us are very good. We like to know your experience (just as Hogash pointed in the above given post)

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

Maybe it’s time know who those:

stewboon quote: “We worked with a number of our elite authors (including data from their support systems) to understand all of the data points you mentioned in coming up with this plan.”

Most the elite and power elite authors have already posted their thoughts regarding upcoming changes.

+1
Purely logical and true.
Can anyone (with authority) shed some light on this if it is possible?

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

What “request staff reply” button do ? It is on every post on forum. Will reviewer respond on post after clicking it?

Yes, it is actually ‘inviting Envato staff to check it soon’

368 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+4 more
designova says

2 all power elites I see here. Thank you very much for joining the discussion. Really appreciate it!

You guys (All Power Elites) are really awesome :) All authors need your support as you are the leading authors.

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