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designova
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FYI, now there is an official notice regarding the review delay: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/long-review-wait-times-on-themeforest/183782

420 posts Design Innovation
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designova
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Thank you for the info :)

420 posts Design Innovation
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designova
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Our first sale is here :)

420 posts Design Innovation
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designova
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Hmm, low sales is the case for everyone and it gets worse, People are leaving, it seems like low sales are one main reason.

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/account-for-sale/182394?page=1&message_id=1291273#1291273
420 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
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designova
says

Sales are bad yes, and my products are old… I no longer feel proud of my work. I want to start from scratch

We understand, anyway thank you for the answer :)

420 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
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designova
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Hi bro, a humble request (only if you are comfortable to let us know) what is the reason behind your motive to stop theme business here? Any special reason? Just asked to know, as people discuss low sales these days, we like to know if this is the case for you.

420 posts Design Innovation
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designova
says

.......

Anyway, it’s all going as predicted 6 months ago.
Exactly this seems to be the case. OMG!

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/theme-bundles/141717?page=4#message_content_1174226

Unless Envato price Multi Purpose themes higher, this is going to be a real problem soon.
420 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
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designova
says

The real problem is caused by bundle Themes called ‘multi purpose’ with same pricing as singe themes.

We are actually against the concept of bundling many different themes in one pack. Some home variants in a single theme is okay, but whole different layouts and different themes clubbed under a single pack really sucks and this is why sales are dropping for average authors. This will get worse as each day passes.

There is no escape from this issue for us now, it’s already filled with bundles. Marketplace is already full of such monster themes.

Authors have no way. Either you stop creating unique / single themes or go with bundling themes.

If sales continue to drop, we may even think about building a monster theme just to survive this crisis (sorry to say, but it’s a real survival issue and there is no other way unless Envato does anything to bring sales up). But it’s a boring task to build such a bundle theme, there is no designer satisfaction in the end :(

420 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
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designova
says

Hi, you mean borders? Please check our latest item :)

420 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
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designova
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For me, personally, the extra support revenue will be a small value, but nevertheless a welcomed extra $$$ for services I already provide and I’m sure most of you do since you care about giving the best of the best to your buyers to get higher up the ranks! :)

I’m just wondering, have you calculated (or estimated) roughly how many percent of support requests are made by buyers who have purchased the item over 6 months ago? I personally have probably less than 5% of those, so the ‘extra revenue’ is almost negligible and that comes with potentially getting 1 star rating if the buyer gets angry for asking him to buy a support pack extension before we answer his simple question.

I know we can always report any ratings (as you’ve repeated many times) but let me repeat my view again : what stops a buyer from saying ‘Poor support by author’ or ‘Limited theme features’ as the rating reason? Envato support staff will almost never remove such rating.

I would rather have buyers who blackmail in the ratings than those who don’t because I can’t remove ratings made by the latter although both of them gave the same 1 star rating for the same intention / motive. That’s exactly why so many authors are not happy with the current ratings system.

Well said! This is the real thing.

Don’t know the case of others, but we can say from our own experience: We had a buyer rated 1 star on a HTML template mentioning like ’...it is not an installable theme…” (He obviously means that it is not compatible with WordPress and he find it useless, hence 1 star) and the rating is still there, nobody cares to remove it even if we reported it (to be precise, ticket ID: 81469) This was response from Envato:”...Our team has looked over the review provided by your buyer and believe the feedback is relevant to the buyer’s experience and is within our community guidelines…” And that sums it all. We have never bothered reporting any 1 stars anymore, it sucks.

Envato needs to work on rating system first, prevent all of the improper usage of this rating system, then only paid support system is going to be logical for most of the authors.

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