since i finally also got hit by the “sale-reversal-virus”, i’ve been looking for a solution to this problem. And to be precise not for the problem itself ( i think envato has here the obligation to fight this problem as hard as they can – including the negotiation with the paymentproviders), but for the consequences of – in the worstcase – loosing money you have already spent.
So i came up with this: Why not introducing an sale-reversal-insurance-option to the marketplace? Authors could choose to opt-in voluntary and would pay for it with let’s say half a percent-point (this is just a placeholder number- maybe it’s even less – it depends on the amount money thats lost through fraud in marketplace) of their Payment rate. Envato puts in another half percent from their piece of the cake and in the end their is a war chest of 1% to cover those losses or pay a real insurance company to cover these (maybe envato already has an insurance against payment default?)
This would spread the risk to more shoulders and would also accommodate the fact that big marketplace players with a bigger portfolio have a a higher reversal risk and therefore pay a bigger share to the chest than small players.
as i said: just an idea… maybe i didn’t think through every angle of this.
So whats your opinion? is there a better way to deal with this?
ok… 6 days now for an update!? Maybe someone from staff could give us a hint what is or isn’t happening?
it’s getting really annoying: first 4 days in regular queue, now again 4 days in the update queue after a soft rejection concerning the change of one little word in the filedescription. i can remember times when the updatereview was done within one hour! i hope we’ll get back there soon…
Just hit the 3000 mark! ; )
I’m happy and thankful as can be to be a proud member of this wonderful community.
Thanks to all my fellow authors and clients for their great support.
See you at the 4.000 mark!
Congratulations! well deserved, great portfolio!