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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

did it got fixed or not yet? because i saw it once in my profile but then it disappeared again

It should be working fine now :)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

The Buyer Services Blog Post should go some way to clarifying things, although to clear up any confusion, I’ll run through a typical example:

Let’s begin with a Theme, available for $58:

1) Buyer Commits to purchase, pays $58
2) Envato immediately takes a 20% buyer fee ($11.60), so $46.40 is left over
3) This is now shared between Envato and you (the Author)

Previously you’d earn a “commission” that went on a sliding scale from 50%-70% depending on how much you sold. Now we hand you everything that’s left over after the buyer fee, then you pay a small “platform fee” to Envato. That platform fee is on a sliding scale of 37.5%-12.5% . The more you sell, the smaller fee you pay Envato.

So to clarify, you’re elite so your commission was previously 70% . We used to simply give you 70% of the total transaction cost and say “There you go, that’s yours to keep” . Now we say “Here’s everything that’s left over after the buyer fee, and you need to pay us 12.5% of that, then the rest of that is yours” .

So, how does this stack up in numbers?

Previously:

1) $58 sale
2) $58×70% commission = $40.60 (your net earnings)
3) Envato keeps whatever is left over

Now:

1) $58 sale
2) Envato immediately takes a 20% buyer fee ($11.60), so $46.40 is left over
3) You pay 12.5% platform fee to Envato ($46.40 * 12.5% = $5.80)
4) $46.40 – $5.80 = $40.60 (your net earnings)
4) Envato keeps the buyer fee + platform fee

As you can see, in the above case the end earnings don’t change on a $58 sale. Just that the money moves around a bit differently. Any changes to Author earnings will be minimal, and will mostly affect non-exclusive Authors who’ll earn 3% more than before, or those who accounted for receiving a cut of the handling fee (formerly “surcharge”) that Authors will no longer benefit from.

I suppose some of the confusion comes down to the fact we’re all used to associating high percentages with higher earnings, whereas now a low percentage yields higher earnings :grin:

Christian

^ this post needs more attention ! :) wack it up on the blog / somewhere useful. explains it perfectly.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

I sold an item today and my earning is less than when I sold it 2 days ago.

Most likely the buyer 2 days ago purchased it outright (with the $2 surcharge). This is no longer applicable as explained here http://marketblog.envato.com/news/buyer-services/

On ‘buy now’ transactions (i.e. not using prepaid credit), buyers pay a handling fee. We’re reducing the fee down to $1 for items less than $10, and removing it entirely from items over $75. Importantly for authors, as of today this fee will be purely from Envato to the buyer (so authors will derive no revenue from it).

As mentioned previously this fee will likely be removed in the future, which will increase the overall sales for all authors (buyers are scared of fees)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Hello,

Previously the Statement and CSV export displayed the “List Price” of each sale. Now it only has the “Amount” we earn from each sale.

Is it possible to get this “List Price” added back into the CSV file? “List Price” helped us calculate our total Item Sales in order to plot/predict things like next Elite level / payment rate etc..

Cheers,
dtbaker

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Oh my. Good morning! Gonna need a coffee before reading this entire thread. Haha.

Looks like some interesting changes :)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Hi Guys,
@revaxarts I took the liberty of fixing the bug.
I made a pull request.

Cheers looks good :)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Hey guys,

Discussion on statementer (and this issue) is over here: http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/introducing-dashboard-plus/71870?page=37#1109871

ps: Statementer is now on Chrome Webstore as part of Dashboard Plus: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dashboard-plus-for-envato/gcbcdaghonmljaplbpbbimmmfhmhcheh

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Hey all,

Envato have just changed the format of the CSV statement file. The CSV statement file contains a new Order ID column (empty for now) and it is missing the old Rate column. I’ve touched base with the devs to try get this Rate added back in asap so that statementer will start working again. Nothing can be done until then.

Support ticket for the devs: 49231

I’ll post back here once it’s working again.

Cheers,
dtbaker

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Planning to bring back any other useless features? How about 25% exclusive rates, that would be a popular one!

Haha, yes an “Envato classic mode” would be fun. Show everyone what they would be earning if we were still on the old 25%-50% payment rates (obligatory “thanks collis” for raising those:))

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Not sure if it’s 100% accurately. Yesterday my item has only ~15% to get reviewed and today it shows me around 50%.

Yes it is not accurate at all. It’s just a pretty little graphic. I wouldn’t rely on it for a representation on progress. If there was an accurate way to show progress then Envato would do it (as explained multiple times previously in this thread).

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