We were talking with Envato Team about >> Trending <<
As they say:
“We measure the level of “excitement” that we think the community shows for each item within a specified period of time – as buyers interact with an item, by viewing it, purchasing it or rating it highly, we accumulate these interactions into a level of measured excitement that tracks changes over time. We’re able to calculate the “trending-ness” of an item by looking at how excitement levels have increased or decreased recently, and translating this into a score which we can use to compare items with each other. Items which have seen a rapid growth in excitement in a short period of time will be displayed with a “Trending” indicator when seen in search and can be filtered within search results.”
Then… lets talk about how get excitement levels to heaven!
How do you think you can improve the excitement levels of your item?
One Word, Lingerie.
Check my Visual Developer plugin, should do the trick.
Codekit offers something called Uglify.JS . Try using codekit or uglify.
Seems Amazon is probably the best comparison for this, and although it’s hard to find official information about fees + taxes on their site with regards to sellers, from viewing some forum threads, it appears they do it the same way—i.e. report gross, and seller has to claim Amazon’s cut as an “expense”. Does anyone have any experience selling on Amazon?
Due to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, U.S. third-party settlement organizations and payment processors, including Amazon, are required to file Form 1099-K for U.S. taxpayer sellers who meet the following thresholds in a calendar year:
More than $20,000 in unadjusted gross sales, and More than 200 transactions.
IRS regulations require non-U.S. taxpayers to provide Form W-8BEN to Amazon in order to be exempt from U.S. tax reporting requirements.
P.S : require non-U.S. taxpayers to provide Form W-8BEN to Amazon
Information from here : http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200663310
Contact me via my profile, I can create an App for this, easily configured, and it will work with multiple groups with cron job ( you won’t have to touch the code to get it all running, it will be smooth and easy to use ). But you’re looking at $500, that’s my estimation
Patchesoft – yes I agree, so far I can use the people that have contacted me for support but again, it’s not even 20-30% of the people that have bought the item. I’d hate to make the change and then suddenly be inundated with unhappy customers!
Hey, just offering you a “Tip”, on my approach, my plugin isn’t close to sales as yours, but still. Create a button in the settings called “Pro Mode” or “Beta version” or something that sounds close to an upgrade, and apply the new stuff only if that is checked, I know it might be a pain, but trust me, it’s worth it.
I honestly think, they’ve just wanted to avoid charging extra people from europe, because they would have to invoice them a VAT tax also, for example, you deposit $20, but you also have to pay the extra VAT. which is $20 + $20 / 30% = $20 + $6.xx = $26.xx . This is just in the case of European buyers.
Honestly, after a lot of research, and I mean it, a LOT. That’s my conclusion of the reasons they made it like this.
Honestly, I see 2 choices for them, Either introduce the extra VAT ( which is perfectly normal in my opinion, I never complained when I saw the extra VAT tax on Vimeo or other websites, vimeo was the last website I’ve made such payment on, that’s why it’s primarily referred)
I think this is the end of codecanyon & themeforest for me. A lot to digest. Guess I’ll move on and try my own road next month if the situation doesn’t change. Thank you envato for ruining my dreams