Posts by jonathan01

2263 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

This was posted on Twitter and I didn’t feel this was the correct way to announce this – I requested they post this here and make sticky but no response – hence I’m doing it for the community:

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/528&utm_content=buffer629a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I will not be joining any discussion about this but I wanted to ensure every author was given the opportunity to see the new article slipped in.

Jonathan

EDIT: Saijo George said he would pass this on to someone via twitter, I replied that I already posted it for the community.

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
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jonathan01 says

This is just preposterous.

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2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
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jonathan01 says


I guess is not so wrong if only few elite authors complains about this. And no buyer! So I guess Envato decision was OK. It’s becoming boring to see the same authors over and over again writing about how all thing are wrong around here.

You do realise that these Elite authors you’re bashing are trying to protect you and other newer sellers?

If you think it’s hard for new people to break into here, imagine what it would be like if Kreisi, FinalDestiny, Ruben or even me, start releasing 2 – 3 versions of our themes?!

This can only lead to a bad place, nothing good is going to come of this.

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2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
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jonathan01 says


It’s not right to use 3d buttons and 2d button – somehow strange. Envato new design should be as professional example for all of us, but not moving us backwards. Why blue color on GREEN Themeforest??? — P.S. Please Envato Stuff do something, a lot of people saying that after improving searching stuff – everyone / most of us got problems with sales they reeeeeallly dropped a lot!
... I doubt it will be same again..

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2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
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jonathan01 says

Hey everyone! I just want to clarify that the current marketing promotion is NOT part of the aforementioned pricing tests. As mentioned, we will not be publicizing these price changes to maintain the integrity of the tests and outcomes. Apologies for any confusion. You can read more about the actual marketing promo here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/testing-a-30-discount-on-email-templates-for-7-days/122479

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2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
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jonathan01 says



placing a top banner on all marketplaces and sending mail newsletters doesn’t look to me as testing for the right price.
:)
yes because I’ve made the mistake to believe what the staff at the begining of this thread was saying. A few posts back there’s me who give the advice “to act normal and let them do their thing” so they get unbiased results. I’m a real big donkey.

No wasn’t meaning that at all bud – that would be cold.

It’s my new way of not typing words that I shouldn’t be typing in response to actions taken – so I’m just putting a smiley face.

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
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jonathan01 says

running big discounts will not fix the drop in sales but just make a quick buck for envato on the short time.

we are continue to publish new and fresh items but this marketplace still joke around with changing fonts and button graphics.

Then there’s this fascination of the marketplace team with bundles, mini bundles, category discounts now with banners at the top that redirects user that lands on an item page..

:)

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
+3 more
jonathan01 says

placing a top banner on all marketplaces and sending mail newsletters doesn’t look to me as testing for the right price.

:)

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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jonathan01 says


Maybe they are giving the $3 from their end? idk, but i’d like to know more :)
I don’t think so.
What are we doing here is, (Be a WordPress Theme, or a Landing Page Template) , “Those items are really, really so easy to produce, so we’re really ok with any profit we can make from them”. Why am I writing all of this , We all are just an employee of McDonalds.

The official reasoning when I asked is available here:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/testing-a-30-discount-on-email-templates-for-7-days/122479

Basically, Envato decided that we don’t have as much support as other categories… I have no reply to this, I did, but I decided to move in more positive directions :)

Jonathan

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
+3 more
jonathan01 says

I never saw any discount items before, (there was also a thread about giving discounts to attract customers, which was pretty neutral i guess)...
Maybe they are giving the $3 from their end? idk, but i’d like to know more :)

No Envato are not reducing their commission with this promotion – they will keep their standard percentage and so will you, meaning that because Envato want to have a sale with your work you and they will both earn less.

Not your choice unfortunately, as already stated in other threads they have full right to alter product prices at anytime – they could sell it for $3 (or $30) and there is nothing you can do.

Jonathan

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