Posts by jonathan01

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says

Thanks for the update Jordan. :) Anyway, I recently got 1-star rating among the 5-stars ratings for my latest item (you know the feeling). I went to the reviews tab and I could see the username of who rated that but there’s no review included. Do you have any idea why? :S

I have anonymous next to all my ratings.. can’t wait to be able to see these names and cross ref with the support center :evil:

What’s funny is the last one is 2 days old, for a landing page app template, and I know the exact person as they emailed asking why it will not install in WordPress.. 3 star rating! < – this is why we want to be able to reply once a comment is made to set the record straight or to get the rating removed.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says




It would be great if authors who experience price changes could get notified via email about the change.
or have the price changes an opt in thing, some authors live of Envato income and if a price swing in a item(either up or down) drastically changes the authors profits thats kinda of a big deal.

+1 – please ask my permission before altering the agreed pricing of any of my current items – thanks.

Jonathan

do you have some custom contract with envato about your item pricing?

I was under the impression that they can alter the prices how they want without author permission.

Nope I do not, however it’s common courtesy with a partnership to just not up and change prices on the other person without discussing first, and the fact that Envato have had a structure for pricing that I and my buyers are accustomed to would be looked upon as an agreement – they have a history of pricing and that would be the basis for an agreed pricing structure in the partnership.

I’m not asking for anything out-of-the-ordinary here – just some courtesy and you know, actually opening the doors for discussion rather than this heavy-handed approach – I don’t think that’s unfair to ask for at all.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says


It would be great if authors who experience price changes could get notified via email about the change.
or have the price changes an opt in thing, some authors live of Envato income and if a price swing in a item(either up or down) drastically changes the authors profits thats kinda of a big deal.

+1 – please ask my permission before altering the agreed pricing of any of my current items – thanks.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says

Yes indeed.

2268 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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jonathan01 says

Any good hosting company will transfer your site / WP and DB and make sure things are working for you for free – just ask them.

You will have to change the DNS settings for your domain at your registrar to the new hosting company, who again will supply the details needed for the name servers.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says

Hi again – yes we are still waiting for a reply – I have flagged your original post yet again… hopefully someone is hanging around not enjoying the sun and will reply :)

You will never stop people from sharing stuff they don’t want to pay for – concentrate on giving those that pay a better experience. Offering updates on a different website to that they purchased from and get messages from etc isn’t a good experience in my opinion. Offering updates on a different site will not stop this from happening I’m afraid, if they are determined they will work around things.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says


I’m not entirely sure about the correct answer – I do know however that if you are an exclusive author then you cannot do this as it’s against the exclusive agreement of offering a product in more than one place (free, paid, update or whatever) is not allowed. Jonathan

You CAN provide updates as exclusive author. I do and many others as well.

Check this thread: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/codecanyon-wordpress-plugins-how-to-check-for-updates-plugin/77792?page=1#662038

Unfortunately that thread doesn’t seem to have an official reply, answer or statement – best to not guess and wait until there is an official reply here I think. However I have to ask, why on earth would an author NOT want to have the latest version (bug free and with latest options) available to their existing buyers and offer to new buyers right here on the marketplace?

Also to confirm the actual statement from the OP is:

“It should be noted we still intend to release bug-fix updates through Envato however updates that will contain new features will have to be downloaded from our own platform (free of charge of course).

Therefore this is basically the same item but with ADDED features – now I know that with WP themes we are not allowed, as an exclusive author, to offer basically the same item with added options for sale, free or distributed anywhere else – I already asked about this and got an official response.

Jonathan

PS – I flagged the post for an official reply – hopefully we can all find out soon :)

2268 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says

I’m not entirely sure about the correct answer – I do know however that if you are an exclusive author then you cannot do this as it’s against the exclusive agreement of offering a product in more than one place (free, paid, update or whatever) is not allowed.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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jonathan01 says

Please see the Membership terms. In particular Section 19:
19. Prohibited Conduct b. insert your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Site’s content, materials or services or use, redistribute, republish or exploit such content or service for any further commercial or promotional purposes; or

Even though I agree this shouldn’t be allowed (read on), the terms are not actually with regard to this issue. From what the OP stated, this is on the live preview of the item, which is not covered by that statement in your terms and conditions. Therefore the rules would need updating.

However, this is not a competing product IF they just offered $49.99 install and support as an upgrade available from their site (not including the theme)- nothing Envato should be worried about as you have not given authors the opportunity to ‘upsell’ with a service – instead, you created a new site called Microlancer that you want all the buyers to go to for installation services, which isn’t really playing fair at all if you don’t allow authors of their own files to offer a service.

Hope this starts an interesting discussion.

Jonathan

2268 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

This is years old – it’s already proven as a fake on Fact or Faked I believe and several other shows.

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