you are right! i can write my own script, design my own site and then i wouldn’t have to buy anything else from here!
If you’re a “theme customizer”: Getting a 10% discount on a 40$ Theme means getting a discount of 4$ – in turn you probably earn about $1000+. How can 4$ matter that much for YOU. But for sure for an author this makes a difference – and we’re not all “top authors” who can make a living just of selling themes and templates alone.
Indeed, there you have it. It’s just big fat whining, business this that. While they earn big with such a micro investment for a theme or template.It’s just f plain and simple: Look at what you GET for ONLY these prices, What the hell do you want more? I’m not going to view such threads again.
so long for your over and out
The only people whining for $4 per template are you guys. Don’t criticize my business model if you don’t understand it. Yours is a different business than mine, and mine, as many other businesses, have room for different kinds of customers.
As @hogash said this is just a matter of rewarding loyalty. If you don’t believe this is good for business, you have no idea.
And yes it is ALL about business here. We are not researching AIDS cure of trying to save children in Africa. This is definitely not a non-profit organization for the poor web designers that are starving because they can only sell their work for $40 and then some greedy people asks them for a discount. We are ALL trying to make money while helping others make money.
Again, the discount should come from TF, not designers. Just as affiliate commissions comes from TF pocket.
Actually I was originally more interested in an API so i can show a template catalog to my customers. But I can you guys are very sensitive with prices, its ok, but you should be careful when barking and mistreating a direct customer, and I’m talking about @ChaptersThemes. Do you think I am now desperate to buy your templates?
Over and out.
Well mcongosto, several (if not all) companies similar to themeforest sell their themes way more expensive then here. The price range at Mojo themes for example or templatemonster are higher then here
The problem is that recently authors have been talking to envato about price gains due to the fact that the content of the themes is increasing as time goed by and new methods of designing coding etc get used. All of this to make sure you can stay competitive in the marketplace but causing your theme to be more worth than the actual selling price.
So naturaly when you come here and ask for something like this (which is completely logical from your point of view) you are going to upset some people.It would be interesting to see if you buy three themes here and three themes over at another marketplace and calculate the total i’m sure themeforest will have a very competitive price!
Thank you for understanding in a respectful mature way and for trying to make your point. Actually you did.
I could probably deposit $1000 trough an affiliate. That’s is going to last for at least a year and I am going to get not the 10% i was talking about but a whole 30%. Designers wont notice this and sales will increase. Everybody happy.
You all springed off overreacting and defending your margins. But as I said before a bulk or reseller discount would came from TF’s cut and not designer’s, obviously.
Actually they already are doing this with the affiliate commission’s.
but hey, if that is not in TF business plan, thats ok. Because believe me if they wanted a resellers bulk discount it would be there not matter what designers say. As i see it my provider is TF, that’s who I’m doing business with directly, not designers, you are their providers, not mine. That’s at least how it is perceived.
what is wrong with you guys? It is not my fault that you are selling you templates this cheap!
And still, you want it even cheaper…
You going to sound like a bird: ‘cheaper cheaper cheap cheap’.I’m sorry, that was childish of me, but for some reason i’m getting really giggly of this
I am sorry for you that you have to sell you templates sooo cheap that cannot even afford a 10% discount to a bulk buyer.
You completely missed the point. Is not that i don’t appreciate the work but as a business man i have to get more competitive. That’s why you cannot sell you templates more expensive, because you will be less competitive. If you could, however, reduce the cost of making a template, you wouldn’t need to increase the price.
Go to Costco and stand at the door calling cheap bird to everyone there.
I can see the logic behind your thinking mcongosto. However it is simply not possible to bulk buy and get a better price because if you would buy themes from different authors then who’s theme would be sold cheaper?
To put it short, bulk buying could be made possible amongst one authors work, but if you buy multiple’s author work then it simply would be to hard to arrange which author recieves less for his theme.I do agree with Chapterthemes though. The themes here on Themeforest are of amazing quality and are worth far more then the price of a single download When you purchase them and use them for your clients you will probably get a good profit out of it, regardless of the price you paid here.
This is a much reasonable explanation to why this might not work. However, the extra discount should probably come from TF’s cut, so I don’t know why you designers should worry or get mad about.
The templates might be worth $1000 but they are aslo sol many times, at leat the good ones. It is still not enough? you still cannot make a life out of this? that is something completely different to what I’m saying, and if this is the case the WHOLE model should be revised, because if $40 is to little for for you template, 10% more or less won’t make difference.
For example, Template Monster, wich i think is a TF competition, gives resellers 20% discount on every template.
Or even better: the same ENVATO network gives a WHOLE 30% commission to affiliates. Who pays for this commission? Envato does, not designers, right? this is exactly my point.
I am not joking, I strongly disagree with you and definitively don’t appreciate your tone.
We are ALL doing business here. If I’m buying 50+ templates a year it is normal to ask for a better price. Its a simple and very popular concept, I don’t get why it makes you hit the exclamation and question mark keys so many times. B2B vs B2C.
There might be other reasonable explanations of why there is not a resellers/developers program for bulk buyers.regards,
Ah give me a break. You don’t hear my tone, you imagine my tone, and for some reason you pick a bad or angry tone, and that’s not my problem.
And maybe your not joking, it still is the biggest joke ever. Wanting to pay even less. Do you even realize most of the time you get like for 2000 dollars of development for just 40 / 50 bucks? ( only one question mark ).
And do you forget the support most authors give besides that? Hell, if you ask me, there should be a higher rate for businesses so they pay for the extra support.All the best with your business though! ( one mark, boom )
man go cry to TF to increase your cut or sell you templates more expensive or change career. Do you want me to fell sorry for you because you think $40 is too little for a template? I didn’t come up with that price! TF did! the market did!
I am just somebody that might buy from you and I don’t a appreciate at all that you insinuate I am a insensitive cheap person. You are selling commercials templates to make money and help others make money.
Not a chance. C’mon, you get a complete theme that would cost you $3-4000+ for $40 and you want a discount? This is a joke.
It is not a joke!
what is wrong with you guys?
It is not my fault that you are selling you templates this cheap! that might be because the business model, driven by competition, offer and demand. You should be mad at TF or at the the whole template design industry if you want but what I am saying is that it completely normal: to have a different price if you are business buying bulk.
If you think you are getting too little for your templates then do something about it, but don’t tell me that I’m cheap for pretending getting a better price for bulk purchases. Everybody does that, even when you go to costco. If a customers purchases from me 3 sites at a time OF COURSE i will give a better price per site than if its only one, or else my competition will.