Those invoices are not legal here in Germany. They miss the adress of both parties, as well as tax-ids.
Even further, all invoices that I, as an individual or as a company, issue need to have a “Fortlaufende Rechnungsnummer” (they need to be numbered consecutively) in order to be legal.
Both of these statements are also true here in The Netherlands. Here’s a list of things missing on that invoice for it to be legally excepted in my country:
- Full address for both parties, not just a company name and a country.
- VAT-id number that is if the customer has one and resides within the EU and not in the same country as me. If the customer doesn’t have a VAT-id we need the full address to be shown on the invoice. Also in this case, the VAT percentage of the customer’s country has to be applied and be shown on the invoice since I have to pay for it in the customer’s country.
If however the customer without an VAT-id number is from the same country as me (within the EU!) I have to pay the VAT percentage from my own country. So I guess this VAT percentage has to be able to auto-adjust on the invoice form depending on the location information(full address!) that the buyer has provided.
- The price of the item excluding VAT.
- The price of the item including VAT and the right VAT percentage as per country.
- An unique follow-up number that will follow-up on my existing invoices from other jobs outside of Envato. So we’ll have to be able to change that number or adjust our existing invoices to the Envato ones.
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Thanks Cliff. I’ve redirected my customer to that article but I have the feeling that this error happened upon his first download of my item. I’ve once more addressed that he should contact Envato support regarding this issue since it might have something to do with his account.
Did anyone have this before and what can I do? I’ve told my client to contact Envato support but that can take a while. Anything that I can do in the mean time?
Authors are not guilty that this type of projects are popular among customers. They are only following the trend.
It’s marketplace, not festival or competition. You may lose a lot of time and energy if you alway produce something original. It’s a risk.
Authors are not guilty of anything let’s agree on that. They are supplying because of a high demand in simple title animations, I get that. So go with the trend and flood the marketplace with the same stuff.. that happens every now and then.
But I think I’m more annoyed about the simplicity of the projects. Like anyone who is using AE for a week can make similar title animations like these. There are tutorials and even entire plugins(which are free like Amortype 2.0) for them available anywhere online so I’m just wondering how these things become so popular when they are so easy to create yourself. There must be something magical about it that I’m missing I guess.
I think it is a trend.In my opinion, it will last the whole next year
Bloggers are using more often these videos to highlight their ideas. High quality web videos. Dynamically and clear message.
That might just be it.. bloggers who use AE for the first time in their lives. It probably won’t last a whole year though. Envato does have a policy on approving similar items. Like they almost never approve particle logo reveals anymore. So they could probably still sell for that time but eventually people have to come up with new stuff if they want to get approved.
These used to be called Kinetic Text projects but now they are seemingly called “100 Text Animations” or “25 Simple Titles”. The only difference now is that there is almost never a camera involved, opposed to the earlier and more dynamic Kinetic Text projects.
So these projects are basically a set of keyframe or expression based text animations with some different coloring and font. These projects take a day to create and are sold for $20 on average. Pretty good revenue I’d say. A smart move and a quick buck for some.
Now it’s not that I’m annoyed by them or anything, I’m just curious where this popularity suddenly is coming from?
Okay maybe I’m a little bit annoyed and actually am trying to say that it is time for some new ideas folks