After just one week we got a new banner on top of all pages again, which pronounces “web design from $20”.
Ok, it’s microlancer, which is in fact a good idea.
But, imagine that you came from g*le and searching for a nice template. All eyes on the banner -> Webdesign from $20 -> “Oh wow! Thats cheep, why a template if I can get a whole custom design for just $20?” -> click -> no sale on themeforest.
My concern is, sales will drop again because of that big banner… Anyone else or am I just too sensitive about such banner things at the moment?
Sorry guys, but now you just look like you enjoy moaning. The new feature is pretty good. If an item has 6 ratings with 5 stars and just 1 with 1 star then obviosly the item is a good item with one crazy person who didn’t like it, and buyers know that because they see it on Amazon and Google Play and they see it on every marketplace. If the text will be required then people who rate will drop significally, because if now it is difficult to make them rate, how do you imagine with a required text? Then again, if you require the text just for one and two stars what you will get will be a file with six “five stars” and two “one star” WITH a bad feedback like “It has these bugs” or “the file is large I had to install it via filezilla” or “the documentation is very unclear, it look like the person doesn’t speak English” which are valid feedbacks, but are negative, besides, it will be wrong.
I know that you want to get rid of those one star ratings you have there, but guess what, they are normal, the file would look scammy with 3563 “five stars” ratings, so if you want a good rating, make a really badass file, but don’t moan just for moaning.There, I said it, attack me now!
+1 – totally agree with it!
Ok, so lets think about whats going on here… Envato thinks if he makes 2 weeks free lunch (ok im not polarize let say bloody cheap feeding) He thinks there will be a lot of potential buyer who will stay here, became a loyal and permanent buyer? I just wondering how big was the loss all together, if me personally looking after (around) $100-150 & net income which is just simply missing from my pocket, and i can not find any other explanation for this drop-out. There is no “end of the world coming” or “do not buy today anything” Or “we went to holiday” period. Envato used all of us to pay for this marketing, but in the same time he dont have bloody 30-50% Loss because of the bundle compensate that. And off course For those few Authors also who was in the bundle, and swear god, i dont blame them they are also just has been used for this and im really happy at least they dont had to grab their hair in this last 2 weeks and yelling with the wall and ask “why…why?” Why Envato thinks he have to go down so deep like this, like a 5nd class cheap street shop? Really this is where we going to go in the future? Thats how Envato expecting high quality items from the Authors?
I think, these eye-catching blue banner on top of every page totally distracts the potential buyer from the actual target he came to envato.
Lets say, he comes from google by searching for a nice kids store template for OpenCart (what a great example, right? ), -> landing page with blue banner on top -> “WOW, what a low price for this big package? -> click -> buy or maybe not, but -> actual target forgotten -> potential buyer for the kids template gone.
If I take a look at the market statistics sheet / avg. per day sheet of the green paw app, I can only confirm, that my sales went down exactly when the bundle came up.
Just write it down in the “Message to the Reviewer” area on the upload page. Call the name of the PSD author so they can check it, if needed.
There has been no talk of anything other than the current 14 day test. There’s no 30 day, monthly or year long bundle even being hinted at. Hope that helps
The bundle looks like a success. The 14 day trick squeezed a couple of thousands sales more than the average 8000 and there are still 48 hours to go.
I can safely assume that the 14day bundle is here to stay.
Unfortunately it looks like I’m the one who got the sales eaten by the bundle Not funny.
Well is a tough world where people have to earn money so there’s no point for me to ask for fair treatment. Fair and money can’t stay in the same bucket. But I’m just egoistical. I’m asking someone to cut outstanding awesome earnings so that I can earn something.
sales dropped to half and can’t find another explanation than this bundle. somewhere in those 10000+ buyers who chose the bundle there are some of my potential buyers. Well enjoy the bundles my lost friends, can’t blame you, the offer was too awesome. why buy ONE item from me when at the same price you get 54Just a small suggestion that I hope you will pass to the management above. When the birthday bundle will come up there should be 1000$ packed for 20$. Just imagine the promotion and how awesome that will be. I will definitely buy that.
All in all last week turns back into a “quite ok week” for me… but this week seems to be the worst ever since my first release on TF. Only 3 sales so far! Anyone else?
ssievert saidI really can’t say anything else unless I have your phone and see what went wrong. Like I said, I have tested this myself along with more than 30 beta testers, no such bug has been reported so far. Give it some more time, stats will appear
Next day – no luck. Still doesn’t show me the market statistics. Any other suggestions?
No they don’t. Waiting more than one week now. Opened a support ticket, asked if anything isn’t right with my envato account or the api key(s). Waiting for response now.