Posts by theAlThemist

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theAlThemist
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Feel free to check my latest theme. It shows products with a countdown timer and “Hurry! Only XXX left”, which is pretty similar, but don’t know if it would do the job for you.

As for the “submit a design” – feature – you would need to use some kind of multivendor/marketplace woocommerce plugin.

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theAlThemist
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Also if someone saw that it was “advanced” it may scare some people away too

Been there. One of my items states “Built BY e-commerce professionals FOR e-commerce professionals”. People already asked several times does this means it’s too complicated for beginners… shhhhhh….

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theAlThemist
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Something is definitely WRONG with the marketplace. Just check the latest items order on front page and compare with the latest items order in All Items menu (the top menu). I just can’t imagine what else could be wrong and which users sees what and faces what problems.

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theAlThemist
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Hey guys,

had the same problem minutes ago, but now it seems it’s fixed. Managed to successfully update an item.

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theAlThemist
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Hey guys, does this means that the current average review time for WP themes is 3-4 days?

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theAlThemist
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We already have the “GLWS zombies” and GLWS is the only thing they do here. Why treat them with candies?

If it was a real REVIEW – yes, but in the current situation when nobody can actually see the reviews and only comments are public – not a good idea. I mean – it’s not bad. Just useless.

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theAlThemist
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Look, I’m trying to understand. I’m not trolling or something. You said yourself that you provide a great support already. So what’s wrong if you opt-in to mandatory support program?

The question is not only about support being mandatory or not. It’s about their intention to sell something we already provide for free, something that is just NOT FOR SALE and get a share of it. In return of WHAT? What would YOU pay for? Building such system doesn’t give you nothing. It only gives them a “reason” to get another share of your time and income. OK – I would gladly agree to give them a share if they provide me with a new way to earn more – e.g. payed updates. But why would you agree to pay for something you already do.

Also it is just NOT FAIR if you would get better reputation/exposure etc. while offering the same service I offer, just because you agreed to the new terms. It’s like you agree to PAY for unfair advantage on the market. I am supporting my items too, and believe me (or my buyer’s ratings) – I do it good! What if they decide to sell front page exposure next year? VIP positions?? Mhm? That could be OK if we decide the prices and fight for exposure (like the listings sites do), but it’s not the case here.

And yes, some of your comments were rude and ignorant.

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theAlThemist
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And rest assured, you’re making this mistake in judgement, so will others and particularly so when all “opt-in” items will be pushed forward with probably big notifications of “safe items”.

Regards, Alex

Not to mention they would also be artificially pushed in search results (it’s easy – they would just set up default sorting “supported items first” for example). I can see it coming. Don’t you?

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theAlThemist
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Hello Miroslav,

with all due respect, I think you’re missing the point. We are NOT against the support!

We are against someone to sell our time on their prices and get a share without giving us nothing in return.

The only difference between me and you would be the fact you would be ABLE to ADVERTISE the fact you give the same service I give and you would pay for that “privilege”. In the other hand they would FALSE ADVERTISE – “This author doesn’t provide support”, just because I don’t want to pay for nothing and be obliged for a ridiculous price (imagine the support pack prices – can you). We do this now for free. Why would they charge for my FREE service and claim a share of it?

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theAlThemist
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To be honest we have tested the water on a number of markets over the last 2 months and Envato your competitors are not that far behind you, so dont bite the hand that feeds you!

We did the same and imagine the surprise (honestly I didn’t expected that – not yet) – the water is NOT salty! Setting my own prices and flat 20% commission resulted in certainly less sales numbers BUT almost the same amount in earnings.

Final result – not-bad-at-all diversification and my latest theme is not restricted with exclusivity rules. It can’t be published here obviously, but the results are pretty good.

It’s 2014 and 2015 is coming. We won’t swallow everything you put in the plate. Sorry, but it’s not the only good plate anymore.

Want more of my income – sure! WHEN you deserve it. Build a proper support system for authors and I would gladly pay you 100$/month flat fee. Want to sell my time with your prices? No pasaran, guys! ;) The prices (especially in my category) are already 50% lower than the average market numbers and the quality/features we provide are 50% more than the average market offers. There is simply NO WAY to sell my time with your prices. It’s just not what we signed for. The same way you keep the rights to change the terms and conditions on your discretion, we keep the right to move away if it doesn’t suits us anymore. :0 It’s that simple.

Basically what you want is to keep things the same, but share the support income we generate. Give me a reason to do it and I would think about it – promise! Forsing an unhealthy competition environment is not the way. Both opt-in and opt-out authors would basically offer the same thing, but you would punish those, who doesn’t share the income?

Ridiculous!

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