I can’t believe nothing has been acknowledged as an issue here, it seems to be the same for so many authors.
If users can’t pay for the themes, this accounts for why the sales are so low!http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/-your-payment-was-unable-to-be-processed/177795
I don’t know what to make of these sales patterns. Last week was a very strong week, the best in a few months and this week is the complete opposite, one of the worst.
Yet, yesterday was the highest amount of traffic I’ve received all month and only 1 sale. It’s happened a few too many times over the past several months for it not to feel like a coincidence.
Maybe the demo sites aren’t functioning at certain times or places in the World. I wish we had better ways of analyzing the traffic with conversion tracking.
Same here, yet the traffic to my items hasn’t dropped that much – definitely isn’t relative to the drop in sales.
I wonder if there is a PayPal issue?
This is what I’ve been discussing with Akshay, I for one was looking forward to my “Author Day”.
I know Akshay is keen to improve the Elite packages and has asked for our suggestions. They have to work for Envato with the growing number of Elites and individual Authors.
Maybe some suggestion polls would be good?
I’d like to see an “Author Recognition Day” per month. A banner across the top again which links to a page recognising new “Power Elite Authors” and maybe other achievements too.
we have also received your email after month of silence. While we really appreciate your efforts in this case, I’m afraid the short answer to “tommusrhodus” is still “yes”. As mad dog already stated it’s a bunch of work to get this status. The celebration which took place in the past ( Happy Author Day ) was more than appropriate.
Being featured on the front page, paired with video interviews and lovely made Blog entries, made authors more human and touchable for customers and delivered a feeling of being a community.
Nowadays we receive a Blog entry inside a Blog where the audience is limited to a few people.. sorry but this is simply “annoying”.
In days where the Happy Author Day was still active, Blog entries were well visited. See Interview with Parallelus : http://marketblog.envato.com/interviews/happy-parallelus-day/
About 195 people wrote Andrew his greetings and I’m pretty sure he was the last author featured this way. And now we grab up a post which came when the Author Day was removed:http://marketblog.envato.com/milestones/happy-power-elite-day-themepunch/
We have 5 posts for an author who sells thousand of copies each month… For us a definitely proof that the Blog is simply dead.
An a personal note: besides the fact, that we received an elite care package ( with the same content as we received for the 75.000 milestone )... our package wasn’t complete. We kindly asked for the missing items inside several Emails but never received an answer or a package. Even the letter which came with the package wasn’t personalized …At the same time, we’re also thinking about how we can evolve and refine the program for the future.
Why reinventing the wheel? Why the Author day has been removed? To be honest, we have a bad feeling that everyone who has reached the 1M Milestone in the past few month is already lost in the process of unnecessary changes.Best Regards UT
I think you would have a great base for both sites using both of my themes – check out my profile and see what you think.
Does anyone else think that “Grid View” should be the default view when searching for themes?
I must admit, I was disappointed by this post too!
I was expecting a guide on what keywords to use to help find the ideal theme, switching to “Grid View” to see more Themes at once, switching to “Trending”, “Top New Files” ... “If you’re unsure of a feature, ask the Author on the comments section” etc etc, not a kiss ass of already top selling theme.
When I spoke with my accountant about VAT and Envato last year ( UK rules ) – they said it would not apply, the transaction is not direct with the customer.
I explained the process to them and because I have absolutely have no information on the buyer, their address etc which is required for VAT purposes, it’s therefore impossible to handle.