hello Julian the auto-replies are sent automatically from our email to TF comments and are onlybfor the items where developers are away for Christmas. if you’re not celebrating Christmas it’s ok but please respect the holidays of our developers as they have been working hard all year leaving these kind of messages ina public forum is not very pleasant.
Of course you can make a living out of Envato. But that mostly depends where you’re from, it will be hard to make a living if you live in Switzerland for example. Or US / UK / etc. You get the point.
no offense but you need to mention that this is your personal point of view not a fact
we’re based in Switzerland, we make a living out of Envato and we’re about to go and ski in Gstaad… anyone joining us ? just feel free to send the bill to FinalDestiny…
@Envato:the Ranking system doesn’t seem to work properly for example: http://themeforest.net/author/top_authors?page=6
1. we have 5900 sales not 5800 and 13 hours ago we had almost 5900 sales 2. this author is ranked “252” and it says he has 5855 sales while in reality the author has 10.500 sales
1 hour without an official Staff reply ??
@Envato: come on guys, the first 48 hours of a new item’s launch are crucial, we’ve been waiting for 3 weeks to get our item approved now that it got approved some hours ago it’s no longer visible on the homepage + not even in the search. please do something asap
On top of the myriad of other reasons why Envato is/should be the seller, I’m realizing that the fact that if you’re an exclusive author here, not only are you supposedly the direct seller (and have to deal with all of the headaches that come along with that), but you’re not even permitted to sell your items elsewhere.
To my knowledge, even if eBay and Amazon count you as a direct seller, you’re not limited to only selling your items on those sites.
Envato maintains almost full control over exclusive items. I could almost…almost see a case of non-exclusive authors being called direct sellers, but exclusive authors have almost no control over their own items. We create the item, and Envato takes full control over its approval and sale.
I understand that item exclusivity is optional, but is it really? Unless you’re an established power elite author, it wouldn’t make sense to be non-exclusive on this marketplace.Envato had it right to call us authors in the beginning, because that’s what we are. Envato is the publishing company, publishing our “goods”. We enter into a similar exclusive agreement that authors do with their publishing companies. They sell, and get a cut of every sale. Not the other way around, where the author sells their own book (but not really, since it’s the publishing company doing the selling), and the author pays the publishing company their cut.
if we could at least have the option of deciding if an item is exclusive or not this would already be a + instead of creating 2 different accounts
@Envato: the product/item page is really a mess from a visual/UI point of view the color of the buttons (live preview – screenshots – share ) is totally not in harmony with the add to cart , buy now buttons) without mentioning of course the new icons that no one really likes
so please make an effort to make the item page smoother for the eye with a better harmony between the colors, the item page needs to look good, the contrast is too strong
If that happens, then I think they will not have a lot of authors anymore from 1.1.2015“Everybody” is talking about how other authors will leave, but no one will do.
Hi, Leaving also means becoming non-exclusive authors
How is the VAT working for Swiss-based Authors ? is it different from EU VAT ?
Hi, we need to temporary disable one of our items as we’re making a fresh new design and changing the back-end, how can we disable it temporary without losing it
because right now the only option is to delete it, is there a way we can disable it without deleting it ?