Just to report my situation (maybe could help the Envato staff to do statistics):
considered 100% the sales BEFORE the last 14 days bundle.
During the bundle my sales dropped to 70% almost everyday, I had just a couple of good days.
Since the bundle’s end they jumped up to 100/110% again. And this positive trend is continuing since three days so probably is not a coincidence.
And this was not a bundle including Codecanyon items!!
With the Corporate one my sales dropped to a bleak 50%!
- Attended a Community Meetup
- Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Author was Featured
- Bought between 1 and 9 items
- Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 4-5 years
I’ve been paying attention to the sales numbers during and after these latest few bundles. I can verify that my sales were suppressed during the last two and had an immediate improvement when the bundle ended. I didn’t realize the most recent bundle was over (hid the banner) until I saw a jump in sales. When I checked the times it matched up exactly with the bundle banner being removed.
Bundles might be a necessary evil to bring new customers to the marketplace. I don’t know about the internal stats for Envato or have access to the same information. This is just my own observations regarding my items and the effect bundles have on them.