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ThemeChills
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Hi everyone,

I just had a quick question that hopefully someone in the community or even Envato Staff could clarify for me.

Is offering incentives for item purchases allowed? I am seeing more and more items being listed that state you get “this free template” once you purchase this theme. Essentially a buy one get one free offer.

I was under the impression this was not allowed in ThemeForest.

Has anyone else seen this? Thoughts? Comments? Clarification?

Thanks guys,

Leo

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KrownThemes
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It’s not allowed.. If you have time, submit a support ticket to Envato – the authors will get noticed to remove these ads.

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It’s not allowed.. If you have time, submit a support ticket to Envato – the authors will get noticed to remove these ads.

Ok, thanks for clarifying.

Leo

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Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?

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Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?

They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.

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Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.

Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?

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Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.
Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?

Yes, Extended License + written consent from the plugin’s author. These are plugins included and part of the theme. They should not be used without the theme (some themes such as mine even disable the plugins once you deactivate the theme).

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Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.
Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?
Yes, Extended License + written consent from the plugin’s author. These are plugins included and part of the theme. They should not be used without the theme (some themes such as mine even disable the plugins once you deactivate the theme).

Gotcha! Thanks again mate.

Leo

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I’m looking for the official statement which says it’s disallowed to use incentives to get people to buy our products. I’d like to point a link to the officisal source / explanation in a FAQ entry where I explain why I cannot give discounts on items.

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https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203039224-Item-Promotion-Guidelines

Woah! It’s not OK to: Advertise or promote on either your item, profile pages, or your own website any additional incentives for the purchase of an item on Envato Market (e.g., if you buy my item or visit my website, you get…) that is outside the functionality of the item or that your customers would not otherwise be eligible for…

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