23 posts
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
ZxxxZ says

How important are theme/template screenshots for sales? I see a lot of authors – <strike> even </strike> especially top selling ones that don’t bother with screenshots at all…

I’m asking because there are some creative things some authors put in screenshot section like:
  • screens of theme options and variants not showed in demo (to prevent piracy I guess?)
  • screens of admin area showing theme options (not avaible in demo)
  • photographic proof that theme was really tested on the iPhone or other devices
  • one author (forgot the name) in particular fused together like 20 different screenshots to show all the cursors and mouse over effects on the page!
  • showing screenshots of tests/validators/other tools showing how good the theme is coded/made

Do buyers notice that kind of effort?

3007 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Elite Author
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
+2 more
duotive says

Do buyers look more than at the frontpage? That would be my question :)))

1860 posts YOU TOUCH IT YOU BUY IT
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Won a Competition
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
+1 more
FRESHFACE says

Do buyers look more than at the frontpage? That would be my question :)))

323 posts
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
-bianca- says


Do buyers look more than at the frontpage? That would be my question :)))

+1
On topic: I do. And it’s a pity if there are none. Sometimes it’s easier to looks at screenshots than an actual demo. If a demo is down or just slow because of bad hosting choice f.i.

2 posts
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
CMJN says

As a buyer I always look if there are screenshots of the admin area, which can’t be seen in the demo. And unfortunately, most often there are none :-/

1729 posts
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
gbs says

It depends. Some buyers do, some don’t. But I can be sure that there are buyers who actually see the screenshots (like I do :D).

1453 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Europe
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
Bedros says

Screenshots also (at least) can give an idea about the template / theme, in case authors’ servers do not work.

1729 posts
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
gbs says

Screenshots also (at least) can give an idea about the template / theme, in case authors’ servers do not work.

+1. Sometimes this decides whether you get a sale or not :)

7 posts
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Norway
NoorGroup says

i think a lot prefare live preview

490 posts
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
wopethemes says

avada have no screenshots, 27k sales . problem?

by
by
by
by
by
by