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EFEKT_Studio says


@Ken – I think you’re wrong. I’ve seen $25+ projects that suck, and I’ve seen projects with $10 or less that are amazing. It’s funny to raise the prices based on price tag $25+. You have so many awesome logo stings that are priced $8, even $6. That’s why I think the price increase should go linear.
linear is the only way to do it…. envato wouldn’t waist weeks looking at every file deciding if it should be raised or not, they have enough on their plate

exactly.

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GhosTeam says

Demand – check!
Reason – check!
Method – check!
Crying-Out-Loud Authors – check!
Envato – ?! You here?! Helllllllllllo?

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graphic4444 says

true, I was just using over-$25 as a rough barometer of quality… it would be good to go through and raise rates of all the ones that have sold well and are of high quality, regardless of price :)

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AndrVlad says

My opinion sales is best barometer for quality and potential.

- If AE project have at least 10-20 sales per month then price can be increased easily 10-20% with no sales impact.
- If AE project sold no more than 1-2 per month then it is overvalued and price can be decreased.
- if AE project not have any sale 6-12 month – remove it into hiden section (so author can update/improve). Same shall apply for projects with extremely low rating. For example if project have 5 ratings with 2 stars average then something wrong with this item.

Criterias above can be easily tuned by Envato (they have all sales statistics available). Similar criterias can be created for other categories. For stock footage section longer sale period and less sales per month is normal.

Best Regards, Andrey

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EFEKT_Studio says

true, I was just using over-$25 as a rough barometer of quality… it would be good to go through and raise rates of all the ones that have sold well and are of high quality, regardless of price :)

I am sure the reviewers wouldn’t need less than 6 months to do that, even without them doing their regular rewieving job. On the other hand, you have a lot of buyers who choose price over quality, so you might end up with projects similar in functionality with huge price differences. That is simply not fair to authors, neither is good for envato business imho.

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EFEKT_Studio says

In my honest opinion, the price increase of 20% would be ideal. It wouldn’t be much of a shock for regular buyers (like Ken), and I’m quite positive that new customers would still think that the prices are quite good for given quality. The benefit of price increase is mutual, for customers and for authors. Why? Felt already mentioned and I’ve also noticed that some of high quality class authors here at videohive gave up on creating great templates, just because of ridiculous price tags. I think there is no further need to elaborate this. So, let’s see how would new prices look with 20%

Motion graphics elements – $3 – $4 New price ~ $4 – $5

Simple logo stings – $6 – $8 New price ~ $7 – $10

More advanced logo stings / Simple title projects / Movie Trailer projects – $10, $12, $15 New price ~ $12, $14, $18

Typography / Movie titles / Video Display / 3D projects etc. – $18, $20, $25 New price ~ $22, $25, $30

Various graphic bundles, News Packs, HUD Packs, 3D projects etc. – $30 – $35 New price ~ $36 – $42

Out of the Box projects, heavy graphics packs etc… – $40, $45, $50 New price ~ $48, $54, $60

These are mostly AE projects above, but same applies for stock footage, motion graphics section, Cinema, Apple motion etc.

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Creattive says

As already mentioned, a price increase based on quality is just unmanagable, and also gives the lower quality items the advantage of being cheaper. The reason why reviewers set prices is that we don’t undermine each other in price for projects with same complexity. This is a good decision and should be kept on. Higher quality projects pay off by being sold more often, they shouldn’t get a higher price tag.

A staff reply would be awesome in this thread and I’ve requested one for efekt’s last post, but I honestly doubt that we will get more than “we are looking into that”. A price increase would come silently, like at audiojungle.

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caneration says

In my honest opinion, the price increase of 20% would be ideal. It wouldn’t be much of a shock for regular buyers (like Ken), and I’m quite positive that new customers would still think that the prices are quite good for given quality. The benefit of price increase is mutual, for customers and for authors. Why? Felt already mentioned and I’ve also noticed that some of high quality class authors here at videohive gave up on creating great templates, just because of ridiculous price tags. I think there is no further need to elaborate this. So, let’s see how would new prices look with 20%

Motion graphics elements – $3 – $4 New price ~ $4 – $5

Simple logo stings – $6 – $8 New price ~ $7 – $10

More advanced logo stings / Simple title projects / Movie Trailer projects – $10, $12, $15 New price ~ $12, $14, $18

Typography / Movie titles / Video Display / 3D projects etc. – $18, $20, $25 New price ~ $22, $25, $30

Various graphic bundles, News Packs, HUD Packs, 3D projects etc. – $30 – $35 New price ~ $36 – $42

Out of the Box projects, heavy graphics packs etc… – $40, $45, $50 New price ~ $48, $54, $60

These are mostly AE projects above, but same applies for stock footage, motion graphics section, Cinema, Apple motion etc.

Very nice price calculates mate! And I think it doesn’t hurt buyers. But I can’t understand something; Why no staff reply for this post?!! Lots of people (and me) requesting staff reply from the first day of of this post. But nobody interest in..

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felt_tips Volunteer moderator says

A price increase would come silently, like at audiojungle.

Silently, but with devastating force! :-)

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Creattive says

Yeah felt, we should keep on pushing :)

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