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HarnishDesign says

Many themes and templates are released in sort time by some authors. but, it is not good quality, Must be real. & then Result after: Themes and templates are not selling well.

What’s more important to You: Quality, or Quantity for themes & templates?

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NestoLab says

Quality Vs Quantity it’s really interesting but here is the only fact, in another marketplace i watched 2 templates ( one is high quality and the other one it suitable to be free template ) both release at the same time.

but the free template ( it’s really really nothing and i don’t know why people buy it ) made about 3510$ in 1 month, and the high quality made about 3240$ in 1 month and maybe less according to 10 days discount.

so the only fact is how to market your Template/Theme whatever it’s quality.

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subsolar says

It’s not the market. It seems that every month a specific style makes something in the clients brains click. Sometimes you don’t know what is it, sometimes you are somewhat aware what will make them buy it. You just have to somehow hit the mark. At least I see it this way.

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FinalDestiny says

Quality doesn’t really sell. If some of you really think that, you should double-check. It’s doing what buyers think they need, that’s what sells. I rarely submit any theme that’s like the others, I usually choose restricted niches or very specific ones so I don’t expect huge sellers. Same happened with my one-pages, which have lots of sales. By the time I released them, there was like nobody releasing one-pages. Now it’s everywhere.

It depends on what authors want. If you want sales, I think you should go with the style everyone offers and the most popular themes have(multi-purpose with lots of files and options and plugins from codecanyon). If you’d make something really unique and extremely good-looking, I’d estimate the chances of having GOOD sales(not best-seller) to be at most 5%.

And btw, by quality I don’t mean lots of pages, but uniqueness + typography + pixel perfect + good implementation + good support.

Themes without huge page builders, lots of options and plugins from CodeCanyon rarely sell. If they sell, it’s because of the author’s reputation most of the time. It’s just the way ThemeForest teached buyers to judge themes. Most of the buyers use at most 20-25% of a theme’s options but if they were asked to choose between one theme that does what they need and one that that does what they need but includes a huge page builder they won’t need and another 5 free plugins from codecanyon and 25 jQuery sliders and plugins, I’d suppose 80% would go with the second option. Sad but it’s the unfortunate truth.

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HarnishDesign says

Quality doesn’t really sell. If some of you really think that, you should double-check. It’s doing what buyers think they need, that’s what sells. I rarely submit any theme that’s like the others, I usually choose restricted niches or very specific ones so I don’t expect huge sellers. Same happened with my one-pages, which have lots of sales. By the time I released them, there was like nobody releasing one-pages. Now it’s everywhere.

It depends on what authors want. If you want sales, I think you should go with the style everyone offers and the most popular themes have(multi-purpose with lots of files and options and plugins from codecanyon). If you’d make something really unique and extremely good-looking, I’d estimate the chances of having GOOD sales(not best-seller) to be at most 5%.

And btw, by quality I don’t mean lots of pages, but uniqueness + typography + pixel perfect + good implementation + good support.

Themes without huge page builders, lots of options and plugins from CodeCanyon rarely sell. If they sell, it’s because of the author’s reputation most of the time. It’s just the way ThemeForest teached buyers to judge themes. Most of the buyers use at most 20-25% of a theme’s options but if they were asked to choose between one theme that does what they need and one that that does what they need but includes a huge page builder they won’t need and another 5 free plugins from codecanyon and 25 jQuery sliders and plugins, I’d suppose 80% would go with the second option. Sad but it’s the unfortunate truth.

I agree your line. :)

Quality = uniqueness + typography + pixel perfect + good implementation + good support.

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Nitro_Themes says

Well it all depends on the buyers taste right?

Someones design idea could be bad quality to TF standards but for a certain buyer it’s gold.

There is a saying:

One mans trash is another mans treasure.

I think trying to change peoples design to mainstream kills originality and the perfect example is the onepage templates and themes. Everyone is trying to beat the same horse. I mean don’t get me wrong some of those onepage themes are great but there are many that are just copies and not unique at all.

So again i could design a template that TF reviewers do not like or they say that it is not good enough quality but that’s to their standards not really the buyers.

People are different and they have different tastes.

Cheers

Lester

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Bedros says

It is really unbelievable to see “some” authors are releasing the same thing over and over and over again. They are not only stealing the sales of authors who simply try to be “original” and create something unique, but also the “bar” of design quality goes lower and lower.

And when I say same I mean it.

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WPEnter says

I really hate these One-page templates and i hope that trend will die soon, i saw some themes that are not good enough ( to me, with all respect to authors ) but they are sold very good, and i can not understand how that is possible.

I think most of the UNIQUE templates did’t get many sales because people don’t want to have something that is totally different from the others. Here on ThemeForest i saw few templates that are really unique, but they are sold barely 170 times.

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fitwp says

It’s doing what buyers think they need, that’s what sells.

+1. Agreed.

At point of view of buyers, they don’t know how you code the theme, how good is the color scheme, how good is the typography, etc. They just look at the theme and feel good and think it suits for their needs, that’s all. That’s what we should think “quality”. We’re not as good as Apple who made iPhone and taught people how to “tough” or something.

So, iI think we should analyze people needs, then make things that can satisfy those needs and make them good. It will take more time than “quantity”, but then we really make good products.

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