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mcongosto says


what is wrong with you guys? It is not my fault that you are selling you templates this cheap!

And still, you want it even cheaper…

You going to sound like a bird: ‘cheaper cheaper cheap cheap’.

I’m sorry, that was childish of me, but for some reason i’m getting really giggly of this :sarcasm:

I am sorry for you that you have to sell you templates sooo cheap that cannot even afford a 10% discount to a bulk buyer.

You completely missed the point. Is not that i don’t appreciate the work but as a business man i have to get more competitive. That’s why you cannot sell you templates more expensive, because you will be less competitive. If you could, however, reduce the cost of making a template, you wouldn’t need to increase the price.

Go to Costco and stand at the door calling cheap bird to everyone there.

grow up.

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wpminima says

Well mcongosto, several (if not all) companies similar to themeforest sell their themes way more expensive then here. The price range at Mojo themes for example or templatemonster are higher then here :)

The problem is that recently authors have been talking to envato about price gains due to the fact that the content of the themes is increasing as time goed by and new methods of designing coding etc get used. All of this to make sure you can stay competitive in the marketplace but causing your theme to be more worth than the actual selling price.

So naturaly when you come here and ask for something like this (which is completely logical from your point of view) you are going to upset some people.

It would be interesting to see if you buy three themes here and three themes over at another marketplace and calculate the total :) i’m sure themeforest will have a very competitive price!

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mcongosto says

You all springed off overreacting and defending your margins. But as I said before a bulk or reseller discount would came from TF’s cut and not designer’s, obviously.

Actually they already are doing this with the affiliate commission’s.

but hey, if that is not in TF business plan, thats ok. Because believe me if they wanted a resellers bulk discount it would be there not matter what designers say. As i see it my provider is TF, that’s who I’m doing business with directly, not designers, you are their providers, not mine. That’s at least how it is perceived.

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mcongosto says

Well mcongosto, several (if not all) companies similar to themeforest sell their themes way more expensive then here. The price range at Mojo themes for example or templatemonster are higher then here :)

The problem is that recently authors have been talking to envato about price gains due to the fact that the content of the themes is increasing as time goed by and new methods of designing coding etc get used. All of this to make sure you can stay competitive in the marketplace but causing your theme to be more worth than the actual selling price.

So naturaly when you come here and ask for something like this (which is completely logical from your point of view) you are going to upset some people.

It would be interesting to see if you buy three themes here and three themes over at another marketplace and calculate the total :) i’m sure themeforest will have a very competitive price!

Thank you for understanding in a respectful mature way and for trying to make your point. Actually you did.

I could probably deposit $1000 trough an affiliate. That’s is going to last for at least a year and I am going to get not the 10% i was talking about but a whole 30%. Designers wont notice this and sales will increase. Everybody happy.

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ChapterThemes says

You completely missed the point. Is not that i don’t appreciate the work but as a business man i have to get more competitive. That’s why you cannot sell you templates more expensive, because you will be less competitive. If you could, however, reduce the cost of making a template, you wouldn’t need to increase the price.

Your the one missing the point. Templates, themes and other items keep getting more and more valuable and the price stays about the same. So you already get way more for the same money and it keeps increasing.

So reducing costs for creating things that are more complex and valuable is not possible. Also staying competitive doesn’t always have to do with the price, but somehow many ‘business man’ only see that option.

And for the last time, prices are good at the moment.

Over and out.

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wpminima says


Well mcongosto, several (if not all) companies similar to themeforest sell their themes way more expensive then here. The price range at Mojo themes for example or templatemonster are higher then here :)

The problem is that recently authors have been talking to envato about price gains due to the fact that the content of the themes is increasing as time goed by and new methods of designing coding etc get used. All of this to make sure you can stay competitive in the marketplace but causing your theme to be more worth than the actual selling price.

So naturaly when you come here and ask for something like this (which is completely logical from your point of view) you are going to upset some people.

It would be interesting to see if you buy three themes here and three themes over at another marketplace and calculate the total :) i’m sure themeforest will have a very competitive price!

Thank you for understanding in a respectful mature way and for trying to make your point. Actually you did.

I could probably deposit $1000 trough an affiliate. That’s is going to last for at least a year and I am going to get not the 10% i was talking about but a whole 30%. Designers wont notice this and sales will increase. Everybody happy.

Great! Glad everything is sorted out now :) Best of luck finding what you need on the marketplace! ;)

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hogash says

I’d be glad if I as an author, have the ability to give discount vouchers to my clients. Currently i have hundreds of loyal customers that i really would’ve loved to somehow appreciate their loyalty.

In my opinion, @mcongosto asked for something that’s absolutely normal, discounts for bulk buying, which is a bit different than Affilitate program. I wouldn’t mind if i can contribute to that with 5% for example. The point wasn’t about the price vs quality over the item, it was about a loyal customer who most likely a part of his business will depend on this and of course as an entreprenour is normal to ask about discounts although the price is low.

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infuse01 says

“Bulk Purchases” aren’t even possible at the moment – so where is the point of getting an discount of something non-existent?

If you “resell” themes go for the affiliate program. If you want to bulk purchase some items go for the bundles

Honestly – Templatemonster isn’t any competition to Envato anymore.

The prices over here at TF are suitable for the majority of the customers.

If you’re a “theme customizer”: Getting a 10% discount on a 40$ Theme means getting a discount of 4$ – in turn you probably earn about $1000+. How can 4$ matter that much for YOU. But for sure for an author this makes a difference – and we’re not all “top authors” who can make a living just of selling themes and templates alone.

All the best

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ChapterThemes says

If you’re a “theme customizer”: Getting a 10% discount on a 40$ Theme means getting a discount of 4$ – in turn you probably earn about $1000+. How can 4$ matter that much for YOU. But for sure for an author this makes a difference – and we’re not all “top authors” who can make a living just of selling themes and templates alone.

Indeed, there you have it. It’s just big fat whining, business this that. While they earn big with such a micro investment for a theme or template.

It’s just f plain and simple: Look at what you GET for ONLY these prices, What the hell do you want more? I’m not going to view such threads again.

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mcongosto says


If you’re a “theme customizer”: Getting a 10% discount on a 40$ Theme means getting a discount of 4$ – in turn you probably earn about $1000+. How can 4$ matter that much for YOU. But for sure for an author this makes a difference – and we’re not all “top authors” who can make a living just of selling themes and templates alone.

Indeed, there you have it. It’s just big fat whining, business this that. While they earn big with such a micro investment for a theme or template.

It’s just f plain and simple: Look at what you GET for ONLY these prices, What the hell do you want more? I’m not going to view such threads again.

so long for your over and out

The only people whining for $4 per template are you guys. Don’t criticize my business model if you don’t understand it. Yours is a different business than mine, and mine, as many other businesses, have room for different kinds of customers.

As @hogash said this is just a matter of rewarding loyalty. If you don’t believe this is good for business, you have no idea.

And yes it is ALL about business here. We are not researching AIDS cure of trying to save children in Africa. This is definitely not a non-profit organization for the poor web designers that are starving because they can only sell their work for $40 and then some greedy people asks them for a discount. We are ALL trying to make money while helping others make money.

Again, the discount should come from TF, not designers. Just as affiliate commissions comes from TF pocket.

Actually I was originally more interested in an API so i can show a template catalog to my customers. But I can you guys are very sensitive with prices, its ok, but you should be careful when barking and mistreating a direct customer, and I’m talking about @ChaptersThemes. Do you think I am now desperate to buy your templates?

Over and out.

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