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Pricop says

“we want to encourage buyers to explore niche categories”

Landing pages are not a niche category – I’ve got the sales to prove it.

This mentality of ‘discount is the only form of promotion’ is ridiculous and Envato you have completely shot yourself in the foot with your explanations of bundles and mini-bundles. Your ‘excuse’ has always been it brings in new traffic which converts to new buyers (even tho nobody agrees with this statement) but now you are not even advertising the mini bundles off-site so please tell me… how are you gaining new buyers from a blog no one reads apart from the odd few people already involved in the eco system.

Discounting is a lazy mans way of not understanding marketing – period, ask any experienced marketer.

I also question, as I don’t see it anywhere else, that this was done without anyones knowledge, the article posted in the middle of the night (for the vast majority of users) and I just now saw it popup on the forums thanks to all the other authors complaining.

Envato sure know how to get authors motivated to look at other means of getting income from their files rather than being dedicated to Envatos eco system.

What’s next, subscription for 1 price to all files.

Unbelievable.

THIS. Why the only ‘promotion’ practice must be a Bundle?! How about promoting individual files from all the marketplaces ?

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FinalDestiny says

Envato will become something like “5 ITEMS FOR JUST $19,99”. Seriously? You’re thinking only about bundles and lowering the value of our items instead of helping the marketplaces grow. Do you want to compete with fiverr in the next 3 years? If that’s the target, you’re doing absolutely great.

And as someone said above, Envato is actually Enbundle. 200 items for $4,99 is going to be the next slogan.

ENVATO: WE DO NOT WANT OR NEED BUNDLES. Let us sell our work like we did before, without lowering the value of our work everyday and offering bundles, minibundles, holiday bundles, weekend bundles and whatever other bundles you want to add. Sooner or later our sales will be affected and the top authors will look for alternatives where their work is appreciated and not lowered by each day that passes.

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ungowa says

as much as this site has been down yesterday and today…Im surprised they would pick now to flood wp themes and a bundle (a rather odd bundle and price).

What a about just having a bargain basement cat. and let authors decide what they want to reduce.

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ToivoMedia says

as much as this site has been down yesterday and today…Im surprised they would pick now to flood wp themes and a bundle (a rather odd bundle and price). What a about just having a bargain basement cat. and let authors decide what they want to reduce.

There used to be a bargain basement on Audio Jungle (and Theme Forest as well I guess), and authors could submit their files for it. But it was discontinued, as it was decided it didn’t help sales.

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jonathan01 says

As others have said the bargain basement would be far better the ONLY issues were the name was a marketing nightmare ( it implied that the items were sub-par and cheap and nasty) and the fact that it was never really promoted.

Put the power in to your authors hands and offer an outlet to discount older items.

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groupp says

Yet another thread, new authors will reference 2 years from now, when they complain about bundles. Envatos listening record leaves much to be desired..How about the top 30 elite authors go open their own market place?

The main problem, Envato has no competition..therefore they dont have to change any practice to stay competitive and keep authors happy.

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gbs says

The main problem, Envato has no competition..therefore they dont have to change any practice to stay competitive and keep authors happy.

Actually, competition is rising up highly in recent years in some fields. Envato however is still a big player and it seems like they choose bundles to be more competitive.

Instead of doing discounts by bundles, why don’t they build a shopping cart and give out things like a coupon system etc., ? With this, buyer can still receive discount for the thing they really want to buy, rather than everyone head up to a super cheap bundle with everything included.

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groupp says


The main problem, Envato has no competition..therefore they dont have to change any practice to stay competitive and keep authors happy.

Actually, competition is rising up highly in recent years in some fields. Envato however is still a big player and it seems like they choose bundles to be more competitive.

Instead of doing discounts by bundles, why don’t they build a shopping cart and give out things like a coupon system etc., ? With this, buyer can still receive discount for the thing they really want to buy, rather than everyone head up to a super cheap bundle with everything included.

Hey I like that idea

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CanCars says

This weeks special ..Any 3 wp themes $80 with updates!

I'm in :D
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MartinProUser says

We as authors ,DO NOT WANT any bundles any more,please !

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