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corsonr says

Hi,

i have nearly 20 WordPress items on Codecanyon and i am asked very often by Themeforest authors to allow them to include into their themes my plugins.

As you might know, i have to agree for them to be authorized to use my plugins.

Bu the thing that i don’t understand is why extended licences on Codecanyon are so low ? I mean, take the example of a TF author that wants to include my plugin into a premium theme. Basically, he’ll pay the extended licence around $90 and will sell his theme $45. It means that with 2 sales he’s doing his “plugin return on investment”. And then… he starts making money while i’m losing buyers.

Is this something that will change or not ? I know many CC authors that do not want their items to be included simply because when it’s done, the major part of the profits are going the TF author and not to CC authors.

Am i the only one this find this a bit unfair?

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CodingJack says

CodeCanyon needs across the board price increases, but these things don’t happen easily. For TF, it took pressure from some major players to get increases, and they still didn’t happen for almost 2 years. We have some major players here on CC, but most of them aren’t active in the community so we don’t really have the leadership we’d normally need to get something like this done.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

You could always give authorization after (example) 4 extended license sales. I’ll get staff to confirm if this is ok.

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WebFactory says

I completely agree with corsonr! It’s ridiculous that you can pay of “the investment” with 2-3 sales. As for dtbaker’s suggestions … can’t we do things like normal people :p

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sanisoft says

Where is the Like button :D

Will a price increase see the same number of sales?

In my experience the psychology of a plugin buyer is somewhat different. This is what I have seen….

1 People are think themes are worth more (no reason why),

2 People think it is ok for themes to be a bit buggy/not work with legacy posts etc NOT so with plugins

3 People change themes more often plugins are supposed to be free upgrade forever

4 …

Any more such experiences?

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corsonr says

i’m glad to see i’m not the only one to think that between TF and CC some points aren’t fair!

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sanisoft says

Well I must add a disclosure here. I have actually asked for and got a price decrease on one of my plugin, but that was to bring it in line with rest of the plugins on CC

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WebFactory says

Well I must add a disclosure here. I have actually asked for and got a price decrease on one of my plugin, but that was to bring it in line with rest of the plugins on CC

Regular license price is not the issue (it is but not in this thread :) ). Extended one is, because it’s only regular x 5 .

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revaxarts says

I don’t think we get a solution for this soon :(

I’ve disabled extended license for dis particular reason. A item based license setting would help by the way

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Pricop says

Not sure about you guys, but my customers get 1/2 extended license at a few months, not a big deal for me, but I support the thread. They should get increased a little bit.

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