all we would need to ease our mind are some global envato stats, visit from 2011 onwards and sales.
And recent site performance/uptime problem cannot be a good indicator and on top of that the summer, we had envato down for couple of days or slower performance at the most critical sales hours. Statistically we lost 700$ in all of those periods, for us thats a lot.
All we ask is a bit of involvement from envato.
The down time caused the fall, for example on Wednesday when envato got hit the hardest, we alone lost at least $500 statistically that day.
Yea I think it was 2 times for 2 hours
Noticed something very interesting, in the last 24 hours no sales came from USA and USA customers represent the majority for us. Very interesting indeed
Well weekend was kind of ok for us but today well… draught :/
The price increasing is a must when such a variety of items is out there. Pure time investment is the case here, a theme that has tons of features and plugins needs far more time to create and manage there for it should be priced higher. Sales per author is the question here. We are not a new comer, but we do see the trend.
Overall sales went up purely on number of authors. For envato it is the same earning 1$ from 100 people or 10$ from 10 people. But it is not the same for authors.
And when people start competing with pumping up there products were will it end?
This is not the only reason for lower sales, the summer has also to do with it. The point is that if you check that graph you will see the second half of 2015 is much more erratic behaviour.
And it started almost instantly. Making a bigger difference in prices would be a good move to level out the competition plane.
Recently things just start to go wild and are getting unmanageable. For example for 2 weeks we have great constant sales, then on the third without any new competitors things drop for 30 to 50% practically over nigh. This kind of sales are suspicious to say the least.
And to conclude, the worst thing is there is no valuable feedback from the ones that do have all the stats we would need, that is the concerning part.
Well let me get into this as well.
Recent review, 1 star of course
“this is worst theme I have ever purchased in my life, I don’t recommended it anyone. your money will be waste and in some case you will leave theme forest.net i like themeforest but this seller is worst. I want my money back”
And we did not get any 1 star for some time now
And It figures, the same response as majority is posting on forums. This could be a total sale killer for us, without any reason. A rating without even contacting support and without any valid reason, and envato is giving us this kind of response (and we got 1 star rating before and did not raise any dispute) is disrespectful to say the least.
And I would suggest amending the copy paste response since some statements are insulting our hard work and intelligence. Since this buyer is far from honest. And what insight for improvement did we get from it?
Thank you for nothing. Really the lack of communication lately is staggering.
Is it illegal to open a rateenvato.com domain so we can start sharing a valuable insights? X)
@aligatorstudio – Ili oboje.
Ah, thanks for your sarcasm but again, blaming others instead of coming up with a market disruptive product/theme won’t help. And then you’ll ask Collis to raise prices because you don’t have enough sales when market leaders are all doing well.The fact that market leaders do well means there’s nothing wrong with the market just perhaps your product offering
Actually this is not true and a bit misleading. The point is about fairness of the market. If one starts to price dump heavily in any market someone is going to take action.
The global market is the case. Imagine if samsung would start to offer there flagship product for more then half the price then apple for example… Do you think Apple would be silent and what would that do to other companies?
Even now samsung sales are being disturbed by, for example, lenovo.
I can understand that you as a client are an advocate for prices not to go up, but think about it. Eventually authors will not be able to compete and will leave meaning your selection will shrink, meaning sales will go down and even the big guys will leave.
For example, we are still doing fine, but recent trends (with some bright examples) are scaring me and I am in search to pivot my company/team to other ventures, other more stable ventures.
And when power elites start doing that this marketplace will hit a very hard wall. There already are authors as themezilla that went on there own. And i know its all about supply and demand but this will eventually cause the cancer that will eat this market from inside.
Think about it… sales define our work and quality, the small authors started bringing money flow here and now the small authors are worth… well …