Yesterday (first day with price change) was slightly better than avg. Today a bit slow, but it’s normal to have daily fluctuations. I often have 2-3 days of sad sales and then things pick back up and the weekly avg ends up good. I will wait a full week or 2 before I start forming a better opinion.
That said, at my typical weekly sales the past few months, I figure I can sell about 2 LESS per day and still make the same profit. So the hope is to maintain the same sales… only time will tell.
a $10 increase is too big a pill to swallow.
Come on, man… lolI can’t imagine your reaction, then, if you hired a developer for custom work and was quoted $1000+
It amazes me that people fuss over $10 more for a theme that took hundreds of hours of development time. But these same people don’t think twice when spending $50+ on a restaurant dinner.
Hope these changes reflect positively on both authors and buyers.
If sales do decrease, I believe it will be minor, and not enough to offset the higher per sale profits. But wow, imagine if sales for everyone remains the same… that’s potentially a lot more money for no extra work.
I’m actually surprised at the nice increase… totally didn’t expect WP themes to go up to $50, and even some categories $60. But I’m pleased with this change. It’s win-win as far as I’m concerned. With the 20% price increase, if sales decrease 20%, I still make the same, and even benefit from less tech support.
Has the pricing update been applied to all themes yet? I ask because my main $40 theme hasn’t increased in price, while my main competitors are now $45 and $50. The past few months I’ve been outselling these themes up to 5:1. I feel I should be at the $50 level, especially since I have to bundle 2 themes in one download.
Edit: nevermind… the real price is $50 and is only seen when you see the theme detail page. I guess it till take a little time for everything to catch up.
I hope there won’t be a big price range difference. If there isn’t then price won’t be much of a factor when choosing a theme. If price isn’t a factor, then there would be no risk in increasing all theme prices (even substantially), just as long as it’s still competitive with other theme sites.
Do any staff members have an update on this? It’s been a while since we heard anything, and three weeks since something was supposed to be posted on notes.
They’re too busy trying to get a “Meet up” in the U.S. Deep South.
Seriously, I don’t see what the hold up is here. All TF’s competing sites offer themes at much higher prices. There is no risk for losing customers if TF raises prices $5-$10 across the board. And yes, I think all existing themes should be raised equally… I feel this would not cause any loss of sales, as all themes would maintain their relative price “to each other”.
Old price: Theme 1 is priced $5 more than Theme 2.
After, say, a $10 price hike: Theme 1 is still $5 more than Theme 2.
With prices relative to each other staying the same, then nobody loses out.
I could never get it working from this thread. But then I discovered there is a BBpress plugin from Codecanyon that does just this, and does it very well: http://codecanyon.net/item/item-purchase-code-validation-bbpress-plugin/558819
I thought sending an email from my profile is a guaranteed way to get verification. Well, even if it’s not 100%, i’m sure it’s good enough in general.
That said, I personally don’t really care if someone gets a theme from me for free… it’s gonna happen no matter what, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Just as long as not even 1 second of my time is taken up with support.
I just wish they kept the Price Adjustment Tool in effect until they get this pricing thing sorted out. I also hope that if we already adjusted a $35.00 theme to be $40.00 (via the old price adjustment tool), that it can still get priced a bit higher.