I’ll also have to say that the fairest condition would be that the support would be paid and optional for authors. Either you pay the small price and get NO support at all, or you pay additionally a support fee and get all the support you need. That way it would be transparent to authors and buyers. Upholding all the support that is needed now for the items is already a joke for the price that people pay for them. IMO even the current prices are only ok if there is absolutely no support at all. And buyers should know this, it is the main reason the prices are so low. I sometimes spend hours helping people getting my item the way they wanted to make sure they won’t give me a bad rating. Considering the money I get from my item (7-8 $) I make constant losses. I only have few sales but I don’t even want to imagine what it is like to have like ten times of my sales.
If you want to make the marketplace sustainable for authors, charge buyers for the support.
Yeah it’s working again! Although I would love to see the analytics feature a bit more enhanced and google analytics-ish. It’s pretty basic currently.
Lol guys, I only had two invites. Party’s over!
Yeah, maybe the search engine should prioritize newer items more in the “relevance” setting. But still I guess that users want items that already have a trust-building amount of sales and ratings…
I don’t know I’m only a small author but I feel like the new design distributes the exposure more evenly and fair across all items. I also like how the search bar has become far more prominent which will help big deal all items that don’t have any front-page exposure.
As far as I can tell, you already got one. Hand me over your email address if you want the invite.