I’m sorry to say this, but I don’t think buyers buy a certain theme just because it’s #1 in themes list. Of course there are people doing this, but not everyone has the same shopping habits.
Number 1 things attracts much attention than others. If that theme serves their purpose they will sure purchase it
A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. -Steve Jobs
Envato has a dedicated team to detect fraud .
I think the best thing to stop this game, envato should not count more than a sale in a week if it’s come from same customer, this will prevent not only X but also other items, cause someone can purchase his item every day 10 or 20 times and no one will understand it. the best thing will be if our sales will be counted by unique customers per week. i really don’t understand how someone will purchase 1000 licences two weeks in a row. And if we look at avada, it’s my opinion, this has affected his sales cause two weeks before it had more than 1600 sales, now it has more than 1300, maybe next week lower. ( Sorry for my bad English ) Thanks
They should count multiple sales in weekly popular list from same buyers except BULK BUYERS. Bulk deals are purchased by contacting Envato directly and it should be considered special deal and this should not counted in weekly popular list.
Create a special page for bulk deals “Envato Market Bulk Sales” and list bulk deal items and copies sold per deal from all 8 marketplaces.
digitalscience saidI agree with that.
.....theme legitimately – then you deserve that sales count
If I do promotions like that by involving with 3rd party company, how will others(or Envato) know whether its funded by me or the company.
Envato can say anything, because they are also making money out of this deal
I think #1 spot will definitely help it boost sales. Next week will be more interesting to see X vs Avada for #1 position(At least X will do better than it was before because of current #1 weekly sales position). Both items are backed by strong team and marketing efforts.
To be honest, this feels like a dishonest act on Envato’s part. I mean even today you say “our prices” then you claim you are not the seller? Is there any other marketplace in the world operating under such terms? Is there any other “middle man” taking up to %65 (for non-exclusives I guess) of the transaction without any responsibility?
Remove the exclusivity, reduce your cut to 15%, and provide us the tools we need to be an actual seller then you can claim you are just a middle man hosting our files and meeting buyers and sellers.Sorry but the percentage you cut from the sales is too big for just providing a platform to host our files. Although I’m not a big author here I’m giving $700-800 to Envato every month. Right now I’m thinking if I give $20 to a hosting company and rest to the Adwords would I get similar or even higher sales plus the benefit of deciding my own terms and prices? Just saying.