The current method used by Envato, is forcing authors to declare sales at full, and that is not right, because what goes to the balance is not what is on the invoice. This method is overestimating sales. The invoice must reflect the sale. The invoice total must be (Sale – Author Fee).
Have a look at mine, and try before purchase!
firstname.lastname@example.org em nome de email@example.com
(Wich allowed me to reply to my customers)
But now, I am receiving email from:
Envato Market (firstname.lastname@example.org)
So, how I am supposed to reply to my customers now? All of them email me from my profile page!
Edit: “The reply works despite the email is do-not-reply@ and there is a message that says you can reply!”
Great Video. Nice to see them.
I think the information is clear. Authors are thinking on the authors side, that what makes it confuse. But I think it needs some updates.
From what I understand is:
Envato is concerned to explain to authors and buyers how they earn from their users from the amount of the money that gets on their hands: Lets take the $100 item example from a brand new author, envato comission from buyers is $20 and from authors is $30, that makes $50 and the authors earns $50, and between envato and authors it is like the real price of the item is $80 because we (authors) need to pay our fee e.g: $80*37.5% = $30. For authors earning it is the same as $100×50% = $50 (old way but still same), but envato does not take the 50% straight from the author as in past, takes X% from buyer and Y% from author.
So, using the percentages method:
for $0-$3750 envato takes 37,50% from authors, and that means takes: 12.50% from buyers and the author earnings is 50%, so the old earnings percentage still apply (still the same), but I think they must be showed on the earnings page as well, because it did not changed.
I think this changes is to let us know how they earn and probably have some improvements on their statements and accounts.
About the $2 fee, I think that fee was a cost to the envato that was being split.
Am I wrong?
About this thing of buying own item I didn’t thought that was possible! Why not the devs do a check on the user if is a seller and it is their item and hide this purchase button?