We also pointed that this trend is going to kill the marketplace. We are not freelancers but a company and we can’t afford to work on a bloated theme 6+ months to have decent sales that are now equal to the ones we got with normal theme just a couple of months ago. Some say the niche theme is a way to go. On Themeforest, sadly it’s not… Niche themes, no matter how great they are simply can’t compete with this multi-bloated sh*. So it’s just a matter of time when authors will simply leave this marketplace and search for alternatives, and believe me there are alternatives… It’s just sad that Envato doesn’t care about their authors and community. As long as profit raises, no one cares about small authors with normal themes, whoi raised this marketplace to where it is now. But, when they start to care it will be far too late.
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Yes, that’s a pretty old thread – 2 years ago. We are also using Bootstrap’s grid now.
This week – Monday and Tuesday were much slower for us in opposite to a previous week, but most of our clients come from USA, so I believe that this is because of the Memorial day. Other than that our sales dropped, but that’s just because we don’t have any new HTML / WP items that would boost the sales.. So I think there’s nothing to worry about..
Yeah, I know what you mean… We sure deserve a proper tool for that support and much, much more sophisticated system that this half-thought-trough decision, but talking to Envato is like talking to a wall. I really don’t think that they will do anything but just release this system the way they think is the best, unfortunately.
@UBLThemes the same question we asked, even flagged it for staff reply and of course, didn’t get an answer.
Totally greee with kriskorn kriskorn.
Now, we asked a question about what support tool will you provide us for that new support, when you are collecting 30% of our time? We even flagged it for staff reply – no reply. Really mature and professional from you.
Secondly, giving free updates makes no sense. What are buyers paying if not updates? Are they gonna pay just to ask us some question? Really funny. I don’t know one person who will pay for asking a question, when they get updates for free. Updates should go in the package with support. That’s how all companies work.
Third, if you took even a three minutes to research you would see that every company that gives their products on low price, collect much bigger amount for support. items on envato are low priced and now you are giving even lower priced support. Really six months of our time for $29.4? We would rather give our support for free like we did until now. At least buyers won’t expect us to deal with “stupid” questions when they don’t want to read documentation!
Further, what happens if a buyer who didn’t purchase an update notice a bug in a theme? How will he contact us. And if he will have that options, should we ignore him and tell him: Well if you want to ask us some question please purchase an update package. Then we will answer you and for that you will pay $29.4, but after that you’ll get an update for free.
We really love this community, but we sometimes ask ourselves what thrives you to make such decisions that make absolutely no sense!
So, as @Bebel says, will Envato provide us a tool for providing that support? After all you get your 30% of our time and money for that support. We should have a tool then which will enable us to provide support and not our own forums, ticketing systems etc.