Hi guys, I sent an e-mail to the Envato staff and I would really appreciate your thoughts/support on the matter.
“To whom it may concern,
I write to you as one of the authors of your market place with a concern about the inconsistency with the product prices, specifically within the area of mock-ups. The problem lies in the fact that the prices can significantly differ even though the items being sold are almost, if not completely, identical. I can only assume that some of the reviewers are simply not experienced enough to correctly price the item, making the whole process seem rather unprofessional – the price of your item will depend on how lucky you get, that is, whether the reviewer that is determining your price is skilled enough to do so accurately and in consistency with the rest of the similar quality items on the market.
To begin with, this price-determining concern originally began when the “Crew Neck T-Shirt Mock-Up” of which I am the author was given the original price of 4$, even though the items that were in the same category and price range were far less complex and had only one or two images, in contrast with the nine images my item offered. After contacting the support, the price was eventually changed – that is, almost doubled from 4$ to 7$, of which I am of course grateful. The said “Crew Neck T-Shirt Mock-Up” can be found here:http://graphicriver.net/item/crew-neck-tshirt-mockup/2703181?WT.ac=portfolio&WT.seg_1=portfolio&WT.z_author=Zeisla
However, the problem persists even today. The following example is the reason why in the end I decided to voice my concern. It is a “Picture / Poster Frame Mock-Up” of which I am the author that is even now priced too low in comparison to the similar items in its category even though it has a higher standard of complexity and features, an inconvenience that I hope will be tackled. “Picture / Poster Frame Mock-Up” can be found here:http://graphicriver.net/item/picture-poster-frame-mockup/3377833?WT.ac=category_thumb&WT.seg_1=category_thumb&WT.z_author=Zeisla
To further exemplify my concerns, you can also take a look at two of my items that are similar in nature but whose prices are once again drastically different. The two items can be found via the following links:http://graphicriver.net/item/square-brochure-booklet-catalog-mockup/3019036?WT.ac=portfolio&WT.seg_1=portfolio&WT.z_author=Zeisla http://graphicriver.net/item/brochure-booklet-catalog-mockup/2616490?WT.ac=portfolio&WT.seg_1=portfolio&WT.z_author=Zeisla
As you can see, the prices of the items are 4$ and 11$ respectively, even though they are similar in complexity, number of images and design.
The list of examples can go on, and these are only the ones concerning my items. You can imagine the effect this type of problem can have on the authors – taking aside the financial losses, it also discourages them from creating more complex items and makes them question the quality of the market. As one of those authors, I have no choice left but to hope this message brings attention of the Envato’s stuff to the problem and that it will be addressed as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for your time”
Totally agree Zeisla, the same issue here, waiting for a response to my ticket.
Yes Zeisla there are no alignment in the prices, and it so different between reviewers in the same product section. we hope to found a solution to this problem
I have also noticed the inconsistency. I was hoping that my most recent packaging template would sell twice as fast because it is half the price of everything else for at least an equal amount of work and creativity! Unfortunately not the case.
Maybe we will get an answer here on the Forum. Please?
+4 you have my full support!
Not fair pricing! Excellent items have price 4-6$, some craps have 8-12$. Excellent items selling 100-200-1k times, craps 5-10 times.
Totally agree, It’s ridiculous.
I have an item that is quite similar to another on GR (I didn’t realise until after I’d designed it – honest!). mine is $4 and the other is only $3. Consequently the other will always sell more than mine. So larger prices are not always a good thing!