Thanks for sharing.
Great achievement man, congrats!
I saw the changes lately, but I would change some other details too. I had some free time and tried something myself: (open it in a new tab).
I posted it on dribbble too. http://dribbble.com/shots/1339615-Envato-Marketplaces
Now that’s how you do it
@dabaman – sales are down for me as well. Can someone let us know when this sitewide “TEST” is over so we can get back to business?
Horrible design, bad execution and authors are expressing lost sales. Time to pull it back and start from scratch don’t you think?Don’t let this be a “we know better than you” discussion because the results are in – sales are dropping for us authors with non-popular files.
Yeah, I got massive sales drop since this was implemented as well, I’ve asked justinfrench in a previous message about this and he told me that they had an outage at the time around this menu was implemented (yet, it seems that the outage is still going on because there is absolutely no change in my sales, the whole traffic went straight down).
It would be great if justinfrench would let us know how long they plan to keep the experiment running, and what are the results of it.
How should you (the author) live from the products you sell otherwise, if you do not have a extremely popular script? See the calulation. You need some extra money. And we thought that this is a fair way.
If you are planning to get sales based on some visitor checking a source code, then oh man, you need a new advertising strategy .
It’s not bullshit at all. It’s a very common thing. Take vBulletin for example. They have a visible copyright notice in their footer and charge you $150 if you want to remove that. Many companys handle it like that.
Yeah, but vBulletin doesn’t sell their product on the Envato marketplaces, furthermore they have different license terms, you don’t get the point. You are free to sell your items outside the marketplaces and fill it up with copyright texts all over the place and charge customers to remove it.
Oh, I just saw the price, 400€ (that’s $500+ USD), quite a lot…
It’s possible authors could see lower sales for a short while. With the new header, if customers are spending time browsing other marketplaces out of curiosity, when they come back to their favorite marketplace, they’ll be spending less time shopping than they would have originally.
But I think any lost sales in the short-term will be made up in the long run, as introducing customers to new marketplaces will certainly help increase sales over time.What matters most isn’t always what customers spend today. It’s what they spend over the course of their lifetime.
Personally I don’t agree. If I came here to purchase a theme, then that’s what I’m going to do. To me it’s confusing, and this change doesn’t bring anything good, at all (just like this change: http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/changes-to-author-dashboard/77030?page=1 which was later reverted, that was yet another “experiment” rolled out globally that no one asked/cared about it).