Posts by Typps

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Typps says



I hate when a client asks 50 pre-purchase questions.
Haha! What if they don’t purchase even after 50 pre-purchase questions? :D
if they asked 50 questions is guaranteed they will not purchase

haha exactly what I am thinking too.

But if these are just the presale questions, best not find out what the aftersale experience is :P

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Typps says

wow pro work! Looks amazing. Love the Steve Jobs speech about connecting the dots. Fits nicely in the vid :D

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Typps says

Agreeing with ToivoMedia :P

If your looking for more exposure, you should try to market your items externally. This way you help yourself, you make some commission and also benefit the community as your driving traffic towards it.

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Typps says

Awesome ichurakov! Keeping tabs on your fast achievements! Congrats :)

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Typps says

Potato salad. gnam gnam.

Surely backing this. Finally a serious project on kickstarter that I can stomach :D :D :D

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Typps says

Had a similar experience just a few days ago myself with a large ISP. Kept trying to login into my account and kept getting wrong password, request new password ? So I request a new password, get my sms, validate the account, try to sign in, wrong password. Request a new password ? :D

That was frustrating so I googled and found others complaining but one in particular took the time to write an article about it on facebook lol, and got a response from the company asking him to get in touch. This was several months ago.

Didn’t bother. I switched to a competitor ;)

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Typps says

^ I think we tend to confuse “best items” with “top sales” – I guess it’s a psychological thing that more sales means the best item. It’s like saying Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are the best musicians in the world because they make the most record sales.

The top 5 items in each category are on the same level as items in the top 20, but obviously if Envato is always promoting the top 5, they will stay top 5. I’m not saying those items don’t deserve to be there, what I’m saying is we need a more fair system to cross promote files so that we have a more fair and competitive environment. With a fair system, if those top 5 items are deserving to be at the top, they will stay there.. if not other files will take their place.

CodeCayon is different to ThemeForest, because it’s a component site – and ThemeForest is selling complete packages, even with several components included – which means customers on TF can get everything they need from 1 purchase, but on CC they might need to buy several items. So we can’t really compare how CC and TF work as it’s like comparing apples and oranges. My issue is specifically with the monopoly effect on TF which is more exaggerated than other marketplaces.

Promoting something does not directly translate to sales afaik. Running an advert does not mean someone will click to buy unfortunately :D

Some will look at it and might come back to buy later. Some will be back to buy something else. Some won’t even read it and care.

I think the real reason people buy the top items most is because these have the largest installations. Just the fact that someone installs your item is the best promotion you could ever get. People are curious and always want what others are running and using. This and the many blogs and articles drive invaluable traffic beyond calculable value.

I am sure it helps to be on the top seller list but people just don’t land on TF or CC with the intention to buy the top 5. As a consumer, I never get on ebay and let the banners determine what I buy. I already know what I want. I look for it. Lots of factors determine my purchase. I decide what I buy, not the banner, not ebay.

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Typps says

I think you’re missing the point amris… if Envato keeps promoting the top 5 items in particular categories, then they will always stay at top 5. It won’t matter from now on how good a file is, they will never be able to get enough exposure to compete with top 5 items. And the more new files sell, the more they promote top 5 items.. it’s a self perpetuating loop hole – which makes the top 5 only stronger and stronger as the years progress. This is why we end up with an exponential sale effect – the data doesn’t lie.

But perhaps we should also keep in mind that the promotion does not take the customer away from the marketplace. On the contrary, this keeps the customer hooked. Offer them one of your best files ( best because in top 5, best because customers put you there).

This positive experience will give you faithful buyers, who will more than likely make a second and third purchase, this time buying one of your other less popular files.

You are not selling less because top 5 authors are selling more. Take a look at codecanyon. Top 5 items :

1. Visual Composer
2. Slider Revolution
3. Uber Menu
4. Layer Slider
5. Easy Social Share

Do you think these are the only 5 items people want in a project ? So by your analysis, people visiting codecanyon are only* looking for a visual composer, a slider, a menu, yet another slider and social share buttons ? ^^

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Typps says

Well i guess 4 july is taking its way… since we are without sales for 24 hours now lol thats a first :P

24 hours indeed. Someone call Jack Bauer :P

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Typps says

Hey! Once we launch our affiliate program, we will be working on tighter integration between items/studio customisation services etc. :) Glad to hear you’re excited about the opportunity though!! :D

Super! Look forward to it ;)

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