Just my perspective… all the milestones set by Envato are for the benefit of Envato itself. They make announcements and posts for the marketplace’s promotion – indirectly. They know that 25 Million milestone is not something possible for next 5 years (or even impossible) but they will have such thing on showcase for a delusional encouragement – raise the image of marketplace.
This is why a common milestone is useless – artificial. If your own goal is even small and you managed to achieve, that’s the great thing. Share it with family, friends and community. They may understand better than a marketplace bureaucracy.
Got the payment on my local bank.. Its a miracle to get credited on a Monday here! Thanks!
VF saidUS authors only I think ?
Nice consideration. But my SWIFT payment not initiated so far. It still says: Your withdrawals will be processed on February 15, 2015
Looks like they initiated all swift payments by 13th itself but as my intermediary bank located in US, that makes delay.
Nice consideration. But my SWIFT payment not initiated so far. It still says:
Your withdrawals will be processed on February 15, 2015
Typps saidimma gonna bust out a +1
I welcome it with open arms, as i am already providing support, so all I am seeing is added benefits and nothing is being subtracted from me, why would I be against it? Bring it on Envato
This is like “since I give free gift for my buyers, having a new rule to make it mandatory is fine”.
Wait.. Mandatory support is something related to “Giving Guarantee” and “Raising Dependency” to the buyers. More of an advertisement and not a feature / luxury. Before mandatory support policy, you are doing it voluntarily. After making it mandatory, it will be your commitment. If this is a single door shop, then it is ok. But as a marketplace / platform having individual authors how the system will differentiate the quality of support between author A and author B? What benefit the buyer and author get because of just giving guarantee?
We already noticed complaints from buyers regarding some authors advertising about support abilities in item description but fails to meet the same. Now the system going to do the same thing.
In real life I don’t have the habit of committing on things which are vague and or atleast avoid giving guarantee. Same applies to the profession too.
- Eliminate the “author fee” and put the entire fee on the buyer. And stick this information in fine print in the TOS where it belongs. Then buyers won’t care about paying a “30% fee” unless they actually read the TOS (and they won’t).
- Allow authors to include a legal liability disclaimer in their items (another basic right of any “seller”).
+1 for both these. But the problem is author fee is variable (Not a static 30%). Combining it with buyer fee will be crazy.
(Missed to see this thread as it is visible only under GraphicRiver category)
It’s better than not managing them at all.
This level of support is mandatory – since certain aspects are very similar to changing the marketplace policy overnight with intentionally convincing wordings to keep us silent.
I guess Envato unnecessarily lost trust with the mandatory support announcement – which strongly added negative point of views towards every decision they make later and today.