Ad campaign didn’t seem to boost sales at all, and you’d expect a noticeable boost for a $2000 campaign (500k level).. it makes me wonder if $2000 was actually spent, and it wasn’t made clear by Envato when, where and how long the banners were placed. Also did anyone actually see their items advertised on Envato social media as part of their reward.. do they actually post anything? I think the main issue is lack of communication and more details for when and where your rewards become ‘activated’ so authors know what’s happening to monitor the results.
digitalscience saidI saw themes bundled with plugins from CodeCanyon on competing theme marketplace, though..
IngeniousArtist saidBut you can’t redistribute other authors work on a personal site regardless if you purchased a licence, and the licence itself is non-transferable.
So, for example i am from a blog, and i want to give away 3 license i bought from for example- your items. So, i bought 3 license, and now i did the giveaway and will give 3 license to 3 people.
Interesting, I think that should definitely not be allowed, right? I understand if plugins are bunlded with Envato themes, but on competing marketplaces doesn’t sound right, also it seems to breach this clause:
We aim to take a common sense approach to the general code of conduct on Envato Market but you promise that you will not: modify, reproduce, display, publish, distribute, copy, transmit, perform, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, content, software, or item obtained from or through the Envato Market, other than in accordance with these terms or the license for the item.
Also the extended licence states the following below, so I don’t see how bundling CC plugins on competing theme marketplace can be legal, surely?
You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial modifications.
^ Ok after seeing that reference link, that’s a good question, also there will be no purchase history if someone was given an item by a 3rd party who purchased a licence, not sure if that idea was thought through carefully on Envato’s part.
Second, I have a question, suppose i decided to give away my or someone else’s item after buying a few licenses, now the person who gets it, will he be entitled to the support and other stuff?
I’m pretty sure that falls under what’s not allowed, ie incentives to purchase or purchase multiple times to get free stuff especially if it’s someone else’s work.
b. Bonus files such as free content
e. Promises for future incentives or bonuses
But I do believe it’s ok to include your own Envato content for free, such as PSD files used in a theme. What I think should be a given rule in general is not be allowed to use the word ‘Free’ anywhere in the promotion of the item when it describes what’s included.
Great, this should be a sticky What’s quite common to do, is to add up the value of plugins included as a selling point, or mention that customers will save ‘x amount’ or get great value.. Is there a more clear definition on this aspect of promotion which doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the post? This is more about bundling and perceived value for money versus what the customer actually pays.
^ Isn’t that an Apple keyboard though, no windows key
How about Top New files under each category drop down ?
Please let me remind you: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/preparing-for-upcoming-vat-changes/151408?message_id=1189597&page=60#1189597 . Though this thread was silently locked without a proper reply, it is not forgotten.
There you go, this should be some reassurance that authors are not directly selling. Authors need to remove the word ‘selling’ from their vocabulary , as we are not actively selling our products. If you can go to sleep and wake up with new sales on your account, someone else was selling your work for you, therefore you are not directly selling and not responsible for VAT.
^ Well if they ask why you haven’t collected VAT.. you would say you can’t because you’re selling indirectly – buyers are anonymous, you don’t know where they’re from to determine VAT to be added and you can’t set prices to add the additional VAT either. Envato takes care of all of this, and therefore is acting as the seller, and is responsible for collecting VAT.