It is good to know than commissions have been getting better with the time…
It’s been getting a lot better. There were times when you started at 25% and 50% was as high as you could ever go: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/117
Wayback machine is not that good in displaying really old history, but I have some screenshots that I took for my old projects. Do any of you still remember VideoHive before the big redesign?
Times when you could land a first position in weekly topsellers with ~10 sales per week and times when you could spend nearly a week on front page. Times when you could be a featured author or have a featured file several times in one year because there were not that much authors around.
But those were also times when most authors never got past 50 something % commission rate because you had to make 1/3 million $ in sales to get 70% rate.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to withdraw your ernings then Payoneer global bank transfer is the best option. There is no commission on Envato side and there is no commission on your bank side, besides if you have multi-currency or USD account – you get the standard bank excahnge rates not some fancy rates that Mastercard or Payoneer has. And the only commission is what Payoneer takes for processing this transaction. They state it’s 15$, but in reality it somehow always cost me almost 20$ but it’s still way cheaper than Envato SWIFT tranfers (~65$ commissions) or any other transfers that excahnge $$ in middle and give you poor exchange rate.
i can imagine VCP would not win a legal case with this “self created” license.
Why not? It’s their product and they can write whatever they want in the license. Theoretically they could state in licence that this product can’t be used at all and no one could object it in court. As long as there is demand for their product they can put in the license whatever they want. And I see where they are coming from. Now they get a chance to sell their product to every E3D template buyer. Allowing prerenders would effectively reduce the plugin sales to author only.
It’s hard to answer your question before you have actually submitted it and we can see and compare the included parts, but here are some general principles that might help you understand:
We don’t accept packs of several items that has been previously submitted however it’s ok to reuse some assets/elements/parts in more than one projects.
Your item description and preview media may only describe the item to be sold on the marketplaces in which buyers will receive and has been reviewed for quality standards by the marketplace Review team. Additional “freebies”, “bonus” elements and/or services should not be included in item descriptions or preview media. Only the item approved for sale on the marketplaces (ie. not the “freebies”, “bonus” elements or services offered) are eligible for refund if broken or otherwise unusable.
For more specific and official answer you need to contact support.
As a reviewer I can say that we don’t hold back any project purposely. As soon as they reach the top of the queue and are ready to get approved – we approve them. It could be that the authors try to aim their releases for a specific day, but there are so many factors involved that it’s pretty hard to guess the exact day. I think it’s more of a coincidence.
It’s not entirely true. Moneybookers has card as well and Payoneer card is no magic. It’s a standard Mastercard and could be used worldwide where Mastercard is accepted. Just like any Mastercard issued from your local Bank. However it’s a bit hard to keep track on Payoneer commissions so I would suggest you to use it only to withdraw money not as regular card.
But I got your point.