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urbazon says

Any chance you could add another feature to your list?

Is it possible to merge statement lines of actual sale of an item and author’s fee for that sale, into a single line in app’s statement? There is “order ID” which is common for both lines in the statemen, so if that is (or if it becomes) available in API, I guess it could be possible?

What Envato is doing recently is dramatically annoying…

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urbazon says

Okan, take a look here: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/author-fee-for-sale/159602

or even better, here: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/new-statements-invoices-february-1st-2015/159252

but the real problem arose a few months ago when Envato decided to change their way of conducting business, so instead of paying us (up to) 70% of commission, and keeping (up to) 30% of the sale, they are now paying us 80% of the price, but we have to pay them back “author’s fee” :D

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urbazon says

I just have to say – I simply HATE the new statement and the double line for each sale… Too much pointless information – just show me what I’ve earned, for God’s sake!

Btw, Envato’s gamification system worked since the beginning: authors are/were thrilled to get new badges, ant on each corner there were subtle but strong motivators to work harder and harder, like information about value till the next commission level, or the statement itself, full of items sold… Now there’s no information about reaching the next level, badges became pointless and childlike and statement is full of negative values and complications… Envato’s slowly but steadily destroying a system which worked so great…

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urbazon says

So late last year we went back, and put everything back on the table to see if there was a way to change to a reseller. It was a tough decision and the product of many sleepless nights, but in the end we decided we needed to stay with our current model.
I guess it’s a colossal misunderstanding. Because I doubt you’d find a single author here who for years didn’t believe Envato was selling our items on our behalf, paying us a commission for our total sales each month.

Whether it is a recent shift and lying from Envato, or genuine “misunderstanding” and “confusion” from the beginning, all authors operated on the “commission” model so far because of what was stated in a legal document (TOS) that Envato produced and provided for us to agree with. So Envato is liable for the misunderstanding… Isn’t there something illegal and prone to lawsuits in there?

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urbazon says

Well, I guess it wouldn’t kill to start accepting some common foreign words. “Touche”, “Hola”, “Nein”, “Konnichiwa”, I’m guessing there’s a decent amount of customers who would need these kind of files and they wouldn’t require a proficient polyglot in the review team. :)

Exactly my opinion. Nobody needs something “exotic”, but some common words/phrases in the most common languages would be nice to have, right? :)

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urbazon says

Hello Dejan! Probably nothing new here. AJ would have to hire multilingual reviewers :)

Ah, I guess you’re right about that.

On the other hand, I believe that mr. Adrien is a master of many languages :)))

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urbazon says

Hi all :) I’ve been absent from AudioJungle forums for a while now, been busy in the neighborhood (over at the VideoHive :) ).

Has anything changed here regarding the policy of not accepting non-English voices?

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urbazon says

Congrats! Welcome to the club! ;)

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urbazon says

Hello, hello, everybody! :)

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urbazon says


I also loved the Envato Stories, however in my personal opinion, you guys gave way too much space to Envato Studio people, while authors on marketplaces seemed to be scarce (at least at first…). After all, marketplaces are much older and have a huge number of authors (and buyers).
Thanks for the feedback urbazon! I agree — we didn’t end up with as many Envato Market authors as I would have liked. Naysan and I did contact a lot of authors on Envato Market, but unfortunately a lot of them didn’t want to be on video (I think a lot of them were shy).

Ah, okay, that explains a lot :)

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