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Tamixes says

Hi there

I was wondering if there are any options in the pipeline to have both exclusive and non-exclusive files without having 2 user accounts.

At the moment, the exclusivity is based on the author not on the files, any chance of this changing? If I want to sell files exclusively, can I only do it by having 2 user accounts (one for exclusive files and one for non-exclusive)?

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JinWook says

It would be nice to just change the option to file specific as opposed to user specific. Then again is there any specific reason you wouldn’t want to present a potential buyer with two options with every file?

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Kriesi says
If I want to sell files exclusively, can I only do it by having 2 user accounts (one for exclusive files and one for non-exclusive)?

yes currently thats the only possibility, others do it exactly like that ;)

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Tamixes says

I thought so, but was wondering if there were any plans to change it (based on the files not on the author)

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Daniel_R says

Very interesting…. Tamixes, is there any difference on selling exclusively and non? What are some cons / pros? Just wondering…

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Tamixes says

The pros are that an author gets a higher commission on exclusive files and the commission increases on a sliding scale starting at 40% (the more you sell the higher your commission). As a non exclusive author, the commission is a flat rate of 25% regardless of earnings/sales.

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flashedge says

Becoming an exclusive author was the best choice I could ever make. I goofed around on other marketplaces before taking this decision and I’m glad I did. Envato is the best. :)

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

I think I remember Jason or Cy mentioning exclusiveness on a per file basis was in the works, I may be wrong though… anyone official know?

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Tamixes says
Becoming an exclusive author was the best choice I could ever make. I goofed around on other marketplaces before taking this decision and I’m glad I did. Envato is the best. :)

I changed from exclusive to non exclusive, so I’m looking at the option of reversing it or starting a new exclusive account, as some of my files are exclusive to GR. I think staying exclusive is a way better option.

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patrickjansen says

Exclusive could be good when you’re a top author and throughout the times that AD has a large market domination compensating for ‘missed other sales’. In any other case, which I think is for most authors, I think non-exclusive is probably better. But hey, if it were up to me to make the choice for all other authors I’d prefer they stick to AD … less competition on other sites hehe ;)

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