This is more a question to the management than a discussion but i think there are many authors who will agree with me.
(if this has been posted before i am sorry to bring it up again)
It is nice with the new licenses but i think we are missing the greatest one – The unique price. A price that is set higher than the normal price and when a buyer uses this license the template will be removed from the site, so the buyer is sure he/she is the last person to buy the template.
Management: Is this something you would consider?
Authors: Do you agree with me?
It can be useful for templates. But, for others not I think.
Why not for others?
It is also nice for a buyer to know that nobody else will have this template on their website. If you a designing for a company most likely they wont have anybody else to have their unique design. This can be avoided by implementing the unique price in the list of license types.
In my opinion buyers , if interested, would only like the unique idea, if they were the first buyer. Therefore this license would be defunkt after the file had sold several time. As to pay a large sum then, would mean that you pay many times more than those who already availed of the single licenses.
Also it would be quite a gamble as setting the price would be the hard part. As some of the staff here have said before, they are frequently surprised that a file which they thought to be very good, becomes a poor seller and vice versa. So it would be a guessing game. Which would sometimes ruin a good file or make a bad file profitable for the author / bad value for the buyer.
Personally I don’t think I’d want to take the gamble.
I have ask this before few months ago for example giving a unique price for a template lets say $2000 but you can sell only 1 exclusive copy then after the sell it will be remove.
The response was; its better to keep the low price and sell many copy’s in a way it sound logic, most templates are passing the price target i mention but many are not .
Also for exclusive price 1 copy you cannot prevent a recycle template by the authors in little code and designing modification he will make.
But I think selling 1 copy is good idea I have some amazing templates which I found very hard to submit on FD and get $30 or $40 but that’s just me.
I definitely agree with the fact that the template prices here on FD are far to low, perhaps not for some, but the ceiling being 40$ is in my opinion slowly ruining the industry for such templates.
The markey will pay more, should pay more, as the price doesn’t reflect the amount of work. FD went this direction to break into the market, and we have ourselves to blame that we are doing it Now we have buyers who can afford to exploit this and expect all flash work for little or nothing, because that is how the marketplace here inspries.
The uniques price may work if it was a far more specific design, rather than the type here at the moment which are purposely flexible to appeal to max number of buyers.
But also, do buyers even care? about such unique sites? Why not just go to a freelancer and have a personal hand in it? Possibly for a better price, depending where you are.
I had the same idea(i have posted it in a post a few weeks ago).
This kind of license can be very useful!
I see your point but then buyers just have to look at new items to buy if they want a “completly” unique template. They also doing the same thing at templatemonster.com and i think that it works pretty well. However I do not think that the “old” templates with many sales behind them will take benefit in this but it is a huge opportunity for the newest submitted templates.
I totally agree with you. There are maybe some templates which is better of selling at the standard licenses however most of the template here would have a huge advantage by having a unique price.
Maybe you could make an option for each template so the author could choose wether or not the template should have that price?
The uniques price may work if it was a far more specific design, rather than the type here at the moment which are purposely flexible to appeal to max number of buyers. But also, do buyers even care? about such unique sites? Why not just go to a freelancer and have a personal hand in it? Possibly for a better price, depending where you are.
This was one of the things I considered when starting this thread. Way too many templates here at TF are made for business use and fits to a wide community. For example you do not see that many templates for pet stores, grocery stores and pharmacies and I think that is a same. This is only because of the very the small market for these templates.
I think that with a unique price license we would see a lot more different templates which would make the marketplace more interesting.