I know this has been discussed in the forum several times over the past year, and I was under the impression that something was in the works, so I was wondering if there was a status update.
I receive 5 or 6 requests a month from buyers who want to be able to use my plugins on multiple sites, some in high volumes. When I explain that they must purchase an individual regular license for each site, this is often unfeasible for them. For example, I recently had a customer who would like to use one of my products on almost 500 separate sites; beyond the obvious financial considerations, they were greatly discouraged by the fact they’d need to buy each license one-by-one (a huge inefficiency).
Most of these customers offer to strike up a deal with me directly. Of course, I always have to decline these proposals due to my exclusivity agreement here (which tends to frustrate them). I have no desire to work outside the Envato system; but I wish the system would accommodate this scenario.
The long and the short of it is that I feel I’m losing substantial business over time, as customers either opt to seek other solutions or simply abuse the licensing terms for lack of a better option.
I think that either a developers’ license or a tiered volume-based discount approach would really help out customers and authors alike. Even just being able to buy multiple licenses at once (without a discount) would be a step in the right direction. Another option would just be to make the process manual in these cases - allow the customer, staff, and author to sit down and negotiate a deal on a case-by-case basis (“Contact us for volume pricing”).
I’d love to know if this is currently in the pipeline and if there’s an expected date when it will be available.
I completely understand that there are other tasks in the development queue with deservedly higher priority, and I don’t question that the devs are hard at work on important tasks.
Just wondering if there is a plan in place to solve this issue I believe there would be a lot of support for this from both the buyers and authors in the community.
Thanks to the devs and staff for all their hard work making this marketplace great!