As part of the plans for our new approach to photos announced last month, we mentioned Author driven pricing on PhotoDune would be coming in December.
I’m pleased to let you know we have completed the work and this is now live. Authors will now be able to update the price of photos in their portfolio.
Why are we doing this?
Our vision is for an Envato Market that empowers authors to make decisions about their own business. Giving Authors the functionality to set their own prices and granting them more control is a key piece of this vision.
Information for Authors about setting the price of their Photos
Authors will now be able to change the price for the available license types of their photos. This can be done via the edit item page. We are working on a way for Authors to set a price for all new photos and will update you when we are closer to completing this work.
As with other Author driven price categories, price recommendations will be displayed alongside the item price field as a guide only. It’s important to remember that author driven pricing categories feature a fixed buyer fee. Once edits have been submitted, the price change will immediately take effect.
IMPORTANT Information About Pricing Discussions
There are strict laws governing pricing conduct. In particular, it’s strictly prohibited to have an agreement, arrangement or understanding between competing businesses (such as two authors) about what price point to sell at. How to price your work is a commercial decision you will need to make for yourself. Read more about this in our help center.
As always, discussion is welcome in this space although please be mindful of discussing pricing as per the information above. If you have questions about the specifics of the pricing functionality, the Help team will be able to assist.