I research a lot and finally here to wrote on Negatively takes Author Driven Pricing on themeforest.
Nowadays, most of the authors are taking negatively author driven pricing in themeforest this is due to High competition and more items are getting approved.
I found Elite authors also are there to misuse this policy.
Majorly 30% to 40% authors are decrease item price which are much lower than Recommended price for each categories.
Categories which are much effected are
- Site Templates HTML
- Admin Templates
The approval rate of Items are even high in above Categories. So most of authors are put too much lower price for getting sales in 1 week or 2 week or even 1 month.
Why to do this ??? That’s simple answer - Just for Number of Sales increase. Yes it’s fact and he knows it very well too.
Author driven pricing policy getting rise before 3-4 months ago for the purpose of - “Authors are get paid more because he very well knows how he put effort on it and then decide pricing of his own item”.
But now the described situation is totally wrong.
MAJOR AUTHOR STILL NOT TAKING IT SERIOUSLY - HE JUST WANT SALES EVEN IF HE IS NOT GETTING MUCH PROFIT FROM SALES.
If the same situation occur in future then -
- Entire marketplace’s item price consistency getting wrost
- Easily available same items in different NULLED sites as free
- No one got much more profit
- Competition getting higher and price consistency getting lower.
- Too much harder to achieve Envato’s Badges.
- Same category’s Author to author conflation can occur.
- You may found your item’s idea, concept, design, etc… copying to other marketplaces.
- There are too much worst cases occur which even i’m not describing here.
Every one knows that after “Envato Elements” launch no one got higher sales. Day by Day Sales are also getting lower even if your item is too much good.
Then why we as author give another chance to our self for getting lower in entire marketplace.
I humbled request to those New Author, Mediator Author, Elite Author please maintain Envato policy and maintain our own Marketplace to getting it worst.
Request to those purchaser/buyer please do not share or copy envato items to other marketplaces or NULLED sites. “Every author give his too much hard work to develop design, code.”
I want yours feed back on it to support this campaign. Please give your comments.
Thanks and Regards,