Hi @jamesgiroux thanks for the update! As we said in another topic, [Petition to Envato] New Category Pages Design we think that the new categories design pages are a step in the right direction, we even proposed a few things to help the visibility of new and items that Envato thinks deserve more attention (because having the top sellers at the top will have very little change (unlike new items that are constantly updating) and having a “storefront” that constantly changes is better that one that almost always has the same items
We know this kind of changes will take time.
Having that in mind, what are Envato’s plans to boost the new items visibility? Are there any chances of adding this in the meantime?:
It doesn’t even have to be with design, just adding the links to New Items, and Trending will suffice. But we believe that this simple change will really help new items and give the community and us a little peace of mind while you conduct the experiments. Besides, the design experiment is now only for wordpress, so other categories, like HTML will also benefit of this new links in the dropdown.
From a personal perspective, our team has been working for months on a new item, and it would be very disappointing to see it buried below a pile of best selling items, hope you understand.
Do you know if the conversion for new items also increased? Also, do you have plans to update the homepage? We’ve just proposed a new idea for the home
This will be really useful to showcase handpicked and the best of niche items, and will give exposure to items that, in other cases, will be buried by the top sellers. You can change the bigger ones every week to showcase new categories, like: Best Sports, Best Creative, Best Gaming, etc… This will help buyers quickly find what they are looking for
And as we said in another post, sorry if we seem a little blunt, but as you may know, some people does this for a living, and this kind of things bring an uncertainty to the team members families that’s really frustrating when it’s our of one’s hands. That’s why we tried to do our part offering new ideas