Hi, I’ve been trying to figure out what the issue was, but I’m now realizing that the reason my sales are down over 50% over the past 2 months is because Envato has made the insane decision to sort categories by total sales by default. And I’m seeing that the only rationale behind this decision is conversions are up, which is an amazingly short-sighted decision which will give newer items less exposure, killing innovation. If newer items don’t take off the way they have in the past, while the older items are given more exposure, how does that make any sense, long-term?
Envato, please turn the categories back to newest by default. This is insanity and I truly can’t believe this decision was even made. I’m a Power Elite author who has been selling here for 7 years now, and I have one last theme coming out very soon. If it doesn’t do well, there’s no way I can stay here even if I wanted to. There have been some extremely questionable decisions made over the years, but this one is by far the most insane one that is completely destructive to the long-term health of this marketplace, regardless of what the current conversions may be.
Please turn it back to newest by default. Please. Thanks.