That’s a very strange headline, isn’t it? But…
Just imagine the picture - You have created a new project for Videohive and you start to think about the marketing company - order advertising, place links in social networks to attract more potential buyers to your project. But at this moment when you’re all done and a potential buyer put your project to the cart, Envato shows him the ad banner on unlimited downloads of high-quality goods on Elements. Is that okay? Is that fair? This happens directly in the cart when a person should not be distracted to anything to finish a purchase. In other words, on this banner, Envato could write - “It’s your final step. Are you sure about the purchase? Maybe you should go to another market, it’s cheaper here!”. For me as an author it is absurd, it is nonsense, it should not be at all.
And all this is happening against the background of the incessant dissatisfaction of the individual group of buyers who are disappointed with the cancellation of the credit system and an additional $2 fee for each one-time purchase. - We’re removing Envato Credits from Market
In confirmation of the fact that this banner is working, I just received a message from one author from VideoHive, he says that he received already 4 messages from potential buyers, who had added his project to the cart, then saw the banner and then wrote to this author -
and "it says here i can download unlimited photo and video from Videohive website ". The project of this author costs $33. Until now, none of these 4 people have bought his project.
Envato once said that the Element is designed to attract new types of customers, but then why are they trying to show the advertising in the shopping cart of Videohive, the cart of a client who has already put the goods there? He is not a “new type” of customers, he is a customer of this market if decided to buy this product here. This is another confirmation that Envato is not just trying to find new types of customers, but also trying to lure customers from the regular market.
Does Envato act against the authors of Envato markets? This ad banner speaks for itself. Otherwise, please, someone from Envato staff, could you explain to me why you are doing this with us? Why do you put in my shopping cart the ads of another market to which I am not related? Is it just because you can do that? But by this, you are showing incredible and awful disrespect for all authors, trying to steal customers from them and send them to your other market.
Your author since 2009, Wayman.