I think the Envato Author Fee (Cut Envato get from sale) should be reduced and the benefits should be pass on to the Author.
as from my experience, there is nothing Envato did rather than Hosting Item on a platform to make a profit for Author. and charging 37.5% + $4 for hosting projects of 50 Mb is a huge price.
There should be a fixed price Envato should charge max 20% and no hidden fee like author fee $4.
Someone tell me
- For what purpose Envato charges $4 additionally to those % cut.
- All the hard work of maintaining item, customer support, and all things handled by the author then why Envato charges this much cut (37.5%).
- All the marketing is done by author no sale comes from Envato marketing. in my case.
- Even there is no fast support or item approval. some time takes more than a week to approve the item.
one simple example with one of my items. the item cost is $10 but I do get just $3.75 on Envato whereas if I build my own site with a server that would cost $40 for a year. but I will get all the $10 for each sale. till now this item has 80 sales that’s equivalent to $800 where I should be getting $640 and Envato $160 for fair charges. but that is not the case, I only got about $300 that is less than 50% of what buyers paid.
My saying is simple to make the Envato Author Fee 20% at least or whatever the minimum possible.
No Envato Author Fee Schedule, Envato Author Fee remains the same for the entire time.