What is the March Sale Campaign?
Envato’s marketing team are putting together our annual March Sale campaign that will feature 40% off selected items from ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, GraphicRiver, VideoHive and AudioJungle. We are excited to announce that this year’s selected items will be promoted on a dedicated page within ThemeForest and promoted through Envato’s marketing channels, including on-site promotion, email and affiliates.
Our March Sale campaign will be live between Monday 22nd March 1am (UTC) and Friday 26 March 1am (UTC) 2021.
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Detailed timeline of events
- Monday 15 February: We launch the nomination process (you’re reading it right now!)
- Saturday 20 February: Item nominations close. Remember to set your item price before this date (so if you’re experimenting with price at all, make sure it’s set to your normal price by this date).
- Tuesday 2 - Monday 8 March: During these dates we will inform the authors of selected items that have been scheduled into our campaign and provide more details via email about the campaign process.
- Monday 22 March: Promotional prices are automatically applied to selected March Sale items at 12:30am UTC. The sale live on-site from 1am UTC and campaign marketing begins.
- Friday 26 March: Promotional campaign ends at 1am UTC and item prices will be returned to their original price automatically at 1:30am UTC.
Are there minimum sales requirements for items in this campaign?
This campaign does not require minimum sales or ratings for item nominations. However, both will factor into our decision on what to include in the campaign.
How do I nominate a Discounted File for this campaign?
Follow the instructions in this thread:
- ThemeForest discount item nominations
- CodeCanyon discount item nominations
- GraphicRiver discount item nominations
- AudioJungle discount item nominations
- VideoHive discount item nominations
Will there be a campaign landing page used during this campaign?
Unlike our previous campaigns, the 2021 March Sale will not be displaying items on a separate landing page. Instead, an on-site sale page will be featured on each participating marketplace (e.g. ThemeForest, AudioJungle), which will display campaign items for the item type of that marketplace.
This method allows customers to browse the sale items using the full range of Envato Market item filters.
How many items will be selected for this campaign?
The number of items selected for this campaign will be determined by the quantity and quality of the nominations. We encourage you to nominate the best of your portfolio!
How and when will I be told if my item(s) are chosen to be in the campaign?
We will contact all authors whose items are selected for the promotion via email between Tuesday 2nd and Monday 8th March. Please note that we will only contact authors whose items have been selected for the promotion.
What if I want to withdraw my nomination?
If you’ve changed your mind and would like to withdraw your nomination before the campaign selection date (2nd March), please contact us via email@example.com and we will remove your item from the selection process.
If your item has already been chosen and scheduled into the campaign, you may opt-out of the campaign before it begins by using the Manage Discount tool. Make sure you’re certain before doing this though, because if you select to opt-out, we are unable to return your item into this campaign.
Will you add more items during the sale?
On occasion we may need to add additional items during the campaign. If so, we’ll select these from the main campaign nomination list, and contact the authors via their Envato Market email address. We’ll aim to provide at least 24 hours notice to these authors.
How are items selected?
All items nominated must meet the criteria selection on the nomination threads. Items for the campaign will then be chosen by the Envato Marketing team.
Who is responsible for changing the price of items?
All item prices will be automatically changed. Promotional prices are applied to March Sale items on 22nd March, 12:30am (UTC).
After the promotion ends, your item will automatically return to its original price on 26th March, 1:30am (UTC) You may want to leave the original price in place, schedule your own discount via the Manage Discount tool or set a different price altogether. As with all pricing decisions under our Author-Driven Pricing policy, that’s entirely up to you.
What happens after I nominate my item(s)?
- If your item(s) are selected, we will contact you via the email address registered for your Envato Market account, with confirmation that your item is scheduled into our campaign.
- We will provide a marketing image to use on your item page for the duration of the campaign.
- The discount will be applied to March Sale items on 22nd March, 12:30am (UTC)
Why are campaign items discounted before the on-site sale page and marketing goes live?
There are a number of pre-campaign checks and testing that needs to be completed before we can put our on-site sale page and marketing live. The time between discounting items and beginning our marketing ensures we can complete our pre-launch procedure and schedule marketing for the optimal delivery time in each region.
Will this campaign count towards the 60 days that this item can be discounted per year?
No, having an item accepted into an Envato campaign is not counted towards the 60 days an item can be discounted per year. See our author Discount & Promotional Pricing Guidelines for more information.
Can I nominate my item while it’s currently discounted?
Yes, if you have used our Manage Discount tool to set a discounted price, you are able to nominate your item even when it is currently discounted. Using the Manage Discount tool does not affect the stability of your original item price. To remain eligible for selection your discount needs to finish before the campaign start date and you will need to keep your original price stable after your discount ends.
However, if your scheduled discount clashes with the dates of the campaign (March 22 - March 26), the discount you have set will take priority and your item will not be eligible for selection.
Can I update my extended license type of an item in the campaign?
The campaign discount only applies to the standard licence type. Once an item has been scheduled into the campaign (between 2nd - 8th March), the extended licence original price is unable to be updated until the discount ends on 26th March, 1:30am (UTC).
Any other questions?
If you’ve got any related questions, just reply to this forum topic Everything you post here will be read by our team. Anything pertinent and/or important will be added to the FAQs, and we’ll post updates when new questions and answers have been added.