Today we’re announcing an increase to Fixed Buyer Fees for WordPress and PHP items on CodeCanyon.
As you know, Buyer Fees cover services like 24/7 customer support, fraud protection and item quality control. Back in September 2016, we set the Fixed Buyer Fees for categories on CodeCanyon accordingly as part of the launch of Author Driven Pricing.
From time to time we reevaluate these costs of doing business and as a result may adjust our Buyer Fees. We generally aim to do this in a way that will minimize any impact to items and authors.
What is changing?
Today the Fixed Buyer Fees for WordPress and PHP categories on CodeCanyon will be raised by $1 for Regular licenses, with a proportional increase for the Extended License fee in these categories.
The total purchase price for items in these categories will therefore also increase by $1. Item prices remain unchanged, and authors may continue to set them as they see fit.
Does this change the amount of money an author earns on a sale?
No. This change does not affect an impacted author’s earnings on a sale.
Does this change the purchase price of my item?
Yes. The purchase price of an item is a calculation of
item price + author fee + buyer fee. Changing the buyer fee will result in changes to the purchase price.
This change will be automatically applied and there is no action required by authors. We will be around for the next seven days to answer any questions. However, please remember that it is against the law to discuss specific item pricing, and we will delete any post that does so. See our Help Centre article on setting your prices, for more details on this.