So envato decided to get away from new creators and projects?

#1

Videohive shows everywhere only year’s most popular projects. They decided to focus on big bundles and get away from smaller, original, new projects.

My opinion: envato probably gets more money this way, but they minimize opportunities for new and smaller creators. The right thing is to give the opportunity to new creators equally, the “give-me-more-money-RIGHT-NOW” is the wrong way. Envato is a poorly managed product, we all know that, it exists only because its authors are good and absence of competition, but now it’s just morally wrong.

Though not like big businesses are really thinking about doing the right thing, but envato is a community-based company, they should.

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#2

While I do partially agree - what would be ‘your suggested way’ how it should be? Filters applied by default to the newest content?

Customers, especially novice ones, do not care about finding the ‘niche’ items - they want the best end result here and now. Normally, this leads to setting filters to ‘best selling items’/‘most popular’ anyways :slight_smile:

#3

Ok, but after watching Newest Items first and giving them a fair opportunity of some good exposure. Because even best sellers authors make new items and I´m sure they want them to have exposure too.

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#4

Completely agree - but this has to be well thought decision by the marketplace.

In the end - top sellers will get their exposure anyways. Question remains how to maintain it for new creators.

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#5

Perfect, if this is so, then what is the reason for not keeping newest items category by default search?
So we all could have more balance and as you said, top sellers will get their exposure anyways

#6

By my guess - it is to create a more quality marketplace picture from a first sight. To attract customers by giving them a spoon with the most delicious bite to begin with, without a need to deep dive.

#7

It could be. But they´re losing money from many many new items I suppose. Anyway, nobody of us knows the real reason from the inside. We just talk because we can and then suffer the consequences of this new sorting :man_shrugging: