Transfer My Purchases To Someone Else?


#1

I have some scripts etc I have never used. Is it possible to get them transferred to another users account?


#2

Short answer:: No!


#3

Thanks that’s a shame really!


#4

According to envato rules you can transfer license to another person/client without any problems. You can’t transfer the item to another account.

4.You can create one End Product for a client, and you can transfer that single End Product to your client for any fee. This license is then transferred to your client.


#5

Transfer to another person or client? is that not the same as transferring to another user account?


#6

Not same. If you transfer license to client or another person, they can use product. But they depends on you for getting updated product.


#7

Ok I see what you mean. I have some scripts I purchased which I have never used, was wanting to sell them cheap but pointless if I have to supply the downloaded updates. Who’s going to want to purchase… No one!


#8

The “You can create one End Product for a client, and you can transfer that single End Product to your client for any fee.” is based on you using a marketplace item to create an end product, and then you sell that end product to a client.

You can’t just sell on the source files or the license. So an example would be if you’re hired to create a website for a client, and in the process of making the website, you have to buy plugins or images or Wordpress themes, and you install then and configure them to make a final website. The client pays you and then you send over the files and the license. You’re not allowed to just send over all the files ‘as is’.


#9

You can’t resale or re-distribution.


#10

Oh ok thank you.


#11

okay I sent them the files over but need to supply him constantly with the downloaded updates, hence causing massive additional workload for me. Can you please elaborate on that issue. Thanks


#12

I too am awaiting the answer to this question. I see now that I should have made my client get an envato account to purchase they’re own template. How awkward is that? And now, since I bought it on their behalf, I am stuck doing all the updates (which was not part of the original scope of the project.) I’m hoping we both get a good answer to this quandry. I’m sure there are a LOT of us out these with this exact situation. Thank you for posting.


#13

The answer will be that this is simply how it needs to work, and is unlikely to ever change.

Short of a slight inconvenience, unless a ‘developer’ is not being transparent about the work being based on a template, then there is little reason for someone to not ask the client to buy the file.

In actual fact it helps by eradicating any confusion or issues around who purchased/is using the license.

There are several reasons why allowing the transfer of downloads is not allowed, primarily because of no matter how genuine some buyers and their clients may be - changing how this works could be exploited by less scrupulous users - which owuld not be good for envato, authors or buyers alike.

It’s not exclusively a challenge here and is same with all digital marketplaces e.g. iTunes, GooglePlay etc.