Hi guys, this is something that gets asked time and time again, and I feel that it needs to be asked on the new forums as well.
The question is: Does Envato have any plans for a volume discount option? We get so many requests from clients that have 5 or 10 or 100 sites, and it makes no sense for them to purchase the same number of licenses without any kind of discount. A single customer buying 100 licenses is quite different from 100 separate customers - less support tickets and you get to deal with just one person.
Ultimately, we would love to have an option to offer percentage discounts based on volume. For example, 10% discount for over 3 licenses, 20% discount for over 10 licenses, and so on. That’s it, simple as that. Virtually any other website or business selling software licenses has volume discounts.
@matthewcoxy Would really appreciate an official response if possible! Cheers
I do recall a buyer getting a discount back in the day for a hefty purchase. Although we’re talking more the 100/1000 region, rather than 5/10. Either way, it can’t hurt to get in touch with support if you have a client who is looking to buy a large quantity… maybe they can sort something out. Although if they’re just looking for 5 to 10 licenses then it’s probably pretty unlikely.
For large bulk customers we do actually manage an informal, manual system internally where we encourage an author to put us in contact with the specific customer, at which point the three of us have a conversation to sort out a deal which works for everyone. But we’re talking big here.
We haven’t established an on-market toolset for smaller purchasers. It’s not off the cards, but it’s not a priority right this moment.
Ok, thank you for your response. Can you give me a gross estimate of what large means, so that I know when to contact you? 50, 100, 500, 1000 licenses? Thanks!
It’s a matter of volume but also frequency. As a rule of thumb, I would say around 100 licences. That said, if a customer is purchasing 20 new licences every fortnight, we’d be happy to speak you about them too.