Just an update that after reviewing all the feedback regarding the recently introduced ‘Ratings Breakdown’, we have updated the order of the boxes in the item sidebar.Jordan
Awesome thanks Jordan! And thanks again to everyone involved with making this new ratings feature happen
Just wanted to chime in about the placement of content (shown in mockup a few times in this thread).
The most important part for any item is branding. Authors work hard to build a reputation, and we want customers to recognize our brand the moment they land on one of our items. Because of this, the first piece of content shown should always be the avatar box.
Showing the number of sales is the second most important part of selling an item. When customers see the total sales number, they’re instantly shown how popular the product is.
Next up: RATINGS This information is much more relevant now that the customer already knows the total number of sales.
Comments are important as customers can click the button and view support quality. If they’re grouped with total sales then there’s no need to separate them. But for the sake of this list, they’re second to last in the order of importance.
Last up, social buttons. Sharing is caring, but when it comes to selling items, all the above items take priority.
Congrats Ovidiu! One of my all time favorite authors
The fact that you are selling your items through Envato instead of your own website had already proven my point.
The two are related but not quie the same. Freelance work that I get from selling items is how I pay the majority of my bills. And as someone who’s been dealing with clients for many years, I’ve never had a problem negotiating terms, and have never once thought that I needed an outside source to help me with my business. Because that’s what it is, my business. And as such, it would be a complete waste of money to just hand 30% of it over to someone when I don’t need any help in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, Microlancer is a nice startup and I’m sure lot’s of people are going to benefit from it. But in my opinion, asking Envato to advertise Microlancer next to our items is a very strange request. When buyers want something customized, they’re going to contact you directly. Microlancer isn’t suddenly going to bring in more customization jobs from what you’re already getting. Selling items is what brings in jobs, period.
Ok… one episode without Dragon Girl so far is forgivable. But now two?
They’ve missed out on a HUGE potential for item customizations.
Maybe have something like this on the side of the items page.
I don’t get it. Can’t you just say “This author offers customization services, just email him here!”? Why would you willingly give 30% of your freelance fee to someone else? And then in the process, potentially lose a client who could have been exclusively yours?
The idea of charging for support is a good one. But lots of authors won’t do it for a competitive advantage. So the final result could end up being the same, i.e. people pay for support but you lose sales to competing items with free support. But still, would be an interesting thing to experiment with.
Why does everyone think Envato is a charitable organization?
lol I don’t think anyone thinks that. But there will always be a tug-of-war. Authors care about what’s best for sales, and Envato likes to promote their own products. The two don’t always mix and that’s what threads like this are for