And the 20% fee. I think a lot of artists are confused by this. They think that the 20% is being taken from what they sell, which isn't exactly true. Here's how +spyed explained it, which breaks it down very well: "It works out so that your royalty as a seller returns $0.01 (USD) for
every 1 Point. (80 Points = 100 cents, you earn 80%, so a 100 Point
transaction returns 100 cents ($1.00) to you, while the buyer is
spending $1.25, which is equal to 100 Points.)" So, basically, the 20% is coming out of the buyers pocket, not the sellers. If I set the price of a download to $10, I will be making $10 but the buyer will be paying more than $10.
Now, as much as I do love the system for how easy it makes for me to take point commissions, there are some things I'd like to see added:
- Custom user agreements need some work. Aside from the bugs I've run into and reported, I would love to be able to save multiple custom agreements and have each one show up every time I submit. Basically, I'd like to be able to create a "Commissions Agreement" and a "Custom Box Resources Agreement" and have each of those agreements show up as an option when I submit, along with the standard agreement and the "Custom Agreement." I think this would make it a lot easier for users who want to use the same agreement for all their stuff, without having to paste the agreement in every time.
- It would also be nice to have the custom user agreement box be Stash writer based so that we could have access to easy formatting tools.
- I'd like to be able to have more in depth stats when it comes to what's being downloaded. This will allow me to see what stuff is the most popular, and adjust things accordingly as well as make more, similar products.
- It would also be useful to see who downloads a piece, but I know this is something the staff are already aware of people wanting so I'm not going to press it to much.