Yes, as long as you are not an TurboSquid-exclusive author. As non-exclusive you can sale your models on other sites (include your own) but the price must be at least 10% higher on these sites. As TurboSquid-exclusive author you can not sell on other sites(include your own), the same as exclusive author here on 3DOceanI totally agree with you, I just started writing about it.
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
- Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Envato Staff
- Community Ambassador
- Won a Competition
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Has been a member for 4-5 years
Seeing as this has become a quite popular thematic I think it would only be useful to bring up some pointers that might have been missed out on, and at the same time I’d like to insist on keeping this discussion as civil as possible, as we are after all a community.
Exclusivity is a right, and it comes with both advantages but also responsibilities, to which you guys agreed to, upon enlisting in the “Exclusive Author” group.
That being said, maybe it is simple a matter of misunderstanding the terms and conditions to which you agreed to adhere perhaps, in which case I will try to explain:
As a “non-exclusive Author” you are allowed to sell the SAME models you are selling on 3DOcean on any other site you’d like, including your own, for ANY price, as far as I know. Yes, you only get a lower percentage of what you sell here compared to “exclusive Authors” but that is a fair compromise if you think about the freedom and potential clientbase you can take advantage of on your own.
As an “exclusive Author” you accept that any models you sell on 3DOcean are only commercialized through 3DOcean only. You are free to upload OTHER models to your own store, other marketplaces or wherever you wish, but the ones that you upload, as an “exclusive Author”, for which you get a 50% starting comission compared to 33%, you can only sell here. After all, that’s what Exclusivity stands for. You only find it here. And Envato pays you for that right in a better way than a non-exclusive author might be. How would it be fair to receive the same payment as somebody who sells his models ONLY here?
For a more logical example, say you are a reporter, you know that you have a killer story, and decide to sell. Any newspaper will offer you a bigger amount for the exclusivity of the article, which means they are the first ones to publish it by a specific margin (it can be limited time, it can be unlimited, depending on payment). Then there’s the “sell to all” method where you get the retainer sum value which is what the newspapers pay for simple boring articles, but hey! you can sell it to 100 newspapers.
So basically nobody wants you to leave, but nobody disrespects your freedoms either. You might however want to consider respecting author terms and conditions, which in this case might involve either changing from exclusive to – non-exclusive and continue to sell your same models wherever else you please, or if you wish to maintain your exclusivity, you’d have to indeed stop selling the “same” models on other websites, including your own.
Hope this helps, if however you have further questions regarding exclusivity or other complaints regarding the terms and policies, please contact support as I am sure they will be able to help you out further.
To me the T&C seem pretty reasonable to me.
You’re agreeing to a massive exposure you wouldn’t otherwise get with just your own website.
Envato has made authors power elite. I’m sure if they weren’t selling here they wouldn’t get close to the sales they have here.
That being said, sales on 3docean are low… but everyone has to abide by the same rules.
MarHen saidWe sale at TS and they told us they have no problem with it.
Not even TurboSquid minds you selling your 3D models on websites you can prove to really own.
Yes, as long as you are not an TurboSquid-exclusive author. As non-exclusive you can sale your models on other sites (include your own) but the price must be at least 10% higher on these sites.As TurboSquid-exclusive author you can not sell on other sites(include your own), the same as exclusive author here on 3DOcean
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Author was Featured
- Bought between 1 and 9 items
- Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 2-3 years
- Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
- United Kingdom
Yeah i’d say the exclusivity rights seem pretty fair to me… If i was selling on my own online marketplace i wouldn’t claim exclusivity on 3Docean and i’d just stick to the ‘base’ rate of 33%
We sale at TS and they told us they have no problem with it.
Are you selling as exclusive or non-exclusive sellers on TS?
If you are a exlusive author or in their terms a SquidGuild-Member, the terms/conditions allowed to sell the same items only on own websites if the side was established before August 1, 2009.
But anyway, those are the rules of TS, 3DOcean/Envato has its own!
We are all fully exclusive at TS and they have said we can sale our models on our personal store front with proper documentation of the site belonging to us. All of the accounts that are with me will start deleting models soon and keep maybe like 5 or so in it only. As long as we are in the front page of 3DOcrean, we can by pass this rule. And I say “by pass” because now we have to delete almost all our models from this site. Still, we will be selling at our site anyway, and it is better over there since sellers get a discounts.
I sold a model at $30 and I got $9.90 out of it by not being an exclusive member of the site. Sorry to say it, but I’m not that stupid. 33%, are you serious, I thought it wasn’t that bad…. Until I saw what I actually made. It’s me making the models, not you people. Maybe a decent 40% would be much more reasonable, but you guys take more commission then any website out there.
I will start the deletion of my models and also post around 5 as well. Then go changing them accordingly with new models as they come while deleting the older ones already there.
Guess that means I will leave just a couple of models on here too.