Author Policy

Last Updated: 13th January, 2018

Welcome to the Author Policy Page for Plugnthemes.com!!! We appreciate your participation and encourage you to study our policies extensively so that you are well educated on factors that may affect your activities on our marketplace.

Author Status

Bronze Status

  • Upon signing up with Plugnthemes.com, you will be awarded a Bronze Author status.

    Upload at least one approved Website Template, Theme or Plug-in successfully and wait for it to be approved by the Plugnthemes.com Quality Check Team . Your product will go live immediately after being approved and your earnings will begin. Provide support on all products if applicable.

    For an individual item, you will earn 50% of the item price.

    You will earn extra 5% if the product is Exclusive.

Silver Status

  • You will have to sell you products at least 2,000 times (website templates, themes or plug-ins) successfully to get awarded the Silver Status . Provide semiannual or annual updates and support on all products if applicable.

    Free product sales or downloads will not be calculated as a sale towards becoming a Silver Status author.

    For an individual item, you will earn 60% of the item price.

    You will earn an extra 5% if the product is Exclusive.

Gold Status

  • You will have to sell your products at least 5,000 times (website templates, themes or plug-ins) to be awarded the Gold Status . Provide annual updates and support on all products if applicable.

    Free product sales or downloads will not be calculated as a sale towards becoming a Gold Status author.

    For an Individual item, you will earn 70% of the item price.

    You will earn an extra 5% if the product is Exclusive.

Exclusive & Non-Exclusive

As an author for Plugnthemes.com, you have the option of offering your products either as Exclusive Item or Non-Exclusive item. Providing an Exclusive product solely for Plugnthemes.com will enable you to earn more money. Review below to understand how this works.

Exclusive

If you want your item to be sold “Exclusive” , then you will earn an extra 5% on top of the calculation based as per your Author Status. For an Item to be Exclusive you cannot resell, distribute or provide your items outside of Plugnthemes.com.

Once you upload an item as Exclusive , you can only revert it once to non- exclusive. Your product will not be considered exclusive anymore and as a result you will lose any chance of earning an Extra 5% on that particular product. If it is done in error, please reach out to support@plugnthemes.com immediately to rectify the issue. Plugnthemes.com will not bear any financial loss of the author between the time this error is escalated and till the support team fixes the error.

Should your product be labeled as Exclusive but it is later found that your product has been distributed to other marketplaces in bad faith, Plugnthemes.com reserves the rights to suspend or bar the author's account permanently from the marketplace and based on the company's discretion proceed with legal actions to get its rightful earnings back from the author.

Non-Exclusive

If you want your item to be sold “Non-Exclusively” , you can sell, distribute or provide your items outside of Plugnthemes.com. Your earnings will be based on our policies and your author status.

Once you upload an item as Non-Exclusive , you cannot revert it to Exclusive , unless it is done in error. Please reach out to support@plugnthemes.com immediately to rectify the issue. Plugnthemes.com will not bear any financial loss of the author between the time this error is escalated and till the support team fixes the error.

Payment Disbursement

  • Your payments will mature 15 days after sales (The duration of the refund period) and will be posted in our system automatically. Once the payment is posted you will be able to withdraw funds by clicking on the “Withdraw Funds” button located at your Author Panel’s Dashboard. To withdraw funds, your current balance should be a minimum of BDT 1000. The “Withdraw Funds” button will become clickable automatically once the current balance is at least BDT 1000 and will become unclickable if the balance becomes less than BDT 1000. We will make the payments to you within three to five working days after you request the funds to be disbursed to you. Please note that Government and bank holidays may affect the payment disbursement period. For any billing issues you can email us at billing@plugnthemes.com .

    Payment Options

    You have three ways of receiving payments.

    i. Cash or Bank Check pick-up point at 82 Motijheel, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 9th Floor.

    ii. Bank to bank Transfer. (We can transfer funds to any major banks in Bangladesh)

    iii. bKash/Rocket (We can forward funds to your bKash/Rocket) account after a one time face to face meeting and account verification with your government ID.

Product Price

  • The price of an item shown to buyers which includes the buyers fee and item price.

Item Price

  • The item (software package) you have purchased to use in a single site from Plugnthemes.

Buyer Fee

  • The buyer fee is what we charge customers when they are purchasing a template or a product from Plugnthemes. The fee charged to the buyer is for buyer’s support, fraud protection, product quality assurance and other related services.

    The buyer fee is fixed and will vary depending on the category you select with author-driven pricing.

Transaction Fee

  • A transaction cost is accrued when we disburse payments to Authors. A fee of 3% is charged to the Author when we transfer the funds. The transaction fee consists of fund transfer fee and an administrative fee. This fee is necessary for Plugnthemes to ensure that funds are being sent to the Author in a timely and efficient manner.

Author Fee

  • The end product is what you build with the stock template.

    An End Product is the modified or customized version of the purchased item or product.

Further Terms and Conditions

Ownership, Licensing & Copyrights Issues

  • The product should belong to you or you must have the selling rights when you decide to upload at Plugnthemes.com. When selling a product, you are making an agreement with the buyer that you own full copyrights as well as assuring that your item has been appropriately licensed. All files need to have proper licensing and documentation along with a proper link of the i.e. images, videos, third-party library etc.

    Any violation of the copyrights or licensing issue is taken very seriously, which may result in a suspension or ban of the author along with funds being frozen until further notice depending on the procedures to be followed in investigating and adjudicating alleged violations.

    Note: Whatever you do with an open-source file must follow their terms of use.

Item Quality & Standards​

  • Products are evaluated and assessed during the approval process by Plugnthemes Quality Check team. Please be very careful on what you put on your product description section, as we will review that. Failure to match the product with its description will result in rejection and it might delay your product approval time.

Support

  • Once the product is live, you will have to provide after sales support service for at least 6 months (mandatory), please mention that on your product description page so that the buyers are clear about that right from the start. In case you want to provide support (optional), you can do it using Plugnthemes.com commenting system or on your own support center URL.

Test/Dry run

  • The product included in the package should work as described. Make sure you test that. Our concerned team will test the products using the documentation you have provided. In case it fails to perform as described on the product description page, we'll unpublish the product.

Sales and Promotions

  • Plugnthemes.com may from time to time offer temporary promotions on the products to encourage customers to purchase website templates, themes or plug-ins. These promotions may offer discounts to customers and affect the amount the product will be sold at. The authors will continue to earn the percentage of the final sale amount based on the author status. To be clear, if Plugnthemes.com offers a temporary 10% discount on all its products, the authors will earn their percentage based on the discounted amount paid by the customers.

Changes to this policy

The terms of the Author policy maybe changed with or without any prior notice to you at the sole discretion of Plugnthemes. These changes could be due to feedback from Authors, Market Demands, Government Regulations or policies and for any other reason that Plugnthemes deems as necessary to continue providing a good service to its clients. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or provide feedback at pntinfo@plugnthemes.com.

Things you can do

  • Sell your product for free or at a reasonable market price.
  • Change prices reasonably at any given time. A review period might be taken depending on the amount of price increase.
  • Update or upload products at any given time. A brief period will need to be allowed for review each time products are either uploaded or updated.
  • Change Category or Subcategory at any time to reflect your products info properly or address any kind of change that might take place after certain updates. A brief period will need to be allowed for review each time Category or Subcategory is changed.
  • Update product regularly to show website visitors you are constantly working to better the uploaded product on plugnthemes.com.
  • Highlight your performance in plugnthemes.com in your product description. An example will be highlighting your author level, or amount of product sold or contributed to plugnthemes.com
  • Update Version and Browser Support anytime
  • Request via email to remove your product
  • Request assistance by email at anytime
  • Dispute through email if your product has been wrongfully removed by plugnthemes.com for failure to adhere to its policies in any way

Things to Avoid

  • Entering wrong or improper "Product Name"
  • Selecting the wrong "Category" or wrong "Subcategory"
  • Entering an abnormal amount for "Product Price" in the "Regular license" & "Extended License" box
  • Choosing the wrong "Layout Type"
  • Failing to provide 6 months support after checking the "6 Months Support Box" for your product
  • Checking the wrong "Browser Support" box
  • Uploading the wrong "Product Image" or not uploading the correct resolution requested
  • Uploading the wrong "Feature Image" or not uploading the correct resolution requested
  • Uploading the wrong "Slurp Image" or not uploading the correct resolution requested
  • Uploading the wrong file or format in the "Upload File" box
  • Uploading the file that is not in the "ZIP Format"
  • The information entered in the "Product Description" box is misleading or incorrect
  • Uploading another author's product as your own.
  • Breaking any form of copyright issues when uploading a product as your own.
  • Providing a product that you are aware of having Bugs
  • Not follow plugnthemes.com policies
  • The files uploaded for review to plugnthemes.com contains malicious virus or malware
  • Uploading a corrupted file
  • Uploading or promoting any form of Pornography, Violence or Breaking the law in any way
  • Failing to use common sense in the content of any product uploaded to plugnthemes.com
  • Failing to provide and maintain a live demo link of your products.
  • Providing a bad URL for the live demo page.
  • Failing to provide adequate information regarding the product in the description section.
  • Using plugnthemes.com as a back link to your website and selling the listed product at a lower price
  • Using the live demo URL or information in the description box to create a back link to your website and diverting the traffic provided by plugnthemes.com to another product page of your website.
  • Using the demo URL or description box of plugnthemes.com as a form of advertising for personal gain in anyway.
  • Using incorrect or misleading tags in the "Tags" box