Archive for November, 2009
Okay, just a few price drops in the end:
- Avatar age comparator – L$50 (down from L$125)
- Basic vendor script – L$25 (down from L$50)
- Heavy duty simple age/height detector – L$25 (down from L$50)
- Holo vendor L$250 (down from L$500)
- Parcel radio tuner script L$25 (down from L$50)
- Single object rezzer script L$400 (down from L$500)
You may also note we’ve got new signage coming out that’s hopefully a little clearer (and removes the price, so it’s much easier to change later). Haven’t got time to get all products done, but I am working on it.
I’ve just gone through the sales statistics on my XStreetSL items and massacred the worst sellers. The PayPal vendors never took off, so the demo and basic versions are gone. The phase doors that two people bought, are gone. I could list the other 18 items we’ve dropped, but really I don’t think anyone will miss them.
The next pass will be to drop down the number of freebies. The various door demos (which are perfectly functional if you don’t need to re-sell) will stay, in a merged pack. All other demos will be in-world only (just as soon as I’ve made up displays for them). Out of the true freebies (as in, not demoing a more expensive product), only the basic prim counter will stay available. I’m going to cover the listing fee for it because I think it’s something everyone should have. Other freebies you might want to grab while you can:
Lastly, a lot of the cheaper items are going to get further price cuts (the L$500+ items are mostly tried and tested, and I’m happy with sales at their current prices), or merged into packs. More on that once I’ve had a chance to sit down and figure out the price points I want to move everything to.
If you haven’t read the blog post on managing freebies (and cheapies) on XStreetSL, you may want to. I’ll summarise:
- L$99/month to list freebies
- L$10/month to list anything else
- L$3 minimum transaction cost (so L$1/L$2 items cost the merchant to deliver)
What does this mean for me? Well, keeping all the freebies and demos individually listed isn’t terribly practical – that’s about half my items, so would cost me in the region of L$2,600/month (which is a fairly big lump of my total income. I’ll also be de-listing poorly selling items. This is pretty much what I believe these charges are intended to do.
Freebies will be going up in my shop in-world ASAP. Which means over the weekend, with a little luck. Demos will be merging together into a big “Xugu’s bumper box of demos” single item listing. Items you didn’t want to buy anyway will be disappearing from XStreetSL.
Disappointed there isn’t a freebie-only website for stuff that’s given away genuinely for free, but nevermind. I might have to see if I can push stuff out to the GNUbie Store and similar…