Guide for Creatorsbeta
- 1. Introduction
- 2. How to Start Selling
- 3. Publish on Marketplace
- 4. Plans and Pricing
- 5. Billing Cycle and Payouts
- 6. Handling Products (Websites)
- 7. Customer List
- 8. Changing Your Account Information
- 9. Customer Support
- 10. Providing Your Website to the Customer
- # Are your services related with selling WordPress themes/plugins?
- # What is Ready-Made WordpPress site?
- # What are the differences between Ready-Made WordPress site and common WordPress theme?
- # Will I be able to make more profit than before? (Compared to other marketplaces)
- # How much does your service cost?
- How to start selling
- # What do I need to do to start selling?
- # How's the selling process done?
- # How is the product review process done?
- # If I make any changes on my product, will that affect the existing customer's website?
- # Can I add changes to my products after publishing them?
- # How can I integrate ReadyShip with my existing WordPress business?
- Themes, Plugins and Licenses
- # Can I use themes/plugins developed by someone else?
- # Will my plugins' settings and customizations work on the customer's site?
- # Can I use split licensed plugins/themes like the ones sold on ThemeForest or other marketplaces?
- # Are there any special requirements or limiations?
- Hosting & Domains
- # What are the specs of your hosting servers?
- # Can customers use their own domain? How do you handle domains?
- # Can the customer use FTP?
- # What about updates? Are WordPress core and themes/plugins going to be updated automatically?
- # Can the customer use SSH or change server configurations?
- Plans & Pricing
- # How is the selling price defined?
- # What's the minimum selling price?
- # If the minimum selling price is $59/month, how much will I get?
- # Can I change the selling price after I publish my products?
- # What are the differences between the three plans?
- # What kind of payment methods can the customer use?
- # Are there any additional paid options of the hosting service?
- Billing & Payouts
- # How will i get my payouts?
- # How are the billings scheduled?
- # What if the billing fails?
- Other Technical Questions
- # Can I use Multisite WordPress to manage my customers' websites?
- # How is the cloning done techincally?
- Is ReadyShip a marketplace? (Like ThemeForest?)
- What is your development roadmap?
- Can I only sell themes that I developed myself?
- Can I use any plugins?
- Will my plugin settings and customized settings work?
- How is WordPress updated?
- Can customers use their own domain names? How do you handle domain names?
- Can the seller provide his or her own support and services?
- I do not want to provide support if the customer changes the theme. How do I handle this?
- If there is a certified supporter program (customization services after the purchase), I want to join. Is there one?
- What about GPL?
- Can I sell plugins and themes that are under a split license?
Handling Products (Websites)
Before the product can go public, it has to be reviewed by ReadyShip.
After the site is published (available for sale), you use the same WordPress development environment to add changes to your site.
Adding a New Product
You can create as many products as you want.
Feel free to create different types of products, like corporate site, portfolio, e-commerce etc. Having multiple products can get you more customers which means more proffit.
You can use the same WordPress theme/plugins to create different variations for different purposes.
You can create pricing plan groups and assign them to one or multiple products. For more details, please check Plan Groups and Products.
Updating a Product
You can update your product any time using the same WordPress development environment. You can update your product even if it is published, just please make sure to submit a new Release Version from your dashboard inorder to apply those changes.
The updates will not affect existing customers’ websites. They will only affect future customers who will buy your product.
If you are the creator of the original theme or plugins, update them via the WordPress Org or your server.
Discontinuing a Product
Once you create a product, it cannot be deleted. However you can disable it from public use. Use the product settings page to set it not to be displayed on the marketplace. After this your product will no longer appear on the marketplace, hence no one will be able to purchase it.
Regarding licensing, Wordpress’s standard GPL license will apply. The product’s content will be the creator’s responsibility.
Please make sure whether you can use the images, videos or any other assets in your website for commercial purposes. Even if commercial use is permitted, it might not be allowed to be distributed as software.
If you use free CC0 licensed items from a website or other sources, please make sure to verify that the item you want to use is not illegally uploaded. We suggest you to make a screenshot when you download the item from the CC0 website.