There are significant benefits to sell your own themes and plugins at a marketplace over selling them on your own website.These are the following things which a marketplace promises:

  • Established Traffic, you don’t need to worry about SEO.
  • A great payment system integrated without you having to worry about transactions.
  • A support system already in place for you to help your customers.
  • 100% uptime, you don’t need to worry about losing business

Keeping these advantages in mind, many people would want to sell their themes and plugins, for them, I have compiled this list of the top 7 trusted marketplaces you could use to sell your themes & plugins.

 

1. ThemeForest

ThemeForest is a great marketplace by Envato Market to sell your WordPress themes & templates.

Themeforest Homepage

In fact, many top WordPress developers have built their businesses on Theme Forest.An example is the Avada Theme by Theme Fusion which has 352,123 sales till now and is one of the best selling themes.

  • Payment Method: Paypal,Payoneer & Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Withdrawal Amount: Paypal & Payoneer – $50, Wire Transfer – $500
  • Review Time: 21 Days

You might want to read The first year as a ThemeForest Author, an article by bluthemes sharing their experience about selling on Theme Forest, it’ll give you an insight into how you could take off your first sale.

 

2. CodeCanyon

CodeCanyon is also a marketplace by Envato Market but is primarily for buying and selling of plugins & code scripts.

Codester Homepage

  • Payment Method: Paypal,Payoneer & Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Withdrawal Amount: Paypal & Payoneer – $50, Wire Transfer – $500
  • Review Time: 5 Days

 

3. Mojo Marketplace

Mojo Marketplace is a marketplace where you could buy & sell both themes & plugins.

Mojo Marketplace Homepage

  • Minimum Withdrawal Amount: $50 for Paypal & $500 for Wire Transfer
  • Payment Methods for Sellers: Paypal & Wire Transfer
  • Average Review Time: 10-15 Days

They have different commission rates for those sellers who sell exclusively and those who sell non-exclusively.

For exclusive ones, commission starts from 50% and goes up to 70% whereas non-exclusive sellers are stuck at 50% regardless of items sold.

 

4. WordPress Eden

WordPress Eden Homepage Image

WordPress Eden along with offering a marketplace for buying and selling also offers a club membership named “Platinum” of only $55 which gives you access to all items on their marketplace, this is an amazing deal.

 

5. Theme Snap

Theme Snap Homepage

Themes Snap is yet another impressive feat in the world of marketplaces with some exclusive benefits not seen in other marketplaces, they are the only marketplace that provides above 70% commission for sellers.

  • Payment for Sellers:55-75%
  • Not bound by an exclusive agreement, you can sell your products anywhere else as well.
  • Instant Approval unlike the usual approval time of more than a week on other marketplaces.
  • No limit to set a price for your product.
  • Offer discounts to customers.
  • Ability to sell subscriptions to customers.

 

6. Creative Market

Creative Market Homepage Image

Creative Market enables you to sell different graphics, fonts, templates & themes.It has a network of a whopping 2 million members which definitely will ensure you get decent exposure for your products.

  • Payment for Sellers: 70% of Selling Price
  • Not bound by an exclusive agreement, you can sell your products anywhere else as well.
  • Instant Approval unlike the usual approval time of more than a week on other marketplaces.
  • You could set prices as you deem fit, no conditions.

 

7. Codester

Codester Homepage

Codester advertises itself as a marketplace where you could find scripts, app templates, plugins & themes.They also have freebies enabling users to download 4 of them every week.

  • Payment for Sellers: 70% of Selling Price
  • Payment Method: Paypal & Wire Transfer but only once a month.
  • Not bound by an exclusive agreement, you can sell your products anywhere else as well.
  • Products have to be reviewed by the Codester team before they appear on the marketplace.

You might also want to check out their affiliate program if you’re interested in affiliate marketing, they offer 20% commission on every purchase and help you by providing ready to use banners of products.

 

8. Ink Themes

Ink Themes Marketplace

Ink Themes offers a wide variety of WordPress themes, plugins & also graphics.

  • Payment for Sellers: 50% of Selling Price
  • Not bound by an exclusive agreement, you can sell your products anywhere else as well.
  • Feel free to set your prices whatever you want, no restrictions.
  • Products are reviewed by their team before going live on the marketplace.

 

9. App Themes Marketplace

App Themes Marketplace Homepage

279 WordPress Plugins & Themes from 40 Sellers – App Themes

The App Themes marketplace is not for buying or selling normal WordPress products but only themes or plugins that are a part of or are developed for products of App Themes.

Sellers are allowed to upload child themes and other plugins built specifically for App Themes which is a major downside.

  • Payment to Seller: 60% of Sale Price
  • Only accepts products exclusively to be sold on their marketplace.
  • They set the final price, you are only allowed to give a suggested price.

As you might have figured by now, marketplaces offer a lot of exposure and great benefits but there is also a significant downside to this.

You don’t have the sense of owning something like you might do if you had your independent theme shop neither do you as the author get the recognition you might deserve.

An example is the Divi Theme & the Avada Theme.

Both are multipurpose best selling themes but how many users really know the author of both themes?

I bet, most WordPress enthusiasts would know that Divi is by Elegant Themes whereas a lot of users may be unaware of the fact that Avada is by Theme Fusion.

So if you want to sell on a marketplace, you should be comfortable with the fact that you won’t get as much as recognition.

 

Are you selling your products on any one of these marketplaces or do you sell them on your own site?Let me know your experience in the comments section below.

 

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