Envato offers bounty to get more e-commerce plugins

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E-commerce is becoming more of a hot topic within the WordPress community. Given this realization, we’ve seen plugins like WooCommerce be released free of charge, among other great e-commerce plugins.

Envato, the company behind ThemeForest and CodeCanyon (just to name of a few of their properties), put up a bounty to plugin developers. They see a need for more e-commerce plugins to be available in their marketplace and they’re willing to pay to get those plugins up there.

Here are the details about the bounty.

  • Date Posted: January 11, 2012
  • Prizes: 20 winning files will get a share of $2,000 of prizes! 20 x $100 “cash” (payable via either PayPal or Moneybookers).
  • Maximum Prizes per Author: 3
  • Closing Date: February 11, 2012
  • Files We’re Looking For: WordPress e-Commerce Plugins built for the following plugins:
    • WP e-Commerce
    • WooCommerce
    • Jigoshop
    • Cart66
  • An item created and converted to another sub category is allowed! So for example, a Cart66 plugin converted to Jigoshop and WooCommerce has the potential to win $300 (presuming they are all one of the first 20 items submitted/approved of course).
  • “Standalone” and “Other” plugins are NOT eligible for this contest.
  • Envato Staff are NOT allowed to enter Envato’s Most Wanted. Volunteer Community Moderators ARE allowed to participate.
  • Where Files Should be Submitted: http://codecanyon.net/category/plugins/wordpress/e-commerce within the appropriate sub category.

You still have another week to get your plugins in and capture up to $300 of that bounty.

6 thoughts on “Envato offers bounty to get more e-commerce plugins

  1. I love the WordPress plugins directory on ThemeForest, but I sometimes feel sorry for the authors when I buy such a great plugin for less than $20, it doesn’t seem fair.

    I think they’d attract more plugin authors of all kinds with higher prices. This is coming from a consumer.

  2. I’m interested in seeing how this goes.

    I’ve thought about taking a % of Paid Memberships Pro proceeds and putting it towards a monthly bounty for the most active contributor to the project on GitHub. (Right now, I’m the only contributor, but I’d like more developers to get involved.)

    My gut tells me that the good developers won’t be swayed by such a relatively small amount of money. But maybe I’m wrong.

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