We missed this one back when it happened (bad, bad WPCandy) but I think it’s still worth reporting. Shane and Peter, a web consultancy based out of California develops a commercial WordPress plugin called Events Calendar Pro. For the last year it has been one of the most popular plugins selling exclusively on CodeCanyon. But as of January 1, 2012, Shane and Peter will run all sales and support for Events Calendar Pro entirely through their own website.
Rob La Gatta, Shane and Peter’s project manager who posted the news back in August, said little about the reasons for moving away from CodeCanyon, except that “it’s time”:
It’s been a great year selling ECP through the marketplace and we are extremely grateful for all of Envato’s support and encouragement. Now it’s time to take that next step and begin selling the product ourselves.
Shane and Peter will offer a discounted rate for Events Calendar Pro 1.3.2 users interested in upgrading to 2.0 when they release it on their site. In order to be eligible for the discount, however, you must be on Shane and Peter’s mailing list.
Events Calendar Pro 2.0 is up for a beta release any day now (on a new product site, no less), with an update to the free Events Calendar plugin (now with over 114,000 downloads in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory) will be on its way this month too.
Have you ever used The Events Calendar plugin, or its paid “Pro” counterpart? What do you think of Shane and Peter moving primary sales and support over to their site? Do you think it will affect sales in any dramatic way?