There’s nothing better than a big family and today the Envato family just got a whole lot bigger. We’re welcoming in two new marketplaces and a brand new Marketplace Manager to take over from Cyan! Read on to learn more!
After a quick beta to get some initial content onto the marketplace, we’re letting 3DOcean out into the wild. It’s still early days but we’re looking forward to building the site into a must-visit marketplace for 3D Models, Materials and Shaders and Textures!
Along with its sister site Cgtuts+, we hope 3DOcean will introduce a whole new group of creatives to the rapidly growing Envato community. So a warm welcome to our 3D brothers and sisters!
So today we’re happy to be migrating all 176 scripts and snippets over to their new home at CodeCanyon, complete with an awesome orange motif and an angry bird mascot! We’ve thrown in two new categories – ASP.NET and Java – to get the site pumping and in 2010 we’re looking forward to building CodeCanyon into the best tech marketplace online!
Finally I’d like to also introduce a new face to the marketplaces in the form of a brand new Marketplace Manager who will be filling some big shoes when he takes over from Cyan next week. His name is Jason Ellis, he’s a super guy and he’s from New Zealand! Jason will be heading up our team of stellar site managers and working to grow and develop our marketplaces even further.
In the meantime Cyan, having hung up her "Queen of the Marketplaces" badge, is moving over to take over marketing for Envato. She’ll be applying her usual ninja-like efficiency to take our marketing to the next level of awesomeness!
… More Updates
Things have been moving pretty quickly around here lately, with Buy Now and 2 new marketplaces. Well that’s not all that’s happening either! Today we rolled out some homepage improvements including a further 10 recent items and a return to having featured authors on the homepage. We’ve also added in a showcase of three of the featured author’s recent items to bump up the exposure they get. And we’ve brought Free File of the Month officially into the marketplace codebase so that we can get more marketing mileage out of those awesome freebies!
And that’s not all, Jason will be overseeing the roll out of a very highly requested author feature in the very near future. Keep an eye out over Christmas as it comes to a marketplace near you!