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How do you purchase items on the Envato marketplaces? This Knowledgebase article briefly covers everything you need to know.
Step 1: Sign In or Sign Up
In order to purchase an item, you need to be a member of the marketplaces and be logged in. If you have previously signed up, simply enter your login credentials at the top of the page and hit the Sign In button. Otherwise go to the Sign Up page and complete the form. Signing up only takes a minute and you’ll be sent a verification email.
Joining one marketplace automatically gives you member access to all Envato Marketplaces. You can contact authors, make comments on items, and participate in the forums too.
Step 2: Find an Item You Wish to Purchase
There are lots of ways to find items – the most frequently used are the search field at the top of every page, and browsing from the categories button on the top left. Other ways to find items include the popular files page, featured files, and collections.
Once you’ve found an item that suits your needs, view the right-hand column and author’s description for information about the item including what files are included, the price, and compatibility. You may also wish to read the comments left by other users in the area below the item details.
Step 3: Purchase an Item
Select a license and click Purchase. There are two purchase options: Buy Now or Prepaid Credits. Select the option that suits you, and complete the purchase. Purchases are available through credit/debit card (Buy Now only), PayPal, or Moneybookers.
Step 4: Download Your Item
You should download your item immediately after purchase, as items may be removed from the marketplace from time to time. Just click My Account at the top of the page, then click Downloads. There you should see a list of all the items you’ve bought. Just click the Download button next to the item to download it.