A sales reversal occurs when a purchase is reversed by the payment provider (eg. payment gateway or bank) through either a credit card or Paypal account. Reversals are enforced by the payment provider and actioned in accordance with their policies. As an author, your statement will be updated to reflect the reversed transaction.
A sales reversal is not a refund. A refund can only be processed by Envato, according to our refund policies.
Why has a Sales Reversal occurred?
There are a variety of different reasons a reversal may occur, but two broad groups are:
- The transaction was disputed by the payment gateway (Paypal or credit card) (eg. The payment gateway’s customer reported the transaction as fraudulent)
- The transaction was disputed by the customer with their payment issuer because they feel the did not receive what they paid for in some way.
We have an active anti-fraud team and systems in place to manage customers with unknown transactions.
More information about a sales reversal can be found via your statement. Locate the sales reversal in the statement line and hover over the 'Information' tooltip on the far right-hand column to display the related purchase code.
What happens when a Sales Reversal occurs
When a reversal occurs, Envato will:
- Immediately disable the Envato account from which the purchase was made;
- Remove the item from the customer’s Downloads page;
- Invalidate the purchase code for the item.
Envato takes privacy and security seriously while adhering to industry standards and practices.
Sales Reversals are a part of running any sort of business online, but Envato is active and diligent in both monitoring and combating reversals to ensure they are minimised.