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5 Star Review: the Write Ups (Tips for New Buyers)

Nice to read a thread like this on the first day of this year. Indeed a review, especially with a more personal note than the ‘Outstanding Experience’ will be highly appreciated by your seller, and may I add that it’s beneficial for buyers too - more good reviews for good sellers mean more good sellers will stay on fiverr, plus if a seller has to choose between accepting your job or that of someone else, or if they want to pick up your job at all when they already have enough work, having left them a nice review the last time might be the factor for a yes. :slight_smile:
On a side note, I left good reviews on a few eBooks I bought lately, working as a seller on fiverr made me more aware of ‘the importance of being a reviewer’. :wink:

Happy New Year, everyone, and lots of positive experiences as buyers and sellers! :fireworks:


Great points…for new seller also othres a good written 5 star review is much valuable.
As a seller i try to give me best and then my buyer happy and give me 5 start .this is important but if i get 4 start review and $50 tips .this is not valuable for me.
Great experience as a seller and buyer .
Thanks all .
Happy New Year to All


@miiila: That is awesome! The author, I promise you, was ecstatic! Just getting one book review (especially an unknown, self-published author) was the highlight of his or her day!

Also, I forgot to point out something important in my earlier post. Unlike many platforms, giving your seller anything less than 5 stars in each category can hurt them. You may be well intentioned by giving 4 stars and making a comment such as “I don’t believe in giving 5 stars. My seller did an awesome job. I even tipped her/him.”

Just as pointed out by @eoinfinnegan & @sultansls, they would prefer the 5 stars vice the gratuity. If a brand new seller falls under certain % (I don’t know what that is, perhaps one of the savvy seller’s can point that out); the seller won’t be able to bid on what is called Buyer’s Request (which is sort of like an auction to bid for work). This will have a long term effect and hurt their chances of ever succeeding.

  • Far as gratuity is concerned, that is a completely different subject. I think it’s nice if you can afford to reward your best sellers for doing an exceptional job and I believe it makes them feel appreciated. I used to be a waitress - where my paycheck depended on tips more than the salary paid by my employer.

  • That is completely optional. If you really want to help & if your seller has a gratuity gig (many do not, but a few still do), it would be beneficial if you tipped them on the gratuity gig vice at the end of the regular order. If they are a brand new seller - you get to leave them another review and it would cost you the same in transaction fee. :wink:


Oh, I’ve seen ‘tip gigs’ on some sellers’ profiles, I thought it was an idea to give a buyer the opportunity to tip as an afterthought lol didn´t even realize that as a gig it would come with the option to leave another review.
This is really a comprehensive ‘guide’ for reviewing, nice to see it got pinned. :slight_smile:


I personally like this feature. Starting this year, instead of a single $5 to $10 tip at the end of each order, I decided to do one big tip after every 3rd to 4th order for my regular sellers, that is, if they have that feature. As a part time small business owner, it saves me money.


Ah, yes, makes sense. In my ‘day-job’, we had decided to make two bigger donations once a year instead of several small ones over the year, different thing, kind of, but same reason, saves time/money.

For less off-topic-ness…
Since it came up in another thread and might be interesting for sellers - what do you, and other buyers reading this thread, think about this: Do you like it, or find it okay, or don´t like it, when sellers thank you for your tip in their reviews?


@gina_riley2 What an AWESOME post ! Super like for this one :slight_smile: Very uplifting and motivating and for a change very positive one as well :slight_smile: I really wish all buyers were like you, so kind and considerate of sellers efforts. Not saying, they should be fake even with scam sellers but very few really put such thought and time into their reviews like you even when they really are satisfied with your work. I have few repeat buyers who would just give 5 stars which is fine but the ones who leave a review sharing their experience, the feel is different :slight_smile:


I have no feelings towards that. It doesn’t bother me either way.

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I understand exactly what you mean.

I started this thread because so many new sellers were asking, “My Buyer hasn’t left me a review, what do I do?” It made me think that even the more seasoned sellers, such as yourself, would appreciate customers who take a minute (Trust me, buyers, that’s all it takes) to write something.

Maybe, just maybe, a new buyer will read this thread and take the time - which could lead to better/longer relationship.


I so appreciate your views @gina_riley2 I always make it a point to reply back with a personal review even to generic "outstanding experience " feedback :slight_smile: You are right, this means a lot, especially for deserving newbies who are trying to build up their reputation. Thanks for being kind and considering me a seasoned seller but to be honest I still consider myself a newbie and personal reviews still mean a lot to me, even much more than tips :slight_smile:


Fantastic. Thank you so much.


More discuss but useful :wink:_

I have been a seller … did ok… was a BUYER this week. Is there a way for me to go in and upgrade my STARS now that our issues were successfully resolved?? THANKS

Here you go. This applies to buyers and sellers.

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thanks I learned a lot about this issue. I did resolve my issues with the seller but I also made clear to her that her business communication was just as important as her art work. ART GREAT! Communication not so much. Ho hum. Again, THANKS

Great article! Check this out too

Great post. all seller will be happy to see your post.:slight_smile:

As a total newcomer this post is very useful, so THANKS!
There is however one point I would highlight as My first impression checking over Gigs and reviews: I would say please do use an alternative to “Outstanding Experience”, the reason I say this is because as a totally new buyer visiting the site I came across it on a few sellers whereby it was Over used, and gave the impression that it was just buddies doing it as a favour, or just a casually used phrase which lessened its meaning.

I hope this helps and as said before Thanks for the great advice here

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Hello i am new fiverr. I want to know how ican promote my fiver gig

This is computer generated.

When the buyer marks 5 stars in all category but does not write a review, the system will generate “Outstanding Experience.”

I hate that as well. I was hoping newbie buyers would read this and write at least a short description of their experience. :grinning: