This has been hinted, requested and discussed for the past 7 years.
There’s many common questions:
- Whose holidays are we going to observe?
- What weekend are we going to use?
But there’s only one way to kickstart the development and implementation of a new feature: defining a scope.
We don’t need much, just the option to choose if we are going to work on Saturday and Sunday or not.
4 years ago when I was just starting here at Fiverr, I would have worked 24/7. But now, as I’ve grown my business and my reputation, I no longer need to be 24/7 on Fiverr nor I want to work from Monday to Sunday.
If only when setting up my gigs and sending custom offers I could select if the numerical value I type is is for consecutive calendar days or for week days only (Mon-Fri). And I do want to keep both options: I’m willing to work on weekends if I know I will be available or if the job is particularly big or urgent; but I would like to be able to define deadlines that take weekends into account so I can have peace of mind during the weekends.
The logic would be pretty simple:
- If the option selected is “Calendar Days”, just use the traditional Fiverr countdown
- If the option selected is “Week Days”, then take this into account when calculating the deadline.
E.g.: I send a custom offer with a deadline of 5 Week Days. The customer accepts the offer on a Tuesday. The deadline would be next Tuesday (5 week Days + Sat + Sun).
If you think this is a necessary feature, please like this post and comment. Hopefully it will get the attention of the mods/staff.