I just checked out my buyer’s profile, and I can see all their reviews with sellers they have worked with! Similarly, if I look at my profile, I see reviews from sellers I have worked with, and it shows me as a buyer as well.
As for my purchases showing up on my seller’s page, I can’t say I like it.
The thing is, when you’re “only” a buyer, people can’t just contact and spam you.
When you’re also a seller too, they can. I hope it won’t lead to more spam, we’ ll see.
For that and other reasons, I’d prefer to be able to have 2 different accounts, one for selling, one for buying, and I also think that would be the better way to handle this.
If I could have gotten a different account for buying, I’d have bought more often and would buy more often.
I’m glad I don’t have recent reviews of me as a buyer to show up on my profile. Not that I’m a bad buyer, just that I value my privacy. People would be thinking “ooo look at who Miss Crystal bought a gig from”.
And what if a seller said something like “she was picky and difficult so hopefully she never buys from me again” and potential buyers of my gigs see that.
I really disagree with the fact that buyers of my services can see reviews about what I bought. It could ruin my reputation. That should be private. Also, sellers could get spammed and this could cause a whole lot of trouble. We should be able to see it for buyers though.
To be honest, anyone could see your purchases before, if you left a review on the order. If you search fiverr (the username of anyone you want to vet), you can find all of their orders they’ve left a review on. This system just makes vetting a whole lot easier.
I really think selling and buyer activities/profiles should be clearly separated, best in different accounts.
It’s also not okay to be penalized as a seller with a dropped response rate, when the rate dropped because you didn’t reply to a spammy mail by a seller in an interaction where you were the buyer.
If I’d have had a buyer account and bought on that, the dropped response rate would have been of no consequence for me as a buyer, while as it is, it does have consequences for me as a seller. No logic there.
No, usually buyers contact me before they order, I ask them to contact me on my gig. First they let me know about the project details, and then I send a quote. If they have bad reviews after “vetting” them, you can block them from ordering if you want.
It also creates a potential revenge feeling if someone has a seller leave a particularly bad review on a buyer’s profile. It’s there for all the world to see what a jerk that buyer was, and they may feel like it’s unbearable and demands some back alley justice on their part.
So the really bad buyers will only use throw away accounts that they don’t care about.