There are many of us sellers who need to be contacted before an order is placed.
And on the other side, there are many buyers who don’t read the gig description and just place an order right away.
The result? Cancelled orders, time wasted on both ends, and similar mess.
- The seller could have a CONTACT instead of BUY option on that particular gig where he needs to be contacted. In other words the current BUY button would be replaced by a CONTACT button. So the buyer would have no choice but to contact you.
BONUS: Lets say that this solution is implemented. After the buyer clicks on the CONTACT button he gets a notice where the seller by default writes a note about what information should the buyer mention in their first encounter. This will save everyone a lot of time. For example:
The buyer clicks on the CONTACT button and gets a message: “Please don’t forget to mention your website URL”
I believe this will save time to everyone, and will significantly lower the number of cancelled orders.