Fiverr Forum

Did anyone notice a Buyer Request update?


#1

Today I just checked the buyer request section and I found that Fiverr updated it and I don’t think this is the Good One. This time, they just hide the Buyer info. I mean that might be an important part for many reasons.

Some of them are

  • If we know that buyer is from which country then we might bid the best price according to their currency. That is the important factor as if we bid on some project from the buyer of Vietnam (just example) and if we bid like $100 then we might loose that client as it costs buyer approx 22 Lac Dongs. Similar we might get more funds from some reach country like Kuwait :wink:

  • In many cases when the buyer comes to you by searching your gigs and we have discussed the things with the buyer. And that same buyer put their request and now as we don’t know the name of the buyer so we will bid on that project. And we will just waste our bid in this case as we can directly discuss the stuff with the buyer without even bidding on the request.

What do you think on this?

Thanks.
Abhi


#2

I concur with you abhi…I think they need to change it again back to as it was.I truly like that old one :wink:


#3

Agree… :slight_smile:


#4

Oh, another Fiverr “upgrade” that dumps a feature people love while making it worse while completely ignoring the common complaint from just about everyone? You could knock me over with a feather!


#5

Now that I looked, this is pretty misleading. I have no idea what it was like before, but now you click on send offer and their name is there so you go to google and write “[username] fiverr” and take it from there.


#6

Nice idea. :slight_smile:

No need to do “[username] fiverr”

Just fiverr.com/[username]

Still it will just increase our time for bidding.


#7

Yeah, that’s definitely quicker, I just always forget the exact URL (like "maybe it’s fiverr.com/user/[username]?") and it’s quicker to just Google it anyway!


#8

I’m completely agree. The buyer name is important for detect if this was an old buyer yours or it was a buyer that caused you cancellation because is not a good person.
Also, the date… Why they have removed the date?? I can’t understand Fiverr in these kind of updates…


#9

Yes the old update was a bit easier, but whatever suits Fiverr!


#10

And worst part is that they hid buyer info in request sent category also, i got order from client and i was clueless what his original request was ??? it is still manageable for current buyer requests, but some time client order after 3-4 days, This should be changed back


#11

I am only back on fiverr a few days after not being on for months, so I am not familiar with all the updates, etc.
However, I wrote a post, that for some reason disappeared when I tried posting it to the wall, regarding what felt like an arbitrary price sent, during a conversation with someone about editing a theme I’m going to purchase for a membership site. I got submissions from $100 to $1000. The lowest quote came from a person I has a previous conversation with regarding this, where the quote was $600.

So, it seems that if your origin is withheld, it makes sense in part.
Fiverr is very much hit or miss, in from my personal perspective, as a buyer. Especially given the time you take to filter through, communicate in serious detail, only to have the work be late (as in my current first order on fiverr back on fiverr two days now).

If only we could have interactions with well meaning buyers and sellers.


#12

Unfortunately, you might not be able to see username that has more than 9 letters. For example abhiraichura would be truncated as abhiraich…
This new year update is not good at all.


#13

Yes, I too think removing the date was completely unnecessary. As a new seller, bidding is probably the only way we’ll get initial sales. With only 10 requests per day, it doesn’t really make sense to bid on a gig that is weeks or maybe even months old. I really hope Fiverr brings it back.


#14

@emmaki

Its fiverr.com/username


#15

@seofanatics

At first, I found this. But when you double-click on the name and copy that and paste it. It will copy the complete name (I tried and in most cases this works. But sometimes it also gives a wrong name).


#16

@odbtec

Agree. The name and request date are necessary things.


#17

@graphixsurfer

Yup. That’s the necessary feature for all of the sellers. They might revert this update soon. As it is not a good one.


#18

It is the worst update ever, Now, We will have to bid blindly not knowing of which country the buyer is from. Keeping the trends, fiverr has indeed updated its platform not in favor of sellers. Really disappointed


#19

Just paid a visit. Its a horrible update in not just the idea of hiding names but making it difficult to report abuse of the request section. Thought I found a request I could bid on only to discover it was a seller advertising their services.


#20

I’ve also had it many times before where you get a message back after submitting a buyer request and you cannot remember how much you’ve offered. So I’ve started copying to a notepad file the amount, the message and username so I can identify later.

I know this sounds really silly, but I want to stay consistant in my communications. Otherwise it puts the buyer off going for you.