Do you guys use the vacation mode?


#1

I have never used the vacation mode since I started working here. I usually try to manage orders when I am on vacation as well. Most of the time I can deliver on time although here and there I deliver late, but those are rare instances.

I heard from users who used the vacation mode, but they didn’t have that many orders after reactivation.

I guess it makes sense since you are not active and other users work continuously and end up in top searches instead of you.

Anyway, have you used it?


#2

It depends. I think top rated sellers for instance might experience a very slight drop in sales but they would recover fairly quickly. The same for level two and level one sellers but in a different degree (would take longer time to recover for each level down).


#3

I haven’t used it specifically because I fear my sales dropping. They already fluctuate enough as is, but I think I would enjoy more solid ground to fall back on, as in a higher level, before I activate vacation mode.


#4

i used vacation mode when the job is full or on vacation, but the job is never down i think.


#5

Hi
I have also used the vacation mode, and Yes some time its true, you will not get much orders. But some time you will be flooded with order and messages and a lot of work. As I think it depends upon your level and previous orders and deliveries.

Thanks


#6

I use vacation mode, there is a drop of sales after reactivation so you have to count with that (or disable the vacation mode few days sooner before you are fully back). But I like it as I do not have to change all the delivery dates, risk late deliveries - and after all, I can have really vacation (or focus on another jobs) without worrying about Fiverr management.

From mine perspective it is better to loose few sales than to loose a rating.


#7

I have used vacation mode also and it dropped sales not even little bit but effected too much and some of gigs sales are even stopped since coming back from vacation.


#8

yup i used it once like 4 months ago and it is still affecting my sales. Better not to use that unless you are are top seller.


#9

I agree! I use it when I need to get caught up on orders. I don’t notice it affecting my sales badly enough to keep me from using it again.


#10

i agree and i have seen many fellow members complaining about no orders after vacation mode (i personally never tried vacation mode)…but i recommend increasing delivery days if you have lots of work in this way your gig position will not change as much.


#11

Thank you for all your replies. After I thought a little bit I decided to not use the vacation mode. I think I will just add a day or two on the delivery time. :slight_smile:


#12

Thank you! I will use this option instead. I managed to make most of my projects so I am sure I will not be late with any of the orders in the next two days.


#13

It will reduce your orders. I’m a frequent user of it and most of the time I used it when I receive too much orders to handle. However, last month I fell sick and on vacation mode for nearly 3 weeks. After that all of my orders stopped. And still not receiving one message per day against 10 - 15 messages per day before last vacation mode activation.


#14

I agree with keashan, This may reduce your buyers and orders, But this may take 3-4 takes to back in the situation that you actually need. Though this is not better to turn it off, If you can bring a mobile phone with you and keep contacts with your buyers, If you needs vacation for long time, Then go for Vacation Mode. You can rank your gig again too.


#15

Good for you! Well for some high traffic gigs I even did not noticed that the gig dropped in search, but everytime I get back from vacation mode, I have just a few more vacation days on Fiverr, lol.

As you said, it is perfect when you get too much orders (what is too much?:slight_smile: or you get a large project out of Fiverr you want to focus on.