Right, Fiverr is a psychopath and finally, I have the proof.
I have just had the most hellish weekend on Fiverr ever. On Friday, I was supposed to go out in the evening. I was severely delayed in that because of a few client revision requests and then suddendly, just as I was ready to head out the door, I have an order appear in my to do list which needs to be delivered in 2-hours.
Where the hell did that come from?
Stupidly, I assumed that I had somehow missed this order. This being the case, I sat down, I got it ready and the customer left a 5-star review. My to do list then showed no work deliverable for 2-days which was fine with me because Saturday, I was supposed to be visiting someone. Low and behold though, on Saturday morning, I am met with a warning email from Fiverr saying that I have failed to deliver an order and when I check, it is an order from the same client the order which had appeared out of no-where the day before had came from.
This was an order for 1-day delivery worth $75 and I could not do it. I could have if I had sat down right then but they had paid for 1-day delivery, this was obviously not going to happen and my thought was that they had placed a regular order for 3-day delivery but then bought my extra fast 1-day delivery extra just before the first day was up. In this case, I decided that I didn’t want to work with such a person. All this being the case, I told the buyer I had no idea what was going on and requested cancellation.
Then, I realized that I did not have the day free anyway as I had another order which had appeared out of nowhere counting down which I had to stay up all night getting ready.
And then today happens! i stayed up all night getting revsions done because today was pretty hugely important to me and I needed it free. I had no orders due until tomorrow. I am supposed to be on a bus right now attending a really serious event. But low, what is this?
I am walking my dog and I get a notification from Fiverr that I am yet again late in delivering an order which has come out of nowhere from someone. Also. it’s a pretty big video and writing order which I can’t just not get on or cancel.
So. It seems that buyers who order 1-day delivery ARE NOT having orders show up at all until they are late. Either this or buyers are having orders which they have placed upgraded suddenly to 1-day delivery without their knowledge. - I say this as the second order like this which I canceled, the buyer told me they had no idea why their order was suddenly expected to be delivered in 1-day.
Now this is actually a big thing as I might joke about the lack of sleep with Fiverr at times but I feel physically sick at the moment knowing that my day is yet again completely ruined and I am going to have to stay up all night again fulfilling an order which I will likely get marked down on for delivering late.
Needs fixing Fiverr…