Since the new level qualifications have been put in place, I have actually had to “act of of character” in order to help ensure I maintain my level 2. I’ve never been a beg, pester, bug kinda person. It is what it is.
Prior to this, had I received a cancellation request PRIOR to beginning an order, I would oblige the buyer by accepting it right away. But now, since these cancellations (that are not our fault) can affect us negatively – ultimately messing with our income – I immediately click, NO – then make contact with the buyer to see if there is a way we can work something out, in order to retain the order.
This bothers me, because I actually feel like I am being annoying… and I COULD very well annoy a buyer.
In addition, I now routinely ASK buyers to remember to leave a review (not a GOOD review – ANY review and I’m confident I’ll get a good review IF they leave one) because of how important a review now is, and because of how lack of positive reviews-- can affect our standings.
In the past I would cancel orders with no hesitation, for a number of reasons – and having to almost beg buyers not to cancel because it can affect me badly (or us sellers) badly… isn’t necessarily a good look for fiverr, because buyers don’t understand WHY their requesting a cancellation, should affect the seller, in any way.
So yeah… currently feeling kinda like a desperate loser.
That is all.