Fiverr Forum

Fees for Tipping?


#1

I can’t be the only one who wants to tip, but finds it ridiculous to be charged a fee to do so. I’ve been with fiverr since 2009 and I’ve been a great tipper when warranted, which is most of the time. But NOW, I no longer tip because of the $2 fees. That hurts the seller. It’s bad enough that fiverr is no longer $5er because of the $2 fees, but I do understand inflation. However, to charge a fee to tip is beyond inflation. It’s greed…please revisit your business model.


#2

I wholeheartedly agree. Not even tips are safe from Fiverr’s greed, and it’s really getting out of hand.


#3

This has nothing to do with greed, but about unethical sellers, which there are thousands at fiverr.

Fiverr charge for tips because sellers (in a couple of years ago) started to deal a $5 order and a $100 tip, because tips didn’t had fees, so this way these sellers could charge more and didn’t have to pay the 20% fiverr fees.

Unfortunately this was the only way to avoid sellers to exploit fiverr system.

It is a bad thing, I agree, but there is no other way to deal with this, thanks to those unethical sellers who always find a way to beat fiverr ToS.


closed #4

Fiverr charges commission on tips to make sure there is no abuse of the system. Abuse could prevent Fiverr from utilizing funds to make the site better. See:

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/why-does-fiverr-charge-20-commission-on-tips