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Fiverr shall not charge commission on TIP


#1

Hi all. I think fiverr shall not charge commission on tips we get from buyers or atleast that can be minimized from the standard 20% to may be 10%. Give your feedback please.


#2

a quick search of the forum would show this has been discussed.
It would be horrible. People would have buyers buy a $5 gig and then “tip” the rest so that they can get around the fees.
Without fiverr getting their cut, no one has a platform left to work.


#3

Would be or might be?


#4

It is horrible for me everytime , when i give 20% as commission to fiverr on every my order…
Fiverr, Please reduce your commission rate.


#5

you agreed to it when you signed up.
Some places charge much much more.


#6

Risky business. A buyer could run off with $200 worth of work for $5. The seller would have no one to complain to! :scream:


#7

true but I bet there are more good buyers than bad.


#8

Yupper! :slight_smile:

I would never buy from someone that wants to scam the system, as I’d be the next person they’d want to scam.


#9

"Why is Fiverr charging fees?

Fiverr’s 20% commission applies to all tips. This fee is applied to prevent abuse or fraud on the platform. The same fee applies to the “Tip Gig” many sellers create, so the fees aren’t extra, they’re now a part of the total order.

The processing fee is added in situations where a buyer is required to use other payment methods instead of the shopping balance. Since this will create another transaction, the tip is subject to the Fiverr processing fee. This fee already applies to the “Tip Gig” many sellers create, so the fee isn’t extra.

The tip will clear at the same time of the order. Also, if an order is cancelled, the tip will be cancelled."

You can find it all here:

https://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/204903447-How-do-I-leave-the-seller-a-tip-


#10

Something like the following would sound much better.

"Fiverr’s 20% commission applies to all tips. This fee is applied because we work hard to provide you with this platform."
Or
"Fiverr’s 20% commission applies to all tips. This fee is applied in order to keep the business rolling."
For some reason they choose to go with:
"Fiverr’s 20% commission applies to all tips. This fee is applied to prevent abuse or fraud on the platform."
In other words there has been a huge amount of fraud and abuse forcing fiverr to take such a drastic measure. Doesn’t really sound appealing to honest sellers and buyers.