Recently, there have been many buyers and sellers (including me) complaining about the fees. Most topics were from buyers about the $2.00 fee on the $5 purchase. Why after having $2 fee it doesn’t say $7 instead of $5? You feel scammed. Before 2 years the fees were $0.50… Not only buyers have fees, sellers also have fees. They receive “only” 4/5 of the price of the order.
Twice, I also got nervous when I got only $80 from a $100 order, $20 is not a small amount of money, you can buy speakers, headphones, a microphone…
Another time a buyer purchased a $60 purchase. I expect $60, but I know it will be less. ($48.00) He tipped me for the good work with $12, I think, but the purchase again was under $60. I was so disappointed, Fiverr is getting money from tips too! But why?
Here is the main reason: Fiverr exists, updates, maintains, supports and more...
WARNING: Explanations continue in comments.
And here is a short explanation: Have you imagined what sums should Fiverr pay to exist? Fiverr has a lot of workers constantly improving and helping fiverr doers.
For example, Fiverr support cannot exist with only 10 persons. As there are +100,000 Sellers and +100,000 buyers. There should be at least 100 customer support persons. Although support is not the best possible, (I mean you almost always get a bot answer), sometimes, you can’t do (what you need) without them. Last time when I contacted support, I think they improved themselves, they helped me much with non-bot answers.
But it’s not all because of support. Fiverr needs and will update. Updating the Fiverr interface shouldn’t last long, because sellers’ orders will end and their statistics will go down…
Something more! Imagine how much TB (Terabytes) of storage should fiverr have to exist? Every new delivery
loans more and more space.
Also, Fiverr servers are constantly up, Fiverr site is running on servers which never should stop. At least, I have not noticed Fiverr to be down, except for short “coffee” Updating breaks.
I really hope that helps all service-fee-disappointed people from all around Fiverr.
- I agree on fees
- I hate fees.
- I still hate fees a little but
- I agree on fees at a moderate level