Ok so I just noticed that Fiverr charges me a €1.90 (>2$) service fee if I want to tip a seller??
I don’t know for how long this has been going on, but I can’t be the only one who thinks this is completely disrespectful to their sellers and quite frankly a disgusting way to capitalize even more on the people who do their utmost best to provide a great service.
I have been selling myself on Fiverr for quite some time now (not very active but still) and I just found about this now. Is there anyone who can explain to me what the purpose is of this service fee?
I can tell you it has nothing to do with payment providers or stuff like that, because THE MONEY IS ALREADY IN MY WALLET ON FIVERR. Money which I earned through selling gigs myself, money where buyers have already payed a service fee on and money where Fiverr has already took a whopping 20% from!
So just because I want to tip a seller, Fiverr is just like “Ooh looks like this guy is in a generous mood, let’s capitalize on that”. If I want to tip someone I want to tip just them because they did an awesome job. I can imagine the amount of people that ultimately did not give a tip just because of this.
And if someone from Fiverr is going to reply to this, please spare me the “it is for administrative purposes” bogus. All these processes are completely automated, there is no administrative work that has to be done if I want to give a tip to someone.
Sorry for the rant but I had to get this off my chest… I also want to know what others think of this, because I feel this is just a big middlefinger to anyone who is a seller on here.
If there is a very good reasoning behind this, I apologize as well, but I am curious as to what this service fee could possible be about, apart from a way to try and maximize earnings for their own benefit.