I just got TRS for the first time this past week after a year of meeting the requirements. I’m not sure if they just wait until the first of the year or that was just coincidental, but that’s how it worked out for me. It definitely is frustrating because I still have no idea how the manual process works and what happened behind the scenes. I know of some people getting TRS almost immediately after achieving the metrics, I also know others who never got it. Then there are people in the middle like me.
I’m not sure what metrics they look at, people have of course speculated all kinds of stuff. I’ve been on the platform about 3yrs, have 35k lifetime earings, about 500 orders, 5 star rating, 2hr average response, 100% response rate and on time delivery, and usually about 3% of my orders throughout the year result in a cancellation for various reasons (usually not my own…). So I’m not sure what all that’s worth to you. Like I said, for me it was 11 months. I met the requirements in late February, and it wasn’t until the following January I was promoted.