Is your favorite Seller on vacation?


#1

Well, darn. Where is that “favorite” seller I ordered that cool Himalayan cat combing video from? You know, the one where they comb your text message into Fluffy’s hair? OMG they are gone!! :((



Don’t fret. Odds are, your Seller may have either went on vacation or possibly needed to suspend the gig due to the amazing amount of orders for Fluffy’s hair videos! Before you panic, you may be able to send the Seller a message inquiring as to their status. Simply find their previous gig they delivered to you and when you click on it, you will be able to send them a message. If they are still on Fiverr, you should get a response either when they return from the Himalayas with Fluffy or when they complete their 5000 cat combing video orders and open the gig back up.


#2

Great advice and post!


#3

Thanks. I have paused my gig when I have been on vacation, only to return to some stressed out messages.


#4

Thanks. I have paused my gig when I have been on vacation, only to return to some stressed out messages.


#5

Thanks. I have paused my gig when I have been on vacation, only to return to some stressed out messages.


#6

Thanks. I have paused my gig when I have been on vacation, only to return to some stressed out messages.


#7

Thanks. I have paused my gig when I have been on vacation, only to return to some stressed out messages.


#8

Really useful post and just what I was looking for. haha Thank you.


#9

Really useful post and just what I was looking for. haha Thank you.


#10

When I first started with Fiverr I went away for a week or so and temporarily suspended my Gig. I can tell you that it took me about a month to get orders coming through again. This at the beginning of 2012. I am therefore not keen to pause my Gigs, but will rather extend the turnaround time. Just a thought for sellers to keep in mind


#11

@OBG, Nailed It.


#12

@oldbittygrandma … guess you’re on the right track. Heard it was really bad to suspend gigs. I’ll also be extending delivery times on my gig.



Kim


#13

CAN YOU LINK THAT GIG?!?

oh my god that is the best idea i’ve ever heard


#14

Great advice, thank you


#15

OBG is right. I have not paused my gigs on my last two vacations. Simply, I extended the date to allow for vacation and catching up when I get back. So, for example, if my gig is normally 5 days turnaround but I am out on vacation for 7 days, I may extend the turnaround to 10 days to ensure I have enough time to get back, get settled and then fulfill orders.



I write something like this:



"NOTE: I am on vacation until x/x/xx and will not be fulfilling gigs until I return. If you would like to get in my queue for when I return and can wait until that time, go ahead and order now and I will process each order in the order they came in while I was away."



I put that before my normal text and then simply extend my delivery time. When I get back, I change my delivery time to normal, delete the message and the last two times, had a tidy amount of orders waiting for me when I got back. My regulars love this!


#16

I wish that we had the option to press a button when going on vacation that shows an “on vacation” banner at the top of our profile. That would be sooooo useful!


#17

It would also have to suspend the gigs though, or your time may run out and you get dinged. But I agree, would be nice to have a “vacation mode” or something.



madmoo: I just don’t get the volume of orders you do, so it does not feel stressful yet.