I was curious to see how this new ‘we won’t be automatically completing orders anymore’ was going to work. Now though, I’m just furious.
Having just gone to complete a $15 order, I get this;
Be sure to finalize the order before proceeding.
The buyer will be notified you completed the order and reminded to rate their experience.
What? You somehow can’t say: "Hi Mr. Buyer, your seller has delivered your order. Please remember that all orders autocomplete after 3-days. Not happy? Ask for a revision now."
What you can say, though, is: "Hi Mr. Buyer, your seller has decided that your order is complete. Not happy? Review them now and cite your frustration that you can’t have unlimited revisions that way."
More to the point, why does every notification Fiverr comes up with sound like a death threat?
What does “Be sure to finalize the order before proceeding.” even mean? There is an implication here that if I don’t send a message, await a buyers response, and then finalize an order, I will be doing something wrong. - And that there will be consequences.
So, what are my options here?
As I see it, I need to allocate an obscene amount of potential administration time to every order. - And I can’t afford that.
Or I can up prices to reflect this new set of Fiverr expectations. - Funny though how my current pricing seems to attract substantially more buyers than anyone priced any higher in this particular gig niche.
Industry vetted Pros in my niche = Zero sales, despite gigs being active for nearly as long and benefiting from elevated search exposure.
Mid-range sellers in my niche = Considerably fewer sales (going by reviews) despite my average selling price being above all their basic package options.
In short. Thank you, Fiverr for… Well, what exactly? Finding a new way to imply I’m doing something wrong? Adding a new sack of potatoes to every order? Suggesting that an order might be liable for cancellation if I do not follow up with a buyer and get some kind of feedback?
Of that’s right. It’s all of the above.