Minimum tip 5 dollars, ok fiverr


#1

Just wanted to say, I was happy with a work and wanted to tip the seller with my remainig paypal balance which is 4 dollars. Turns out the minimum tip is 5 dollars, come on fiverr, why put “custom tip” yet you dont allow less than 5 dollars.

I would understand tips above 2 dollars, but 5?


#2

The other day I had to hire someone on fiverr to do part of an order I was working on. After delivering the files to my client I recieved a $5 tip. I wanted to split it in half and share it with the other seller and I discovered this $5 minimum :frowning:


#3

Why is $5 a bad minimum tip? The normal minimum gig price is $5. Shouldn’t the minimum tip be the same? That’s why Fiverr is called… “Fiverr”.


#4

Why would the tip be the same as the price of the work? regardless, any money tipped should be appreciated.


#5

Yet another invasion of the penny pinchers post.

The answer to this conundrum is simple. If you don’t want to leave a $5 tip. Don’t leave one at all. I had a buyer ask me for my personal email and PayPal once, so they could send me a $1.50 tip. I subsequently sent them a scathing essay detailing why I would be grossly offended by even the idea of a $1.50 tip and how I was even more offended by their willingness to put my business in jeapoardy.

Leave a 5-star review rather than try to tip for a low amount. This will help a seller in the long term. Or if you can find out where they live, you could just show up in person and throw breadcrumbs at them.


#6

My mother and I left a ten cent tip at a restaurant one time to show our displeasure and humiliate the waiter. Is this your intention?


#7

I so support your thought. I posted a similar thread a long time ago and called for custom tips. I strongly believe if Fiverr would allow $1, $2 or even $3 tips we would see much more tips.

For me a $1 tip is better than nothing.


#8

I would feel insulted by less than a $5 tip. I would prefer nothing.


#9

If someone places a $5 order it’s just silly to expect someone to tip 100%?. [quote=“misscrystal, post:8, topic:146074, full:true”]
I would feel insulted by less than a $5 tip. I would prefer nothing.
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If you go to a restaurant do you ever leave a tip of 100% ? I doubt it. Just my point of view.

I would sooo prefer $1 or $2 here and there over nothing. These add up over time, and I still believe we would see more tips if that would be an option. Overall the custom tip section exist, why not allow numbers below the $5 mark.


#10

I do this all the time since the designer I use only charges $5. I tip $10 or $15 usually.
$5 is pocket change. I consider a $5 sale as a gift.


#11

It’s very rare for me to get tips; never ask/expect them either.


#12

It might be pocket change for you but others might eat on $5 / week.


#13

Not true, things are not so cheap even in India. $5/day you can say, that too won’t be easy.


#14

Sellers need to wake up to the fact that if they think $5 is a lot of money it isn’t.
I’m aware that some economies value $5 highly-- from which sellers only get $4 — but if the majority of your buyers are in western countries they are getting your work free basically if you sell them something for $5. It’s charity to sell anything for only $5.


#15

Ah don’t doubt it, not too long ago I stumbled upon a post in which someone said they live on $5 / week for groceries.


#16

It’s possible if they get most of their supply from government subsidies - that’s for the poorest sections of the population.


#17

$5 is 325 rupees…that’s how much a decent sized pizza for one at my nearby Domino’s Pizza costs; or a cold coffee + chicken wrap at the nearby Cafe Coffee Day…actually they cost more…Rs. 360.


#18

$1 x 20% = $0.8
I think, it’s depends of the buyer, which is Fiverr platform provide in tech things such as designs, webs, hi-tech codes for web purposes and many more which are the sellers need to do maintenance to care of he or she’s tools and taxes also. So I think the $5 minimum of tips is make sense, Please correct me if I am doing something wrong. Sometimes, I give tip to the waiter in the restaurant for at least $5 of minimum and I don’t have problem with that.


#19

If people want to work for a few bucks that’s up to them. Where I live less than a $5 tip is insulting no matter what the check comes to. It may be a cultural or economic difference in locations.


#20

We don’t have a tradition of tipping here, I have very rarely tipped waiters and they don’t expect it either. So I don’t expect tips from anyone, but it always makes me happy when that happens.