I’ve seen the sticky post on how to create a better gig. I’ve seen earlier threads based on which Fiverr allowed mutual closure of a sale without affecting the seller’s rating.
However, when a seller creates a gig, I’d appreciate it if they could choose an option allowing them to start working on the gig only if the buyer has submitted a reasonable request.
I put up a gig for $10, offering a service that wouldn’t take more than an hour to execute. Some unknown buyer who has no past purchase history or gigs and has just “sssasasa” mentioned on his (assuming male) description, tries to buy my service, giving me work that’s worth a minimum of $900 worth of work.
I message, saying that it’s not the kind of service I’m providing, and he asks me to cancel.
I click mutual cancellation.
He rejects the cancellation and asks if I could help anyway.
I give reasons why I can’t do so immediately but offer to hear him out on a later date, and click mutual cancel again.
This time he accepts.
I immediately put the gig on pause since I’m worried if someone else would make unreasonable demands.
Even later when I get in touch, he’s a bit unreasonable with his demands and I’m worried that this can happen in future too.
I think many of us would be very grateful if Fiverr provided an option where the buyer places an order and then the seller has the option to either accept or reject the order. This does not have to be a default option for all gigs. The seller can choose if they want the order to be of this type, and the buyer will be able to see that it’s this type of a gig, before they place an order.
Even in the real-world, a seller always has the option of choosing whom he wants to sell a service to. I believe it should be the same in the virtual world. Apart from this, I find Fiverr to be a fantastic site. I love the way y’all have provided the option of creating services with various packages and custom options.