New Beta Pricing Feature


#1

Let me first start off by saying I love that fact that fiverr introduced a beta version to test starting rates above $5. Because I had a gig in the animation category, I had the chance to test it out. I think it’s great we can still offer a base price of $5 but for some of my gigs (like explainer videos) I never sell a single $5 gig.



After implementing a base price of $50 for a month here are some observations


  1. The number of quality orders increased - I think because the gig is at a higher priced at a higher starting point there was more perceived value. This resulted in an increase in repeat business.


  2. The number of unnecessary messages decreased - I got hardly any messages saying "my budget is $5 what can you do for me. I think setting a higher price point eliminates a market of buyers only looking to spend $5 on a gig. While there is nothing wrong with that it is not conducive to every gig.


  3. The number of cancellations on that gig increased- My theory on this is that if I tweak my gig description and instructions the pricing structure will become more clear to potential buyers. I think because this is still a new concept buyers aren’t fully used to seeing, this will improve over time.



    Did anyone else try this? Thoughts?

#2

I would love to have this in my developers gig,
since work is almost always heavy and I have
to explain each buyer why not for 5$…


#3

I love the idea to adjust the price, and a lot of the times extras are well worth more than $5. I want to create wealth for each individual by providing help with their full time gig.


#4

so this feature can apply on any level?? on any category?


#5

Fun fact is, may be this feature isn’t enabled for my category Yet,


#6

I cannot wait to consolidate suite of services to a more compelling and complete solution.

I’m waiting to see when this appears for my account.


#7

This should be introduce to everyone. Yes we can still deliver gigs for $5 why not. But almost everyone have a gig where $5 is just nothing and we waist time explaining to our buyers why they need to order extra. Did they order? Some time yes but most of the time nothing happened.
So i think is good idea this option to be available soon.


#8

I was waiting for this feature for a long time, and posted the request about it, previously. I am excited to have this feature rolled out soon.


#9

i would say yes to this feature, cause doing infographic also a heavy job too, one complex info need 6-8 hour to complete.


#10

I sell dentures direct to clients from my website.
For years, since I came to Fiverr, I was itching to offer those dentures through this channel.
What stopped me was the fact of having to create A LOT of gigs to bring me up to $295!
This $50 gig is a game changer!
Thank you, Fiverr!


#11

How do we find out what categories this is available for?


#12

Since this is in Beta now, and you seem to be having success - Any idea when it’ll roll out for everyone?


#13

I have been very clear about what I’m willing to do for only $5, and it’s something that’s really not worth anyone ordering, so it makes it feel like I’m misleading potential clients with false advertising. My normal minimum is $25 and my average order is $45-50. Since upping my rates, my number of orders has gone way down, but my income has stayed the same.

I wish there was a way as a musician to say “Of course I’ll play the whole song, that doesn’t cost extra” but when they order just $5 and I say “ok, send me pre-written sheet music, a backing track with the tempo for click and the exact times [mm:ss]-[mm:ss] you want me to play up to 15 seconds total” then I seem like I’m being unfair.

This feature will DEFINITELY make my business run more smoothly, and I think customers will have a better understanding of what the real world market is really like. no more “that’s fine, I’ll get some other guy to do it for $5” because that other guy won’t do it either!


#14

I love to have this in my autocad gig


#15

Very cool feature! I’m glad it’s here. Yes, I agree it might take a while for the fiverr visitors to get used to seeing gigs that start at a higher price point but shouldn’t be long before they see higher value being offered as something standard at fiverr. Love it!

Feels like I had to limit my creativity to stuff that was only worth $5 and a few extras, but now I can expand my creative gigs to be much fuller and richer in content, and at a price that works for buyer and seller.

Very cool, very cool! Going to get me some coffee (yum!) and start thinking up of gigs to join the beta testing.

Cheers!


#16

I love this idea. I do mostly copywriting gigs and try to differentiate my services from others on the platform based on my quality and expertise. I won’t write more than a sentence for $5. Having a higher starting price would save me a lot of messaging and more clearly communicate the quality and value I offer.

I do wonder what affect offering higher starting prices will have on the Fiverr brand.


#17

Wow, hope to see this feature in all categories if so soon.


#18

I Like the Idea! It gives us the flexibility to give a total picture of what our gig entails, and customers would pay a greater amount for what they believe is higher quality of work.


#19

I like the idea and I’m eagerly waiting for it to be activated on my account. I’m a medical writer and a doctor. It’s very difficult to explain to clients why every article is not $5 and I’m paid $50 per article outside fiverr.


#20

My perspective is different since I am not a seller, but a buyer instead. For me, the whole idea of fiverr is that you know that everything is going to start at $5 (thus the name of the site). I have purchased multiple things through fiverr over the past couple of months and I really enjoy knowing that when I need something quick, I can jump on and put out my $5 and get it done. Of course I have paid more than $5 for most of my little projects, but to start seeing things priced at $50 as the starting price kind of defeats the purpose of fiverr to me. It seems like jobs that are going to have a base price beyond $5 belong someplace else, like Fragglesrock or Fragglesrock.