I have read through other forums and no one has mentioned something like this and I think this is the best place to discuss it and maybe if this post gets enough love it will grab the attention of the Fiverr team who could possibly implement this.
Many gigs on fiverr.com are priced based on the word count. It makes sense that any project with more words will inevitably cost more and what I have noticed through my own experience and through the experience of others sellers sometimes a customer will purchase your gig and then when they send the gig requirements they send a script which is over the maximum allowed within the gig package they bought.
MY SOLUTION -
Allow sellers to add a “Script Word Counter Box” and so when the buyer is sending you their files and what not for the order to begin, it can be mandatory for them to pop their script into the script box. This box will automatically count the words within the box and if the amount counted is more than what is allowed in this package then there will be two options for the buyer. They can edit their script so as to reduce the words to the word limit allowed in that package or they can purchase additional words using a gig extra “Word Increase” and of course sellers could decide beforehand how much each additional word or 50 words or 1000 words will cost.
This would stop the many orders which are place daily which is not correct.
The many outcomes of this type of situation are;
The customer decides to cancel the order
The seller has to work for less money to keep the order
The buyer has to pay more to get the order completed and they feel misled
The seller has to wait for the order to be resolved before they can start and this loses time to complete the order.
So yea I think this feature would help sellers, buyers and (Since it will reduce cancellations) fiverr too!
Does anyone have any other ideas of how this could work?