Paypal fees for buying?


#1

I have found this today. To buy a gig now the price is $5,50 via paypal?


#2

I have the same question - why does the gig cost $5.50 now? And it’s not PayPal fee, the same processing fee $0.50 appears when ordering with credit card.


#3

It’s in the new Terms of Service: As of November 2014: $0.5 on purchases up to $10 and 5% on purchases greater than $10


#4

so its no longer a Fiverr then?! Rip off!! When did they tell us that they were going to add an admin fee? Did you get an email?


#5

Today, when I got to Fiverr, there was an announcement at the top of the page that the ToS was updated, and a link to the new ToS.


#6

Reply to @redphoenix2: I didn’t get an email nor did a banner appear at the top.



As usual, it would be nice to for fiverr to let the community know in advance.


#7

Does this apply to Fiverr credit, too? I am a seller and a buyer on Fiverr. We already take a 20% cut to sell. I would prefer not to have to tack on an additional 10% just to buy a single gig, too.


#8

Fiverr need to get their act together - this is terrible, it’s called Fiverr for a reason.


#9

You pay taxes on things that you buy in a store. And those taxes are “fees” added to the retailer’s listed price. This is no different. Fiverr is still Fiverr, and basic gigs still cost $5. Only now, there is a nominal processing fee added to every buyer’s purchase.



There’s nothing wrong here, folks. This is a valid, normal business move. Fiverr obviously sees the need to charge a perfectly legal processing fee with every purchase. It’s only 50 cents (on a standard $5 gig). This isn’t going to break the bank, or drive buyers away. Processing fees and taxes are a normal part of doing business.


#10

Reply to @kjblynx: I just went to order a random $5 gig. It DOES add the $0.50 fee to the order, making a total of $5.50 for a gig.


#11

I don’t get it, it’s not Fiverr anymore? It’s 5.50err?


#12

Reply to @dwhsnet:

Actually, it is still Fiverr; basic gigs are still sold for $5. This added fee is not part of the gig cost. It is a fee assessed outside of the original $5 cost.


#13

I wonder would the number of buyers and visitors decrease?


#14

Reply to @venco83:

I doubt it. This is only a 50 cent fee. Most buyers aren’t likely to think twice, since most buyers only purchase basic $5 gigs.


#15

Reply to @kjblynx: TOS clearly says "As of November 2014: $0.5 on purchases up to $10…"



So a single order ($5) would have a 10% fee ($0.50). Thanks for letting me know about it only being money you put into to the system!


#16

Reply to @kjblynx: It certainly isn’t a bug. The Fiverr ToS states the following:

As of November 2014: $0.5 on purchases up to $10 and 5% on purchases greater than $10

#17

What if I’m buying multiples of one $5.00 gig from the same guy. I’m actually doing that right now. .50+.50+.50+.50+.50+.50 etc. etc. It adds up and in this case it’s absurd.Is there a way to pay someone for 30 or more of the same job and only pay one processing fee? I’m not digg’n that part of the transaction.


#18

Well, depending on how much you trust the seller, you could purchase $15 or more worth of gigs (three or more $5 gigs) and the system should only charge you 5% as a processing fee, if I’m reading the above correctly. Such an arrangement would be a custom offer, which the seller can send to you directly in a private message.

But make sure you trust your seller to delivery all of the work on time. And make it a longer gig, so they have plenty of time! This could be tricky if there are too many moving pieces and some revisions/modifications being needed could be difficult with timelines, too. Work out the logistics first, then try a custom offer instead of buying “off the shelf.”