Sellers asking for $ Tips $


#1

Hello guys,

I’m just curious if any sellers actually ask for tips as a matter of course?

For example when delivering the product, do you add a line like “It would be great if you would be so kind to leave a tip…etc” or something similar?

I infrequently get tips, but I’m wondering if by being more proactive, I could generate more income…

I assume buyers are presented with the option to tip after after purchase?

Cheers all,


#2

Fiverr present 2 - 3 screen shots for TIP when order is being completed, asking a buyer for TIP is never a good option, fiverr interface with buyer is doing that part very well…


#3

= begging.

Receiving a tip is to be appreciated, not expected surely?


#4

Great point, thanks!


#5

Yep, Fiverr asks on its own so I do not mention it anywhere. I don’t even ask for a 5-star rating, although many sellers do and it is a good idea. Tips are certainly not required so I see no need to ask any further.


#6

hello @tben2505, nice Topic.
I think that not good to ask for Tips, I like more to receive 5 stars and good review. And I must say, sometimes I put something like “please give good review etc” if I m not sure how much buyer is satisfied. But that was been few times. :slight_smile:
On the end, when You go to bar and when you pay bill, did you waiter asked you for Tip? I think, NO. :slight_smile: Just an example.
But, wish you all the best and let’s keep growing here together. :slight_smile:


#7

Agree - I think we have established that it’s not a good idea.

I was just asking if people did it. It makes sense not to :slight_smile:

Thanks all :slight_smile:


#8

Sellers have asked me for tips, it’s rare but I’ve had

“How about a tip?”

Or

“Tips are appreciated.”

Upon delivery.

For me, it makes no difference, I tip when I feel like it according to what was delivered not because the seller asked.


#9

I think tips are a nice added extra but the reviews are much more important.


#10

Hello everyone, I read there is a person in my same industry that set up a “Gig” to buy him coffee for $5 as a way to tip him. Believe it or not people are actually buying him coffee as a way to tip him. The idea is great, but he does have a “Tons” of followers and seems very talented. I guess at his level or at a good height, you can achieve this like he has. He also has “Massive” 5/4 star ratings…


#11

I like those tip jars, I think it’s “fun” thing to have. If I ever find a Starbucks gratuity gig, I’ll give that seller a big :clap: AND a :wave: for being innovative.

I like starbucks and dunkin donuts. :grinning:


#12

I’ve just posted an interesting tip experience I’ve just had: Take a look at the thread here:


#13

Nope. Great work earns tips


#14

I hate it. I get sellers ask for tips when they first send through the work. Sometimes it needs revision and the fact that they are asking for a tip before having the work signed off is even more unprofessional.


#15

I personally find it a bit rude to ask for a tip. I wouldn’t want a seller to ask me as a buyer, so I don’t ask buyers. I feel the same about reviews - depending on how you word them. I usually give buyers a chance to leave a review themselves, and if they don’t and I feel like they weren’t satisfied, I won’t ask. But if I get the impression they were very impressed, I may ask them a few days later to please do a review based on their experience. And then I hold thumbs and cross fingers and toes hoping for a good one.

Someone else said something that I found helpful, something along the lines of “it’s better for your profile that I don’t leave a review, so don’t ask.”


#16

Instead of asking for a tip why don’t you simply up your charges?


#17

That would almost certainly generate fewer sales


#18

Well begging for tips will generate fewer return customer. It’s called mind over matter


#19

Who is “begging” for tips?


#20

In the business world, what do you call asking for more money after you have already been paid the required amount?