Due past events on my Fiverr account, I want to know other sellers opinion about vetting buyers. I’m finding myself researching the following about buyers:
- the country where buyers are from
- how long they have been on Fiverr
- a description of themselves
- what other sellers have experienced with that buyer (i.e. buyer ratings)
With a typical buyer, none of the above is usually available, other than start date.
At the very least, I think sellers should be able to do the following when working with buyers:
- See reviews for other gigs left by the buyer (from buyers profile)
- See reviews left by sellers about that buyer (on buyers profile)
- See what the buyers overall rating is too
- Pick the country where they want to do business
- Also, a statement that says something like, “IP Verified.”
The goal is to have better quality control. As a seller, I want to work with people who seem like they would be a good buyer to work with; not do work for some unknown individual only to find myself struggling to get money back because the buyer was a fraud.
I truly believe to make Fiverr a better marketplace, their needs to be vetting on both ends of the transaction. My profile as a seller is well publicized; It’s time to start protect us (sellers) too.
I’ve also suggested in the past to allow sellers to accept or deny a request to work with the buyer.
The reason why to accept or deny is because if I discover during the process that the buyer has no history and they may be bad for my business reputation, then I feel like sellers should have the opportunity to turn away that business (not cancellation - because at this point, it seems the algorithm incorporates that into a sellers overall ratings).