From a logical/business perspective I understand why Fiverr does it, but it boggles my mind how the forum in general just came to accept as the universal truth that they do it, because otherwise people would game the system.
I imagine going to a restaurant, and upon learning that management dips into the staff’s tipping jar, being told they do this cause otherwise staff would just undercharge patrons in order to receive the exceeding amount in the form of gratuity.
Yes, it’s a big market and some people would most likely do that, some of them would get scammed out of their money (karma working at its finest) and some would get away with it. Truth is it would be really easy to find a pattern and punish those doing that.
But, as a business owner, if someone were to tell me: Do you want to spend more money in order to make less money? I’d probably have the same posture as Fiverr does tbh, which is why I understand why they do it, but I think we need to stop making it sound like they have no choice cause most users would just jump in the first opportunity to scam the system in place in order to make a an extra 20% on what most likely would be a symbolic value to begin with.
Primarily working as a WordPress Developer I’d say I had access to over 90% of all my buyer’s emails. How many emails have I sent them? How many buyers have I tried to take away of the platform? And believe me when I say I’ve had more than a few legit buyers proposing it to me.
Edit: Ops, didn’t mean to direct that at you Gina