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No, there is not a way to cancel and not affect your stats.

Actually there is only if it was a wrong order. The seller does need to contact customer support and they will cancel from their side without affecting completion rate and cancellation rate.

Happened with me 2 times this month and that’s exactly what I did.

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Actually there is only if it was a wrong order. The seller does need to contact customer support and they will cancel from their side without affecting completion rate and cancellation rate.

Happened with me 2 times this month and that’s exactly what I did.

Oh wow. Thank you. Did not know that.

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Would love to hear how this cancellation goes for you. My experience is that cancellations do affect your completion rate regardless of reason. That happened to me – for example, once a buyer accidentally ordered a large order twice, another changed his mind because he didn’t read the delivery time. I contacted CS and was told that any cancellation will affect your completion stat. Hope Fiverr will change this policy.

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Would love to hear how this cancellation goes for you. My experience is that cancellations do affect your completion rate regardless of reason. That happened to me – for example, once a buyer accidentally ordered a large order twice, another changed his mind because he didn’t read the delivery time. I contacted CS and was told that any cancellation will affect your completion stat. Hope Fiverr will change this policy.

when did this happen? :thinking:

Hope Fiverr will change this policy.

If it happened recently then maybe the person who is assigned to your ticket does not know this:

Actually there is only if it was a wrong order. The seller does need to contact customer support and they will cancel from their side without affecting completion rate and cancellation rate.

@editnow You have a very unique and stuck in a mind username btw. 🤭

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You know you’ll get a terrible review right after

No, why? If you did a good job he would need to lie. You guys give in to these things much too easily.

You can’t allow yourself to be easily pushed around by the whims of buyers this way.

It happened to me last week and I said no. And the buyer was happy at the end of it.

Have control of what happens with your gigs and your orders. Of course if every review is a matter of concern your opinion might differ from mine, but in general it’s best if you can not operate from a position of fear of a bad review.

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I like that this topic is again on the Forum. The policy needs to change and be more flexible.

Here are excerpts of CS responses to me regarding cancellations:

December 2018
“Unfortunately, at the moment all cancellations count towards your rate and cannot be excluded.”

January 2019
“All order cancellations are reflected in your statistics and it is not possible to exclude an order from counting towards your statistics or have them removed from it.”

On the latest cancellation, I denied the buyer’s request to cancel NINE times. (Yikes!) Even had calm, reasonable discussions with the buyer about why the cancellation was unwarranted.

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I like that this topic is again on the Forum. The policy needs to change and be more flexible.

Here are excerpts of CS responses to me regarding cancellations:

December 2018

“Unfortunately, at the moment all cancellations count towards your rate and cannot be excluded.”

January 2019

“All order cancellations are reflected in your statistics and it is not possible to exclude an order from counting towards your statistics or have them removed from it.”

On the latest cancellation, I denied the buyer’s request to cancel NINE times. (Yikes!) Even had calm, reasonable discussions with the buyer about why the cancellation was unwarranted.

😀 that’s bold. I think buyers can be cyber bullies sometimes and Fiverr has to check this trend. Just a thought, is it possible for a Fiverr to include a damage fee clause for buyers. I mean, canceling an order just because you’re not in the mood anymore should not be my concern.

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There is one situation that is specifically addressed in Support articles - if a buyer says they ordered by mistake and did not enter requirements to start the order.

If the order is incomplete and the clock is not running, Fiverr allows no-fault cancellation with restrictions:

" When an order is marked as Incomplete, the buyer is still required to submit the requested information for the seller to complete the order. The order status cannot be adjusted until the buyer replies to the seller’s instructions.

*Note: After a week has passed from the original order creation, a seller can cancel the order without any harm to their cancellation ratio or ratings. "

https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/order-status

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There is one situation that is specifically addressed in Support articles - if a buyer says they ordered by mistake and did not enter requirements to start the order.

If the order is incomplete and the clock is not running, Fiverr allows no-fault cancellation with restrictions:

" When an order is marked as Incomplete, the buyer is still required to submit the requested information for the seller to complete the order. The order status cannot be adjusted until the buyer replies to the seller’s instructions.

*Note: After a week has passed from the original order creation, a seller can cancel the order without any harm to their cancellation ratio or ratings. "

https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/order-status

What happens in cases where the buyer says he’s not in the mood anymore or has figured it out himself and wants to cancel the order?

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There is one situation that is specifically addressed in Support articles - if a buyer says they ordered by mistake and did not enter requirements to start the order.

If the order is incomplete and the clock is not running, Fiverr allows no-fault cancellation with restrictions:

" When an order is marked as Incomplete, the buyer is still required to submit the requested information for the seller to complete the order. The order status cannot be adjusted until the buyer replies to the seller’s instructions.

*Note: After a week has passed from the original order creation, a seller can cancel the order without any harm to their cancellation ratio or ratings. "

https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/order-status

*Note: After a week has passed from the original order creation, a seller can cancel the order without any harm to their cancellation ratio or ratings. "

I had someone cancel an order that never started that they had purchased about two years ago and my cancellation rate was affected by it.

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What happens in cases where the buyer says he’s not in the mood anymore or has figured it out himself and wants to cancel the order?

i recommend to negotiate that with the buyer and convince him to get more for his order instead of canceling it, like promo code offer or mufti- item package , it works for me , i hope you can solve this 🙂

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*Note: After a week has passed from the original order creation, a seller can cancel the order without any harm to their cancellation ratio or ratings. "

I had someone cancel an order that never started that they had purchased about two years ago and my cancellation rate was affected by it.

This is a fairly new policy as far as I know. It has worked for a few people for sure, but I haven’t needed it myself.

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This is a fairly new policy as far as I know. It has worked for a few people for sure, but I haven’t needed it myself.

I don’t trust that article. I think that customer support would say the usual about it not being something they can change when the cancellation rate is affected. Those articles are not always accurate.

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I don’t trust that article. I think that customer support would say the usual about it not being something they can change when the cancellation rate is affected. Those articles are not always accurate.

I cancelled recently few incomplete orders that I had for months after I discovered that new policy. To be precised I cancelled 4 incomplete orders this month and it didn’t go into my stats.

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I cancelled recently few incomplete orders that I had for months after I discovered that new policy. To be precised I cancelled 4 incomplete orders this month and it didn’t go into my stats.

I cancelled 4 incomplete orders this month and it didn’t go into my stats

That’s good news cause buyer made the mistake so it shouldn’t count.

Also

there is gig requirement section which is very helpful if buyer accidentally place an order then it won’t start unless he write the requirements which makes this not accidental.

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I cancelled recently few incomplete orders that I had for months after I discovered that new policy. To be precised I cancelled 4 incomplete orders this month and it didn’t go into my stats.

This is really confusing. How was the order cancelled and what cancellation options were selected? I guess that decides everything.

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This is really confusing. How was the order cancelled and what cancellation options were selected? I guess that decides everything.

Nothing is really confusing. You can choose whatever option is suits you or You can choose “buyer is unresponsive” and that’s it. Your choice.

I chose to contact support because I didn’t want to wait 2 days.

The main thing that that cancellation wouldn’t go into your record.

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Nothing is really confusing. You can choose whatever option is suits you or You can choose “buyer is unresponsive” and that’s it. Your choice.

I chose to contact support because I didn’t want to wait 2 days.

The main thing that that cancellation wouldn’t go into your record.

What’s confusing is some say a mutual cancellation does not affect their stats while others say it does. I am wondering maybe its due to the cancellation option selected.

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