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imsalead

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Hello Community,

As I’m relatively new to commissioning gigs through Fiverr, I’d appreciate ‘guidance for a novice’ as to why I have to pay upfront for a gig - as opposed to having the option of depositing funds into escrow, for delivery of payment upon completion of the work?

Look forward to your comments and perhaps information that an escrow option does in fact exist!

Thanks.

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You pay to Fiverr, and Fiverr only pays the seller 14 days after the order was marked as completed.

You should definitely listen to @lloydsolutions and read Fiverr’s Term of Service, though. They explain how Fiverr works, what’s allowed, and what isn’t. Reading them will help you not only learn about payment, but also about a bunch of other things, and help you stay safe on Fiverr.

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Hello Community,

As I’m relatively new to commissioning gigs through Fiverr, I’d appreciate ‘guidance for a novice’ as to why I have to pay upfront for a gig - as opposed to having the option of depositing funds into escrow, for delivery of payment upon completion of the work?

Look forward to your comments and perhaps information that an escrow option does in fact exist!

Thanks.

why I have to pay upfront for a gig - as opposed to having the option of depositing funds into escrow,

Hello, usually escrow is used for purchases that are very expensive, at least around $500 and up. Fiverr wants to know a buyer has paid for work before it’s done to avoid a lot of potential problems with trying to collect money after work has been done.

Also, escrow is straightforward for items where there is no judgement call once something has been delivered as to whether it was done to the clients satisfaction or not. For example, domain names are an example of where escrow is often used, so the name is delivered correctly before the seller receives payment.

Here there is the not uncommon situation of the buyer claiming they don’t like what they got, or the order wasn’t completed correctly. At least this way fiverr knows the work has been paid for before the work is delivered, and the potential complaints start.

Fiverr wouldn’t be able to operate efficiently if all sellers were sitting around wondering if they would get paid for the work they did.

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