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I see world is suffering from Covid 19 and to help Freelancers and clients i would suggest fiverr management to either remove or reduce fee percentage for a specific time.That will really benefit all struggling online businesses in this tough time.What is your say?

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I see world is suffering from Covid 19 and to help Freelancers and clients i would suggest fiverr management to either remove or reduce fee percentage for a specific time.That will really benefit all struggling online businesses in this tough time.What is your say?

That will really benefit all struggling online businesses in this tough time.What is your say?

  • Are petrol stations passing massive drops in the price of oil onto motorists and businesses? - No.
  • Are power companies passing reduced energy consumption savings onto businesses and people stuck at home with nothing to do but watch Netflix? - No.
  • Are people suddenly without jobs and businesses that can’t open being given rent/mortgage holidays or even discounts? - No.

Is everyone else being encouraged to make major financial and lifestyle sacrifices? - Yes.

Fiverr is a business with the same, if not greater overheads than it had before Covid-19. If sellers want to discount their rates to help their buyers they can. However, asking Fiverr itself to reduce its fee makes no logical sense if you care about the continuity of the platform.

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Hello awesome sellers,

I just thought about something, but I don’t know if Fiverr can make it possible. The thing is, I don’t know if Fiverr can fasten the fund clearance period during this Covid-19 period to help sellers pay bills and get some things to sustain this stay at home period.

Regards,
Adams

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A very fine day to you Adams, I thinks fiverr’s clearance period is because of keeping the process safe from the hackers, securing your funds and the transaction I guess. But I’m wondering if you have faced with that bill troubles as how I know because of pandemic situation in whole world all payments are transferred to next month or even debts are forgiven. Are you sure you can’t avoid of paying bills in this month?

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Does anyone know if Fiverr is planning to offer some fees reduction during these hard times of the COVID-19 outbreak?

I’m sure that if Fiverr shows some empathy sellers will do their part to offer discounts too and help organizations that need a hand.

Update:
A more detailed conversation of this subject is in this other thread:
https://forum.fiverr.com/t/helping-out-organizations-affected-by-covid-19-or-fighting-against-it

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:29 PM, cyaxrex said:
  • Are petrol stations passing massive drops in the price of oil onto motorists and businesses? - No.
  • Are power companies passing reduced energy consumption savings onto businesses and people stuck at home with nothing to do but watch Netflix? - No.
  • Are people suddenly without jobs and businesses that can’t open being given rent/mortgage holidays or even discounts? - No.

Is everyone else being encouraged to make major financial and lifestyle sacrifices? - Yes.

Fiverr is a business with the same, if not greater overheads than it had before Covid-19. If sellers want to discount their rates to help their buyers they can. However, asking Fiverr itself to reduce its fee makes no logical sense if you care about the continuity of the platform.

Even if the sellers promote their own donations and discounts it will never have the same reach, not even fraction of what can be possible if Fiverr makes an official announcement and promotion.

Showing some empathy and participating in social causes can work to create business relationships and increase Fiverr’s reach, so yes they can have financial benefit at the end of the day by leading this initiative.

Also this can be regulated, by only offering fees reductions to sellers that participate in this initiative, this can be well administrated with the tools they have so this initiative works in the expected way and preventing people taking advantage for a selfish purpose.

You have to look the big picture, think on business adaptation to a situation that could bring them benefit and reputation in the long term.

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Even if the sellers promote their own donations and discounts it will never have the same reach, not even fraction of what can be possible if Fiverr makes an official announcement and promotion.

Showing some empathy and participating in social causes can work to create business relationships and increase Fiverr’s reach, so yes they can have financial benefit at the end of the day by leading this initiative.

Also this can be regulated, by only offering fees reductions to sellers that participate in this initiative, this can be well administrated with the tools they have so this initiative works in the expected way and preventing people taking advantage for a selfish purpose.

Showing some empathy and participating in social causes can work to create business relationships and increase Fiverr’s reach,

Right now we are in the middle of 2 pandemics. Pandemic 1 is the Coronavirus. Pandemic 2 is a pandemic of mass virtue signalling.

Think about what is being asked here. You want a company that gives you a platform to lower it’s take home fee, when you yourself could lower your fee to help your target market. There’s empathy and there is passing the charitable buck.

I paid for my neighbors groceries yesterday. What I didn’t do is ask the mobile grocer I use to give them away for free or give the person who needed help a discount.

If you want to do something magnanimous or charitable in any crisis, do it. No one is stopping you.

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Does anyone know if Fiverr is planning to offer some fees reduction during these hard times of the COVID-19 outbreak?

I’m sure that if Fiverr shows some empathy sellers will do their part to offer discounts too and help organizations that need a hand.

Update:

A more detailed conversation of this subject is in this other thread:

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/helping-out-organizations-affected-by-covid-19-or-fighting-against-it

Does anyone know if Fiverr is planning to offer some fees reduction during these hard times of the COVID-19 outbreak?

I assure you they are not planning to do that. But if you want to make certain of this you can always ask customer support.

We have no way of knowing here.

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Hello Fiverr Authority, please support/hlep your sellers by reducing your % of fees. Please consider this point.

Why would they lower their fees? You can charge more and earn more if you want. Fees are fine, considering the fact that we are barely promoting our gigs and get clients.

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Does anyone know if Fiverr is planning to offer some fees reduction during these hard times of the COVID-19 outbreak?

I assure you they are not planning to do that. But if you want to make certain of this you can always ask customer support.

We have no way of knowing here.

I agree your opinion …

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hope fiverr offer faster withdrawal time and lower fees.

Doubtful, @chrisdata. Faster withdrawals would ruin Fiverr’s level benefits, and get in the way of their normal security clearance time. As for lower fees, I don’t see this happening either, because Fiverr still needs to maintain their site, and the fees are said to cover this.

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Doubtful, @chrisdata. Faster withdrawals would ruin Fiverr’s level benefits, and get in the way of their normal security clearance time. As for lower fees, I don’t see this happening either, because Fiverr still needs to maintain their site, and the fees are said to cover this.

Faster withdrawals would ruin Fiverr’s level benefits, and get in the way of their normal security clearance time.

Uber manages. If an Uber driver abuses the platform, he or she can be deactivated. Same goes for Uber passengers.

DoorDash pays you once a week, until you have made over 50 deliveries. Then you get get paid earlier, for a fee.

Fiverr is not keeping up with their competition, “adapt or die” isn’t just about evolution.

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Faster withdrawals would ruin Fiverr’s level benefits, and get in the way of their normal security clearance time.

Uber manages. If an Uber driver abuses the platform, he or she can be deactivated. Same goes for Uber passengers.

DoorDash pays you once a week, until you have made over 50 deliveries. Then you get get paid earlier, for a fee.

Fiverr is not keeping up with their competition, “adapt or die” isn’t just about evolution.

fiverr is owned by stockholders. The top executives cannot do things like that without the approval of the majority of stockholders probably. And there is no doubt whatsoever they wouldn’t approve of it.

What if you had invested $20,000 in fiverr stock thereby giving you partial ownership of the company and then the chairman announced to all stockholders fiverr was lowing it’s fees. You would be able to sue the chairman of the board and the entire board of directors.

It would be called gross mismanagement.

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This is just naive. Considering that fiverr is bringing promoted gigs back, it doesn’t look like they’re planning to reduce anything anytime soon.

Let’s hope they don’t raise fees. People on this forum keep thinking fiverr is a charity for some reason.

Our food stores have jacked up prices in spite of it not being legal to do that right now.

Last time I checked fiverr was in business to make money.

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Let’s hope they don’t raise fees. People on this forum keep thinking fiverr is a charity for some reason.

Our food stores have jacked up prices in spite of it not being legal to do that right now.

Last time I checked fiverr was in business to make money.

Exactly. Let’s not accidentally call this into existence, though. -20% is the absolute limit of what I can afford.

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Exactly. Let’s not accidentally call this into existence, though. -20% is the absolute limit of what I can afford.

Hopefully everyone staying home bored looking at their computers will help business.

I see this entire episode fading out faster than we think actually.

This is a potential goldmine for pharmaceutical companies and vaccine companies.

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Hopefully everyone staying home bored looking at their computers will help business.

I see this entire episode fading out faster than we think actually.

This is a potential goldmine for pharmaceutical companies and vaccine companies.

I see this entire episode fading out faster than we think actually.

I sure hope so. I’ll take any future prognosis that is not downright apocalyptic at this point.

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