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Why, why, why is it so hard to actually get ANY customer support from the Fiverr CS Team? In the many years I have been a seller on Fiverr, if ever an issue comes up, I would reach out in hopes of receiving a shred of assistance.

NEVER HAPPENS.

All they ever do is send a robotic reply about their so-called system’s rules or some other nonsense that is ALWAYS slanted toward the buyers.

Why bother having a Customer Support team if they offer nothing but stock replies and no personal service whatsoever.

Maybe it’s just me, but, they honestly suck.

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Not my personal experience. It’s actually been a long while since I’ve got a template request from them. I don’t have super complicated issues though, mostly just cancelling orders and such.

Even when they don’t give me the answer I was expecting, they still make it clear why, so no complaints from me.

One trend I’ve noticed with people complaining about CS is they tend to get very emotional/personal.

Write, whatever your request is, in a clear, brief and professional tone. Attach supporting documents if applicable. That’s what I’ve always done and have had no problems so far.

Good luck!

Well, I always initiate my request for help with a calm and thorough explanation of the issue. To this I’ve always been met with a boilerplate reply that seemingly ignores any personal questions and makes no attempt to resolve the problem at all. Their stock reply seems to be, “that’s how our system works. There’s nothing we can do about it.”

I then try to curtail my frustration. However, they do not make it easy.

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I assume something must have happened to make you write this post.

It’s truly not even the point that something happened. It’s more that if and when something happens, I have never received any support from Fiverr. Again and again. I just don’t understand this mode of behavior. Why aggravate your sellers? Why not offer professional and personalized assistance? Perhaps they are not schooled in this type of responsiveness.

They sure know how to take our money, though.

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It’s truly not even the point that something happened. It’s more that if and when something happens, I have never received any support from Fiverr. Again and again. I just don’t understand this mode of behavior. Why aggravate your sellers? Why not offer professional and personalized assistance? Perhaps they are not schooled in this type of responsiveness.

They sure know how to take our money, though.

They sure know how to take our money,

They sure do! It’s ridiculous!

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It’s truly not even the point that something happened. It’s more that if and when something happens, I have never received any support from Fiverr. Again and again. I just don’t understand this mode of behavior. Why aggravate your sellers? Why not offer professional and personalized assistance? Perhaps they are not schooled in this type of responsiveness.

They sure know how to take our money, though.

True they charge 20 % from sellers and they also charge few dollars as service charge from buyers, it’s their duty to provide proper assistance.

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True they charge 20 % from sellers and they also charge few dollars as service charge from buyers, it’s their duty to provide proper assistance.

Exactly. Or, at the very least, make a legitimate attempt to resolve the issue. I don’t need anyone to link me to their rules of engagement. I can read. Sometimes the issues are more involved and don’t fit neatly into the parameters of their sacred regulations. For the money they skim they should be willing to actually help out when it is requested.

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Exactly. Or, at the very least, make a legitimate attempt to resolve the issue. I don’t need anyone to link me to their rules of engagement. I can read. Sometimes the issues are more involved and don’t fit neatly into the parameters of their sacred regulations. For the money they skim they should be willing to actually help out when it is requested.

Yes, 20 % commission is not less at all for order with large amounts, they make a lot of money, even if they make it not a problem, but atleast they should provide proper support for the order commission they take.

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That’s not my experience at all - quite the opposite!!! CS has always been very helpful, professional and super kind with me! Always!

Consider yourself lucky, I guess. For me they have always been useless, annoying and highly unprofessional.

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You are not the only one!! i have faced same issue from past 2 years now, before that CS was really nice. Now they dont give a crap, they will keep sending you same copy paste messages. If you query is about A and B, their replies are about Y and Z, completely irrelevant, after flipping at them they reply back properly. I have got about 20 30 tickets opened, they dont bother replying for months. CS are the worst at the moment, i dont know what they get paid for!!

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It’s 50% / 50% for me. When it’s good, it’s very good. Everyone’s polite, the issues are getting resolved quickly, advice is on point.

When it’s bad, it’s me closing the ticket out of frustration because the agent doesn’t speak English well and just responds with randomly generated sentences.

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Yes, and I filled it out.

I wonder who sees that or what it is used for exactly.

I had a puzzling experience a few months ago. I saw a gig with personal contact information in it right in the description. I reported that twice but it was still there, nothing was done. First I was told that it would definitely be removed and was not allowed. Then the second time I asked about it was as if nothing had ever been done the first time. It was strange.

To this day, that gig invites people to contact the seller by email before ordering. I’m not sure what was going on but it seems that what I reported was simply ignored. It’s glaringly against the rules. I try to ignore rule violations I see in gigs now.

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I wonder who sees that or what it is used for exactly.

I had a puzzling experience a few months ago. I saw a gig with personal contact information in it right in the description. I reported that twice but it was still there, nothing was done. First I was told that it would definitely be removed and was not allowed. Then the second time I asked about it was as if nothing had ever been done the first time. It was strange.

To this day, that gig invites people to contact the seller by email before ordering. I’m not sure what was going on but it seems that what I reported was simply ignored. It’s glaringly against the rules. I try to ignore rule violations I see in gigs now.

It might be a part of the internal evaluation process of their agents, maybe in an effort to provide better CS services.

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Why, why, why is it so hard to actually get ANY customer support from the Fiverr CS Team? In the many years I have been a seller on Fiverr, if ever an issue comes up, I would reach out in hopes of receiving a shred of assistance.

NEVER HAPPENS.

All they ever do is send a robotic reply about their so-called system’s rules or some other nonsense that is ALWAYS slanted toward the buyers.

Why bother having a Customer Support team if they offer nothing but stock replies and no personal service whatsoever.

Maybe it’s just me, but, they honestly suck.

Why bother having a Customer Support team if they offer nothing but stock replies and no personal service whatsoever.

For this you can probably blame the thousands of sellers who create ticket after ticket asking for help, orders, money, and various other things which are nothing to do with support along with others who make tickets for things they could google/find in the seller info area/forum.

That’s why the template answers came into being some time back. Before that it was always a personalized answer but the sheer volume of new sellers on Fiverr (many of which will never sell anything) in the past couple of years, it takes a different system to deal with them now.

My own experience has generally been positive though. Occasionally an irrelevant template answer but then the second message would usually be personalized. I find brevity, clarity and screenshots where required tend to give a much better response by the way.

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Why bother having a Customer Support team if they offer nothing but stock replies and no personal service whatsoever.

For this you can probably blame the thousands of sellers who create ticket after ticket asking for help, orders, money, and various other things which are nothing to do with support along with others who make tickets for things they could google/find in the seller info area/forum.

That’s why the template answers came into being some time back. Before that it was always a personalized answer but the sheer volume of new sellers on Fiverr (many of which will never sell anything) in the past couple of years, it takes a different system to deal with them now.

My own experience has generally been positive though. Occasionally an irrelevant template answer but then the second message would usually be personalized. I find brevity, clarity and screenshots where required tend to give a much better response by the way.

I feel bad for customer support agents if it’s anything like the forum.

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I feel bad for customer support agents if it’s anything like the forum.

There are tons of sellers on the forum who talk about discussing things like the algorithm with support. As if the support staff are going to have any insider knowledge on that. They would could sell or use any real info they have for far more than their annual salary.

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There are tons of sellers on the forum who talk about discussing things like the algorithm with support. As if the support staff are going to have any insider knowledge on that. They would could sell or use any real info they have for far more than their annual salary.

There was one a while back who did seem to know, he was always helpful to everyone. They all have sort of a different feel now. Not bad, just different. There was a small handful and you knew right away how helpful they would be.

How many times a day do you suppose they get asked how do I make a sale? How do I get my first sale? How long does it take?

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Why bother having a Customer Support team if they offer nothing but stock replies and no personal service whatsoever.

For this you can probably blame the thousands of sellers who create ticket after ticket asking for help, orders, money, and various other things which are nothing to do with support along with others who make tickets for things they could google/find in the seller info area/forum.

That’s why the template answers came into being some time back. Before that it was always a personalized answer but the sheer volume of new sellers on Fiverr (many of which will never sell anything) in the past couple of years, it takes a different system to deal with them now.

My own experience has generally been positive though. Occasionally an irrelevant template answer but then the second message would usually be personalized. I find brevity, clarity and screenshots where required tend to give a much better response by the way.

For this you can probably blame the thousands of sellers who create ticket after ticket asking for help, orders, money, and various other things which are nothing to do with support along with others who make tickets for things they could google/find in the seller info area/forum.

There are tons of sellers on the forum who talk about discussing things like the algorithm with support.

How many times a day do you suppose they get asked how do I make a sale? How do I get my first sale? How long does it take?

I don’t know if CS gets those type of questions, but what I do know is that there are a lot of very impolite, unkind and aggressive users who see themselves as if they were the center of the universe.

Also, there are those who don’t know how to put their thoughts in black on white, expecting people to decipher whatever they wrote, and there even others who are just unable to explain in a concise, clear way, demanding from CS to waste their time reading their endless speeches.

Last but not least, there are those who simply don’t know basic English, and that’s where the cat jumps into the sink… Mind reading should be a mandatory skill required to all CS agents…

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There was one a while back who did seem to know, he was always helpful to everyone. They all have sort of a different feel now. Not bad, just different. There was a small handful and you knew right away how helpful they would be.

How many times a day do you suppose they get asked how do I make a sale? How do I get my first sale? How long does it take?

Yes! There’s still a few that mark the ticket resolved before waiting for your response… I really appreciate the ones, however, that leave the ticket open so you can respond to what they say.

My manners - don’t like not saying “Thank you” if I found the CS agent helpful :thinking: and I often just open the ticket back up to say thanks – then mark it as resolved myself! LOL

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I miss Hugo from CS. He was always helpful and you could tell he’d actually take time to look into your situation.

There was a pretty sharp dip in quality around a year ago. Many new faces, poor English, copy/pasted answers out of context all the time, etc. Now CS I’m getting seems to be okay.

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I miss Hugo from CS. He was always helpful and you could tell he’d actually take time to look into your situation.

There was a pretty sharp dip in quality around a year ago. Many new faces, poor English, copy/pasted answers out of context all the time, etc. Now CS I’m getting seems to be okay.

Many new faces, poor English, copy/pasted answers out of context all the time

Yes, now you mention it I remember that period. A number of people posted screenshots of conversations and the level of English writing and comprehension was questionable although that hasn’t happened recently.

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