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In the "Golden Years" of 5r, some sellers used to have a tip feature as an extra on their gigs. When working with a great seller, it gave me the option to add an extra $5 to $20 (as a pre-tip kinda thing).

What I liked about it is that I was able to give a little extra as a way of "thank you" for the great work that they always do for me. It also saved me some money in processing fees.

It was a win - win for buyers & sellers. I got to praise my regular sellers, without expecting anything extra in return. They felt good knowing how much I appreciate them.

I don't see that anymore on any seller's gigs. Is it no longer allowed by 5r?

Yes, I am aware of the "it is customary to tip" statement at the close of the gig. The problem is, it requires $2 + processing fee,  to do so.

I'm just curious.

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Couple things here:

1) In the "golden years" of Fiverr, prices were abysmal. With Fiverr moving towards more industry standard rates, it's normal that tipping goes down, since people are starting to ask for what they actually want to be paid. 
2) You are prompted to tip when finishing an order, doesn't make sense to start a new order just for the purpose of tipping
2) You also pay processing fees to place an order. I don't see how having a gig called "tips" is any better than just getting tipped at order closing.

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10 minutes ago, gina_riley2 said:

I don't see that anymore on any seller's gigs. Is it no longer allowed by 5r?

As far as I know that kind of gig isn't allowed anymore - don't know if it's 100% sure but I remember this information from the old forum.

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4 minutes ago, visualstudios said:

Couple things here:

1) In the "golden years" of Fiverr, prices were abysmal. With Fiverr moving towards more industry standard rates, it's normal that tipping goes down, since people are starting to ask for what they actually want to be paid. 
2) You are prompted to tip when finishing an order, doesn't make sense to start a new order just for the purpose of tipping
2) You also pay processing fees to place an order. I don't see how having a gig called "tips" is any better than just getting tipped at order closing.

No, not to have a tipping gig but to have it as an extra on your regular gigs.

Like: "I will draw black/white line art for $xx."

Extra 1: Add color: $10

Extra 2: Add background: $10

Extra 3: A tip for coffee: $5

 

 

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2 minutes ago, visualstudios said:

Don't extras also pay processing fees

Only if you get it after the initial order.

Every extra you add after the processing is another transaction. I've bought several hundred gigs here but I have probably 2x as much transactions.

Sometimes I add a few extra revisions (if they have it, as an extra) at the initial purchase and tell seller if I don't use it,  consider it an advance tip. (Just to let them know I won't be a difficult customer making unreasonable demand to get money back or anything silly like that). 

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Ok, I suppose that could work. I never take direct orders, I always send a custom offer after agreeing on a price with the client, so I guess that wouldn't apply to my business model. If the client wants to pay more upfront, I can just send a higher offer with no "extra" needed. At that point (you're doing it pre-emptively), that's not really a tip, just ordering something more expensive to being with. It's only a tip if you decide on it after receiving the product/service.

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Yes, tipping is still allowed and encouraged by Fiverr. I am a seller who has also bought services on Fiverr, and at the end of the order they encourage you to tip the seller. It is mentioned 2 - 3 times.  You will pay the extra processing fee, just like any other transaction. 

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On 10/15/2021 at 10:03 PM, visualstudios said:

Couple things here:

1) In the "golden years" of Fiverr, prices were abysmal. With Fiverr moving towards more industry standard rates, it's normal that tipping goes down, since people are starting to ask for what they actually want to be paid. 
2) You are prompted to tip when finishing an order, doesn't make sense to start a new order just for the purpose of tipping
2) You also pay processing fees to place an order. I don't see how having a gig called "tips" is any better than just getting tipped at order closing.

Thanks for sharing the information. ❤️ 

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