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What actually determines your inbox response time?


keithp1994
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So I'm a new and growing seller on the Fiverr platform, and my experience so far has been pretty good. However, one thing I can't seem to understand is how the inbox response time is calculated. I respond to every single message I get well within 24 hours, never more than that, but as of a few months ago I noticed that my response time randomly went from 1 hour to 2 hours. I didn't think anything of it because it didn't seem like that big of a deal, since I couldn't figure out anything that was changing on my part. But today when I logged in, I noticed that it now says 4 hours. That's ridiculous.

 

Unless your login time on the Fiverr app counts towards the calculation, since technically you're always online with that, I could understand. But even then, even if I receive a message in the middle of the night when I'm asleep, I'm still responding within no more than 24 hours. It bothers me that as a new seller clients would think that I only respond every 4 hours, especially when that number seems to be increasing for no reason at all. 

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Here check this out

https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360011451678

https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360010452637

 

Update: I'd advise you to promote your gig on social media to make your audience aware of your services. As for your response, never delay in responding when a buyer contacts you. remember, the longer you ignore spam messages, the more drops you get.

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17 minutes ago, rbkretouch said:

Okay, now I understand that the calculation for the response time differs from the calculation for the response rate, but that seems to work against the seller. Especially when I read stuff like this:

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Response time tracks all responses, not just the first message from the buyer.

 

 

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Working with buyers in other time zones can affect your response time, but not your response rate.


So if someone is in the middle of a request that hasn't been completed yet, and the buyer happens to send a message at an awkward time, it can lower your response time? I currently have a repeat buyer who's on the other side of the world, so they may send me something when I'm not online, or something that I don't even need to respond to, such as a "Thank you". It just seems a little odd. 

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This doesn't exactly help me with understanding how to prevent these response drops for active clients though (not new clients). By current Fiverr logic, I always need to have the last word, or hope that a buyer doesn't message me in the middle of their order when it's 4am for me. Does the auto-reply feature work with repeat buyers or people you have an active conversation with? 

 

I was under the impression it only helped with buyers you have no prior history with. 

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