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Communication is the most important factor in determining Buyer satisfaction and securing repeat business. As your business on Fiverr grows, you will develop your own communication style that works specifically for your brand and target audience. Learning to effectively communicate with Buyers is a skill that will improve over time until you have a list of phrases and methods that you can use with confidence in any situation.


Tips for Communicating with Buyers Throughout an Order


It’s important to utilize formal communication methods with Buyers. Rather than treating conversations like sending text messages back and forth, use a structured format in your sentences and paragraphs. Form complete thoughts in longer messages to convey all the necessary information in fewer messages. This can help prevent confusion and make it easier to review communication, which is especially helpful if Customer Support needs to intervene.
 

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There are three important points in an order lifecycle where you can increase your Buyer’s satisfaction by communicating effectively: before, during, and after.

 

         1. Before an order begins
Make sure you have all the information you need from a Buyer before starting any work on their behalf. This includes information about what they need, how much room they have in their budget, and any deadlines for completion. As soon as you know what needs to be done, share those details with your Buyer. This will help ensure that everyone has a clear understanding of the order goals and what is expected from both parties during its execution.

 

         2. During an order
 Although it might be tempting to immediately get to work using the information provided in the requirements, your Buyer may have expectations that weren’t explicitly mentioned. It’s good to get into the habit of reviewing the requirements carefully and reaching out if anything is unclear or incomplete. This will help manage expectations on both ends, making it more likely for the Buyer to be satisfied with their delivery.


Keep in regular contact with your Buyer throughout an order, so they know how things are progressing and what needs to happen next for them to receive their desired outcome at each stage. Make sure that you answer questions quickly and thoroughly so your client knows they can reach out if they need help with anything related to the project. This also means responding quickly to requests for changes and letting your client know if there are unexpected changes in scope or timeline.

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         3. After an order closes
Many Sellers believe that the line of communication closes once the order does. However, staying in touch with Buyers will ensure you’ve delivered to their satisfaction and solidify you as their go-to Seller. Thank every Buyer for working with you and inform them of your additional, related services, so they know you can offer even more value. 

 

Lastly, remind them they will be getting an anonymous, confidential post-order survey and that their feedback is welcome but keep in mind to not guide them to a positive to not violate the Terms of Service.

 

When you communicate the right information at the right time, you're providing immense value to your Buyer - and that's something they just might reward you for. Good communication will not only lead to Buyer satisfaction but can also generate repeat business for your blossoming freelancing career!
 

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On 3/8/2023 at 2:49 AM, adrian_success said:

Communication is the most important factor in determining Buyer satisfaction and securing repeat business. As your business on Fiverr grows, you will develop your own communication style that works specifically for your brand and target audience. Learning to effectively communicate with Buyers is a skill that will improve over time until you have a list of phrases and methods that you can use with confidence in any situation.


Tips for Communicating with Buyers Throughout an Order


It’s important to utilize formal communication methods with Buyers. Rather than treating conversations like sending text messages back and forth, use a structured format in your sentences and paragraphs. Form complete thoughts in longer messages to convey all the necessary information in fewer messages. This can help prevent confusion and make it easier to review communication, which is especially helpful if Customer Support needs to intervene.
 

image.thumb.jpeg.5370ece446cb4d709a9902310aea8ec9.jpeg

 

There are three important points in an order lifecycle where you can increase your Buyer’s satisfaction by communicating effectively: before, during, and after.

 

         1. Before an order begins
Make sure you have all the information you need from a Buyer before starting any work on their behalf. This includes information about what they need, how much room they have in their budget, and any deadlines for completion. As soon as you know what needs to be done, share those details with your Buyer. This will help ensure that everyone has a clear understanding of the order goals and what is expected from both parties during its execution.

 

         2. During an order
 Although it might be tempting to immediately get to work using the information provided in the requirements, your Buyer may have expectations that weren’t explicitly mentioned. It’s good to get into the habit of reviewing the requirements carefully and reaching out if anything is unclear or incomplete. This will help manage expectations on both ends, making it more likely for the Buyer to be satisfied with their delivery.


Keep in regular contact with your Buyer throughout an order, so they know how things are progressing and what needs to happen next for them to receive their desired outcome at each stage. Make sure that you answer questions quickly and thoroughly so your client knows they can reach out if they need help with anything related to the project. This also means responding quickly to requests for changes and letting your client know if there are unexpected changes in scope or timeline.

image.thumb.png.9bf8cbdee2b5cc9eeff8b0661001a042.png

         3. After an order closes
Many Sellers believe that the line of communication closes once the order does. However, staying in touch with Buyers will ensure you’ve delivered to their satisfaction and solidify you as their go-to Seller. Thank every Buyer for working with you and inform them of your additional, related services, so they know you can offer even more value. 

 

Lastly, remind them they will be getting an anonymous, confidential post-order survey and that their feedback is welcome but keep in mind to not guide them to a positive to not violate the Terms of Service.

 

When you communicate the right information at the right time, you're providing immense value to your Buyer - and that's something they just might reward you for. Good communication will not only lead to Buyer satisfaction but can also generate repeat business for your blossoming freelancing career!
 

Smart Information! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Definately and helpful. Sometimes it´s also better to refuse a potential order, although someone is willing to buy but it actually doesn´t match with what he or she is looking for. It´s better to be honest than to convince and stress about satisfaction. 

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On 3/8/2023 at 1:49 AM, adrian_success said:

Communication is the most important factor in determining Buyer satisfaction and securing repeat business. As your business on Fiverr grows, you will develop your own communication style that works specifically for your brand and target audience. Learning to effectively communicate with Buyers is a skill that will improve over time until you have a list of phrases and methods that you can use with confidence in any situation.


Tips for Communicating with Buyers Throughout an Order


It’s important to utilize formal communication methods with Buyers. Rather than treating conversations like sending text messages back and forth, use a structured format in your sentences and paragraphs. Form complete thoughts in longer messages to convey all the necessary information in fewer messages. This can help prevent confusion and make it easier to review communication, which is especially helpful if Customer Support needs to intervene.
 

image.thumb.jpeg.5370ece446cb4d709a9902310aea8ec9.jpeg

 

There are three important points in an order lifecycle where you can increase your Buyer’s satisfaction by communicating effectively: before, during, and after.

 

         1. Before an order begins
Make sure you have all the information you need from a Buyer before starting any work on their behalf. This includes information about what they need, how much room they have in their budget, and any deadlines for completion. As soon as you know what needs to be done, share those details with your Buyer. This will help ensure that everyone has a clear understanding of the order goals and what is expected from both parties during its execution.

 

         2. During an order
 Although it might be tempting to immediately get to work using the information provided in the requirements, your Buyer may have expectations that weren’t explicitly mentioned. It’s good to get into the habit of reviewing the requirements carefully and reaching out if anything is unclear or incomplete. This will help manage expectations on both ends, making it more likely for the Buyer to be satisfied with their delivery.


Keep in regular contact with your Buyer throughout an order, so they know how things are progressing and what needs to happen next for them to receive their desired outcome at each stage. Make sure that you answer questions quickly and thoroughly so your client knows they can reach out if they need help with anything related to the project. This also means responding quickly to requests for changes and letting your client know if there are unexpected changes in scope or timeline.

image.thumb.png.9bf8cbdee2b5cc9eeff8b0661001a042.png

         3. After an order closes
Many Sellers believe that the line of communication closes once the order does. However, staying in touch with Buyers will ensure you’ve delivered to their satisfaction and solidify you as their go-to Seller. Thank every Buyer for working with you and inform them of your additional, related services, so they know you can offer even more value. 

 

Lastly, remind them they will be getting an anonymous, confidential post-order survey and that their feedback is welcome but keep in mind to not guide them to a positive to not violate the Terms of Service.

 

When you communicate the right information at the right time, you're providing immense value to your Buyer - and that's something they just might reward you for. Good communication will not only lead to Buyer satisfaction but can also generate repeat business for your blossoming freelancing career!
 

Thanks to your guiding information.

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Undoubtedly beneficial. In some cases, it's even preferable to reject a potential order - even if the buyer is willing to buy, but it doesn't fit their needs. It is preferable to be truthful than to suggest and insist on satisfaction.

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