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I know sellers who order you to “Mark the Order as Complete” or “Give me 5 Stars”. This is completely unethical and unprofessional. You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

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I know sellers who order you to “Mark the Order as Complete” or “Give me 5 Stars”. This is completely unethical and unprofessional. You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

No that’s not allowed. You can’t ask for positive feedback. You can request a review, but can’t say what kind of review.

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I know sellers who order you to “Mark the Order as Complete” or “Give me 5 Stars”. This is completely unethical and unprofessional. You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

Mark the Order as Complete

Why not? You can say:

If all of the requirements were met, and you are happy with the delivery please mark the order as completed. Otherwise, in case you need changes please do not hesitate to request a revision. I would be more than happy to assist you.

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Mark the Order as Complete

Why not? You can say:

If all of the requirements were met, and you are happy with the delivery please mark the order as completed. Otherwise, in case you need changes please do not hesitate to request a revision. I would be more than happy to assist you.

Indeed 😊

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You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

No that’s not allowed. You can’t ask for positive feedback. You can request a review, but can’t say what kind of review.

Thanks for letting me know. I am on another marketplace which is extremely small compared to Fiverr and they encourage the sellers to do the same. I think they do it to let the buyers know that “we get sales too.”

Anyways, asking for review doesn’t work. The ones interested in giving a feedback, positive or negative, they do it without caring about what you requested.

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I’m a buyer, and I see Fiverr gradually increasing most areas for properly rewarding sellers with good results. They even introduced tips now!

I’m fully aware some buyers may forget to “close” their orders, and this is rude. But, in this context, pushing for even more rewards may also look too aggressive.

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I have only started asking for a review occasionally in the last few months. I see that it is rewarding to not have to wait so long for the funds to clear so although I still dislike doing it, the benefits outweigh the negative feelings I get and probably the buyers get. I try to ask gently.

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I did a revision and was going to write, “I hope you can give me 5 stars.”

The minute I wrote “stars” I got this warning.

“Reminder: Asking for a particular rating is against our Terms of Service and may result in your account being restricted.”

So I had to delete what I wrote.

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I don’t think it is very professional to ask for “positive feedback” or a “great review”. I’ve hired a few fellow Fiverrs to help out with Spanish files, etc. Two of them have asked for positive feedback and one of them actually said, “Please leave a five star review”. I didn’t leave a 5 star review because honestly the work didn’t warrant it. Having said that, what I feel is even more unprofessional and perhaps even a bit unethical is people having a “gig extra” for tips or “donations”. I’ve seen some for donations for pet bills, vacation funds, even one for a sweets addiction. In my opinion, that should absolutely not be allowed.

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Yeah I never ask for ratings I prefer the buyer to just do his/her thing and once I deliver the order that’s it, it’s done. What the buyer does after that is up to him/her. I consider no rating way better than a 4 star rating or below and certainly asking for a 5 star rating would make me look desperate. Let the quality of your work do the talking.

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Yeah I never ask for ratings I prefer the buyer to just do his/her thing and once I deliver the order that’s it, it’s done. What the buyer does after that is up to him/her. I consider no rating way better than a 4 star rating or below and certainly asking for a 5 star rating would make me look desperate. Let the quality of your work do the talking.

Interesting, “please leave a five star review” sounds rude to me. “I hope you can give me 5 stars” is friendlier, and I’m giving a buyer the opportunity to reply if he can’t or won’t or if he needs something else.

Of course, usually I don’t ask for stars. I used to ask for tips, but Fiverr made tipping easier so I don’t ask anymore. In the old days, sometimes sellers created tip gigs for that purpose.

I consider no rating way better than a 4 star rating or below

I agree. One buyer gave me 4.5 stars and my overall rating went from 5.0 to 4.9. It took me months to get to 5.0, I used to be a 4.7 before Fiverr created the level system. I was demoted twice. Now I’ve been promoted twice.

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As a seller I never asked any buyer for 5 star rating. I deliver his order with full explanation of attachment. I also include preview copy. At the end I always open my self for revision if something still in his mind and never asked for gig extra. Once the order is completed by buyer side I always get 5 star rating and positive feedback. Even one of my buyer has given me Tip for doing his extra work which he forget to give in order. I think every seller should concentrate on his work to satisfy his buyer. Buyer is bound to give you 5 star rating because at that time they don’t have any option to find any loophole in your work.

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As a seller I never asked any buyer for 5 star rating. I deliver his order with full explanation of attachment. I also include preview copy. At the end I always open my self for revision if something still in his mind and never asked for gig extra. Once the order is completed by buyer side I always get 5 star rating and positive feedback. Even one of my buyer has given me Tip for doing his extra work which he forget to give in order. I think every seller should concentrate on his work to satisfy his buyer. Buyer is bound to give you 5 star rating because at that time they don’t have any option to find any loophole in your work.

Once the order is completed by buyer side I always get 5 star rating and positive feedback.

Always? Are you telling me 100% of your orders have ratings? Only 60% of my orders have ratings, many buyers forget to rate, a few will demand changes weeks after delivery.

The buyer is not bound to do anything regardless of the quality of your work.

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Once the order is completed by buyer side I always get 5 star rating and positive feedback.

Always? Are you telling me 100% of your orders have ratings? Only 60% of my orders have ratings, many buyers forget to rate, a few will demand changes weeks after delivery.

The buyer is not bound to do anything regardless of the quality of your work.

Can we tell a buyer a 4 Star review is not a good review? Had this guy leave me my first 4 start review of the year and then made a second order so I’d really like to know fi I can tell him a 4 star review is not a good review.

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Can we tell a buyer a 4 Star review is not a good review? Had this guy leave me my first 4 start review of the year and then made a second order so I’d really like to know fi I can tell him a 4 star review is not a good review.

No you can’t tell him that. I would ask why he is placing another order since he only gave you four stars.

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No you can’t tell him that. I would ask why he is placing another order since he only gave you four stars.

Yeah, thought so. Depending on how this order goes I might have to specifically tell him not to make another order or I’ll cancel it. On that note, do you know something I can say to turn him down gently?

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Yeah, thought so. Depending on how this order goes I might have to specifically tell him not to make another order or I’ll cancel it. On that note, do you know something I can say to turn him down gently?

I feel that I am not the best seller to meet your needs. I hope that you can choose one of the many other fine sellers for your next project who may be a much better fit than I am. I wish you the best of luck.

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I feel that I am not the best seller to meet your needs. I hope that you can choose one of the many other fine sellers for your next project who may be a much better fit than I am. I wish you the best of luck.

Thanks, now I just hope the buyer actually reads it since he has already ignored most of my other messages.

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You may still ask the buyers while making the delivery “Please give us a positive feedback if you really liked what we did for you. It helps us to serve more of you.”

No that’s not allowed. You can’t ask for positive feedback. You can request a review, but can’t say what kind of review.

Thanks @misscrystal for your great advice

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Can we tell a buyer a 4 Star review is not a good review? Had this guy leave me my first 4 start review of the year and then made a second order so I’d really like to know fi I can tell him a 4 star review is not a good review.

Can we tell a buyer a 4 Star review is not a good review

You probably can, there’s always the danger of the buyer accusing you of spamming, so tread lightly.

I would ask him why did he made a second order if he only gave you 4 stars the last time? Tell him it would be better if he didn’t rate your orders.

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Can we tell a buyer a 4 Star review is not a good review

You probably can, there’s always the danger of the buyer accusing you of spamming, so tread lightly.

I would ask him why did he made a second order if he only gave you 4 stars the last time? Tell him it would be better if he didn’t rate your orders.

Tell him it would be better if he didn’t rate your orders.

You can tell them:

Please do not leave me a review. It’s strange when a seller has a regular steady buyer who leaves less than five stars.

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