Do you want to queue on Fiverr?

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I had an interesting thought about the social implications behind the metrics of a fiverr gig. I personally think that when there are orders in the seller's queue it sends a social signal to buyers that this product is popular and worth investing in. This of course is depending on if the delivery period is sensible say 1-4 days. I think along with a strong rating this can really boost further sales.

However If you look at a gig that has a lot of previous orders and a great rating but no active orders I don't think it looks as credible somehow. I think it looks a lot less attractive than someone comparable who has even 1/2 orders in the queue.

Do you think queued orders affect sales levels? Do you think sales would be more if someone was to always have at lease one dummy order in the queue?

I know too many orders in the queue can put off buyers who need a quick turnaround, but what are your thoughts on cases besides this?
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    I hate the queues, I think people except quick delivery. I think nowdays fiverr offers a quick sale option, thats what I prefer.
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    • Profile picture of the author petemcal
      Originally Posted by sexy sue View Post

      I hate the queues, I think people except quick delivery. I think nowdays fiverr offers a quick sale option, thats what I prefer.
      Yeah I have seen these express gigs; the seller guarantees delivery in under 24 hours. They will surely gain more sales over similar competitors with a longer delivery period.
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      • Three people have already voiced their opinion two stating they hate queues and one specifically stating he does not order from gigs with queues >5. So clearly it does play a part in decision making and is NOT meaningless.

        Oh, please. Statistically any sample size gleaned from one thread on the WF is going to be too small to be significant. Also, these respondents self-selected (meaning, not everyone who reads this posts an answer).

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          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Oh, please. Statistically any sample size gleaned from one thread on the WF is going to be too small to be significant. Also, these respondents self-selected (meaning, not everyone who reads this posts an answer).

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          I was not trying to claim that these three people's opinions had any statistical significance. I did not state this nor would I so, as I know that you cannot claim validity on the opinions of three people.

          What I meant by raising this point is that people were contributing to the discussion. They wanted to have an input, and therefore the topic was not completely meaningless like the previous poster had said. I was just simply saying that queues into some people's considerations in some form.

          Sorry if I caused any confusion.
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    I don't order if I see more than 5 orders in queue. I just don't like the idea that If something happens to the seller and he couldn't finish the 5 orders in time I would loose many days just by waiting.
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    • Profile picture of the author petemcal
      Originally Posted by SamuelUherek View Post

      I don't order if I see more than 5 orders in queue. I just don't like the idea that If something happens to the seller and he couldn't finish the 5 orders in time I would loose many days just by waiting.
      Thanks for your reply Samuel, I also enjoyed your post which was syndicated on best of fiverr, I've put into effect your keyword stuff description strategy you described.

      I usually try and keep the queues as small as possible, simply for the purpose that the faster I get them done the more work I can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

    Meaningless thread..sorry.....dont mind btw
    I have to fundamentally disagree with you on that point sorry. Consumer psychology plays a HUGE role in the conversion of sales. On an internet webpage the scope of the environment in which a consumer can be manipulated is much smaller. It completely contrasts with the holistic environment of a physical store.

    Therefore smaller things such as orders in queue, the position of a sign up form for a marketer's list, the colour/style of purchase buttons all matter. All these factors have a subconscious aggregate effect on the consumer's decision to purchase (or not).

    Three people have already voiced their opinion two stating they hate queues and one specifically stating he does not order from gigs with queues >5. So clearly it does play a part in decision making and is NOT meaningless.

    I have done an academic thesis in the psychology of internet marketing, I can guarantee you it is far from a meaningless topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author eniggma
    I think Queues do play a part in the minds of people when they look for gigs. Seeing that a Gig has a lot of completed orders, a good rating, plus orders in the Queue builds a type of credibility. But if the wait time or Queue is too long I don't care about any of that I'm not getting in too long of a line.
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    Hmmm... I was thinking about this as well. I noticed that I tend to get fiverr orders in small "bursts", so when I have one order in queue for a particular gig, I tend to 2/3 more order within hours. And when I deliver them and have 0 in the queue again, sales die down a bit until I get the next order which gives another "burst". However, the most I've had in queue for a gig has been no more than 5, and orders are completed in 1 to 3 days depending on the gig. So this may not apply to other gigs with different order volumes and delivery days.
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    • Profile picture of the author petemcal
      Originally Posted by megawarrior View Post

      Hmmm... I was thinking about this as well. I noticed that I tend to get fiverr orders in small "bursts", so when I have one order in queue for a particular gig, I tend to 2/3 more order within hours. And when I deliver them and have 0 in the queue again, sales die down a bit until I get the next order which gives another "burst". However, the most I've had in queue for a gig has been no more than 5, and orders are completed in 1 to 3 days depending on the gig. So this may not apply to other gigs with different order volumes and delivery days.
      I too have noticed the bursts in sales you talk of megawarrior. Perhaps fiverr use a similar system to ebay's best match algorithm where a sale will boost your visibility up search rankings. This then creates a ripple effect causing more sales.

      A possible explanation for the slowing of this burst is the build up of orders in a queue putting off additional buyers? Then the cycle repeats.
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  • Profile picture of the author MsMoneyspider
    Do you think sales would be more if someone was to always have at lease one dummy order in the queue?

    Do you mean there are people who actually CHEAT?
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      Do you think sales would be more if someone was to always have at lease one dummy order in the queue?
      Do you mean there are people who actually CHEAT?
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      • Profile picture of the author petemcal
        Originally Posted by MsMoneyspider View Post

        Do you mean there are people who actually CHEAT?
        I guess that's sarcasm, but yes of course there are. Even if fiverr found out they wouldn't care they're taking a cut.

        I'm not saying in any way I try to manipulate the fiverr system as my orders are not high enough to merit the investment. However there are people on this forum that have discusssed investing in their own gigs to create interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    The queue give a good signal to buyers, when a seller got too many, it is time to move on to a new seller
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  • Profile picture of the author testfest
    i bought a service few hours ago, i always look for the reputation+time deliver+comments to check the quality
    that is what matters in the end
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    Qeueus are horrible, no one wants to wait days for a simple order, as they say time is money lol
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  • Profile picture of the author rarnold
    Whenever I place an order that has a high que it seems I get the email wanting to cancel because they are unable to complete the order. I prefer smaill que's as I have had more success.
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  • Profile picture of the author LoganCoolBike
    Pretty varied opinions here. I have to agree with those who say that seeing a queue is a good signal. It's nice to see that they are in demand somewhat. And I think there's a "safety in numbers" psychology for most people, too. Given the variety of opinions though I don't know if "cheating", as discussed above, would be worthwhile. Anyone experience on fiver has any success with that (and willing to own up to it)? I'd be very interested to see some hard stats on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    Thanks for all the updated comments. I think from the difference in opinion I have to conclude that I would not advocate wanting to purposefully having dummy orders in the queue to generate interest.

    Although for some people at least it does seem to give a good signal that the product is popular and in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    If people see a long line going into a restaurant they think that the food must be excellent as well as the service. Also, people like to see a long line going into a movie cinema. Crowd mentality is still alive & well in this day and age. Tap into the wisdom of the crowds my fine one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonylee93
    I honestly think that if someone see the seller having a sale going on they are more likely to buy! So I guess I have to agree with your statement, overall Fiverr does a great job with the express sales and this is what gets even more upsells such as gigs that are 24 hours or done in less time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    I feel people who have orders in the queue look better as well. It just has a feeling that someone else is interested in them right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I placed an order last week with a BMR writer who only had one order in his queue ahead of mine. Two days later, he had 11 orders. I was 2nd to order. Now he's 4 days late with my order and he's got 3 orders in the queue. I guess he's filling the newer orders first. Either that or people are cancelling their orders because he isn't filling the orders. I sent him an email yesterday; if he doesn't respond by the morning, I'll probably just cancel.

    Lately, there are a lot of late orders on Fiverr. It's getting frustrating. I've had to cancel 9 orders in the past week because they were a week or more overdue and the sellers weren't responding. I like the queue because I want to see how fast the seller is filling the orders. I try to order from people with less orders because I'm hoping they won't be late delivering. I don't mind an empty queue if the seller has previous good feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author DistinctWords
    Hi JeanneLynn and everyone else. I am a writer on fiverr and there is something about the queue that people may not realize. When they started implementing the multiple order capability, the actual number of "orders" in queue has become misleading. For example, I had someone recently order 40 gigs spaced out over 10 orders. The queue showed it as only 10 orders, which it was, but there were actually 40 because they were all x4. So, this is why I set my date for 7 days instead of the 3 days I had before because I never know how many orders will come in, especially when they can be ordered in bulk (which I love, by the way).
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    I think one or two queued orders can certainly tip a potential buyer into action, all other things considered. More than a handful though, and the risk of turning off buyers wanting instant gratification would seem to rise dramatically.

    I would never even consider leaving an order queued in hopes that it would attract more orders. I try to deliver far faster than my stated time and fill up my feedback with things like "WOW FAST!" and "INCREDIBLY RESPONSIVE SELLER".

    I think that is much more likely to score additional orders.
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    • Profile picture of the author czb197
      Yes, I don't like queues either, but if the gig stats 4 days it is normally that.

      The queues are also telling me it is a good gig, but I get worried when there is a 100 line queue for blog commenting. That tells me I am going to get links with 1000's of obl.
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  • Profile picture of the author xypoon
    I have experienced orders in queue makes the gig more attractive and it leads to more orders. It probably makes the gig look active right now and if there are a few orders in queue with good reviews on the gig - I suppose this is the best environment for more orders. Not sure how exactly fiverr search engine works and if there is some influence on it by orders in queue though.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Depends on the service. There's a guy who is wildly popular doing videos. I just got in his 28 day queue and don't mind being there. For other jobs, like social bookmarks, a small queue doesn't bother me but a large one would. An empty queue doesn't mean that the gig has no value. I buy from them too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    In some ways having queued orders boost once seller credibility but on the other hand their are several buyers who want to make things done as early as possible so if they notice that the seller has lot of orders on queue they would rather look for another one.
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