As you may have noticed, if you’re using Fiverr for quite sometime now, they recently imposed a 5% processing fee for all transactions. I just noticed this now after ordering a gig worth $40.00 I got charged by a $2.00 processing fee.
I haven’t reviewed their new TOS yet before finding out about this. But just now, I just read that their TOS was updated last November 2014, and it reflect this new line: “Processing fees are added at the time of purchase where a buyer can review and accept the total amount requested to pay. These fees cover payment processing and administrative fees. The current fees assessed to the total purchase amount can be found here.”
So there are processing fees already, but it’s not indicated that it’s 5%. Maybe it will increase sooner or later, but hopefully it won’t.
I tried both Paypal and Bitcoin and the processing fee is still there. I think this will be permanent. Too bad, but not that bad because the services I get from Fiverr are top notch. Anyway, I was just hoping that they will not increase the processing fee soon.
Update 11/05/2014: I just ordered a gig worth $10 USD and I wasn’t charged of any fees. So I think the 5% fee is not imposed on all types of gigs. I even ordered from the same person, but with no add ons.