||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (September 2012)|
|Slogan||Buy. Sell. Have fun.|
|Type of site||Online Marketplace|
|Available in||English Espanol|
|Owner||Shai Wininger, Micha Kaufman|
|Alexa rank||135 (June 2014[update])|
Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as 'gigs' beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer a variety of different services, and by customers to buy those services.
Currently, Fiverr lists more than three million services on the site that range between $5 and $500.
The site was founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger in 2009. CrunchBase describes Fiverr as “one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for services” now available in more than 200 countries. Fiverr’s purpose is to provide a platform for people to buy and sell a variety of digital services typically offered by freelance contractors, such as writing, graphic design, and programming. Fiverr’s services start at $5, which is what the company’s name is based on and can go up to thousands of dollars with Gig Extras. Each service offered is called a “Gig”.
The website was launched in February 2010 and by 2012 was hosting over 1.3 million Gigs. The website transaction volume has grown 600% since 2011. Additionally, Fiverr.com has been ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the U.S. and top 150 in the world since the beginning of 2013.
In December 2013, Fiverr released their iOS app in the Apple App Store.
In March 2014, Fiverr released their Android app in the Google Play store.
Function of Fiverr
The Gig Economy
Introduction of Levels
In January 2012, Fiverr launched Levels, a reputation-based promotion system. After sellers complete at least 10 transactions, they unlock advanced tools to offer add-on services and increase the value of their Gigs. Now, close to 50% of the Gigs offered on Fiverr sell for more than $5.
- Gig Extras which enable sellers to add-on services to their Gig at an additional cost (up to $100).
- Multiples which enable buyers to order more than one Gig at a time.
- Extra Fast which enables sellers to expedite their Gig
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