We know that pricing is a big concern for many of you. Here at PPH we value quality over cheap prices so we are increasing our efforts to keep rates and quality above competition.
Here are some product features we have recently launched around budgets and prices:
1. Experience Level:
When Buyers post their Jobs they now need to select one of the 3 levels of experience and rates of the Sellers they want to get Proposals from.
This allows the Buyer get the kind of Proposals they are after and Sellers to choose where to bid. There is no bidding restriction for the Seller in place.
2. Net earnings:
When Sellers send Proposals to Jobs they can now see an estimate of their earnings after the PPH Service Fee charge. This is calculated as if the invoice for the Job was raised at the time of the Proposal. Because the Service Fee depends on the earnings of the Seller so far in the month, the actual Service Fee for the paid invoice of Job may be slightly different.
3. Pre-Funded Jobs:
After a job post, the Buyer can place a deposit for the Job. If they do the Job will be marked as PRE-FUNDED which reassures Sellers that they are serious about awarding the Job. Therefore the Job will get better Proposals from more Sellers. Also Auto-Assign Jobs were removed from the site because it was not an option many of you used.
4. Hourlies prices:
We have rounded up all Hourlie prices to the nearest 10 for the £ (GBP) currency.
This will help Buyers make quicker decisions about the Hourlies they plan to buy making the listings page more clean and it will also push Hourlie prices up to more professional standards.
How it works: For a Buyer with £ (GBP) currency, an Hourlie with old price £16 now costs £20 and an Hourlie with old price $28 becomes £20 instead of £18. So Sellers may be earning a little more for some orders than originally stated in the Hourlie page (there is no change in your net earnings calculation and PPH service fee scheme).
These are a few things we have been working lately. It would be very helpful for us if you let us know your feedback on any of the above and also if you could give us more ideas on how we can keep quality and budgets to highly professional standards in all cases.