Do you get bonus points for posting jobs on here?

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ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

Or only if you award the job tho mtvan?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

It does make up some of the score on your reputation yes, as does adding a thread in the forum, but by far the biggest input to your reputation score is by giving and receving feedback... And that you get by either giving work, or doing work

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

Thanks for that Speed just wondered as a lot of jobs posted on here do not get allocated on here, Do you have to pay the site, if allocated on here

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617

Answer to that is No...

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I may be wrong but if you don't allocate it to an mtvan member then it has no score, it would be odd if it did tbh.

I don't think the score regarding jobs should be added until that job has been paid, or if not that, then not until the feedback has been added (which should be the same thing really, cos you shouldn't be leaving feedback b4 you get paid)..

Reputation as far as an od is concerned means little more than "will i get paid", and as far as vendors goes all we want to know is you have the relevant docs to start with, and can get from a to b with no fuss or messin.

So whatever promotes those two things is all it should be about isn't it?

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

I have done a couple of jobs for a guy on here, he was great to work for, but I cannot leave feed back untill he pays, which is not due yet, so it takes a month before before i can comment, which is a long time when your getting started,

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

I never leave feedback until payment is received. I've no issues with any non payers on here so far, but you can never be too careful.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

True, but the flip side to that is leaving feedback b4 he pays, and if he don't then the feedback is worthless.

Vendors may have to wait for their glowing tributes, but OD's can get the feedback straight away... as i'm the one paying, your feedback should be there pretty much straight away. You on the other hand shouldn't be giving feedback until the you've been paid

For us the job isn't complete until we have the pod, for you not until the money is in your bank

Courier Expert

175493

As part of the feedback process, if there was a confirmation button for the courier to click when payment is recieved, then maybe some automated process could measure the time inbetween job allocation and payment, then add a feedback bonus score depending on how quick the payment was. For example:

  • Payment within 7 days: 100 points
  • Payment within 14 days: 50 points
  • Payment within 30 days: 25 points

And so on...

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

Time of payment not a issue for me, as most business pay at about 30 days, I am happy to wait, The Rates are more important, would rather wait and get the correct r8, than get paid in 7 day at a lower r8, I was more concerned with feed back!

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Time of payment not a issue for me, as most business pay at about 30 days, I am happy to wait, The Rates are more important, would rather wait and get the correct r8, than get paid in 7 day at a lower r8, I was more concerned with feed back!

I'm the same. As long as the job i get is a decent rate, then i'm willing to wait the 30 days. I some work for a few vendors on here and they pay me weekly and give a good rate. one even told me im not charging him enough so he told me how i should be doing it. It made a lot of sense when he explained it to me. Could do with more vendor like that.

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

Fair play to him, he must be very happy with your work!

Courier Expert

175493

ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Time of payment not a issue for me, as most business pay at about 30 days, I am happy to wait, The Rates are more important, would rather wait and get the correct r8, than get paid in 7 day at a lower r8, I was more concerned with feed back!

A rate is something you agree when you bid for the job, so that is entirely in your own hands. Although I have found that if someone has no intention of paying you, they will probably agree to any amount.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Fair play to him, he must be very happy with your work!

Definatly, he was the first person to give me work and done well over 20 jobs for him in 2 months, so yeah he must be happy. Gd for both of us i think :)

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

[Snip: Multiple bickering posts by Speed, Courier Expert and others removed.]

Beeline Couriers UK

1909

Here we go again... sigh

Website Admin

6629

Back on topic...

You currently get reputation for posting work as well as quoting. Our reputation is likely to have multiple additions and amendments in the future, feel free to share what you think might be a good idea.

RGM Courier Services

1737

Admin, just to clarify. If i posted several jobs then withdrew them, or didn't allocate the jobs would that increase my 'reputation' score?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

No, only jobs that get allocated to an mtvan member get a "score"

S Garner Courier

1333

Speed Couriers Nationwide said:


No, only jobs that get allocated to an mtvan member get a "score"

I beg to differ, I have just looked at a vendors reputation page. It shows that the vendor has been awarded 10 points per job posted on mtvan. I checked these jobs and some are still as yet unallocated and are open for quotes.

S Garner Courier

1333

Also, the said vendor has listed two jobs with exactly the same details and earned 10 points per posting, one was allocated the other still open for quotes. Now it may be that there are indeed two of the same job available but I doubt it very much, particularly when they are so close together timing wise and the latter post was the one allocated.

Of course this could be a glitch in the actual total versus the information being fed to the 'Reputation' page which displays how the reputation score was built up

Courier Expert

175493

I think that is our one. Just had a word with the controller and he told me that he had no response from the first one, so he posted it again and hey presto, we got a bid! So i suppose, had he not advertised it again, then maybe the job might not have been allocated at all.

I have no idea if we get extra points or not, all I'm concerned about is getting the job covered.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Scott, you'll find that yes, initially it scores, but if you look again later you'll find those scores will have disappered from his score.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Only jobs allocated to mtvan members score

Website Admin

6629

RGM Courier Services said:


Admin, just to clarify. If i posted several jobs then withdrew them, or didn't allocate the jobs would that increase my 'reputation' score?

Currently yes it would. However it is unlikely to remain that easy forever. Obviously we would remove anyone found to be abusing the site.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I stand corrected

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

(actually i'm sitting down, but you get the idea)

Website Admin

6629

Speed Couriers Nationwide said:


I stand corrected

You might not actually be wrong, I need to double check the calculation.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Well i rarely am so it would be a rare event it has to be said... lol

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