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Direct Contracts new beta offering.

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Correct, Eve, Direct Contracts are for a single amount and can’t have multiple milestones.

~ Valeria
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Jason A Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Reinier,


I just wanted to follow up on your question re: Paypal -- we have now rolled it out to all Direct Contracts users, so your clients will have the option of using their credit card or Paypal account for funding contracts.  Let me know if you have any further questions.




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Lalit K Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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I just tested it. Looks good. One suggestion / feature , I would love to see.


When As a freelancer you ask for money, the client gets an email.


They fill up the name and add money.



At this stage money gets added in Escrow.  It can be great, if you add a option that, client agree to pay and money is relased as well.


So 2 options : 1. Put in escrow.   2. Add in Escrow & Release Funds Now.


That will help us to avoid multi email communications.


thank you.


Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Lalit,


Thanks for sharing your suggestion with us. I already shared your feedback with our product team for consideration.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Alexander B Member Since: Mar 30, 2017
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Wow I was really excited about this until I saw responses from other freelancers. Great idea, poor execution. Kind of like the un-edited posts I make sometimes, haha. 

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Jason A Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Alexander,

I’m saddened to hear that this was your first impression of our beta product. I do want you to know that the entire Direct Contracts team (including myself) is committed to learning as quickly as we can from this test launch and re-adjusting when necessary to ensure that this is a product that both you and your client can use with confidence and ease. Please feel free to send me any specific feedback - I’d love to hear them! Thank you for giving our new idea a try!
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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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I'd like to be added to the waitlist.
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Jason A Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Thanks for your interest, Abinadab - I've added you to our rollout list for the next group!

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David S Member Since: May 11, 2018
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Hi Jason, 


As a freelancer I'm loving this concept - it's a sign that Upwork cares for freelancers as it will allow us to drag clients to this platform from wherever we can find them. Can I please be added to the next rollout group? Thank you. 

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Jason A Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi David,


Thank you for your feedback and interest in the product!  I'll add you to our waitlist for the next rollout as well.