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CustomMade.com working for me

by pashley
posted 11-28-2012 01:44 AM


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 02:42 AM

Thanks man. I just got an account. Lets toast to our success.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 02:45 AM

That’s great to know! Thanks for the detailed write-up. Guys like me that are starting out really appreciate it. I’d been looking at getting set up there before, this reinforces that motivation. Gotta build that portfolio…

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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rance

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 02:54 AM

Thanks for the heads-up Pashley.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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jap

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 03:22 AM

interesting

-- Joel

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Jerry

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 03:57 AM

Thanks for the positive review. I just signed up and looking forward to the inexpensive marketing.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 08:16 AM

Sounds well worth it. Part of me is very interested, the other part says I can’t keep up now! Glad your doing well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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mmsalg

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 02:28 AM

This is a great article and EVERYONE at CustomMade is thrilled things are going so well for you!! Many changes have taken place since our beginning (and more will come), however, we sincerely want to support the maker and work extremely hard to provide the best platform for you to grow your business.

If anyone is interested in becoming a member, please feel free to email Tammy, our maker curator, at tammy@custommade.com. Please include a few photos of your work and a website (if applicable). She will contact you will all the details and answer any questions you may have.

Here’s to more business for all of you in 2013!!!!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 11-29-2012 02:59 AM

Interesting ,thanks for you input on custommade.com

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 11-29-2012 04:51 AM

mmsalg, I have been waiting more than 24 hours for my account to be activated. I’ve uploaded three projects to my portfolio and an not able to upload more pictures. Running your own business is very time consuming, I need a website that can get things done in a timely manor. Is there any hope that things will quicken up anytime soon?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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pantango

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 12:41 PM

love hearing people doing great with their woodworking business. I also love reading sound advice, thanks for sharing…

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 11-29-2012 12:54 PM

Has anyone who started an account actually got in yet?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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mmsalg

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#12 posted 11-29-2012 05:58 PM

Hey Russell, your portfolio is actually active, as is yours Jerry (but you need a profile picture!) Approval can sometimes take up to 48 hours as we process everything by hand. Also for quality assurance so we maintain a beautiful and professional site. We definitely work in a timely manner to get your pages up and running. Thanks for checking.

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RussellAP

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#13 posted 11-29-2012 06:00 PM

mmsalg, I know. Tammy fixed me right up this morning.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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OwlWood

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#14 posted 11-29-2012 08:05 PM

It can be a little bit tricky to find where to join as a woodworker but I ended up finding it here http://www.custommade.com/maker-signup/

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Jerry

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#15 posted 11-29-2012 08:30 PM

Thanks mmsalg. I will get a profile pic on there. I look forward to working with your site.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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mmsalg

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#16 posted 11-29-2012 09:00 PM

Glad you found it OwlWood. Remember the email tammy@custommade as she is always happy to help. Also, you can private message on our FaceBook page and I’ll get you what you need. http://www.facebook.com/custommade

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mmsalg

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#17 posted 11-29-2012 09:01 PM

Gald you’re up and running Jerry.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#18 posted 11-30-2012 04:26 PM

Pashley, thanks for posting this. I’ll watch this site and see if there’s something there for me!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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pashley

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#19 posted 09-10-2013 09:59 PM

CustomMade suddenly NOT working for me anymore.

They REQUIRE that you use their payment system, “WePay” in order to transact – or even communicate with existing customers. I was using Paypal.

The rub? You don’t get your downpayment, or your last payment, for up to a week?!

I’ve written to the co-owner…they are screwing this up.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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DrDirt

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#20 posted 09-10-2013 10:13 PM

Pashley -
Other than the payment hassle
Is the site still generating reasonable contacts to a clientele that will pay for the craftsmanship – or are things getting slow versus a year ago?
Thanks

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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rrww

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#21 posted 09-10-2013 10:28 PM

I too was notified that I require a WePay account. It would be different if anyone actually heard of or used WePay. For me this is a business and time is money. I’m not going to use this payment program – its just more to keep track of – checking payment status, transferring money. I use PayPal, because its used by millions and trusted. Plus it can be used as a merchant account, website payments, and on the go with PayPal here.

Did the owners of Custom Made buy/start the WePay company? Or did they just get a contract for a % of the transaction fees? Think e-bay & PayPal. Seems like a good way to get paid on transactions plus the 10% they get from each job. This is not a business practice that I buy into. Greed.

If you don’t get paid for up to a week, can you wait to ship the item to the customer? I think not. In today’s world everyone expects everything to be done yesterday. Customer service is a big part of what makes a “custom” builder successful – this is just putting more liability on yourself for no payoff. So who has to float the freight bill until you can get your money? Hint: its not the freight company.

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Loco

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#22 posted 09-10-2013 10:29 PM

LOL. Looking at the prices I guess

I’ll have to get $10,000 for my chairs.

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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rrww

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#23 posted 09-10-2013 10:40 PM

That is a sweet chair – well worth all of 10K. (-10% of course)

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RussellAP

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#24 posted 09-10-2013 11:04 PM

Alright now Loco, specs man, specs.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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pashley

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#25 posted 09-11-2013 02:40 AM

I BELIEVE that WePay is either a created subsidiary of CustomMade (CM), or WePay gave a lot of venture money to CM. Either way, they are sleeping with each other.

DrDirt I haven’t been looking for clients lately, as I have plenty of work. I suspect the client end hasn’t changed. It’s just this we’ve-got-you-by-the-balls attitude that I – and many other makers – don’t like. Why should I have to wait for my money? What good reason is there for me to go with WePay? Customers have never heard of it, nor have I. They were often skittish enough going with Paypal, an established brand, now here comes this newcomer….

It’s a stupid move. You want more revenue? Ok, increase your take of my share from 10% to 10.5%; but don’t put up payment barriers for customers, or hold back my money.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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