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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Can I Make for You?

Well, that's a question that none of you could ask me. Unlike many of my blind and visually impaired friends, I wasn't given the creative gene. I do well to hammer a nail in streight, I certainly can't create a lovely piece of furniture. Luckily for me, and those like me, there is a site that can connect us to the men and women who are good with their hands.

Everyone is different and so are the products they want. This is where this site comes in. With help from a unique algorithm and a growing database of "customizers", the site can navigate through the clutter in the ecommerce world and help you find the exact maker you need to create the product you want. Are you looking for someone who can make that candle that smells like grandma's cookies or that bookshelf to fit in that stubborn corner of your room? Using the site couldn't be easier:

  1. Submit a request of what you want custom made and the site will find a maker to create it. When you submit a product's description please be as specific as possible to ensure the end product is tailored just for you.
  2. If more information is needed, you will receive an email with a few follow-up questions.
  3. Once the maker has all the information to create your product, you will be emailed a price quote, which will include the cost of the item, taxes, and shipping.
  4. After receiving the quote you can respond with either "Yes, I want this!" or "No thank you."
  5. After you give us the go-ahead to create your item, the site will send you a PayPal Invoice via email. You can use your PayPal account or any major credit card to pay.  

NOTE: Because each item is uniquely made specifically for you, they cannot offer refunds. However, if the end product does not meet the specifications you originally wanted, they will work something out with you.

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