As many of you know and for those that don’t I am a Maker on
CustomMade. I recently got a letter from them and they are making
major changes to the site. It is suppose to take place at an
undetermined date some time before the end of July and to happen all
As a maker you will no longer be able to get money orders, checks,
credit cards or PayPal payments. I will have to sign up for a wepay
CM said they were doing this to save the makers money. At PayPal it
is 2.9% +.30 per transaction it is the same on Wepay.
As a maker you will no longer have the option of % of payments i. e.
100% upfront, 100% upon completion, 3 way split. 60- 40 split. The
only way CustomMade will do payments is a 50-50 split.
To get money from wepay without giving them access to a bank account
you have to have them send a check (7-10 days to get) or let them
have access to your bank account. They have no debit/credit card that
can attach account funds. They have no access to shipping thru the
site like PayPal.
CM will have daily access to the Wepay account. This is because
anytime there is a transaction they will take 5% to cover your % to
them without them having to invoice us any longer. A maker will no
longer get an invoice; we will have to keep track of payments
received and payments made to CM.
Wepay takes credit card payments from buyers unless the buyer opts
to have wepay have access to their bank account. Most buyers will opt
to use a credit card I am sure which can take 1-7 days to process
through wepay before we have the monies for materials for that
particular project. With no access to the wepay account another 7-10
days to get a check. This begs the question :(most of my vendors take
PayPal) no one has heard of wepay how do I get producte? I now have
to wait for the check or put it on a credit card and pay interest.
What do you think ee will you stay with CustomMade or do something
BTW I have all of this documented with screen prints and emails.
Robin dazed and confused but still making