FAQs

About MAKERSCUT

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What is MAKERSCUT?

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MAKERSCUT is a platform that helps designers materialize their designs into actual products.

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How does MAKERSCUT work?

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Designers submit a design and creates a campaign. Buyers support a campaign. Once a campaign crosses the production goal, MAKERSCUT will work with craftsmen to oversee and complete production and deliver finished items to buyers.

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What’s a Campaign?

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A Campaign is the action to bring a design vision into an actual product.

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What’s a Production Goal?

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A Production Goal is the minimum sales quantity a campaign has to cross before the items gets sent to production.

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Who creates campaigns?

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Anyone who has a vision to create products like t-shirts, bags, sneakers, wallets, jewelries, phone cases etc. can start a campaign on MAKERSCUT.

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Who supports campaigns?

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Buyers who see the beauty in non-mass brands. Who believe in supporting the independent designers, who value craftsmanship and the story behind a brand.

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Who completes the production of the items?

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MAKERSCUT works with craftsmen in overseeing the completion of production. This allows designers to focus on their designs and also to ensure a consistent quality in craftsmanship.

Designers

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Simply submit your design via the submission page.

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Currently, MAKERSCUT supports production of items in the following categories:
  1. Jackets
  2. Small Carry Goods
  3. Bags
  4. Shoes

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MAKERSCUT earns from production mark-ups. After calculating our profits and other fees, we will provide designers with the base price and the minimum quantity of products needed for the campaign.

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Designers decide how much they want to price an item above the base price we give them. This means, designers decide the profit they want to make.

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Designers decide the price of product sales with the base price set by MAKERSCUT.

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Campaign period is set at a standard 21 days.

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MAKERSCUT sets the production goal after consulting with the craftsmen on the minimum quantity needed for individual items.

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Yes. Designers can choose to engage MAKERSCUT to create product samples for a fee. Alternatively, designers can also send their product samples to us. The creation of product samples is a very integral part of the production process that will help in ensuring the accuracy and quality of the final products.

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No. Our vision at MAKERSCUT is to become the launchpad for designers to start their own brands and line of products. So we take pride in helping a brand launch and grow on our platform.

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There are 4 campaign essentials:

  1. Product images. This is the single most important thing to have on the campaign page. Buyers are attracted first to the product images before anything else.

  2. Price. Put careful considerations into pricing an item. Think of the perception values, price discounts to give should you need to place your items in physical retail stores etc.

  3. Product descriptions. Besides the image, it is good to let the buyers know the materials used in the actual product. The product description will help answer any questions buyers might have that’s not answered by the images.

  4. Brand profile. The brand profile should portray the brand’s visions and style.

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The product submission section will guide designers in submission of campaigns, including the guidelines for preparing images for the campaign.

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Short of having to do the actual supervision, designers have full control of the production, from the materials used, the colours, the choice of accessories etc.

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Please drop us an email at production@makerscut.com

Buyers

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Currently, the products sold on MAKERSCUT are in the following categories:
  1. Jackets
  2. Small Carry Goods
  3. Bags
  4. Shoes

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Nothing really. Credit cards will only be processed for successful campaigns that meet the Production Goal.

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Credit cards will be processed and production will start. An email will be sent to notify campaign supporters and to advise on the status of production and delivery timeline.

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Delivery time varies for different products and the production processes involved. An estimated delivery time will be stated in the campaigns detail page.

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Payments can be made using credit and debit cards.

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Cards will be charged once a campaign has successfully crossed the Production Goal.

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Yes, simply return item to us with (delivery paid by buyer) and we will refund the purchase amount as MAKERSCUT credit.

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Campaign supporters will need to sign up before supporting a campaign.