A maker's journey

Meet the KaveMan

The main issue with most makers is that there are limited number of caps, and the demand often times exceeds supply. Due to the nature of theses caps, only a few can be made and sometimes the yield is even lower. The sale formats are usually Raffle or FCFS when the caps are made before the sale and sometimes there would be fulfillment sales in which the orders are gathered first and corresponding number of caps are made. Most sales however are raffle sales where folks enter their interest on a form and then invoices are allocated using RnG of some...

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We use Shopify Invoicing, not PayPal. Why?

The Good Most of the Makers in the Artisan Keycaps space and otherwise use PayPal to send invoices for the products. PayPal provides excellent buyer protection and in theory, seller protection. This enables customers to purchase a product without having to worry about getting scammed, since they have the purchase protection on their side.  Most makers are operating as single individuals and this offers them the right set of tools to get started without investing in an e-commerce platform. That is how we started as well, with PayPal invoicing.  The Bad However, PayPal lacks a number of things that an...

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