Offering feedback to makers will in make your buying experience better.
Great way to connect with new makers
All our designers are handpicked from the top 3% usually once they are ready to move past the hobby stage of their career. They look to retailers to get to the next level and are more likely to work with retailers who take the time to offer feedback.
Easy way to promote your store
Public comments added during feedback can be seen by the SKUE maker community. The general advice pieces are also broadcasted to a much wider audience via blogs we have partnerships with. Links to you and your store are included. This increases the profile of your store to the design community. We also include public comments in our newsletter to makers.
The fastest way to land on new lines
If you like a designer's aesthetic, most are more than willing to expand their line to accommodate and design a product that your customers are more likely to buy. It could mean requesting gold filled versions of sterling silver jewelry or backpack versions of messenger bags. These are real requests on SKUE btw.
Overall, we've found that the activity is much higher when retailers engage with makers and it serves to strengthen the handmade movement that is pivotal to the success of the maker economy.