Seth in For Customers
, Founder's Blog on June 8, 2010
I’ve decided to do a two-part Blog post discussing our not-so-positive experience buying a mattress this past weekend. While I have my custom cherry bed (a custom metal bed as well), and custom cherry nightstands, my fiancée and I are in somewhat desperate need of a new mattress!
Before I launch into my post, you [...]
If you are in the market for furniture and are wondering if a custom-made piece is truly a better value when inexpensive mass-produced furniture is so readily available in retail stores, make sure you are getting all the facts. This segment from ABC’s Good Morning America from 2006, featuring woodworker Stewart Crick and author Jennifer [...]
I am so excited about CustomMade’s revamped website. It’s extremely user friendly. I love the section at the bottom of the main page that shows “Artisans Serving Your Area,” making it even easier to buy locally. The “Newest Artisans” tab can help you keep abreast of the latest and greatest. With just a quick tap [...]
Today my fiancee Lisa and I had the pleasure of visiting with several custom metal workers, furniture makers, and custom glass and ceramic artists at the Paradise City Fairs of Fine and Functional Art in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The show was very well put together and coordinated, and we really enjoyed it. I wanted to share [...]
Anthony Ha of VentureBeat also got a chance to speak to president Mike Salguero about CustomMade.com. His article focuses on the difference between CustomMade and sites like Etsy, Zazzle or Blue Nile. Mike goes on to describe what CustomMade has been up to in the last short while, highlighting progress since it was [...]
The North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End, one of the oldest crafts training programs in the country, has announced that Boston’s Gallery NAGA will host the exhibition, “For North Bennet Street: A Benefit Exhibition of Studio Furniture,” featuring handmade furniture from “some of the most prominent studio furniture makers in the United States.” The [...]
When my partner Seth and I tell people about the company we are building, they often say, “Custom woodworking – that’s an odd business for two guys from Boston…are you guys woodworkers?” Our answer is, of course, no. We are website marketing guys.
So why are we involved in a company that is the online [...]
Well, it has been almost a year since we purchased the original CustomMade.com from Ted!
In that past year, we have made a lot of changes, have met many challenges, and have grown closer together as a team and as an organization. Our launch party was a time for Employees, Consultants, Woodworkers, Investors, [...]
Last January, we put together a survey of then current subscribers to CustomMade.com. Our results were a really good indication of our level of service, and the value that we add to each of our subscribers. The highlights: 93% of our subscribers are satisfied or highly satisfied with the value of CustomMade.com The average subscriber [...]
CustomMade.com Launches Revamped Website; Largest Online Custom Woodworking Marketplace Ready to Expand (link)
Established in 1997, CustomMade.com was purchased in January 2009 by Boston-based CustomMade Ventures, a privately funded corporation led by CEO Mike Salguero and Board Chairman Seth Rosen. The goal of the new owners was to rebuild the website to create a more [...]