In its first six months CustomMade.com made their first million of custom products! They take their clients ideas and match them with professionals to get the job done. Their Celebrating Our First $1,000,000 of Custom Made Products infographic shows their process and success.
Over the first six months of 2012, we here at CustomMade have been thrilled to witness the growth of the first entirely custom online marketplace. Our team has been constantly working to improve the site experience and our ability to match customer’s idea’s with the talented professional makers who can bring them to life. Recently we paused for a moment and realized we were about to pass an important milestone for our marketplace – $1,000,000 worth of custom made products!
Along the way we’ve seen some amazing custom creations ranging from $32,000 custom kitchen cabinets to an $11 hand carved wooden pendant. We’ve seen rings made out of vinyl records, rings with amazing details from a family crest, and even an engagement ring in the shape of R2D2 (which any Star Wars fan would love). Our makers have brought to life a children’s bed in the shape of a slipper, amazing custom humidors, and even a custom cat bunk bed! You can browse all of our projects in progress on the site, or browse over 35,000 completed projects.
This work is being done by over 2,000 professional makers across the U.S. and Canada. They include furniture makers, jewelers, ceramicists, glass blowers, metal workers, leather tanners, and much more. These makers represent that true craftsmanship still exists today and that consumers are able to not just purchase an item off the shelf, but to create an heirloom that can be cherished for years to come. We are proud to support these local makers and the products they create, and are looking forward to seeing what unique items they make next!
I love the classic, clothes-tailor style that dominates the overall design.
My biggest complaint with this design is the lack of data visualizations. Big fonts are NOT data visualizations. Visualization put the values into context for the reader by comparing them to another value so the reader can understand if a number really is big or small.
I love that the infographic itself was “Crafted by hand”, but in the spirit of the business, they should have given the designer credit by name.
Thanks to Zach for sending in the link!