A maker will send you a proposal outlining the specific details of your project after you have indicated that you would like to move forward with working with them. A proposal is your digital contract with a maker, so remember to read it carefully and clarify any questions or concerns before accepting. The following information is included in a proposal:
- A message from the maker and any pertinent attachments, including photos, sketches, or mock-ups
- The estimated delivery date
- The payment terms. Learn more about payment terms >>
- The payment schedule. In most instances, you will be required to pay a portion of your total payment up front, with a second payment due when the maker marks the project as complete.
- The total price of the project. Shipping is included unless otherwise stated by the maker.
After you have carefully reviewed your proposal, there are three ways to proceed. You can: