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Commission Suggestion by daChaosKitty Commission Suggestion by daChaosKitty
1. Allow a means of selecting a method of payment, instead of strictly paying in points. Let the seller select what method(s) of payment they will accept (points vs. direct deposit into "My Earnings"). If they select both, let the customer select which method they will be paying by, and let the price change to reflect the correct price for the method chosen.
a. If people pay with points, it should be treated like donations, no difference should be made, but they should be treated like regular points.

b. If people pay directly into the "My Earnings," I just put "PayPal" because it was easier, then none should be taken from the amount paid; unless they choose to change the cash into points, at which the normal exchange rate (1.00 = 80 points) applies. Otherwise, it should sit in "My Earnings," until the seller decides whether they want a check, or to put it into PayPal.

2. To possibly consolidate space, allow for bullet options (such as poem/short story/etc., head/waist/full body, and so on), entered by the seller to be made selectable by the customer, and check-box "a la carte" additions (such as additional characters, complexity, backgrounds, etc.), also entered by the seller. This would also allow a seller to decline a sale, and message the customer, asking them to select an option that would add an amount for complexity (one of the issues I saw mentioned), if they find the concept to be too detailed for a basic picture.

Non-Visual Suggestions:

3. Raise the maximum amount that we are allowed to be charged. There are many artists whose prices surpass double digits, and to limit the amount of money that customers can pay restricts them.

4. Ah, I remembered this one. Establish some sort of back-and-forth method of payment verification.
Example:
a. The customer places the order.
b. The money/points are put on a "hold" when the seller confirms their acceptance of the job.
c. When the seller is finished, the seller sends a message to the customer.
d. The customer and seller verify that the work is complete. The transaction completes itself.

For possible complaints about the use of USD... I am not opposed to other methods of payment being available, but, currently, I believe "My Earnings" deals in USD. I do not know if PayPal allows exchange into other currencies, so I'm not even touching that, right now.
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iluvdevilschild Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad they like, never listen to us unless we give them a ton of money for a moment of time.
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chris-ticehurst Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great planning
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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
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RoseWolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
This is probably the best system I've heard of. DA should take the advice!
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Devangelic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS is exactly what we need! I hope i take this into account. It's what i have been trying to suggest to them all this time.
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Mumume Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This is pretty epic~ Much better looking than what they have up. Let's veto and get them to put this up instead. :D
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SideQuestPubs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It'll be a long while before I commission anything, but I like the options here a lot better than on the actual widget.
But that's me, I'm a sucker for anything with "options." ;)
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Jenny2-point-0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i've currently converted points into real money using paypal and it was about soething $12 and it changed into about £7.50 so it does convert it in paypal.

if that's what you meant in the last part XD
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daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. Thank you!
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Jenny2-point-0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome =P glad i cleared that up XD
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