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Storenvy Marketplace Store Closed

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 7, 2015, 9:57 AM
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***But my usual custom store is still open! Link above***

As I DO NOT WANT to use Stripe, I have had to close my Storenvy Marketplace store. I received an e-mail the other day from Storenvy - ‘You’re Store Is Setup For Stripe Payments!’ (yes, ‘You’re’), which stated that they had ‘created a placeholder Stripe account’ for me, which I did NOT ask for or expect, and so my only option not to use this stupid Stripe thing is to manually close my Marketplace shop, thus massively limiting my exposure. 

Why don’t I want to use Stripe, you ask? Because I don’t want to input my card details into an app I’ve never even heard of (which is the exact reason why I use Paypal), and payments to the UK (where I’m based) take ages to clear. Oh, and the fees, fuck that noise.

I am honestly appalled at Storenvy’s tactic of forcing people into using Stripe if they want to remain on the Marketplace. Their opt-out-of-Stripe page even snarkily points out that ‘We gave those stores the option of opting out , and though we emailed about this, and made the announcement weeks prior in your admin panels, certainly many were still not aware.’ Well I certainly wasn’t aware that you were just going to make a damn account for me that I didn’t want! What if I’d received a Stripe sale in the time it took me to respond to the e-mail?? 

The best thing? After I closed the Marketplace shop, Storenvy sent me another e-mail saying ‘As an independent brand or small business it’s all about exposure, and the Storenvymarketplace is an effective way to get your business in front of millions customers.’ JUST TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY. 

(I’m sorry if this doesn’t make much sense, I’m really ill atm. And srsly pissed)

  • Mood: Tired
  • Drinking: Tons of tea as I have a cold :C


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Lauren Matthews
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United Kingdom
I'm 23, graduated from an MA in English Literature 1500-1900, and engaged to a rather lovely boy called Lee.

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stephanie-w Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  New Deviant
thank you for the watch xx
kagekabuki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :3
Fran48 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there, I saw above that you'll be at sunnycon this year?
kagekabuki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Yes I will! I got a table this time, much excite :3
Fran48 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
^^ Oh cool, I'll be there too ;D :) ^^ I'll probably be cosplaying as hinata from naruto ;3 :) I'll try to check out your table then?:) what kind of things will you be selling?
kagekabuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be selling prints, badges and original art :3
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PalppyToad Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
oh, it seems your birthday is today, so now that I'm here.....happy birthday you too!! :clap: :cake::balloon: 
kagekabuki Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My birthday is in March? XD Thankyou though! 
Pajarito-Alvarez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :D
kagekabuki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! :D
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