Customer Story – Cutting Edge Stencils

Published on January 4, 2022
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We have awesome customers who sell fantastic products, and we love to spotlight them in our blog. If you would like to be included, please contact us and let us know. This month’s spotlight is Cutting Edge Stencils

Name: Janna Makaeva and Greg Swisher
Title:  Co-founders and CEOs
Company: Cutting Edge Stencils
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Where do you sell online?

We sell on our own website,, also on Etsy, Amazon, Artfire, Ebay, Bonanza and Ecrater.

How long have you been designing stencils?

We have been designing stencils since 1996, and we used them mostly for our decorative painting business, SpecFin designs. We used to paint and stencil upscale homes in NY metropolitan area. And in 2008 we decided to open a stencil store and start selling to everyone online.

What inspires you to create your pieces?

Most of my inspiration comes from nature and my garden. I also draw lots of inspiration from historic sources such as architecture, pottery, tiles and textiles.

How has ShipStation helped your business?

Shipstation really transformed our whole order fulfilling process! We used the Paypal system before and it was so slow and unsophisticated, and it literally took hours and hours to print the shipping labels. With Shipstation it all miraculously changed, the time savings are amazing and I only wish we have found you guys earlier :) it is so easy to use, very intuitive and well-thought out.

What is your favorite ShipStation feature?

Our favorite feature is Automation, it’s such a time-saver! We love creating custom rules so there is less and less info to enter for the person printing the labels.

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