Items wanted section
How about a section in the forums for 'items wanted'? If a potential customer is unable to find what they want, they could post their idea for the makers to see. It sometimes happens now, but it's spread across the forums. It would also be on-going market research for makers.
Amanda Barwick shared this idea
completed · AdminFolksy (Folksy Support, Folksy) responded
We’ve just released a new forum and we have included a ‘Wanted’ category: http://talk.folksy.com