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Shapeways, a New York-headquartered 3D printing marketplace, has partnered with e-commerce website Etsy to provide shop owners with a direct channel to manage orders from Shapeways.
Etsy has hosted many small businesses who are also Shapeways customers seeking to reach a wider audience with their products. As a result of feedback from both communities, the Etsy E-commerce Integration was developed to optimize and sync the creation and distribution of 3D printed items and parts. In a statement on the deal Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, said:
SMALL - BUSINESS - OWNERS - ARE - ALREADY
“SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ALREADY JUGGLING MULTIPLE HATS, AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HELP MAKE ETSY SHOP OWNERS’ LIVES EASIER BY ENABLING THEM TO SEAMLESSLY GROW THEIR BUSINESSES AND HELPING CURRENT SHAPEWAYS’ CUSTOMERS NOT CURRENTLY ON THE PLATFORM EXPAND THEIR CUSTOMER BASE BY OFFERING A NEW PLACE FOR THEM TO SELL THEIR DESIGNS.”
3D Printing Industry speak directly to Kress to find out more.
Rings - Ola - Shektman - Creator - Designer
3D printed rings from Ola Shektman, Creator and Designer of Cityscapes Rings. Photo via Cityscapes Rings on Etsy.
Shapeways offers a range of on-demand additive manufacturing services including EOS’ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stratasys’ full-color, multi-material 3D printing, Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS), and Multi-jet fusion technology from HP. This has enabled a variety of products from consumer to medical to be produced.
Shapeways - Materials - Etsy - Store - Owners
“All of Shapeways’ materials are used by Etsy store owners, including materials such as steel, PA11 and platinum,” Kress told 3D Printing Industry. “A fantastic benefit of the Etsy e-commerce Integration is that all store owners have access to sell any of Shapeways’ materials, including maker materials; TPU and PH PA12GB.”
“From housewares to jewelry to gaming accessories, Etsy creators...
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