Press Release: Amazon Opens 3D Printing Store
"The online customer shopping experience will be redefined through 3D printing. When you take into consideration the investment needed for manufacturing products, 3D printing offers a cost effective alternative that benefits customers by limitless product options," said Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo, headquartered in San Francisco and Paris. "Amazon's deep understanding of customers coupled with Sculpteo's fast, high-quality manufacturing process offers an unprecedented level of product possibilities for customers. With 3D printing, a customer's wants are no longer limited to what is in stock but instead by what they can imagine."
The 3D Printed Products store enables every customer the opportunity to be a product designer. From pendants to decorative vases to bobble head figurines, the new store features a broad selection of items to foster creativity. The store includes modestly priced customizable items sellers are currently offering for under $40, including cufflinks, bobble head figurines and funky wine glass holders. In the $100 price range, customers can design customized fashion accessories like pendants, earrings and necklaces.
"In the past, inventors and designers had to spend hefty sums to get their products to market and that initial investment created a significant barrier. Digital manufacturing eliminates much of the upfront cost, giving consumers easy access to a wide range of unique and potentially customized products at great prices," said John Hauer, Co-Founder and CEO of 3DLT, headquartered in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. "Amazon has a history of valuing innovation and 3D printing has the potential to evolve manufacturing in general and consumer products specifically. By embracing this opportunity and offering a diverse catalog of 3D printed products, Amazon has positioned itself to be one of the first mainstream retailers in this growing and exciting space."
The new 3D Printed Products store also provides an entry point for designers to offer print on-demand product designs. Sellers, designers and manufactures interested in the Amazon 3D Printed Products store can visit www.amazon.com/sell-on-3d-product-store/.