In honor of Shapeways’ commitment to makers and empowering small business owners, this week we are featuring Shapeways shop owners on the blog discussing how they started, and are growing, their business with Shapeways. In her Sorhain shop, Corinne Hansen designs 3D props, jewelry and more.
What prompted you to open your Shop on Shapeways?
What is your favorite part of having your Shop on Shapeways?
My favorite things about my shop on Shapeways is that I can easily connect to other 3D printing enthusiasts, and the sense of community is very strong. If you ever have any questions, or just want to keep up to date on technology, the main blog and forums have a wealth of information. It is also very easy to operate a Shapeways shop since there are many materials to choose from and no listing fees until you actually sell products. Also, Shapeways has wonderful customer service that will work with shop owners to ensure customers are receiving the best products possible.
What was it like to make your first sale on Shapeways?
It was exciting! After selling my first few prints, I realized that starting a small business might actually be possible. I definitely started small, focusing mostly on pendant and earring sized products, but I have slowly been able to offer larger and custom accessories. It is an absolute joy to work with Shapeways, and I hope we can continue to grow together long into the future.
You can visit Corinne Hansen’s shop on Shapeways here.