Shapeways Gift Coupon: Prepaid 3D Printing

Can’t decide what to buy, create, or customize for your family and friends this season?  Now you have a fourth option with the Shapeways Prepaid Gift Coupon.

The Shapeways Prepaid Gift Coupon comes in three options to suit every budget and station in the gift giving hierarchy:

$25 Value $50 Value $100 Value

When you purchase the Shapeways Gift Coupon we will dispatch the printed coupon within 2 working days to the receiver, the buyer will also receive a digital version should they wish to send the gift online themselves.

8 comments

  1. CoreyC

    *raises hand*
    OOO!! I KNOW I KNOW! PICK ME!

    Honestly, a discount on the higher tier cards would rock, like maybe if you got a 100$ coupon/card then it only costs you 90$. I don’t know how the price points of the materials allow for this kind of discount, so maybe it’s uneconomical, but a loss leader is still a leader in my opinion.

    Then again, I could just be trying to get more 3D printed stuff ;)

    1. dan

      Hi Corey,

      In that case couldn’t everyone just order these vouchers and use them for all their prints?

      or, you could use the voucher to buy a voucher to buy a voucher to buy a voucher etc..

  2. CoreyC

    Ooooo…. never thought of that….
    But if you’re still getting the money no matter what wouldn’t it still work?
    So if a person sends in 90$ to get a 100$ voucher, you have 90$, and they have ’100′$.
    Now if they buy another voucher, with a voucher, you have 180$, and they have ’100′-’90+’100′$, or ’110′$. It definitely would not be in their interest to buy a voucher with a voucher!

    1. CoreyC

      Oh snap! Ignore my horrible math fail, after they buy a voucher with a voucher, then you’re left with 90$ and they have ’110′, because you gave them that money. I feel somewhat shamed at the moment. Perhaps just prevent vouchers being used to buy vouchers, or even better enforce that they be used for printing only?

      I don’t know ;) I just lurves discounts!

  3. ToddM

    Gift certificates are a great idea! I’d recommend losing the expiration date, though.

  4. InterSimi

    This is an excellent idea. we get gift cards etc for performing well in my company…Now I can buy 3D models!

  5. mouserancher

    The gift certificate option is really terrific. However, while I understand the appeal of giving people a physical gift (the certificate), shouldn’t there be an “electronic only” option? I’d be happy just forwarding an email with a nice “gift certificate” graphic on it, and skipping the paper altogether.

    I just ordered a couple of gift certificates and figured that I’d get the electronic version with my order acknowledgment (“the buyer will also receive a digital version should they wish to send the gift online themselves”), but that hasn’t shown up so perhaps it’s not all automatic. Please help us last-minute gift people! :-)

  6. Shapeways Blog

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