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Two Problems [message #29261] Sat, 18 June 2011 07:16 UTC Go to next message
avatar oldgamersf  is currently offline oldgamersf
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Hello,

i have two problems with shapeways:

Fist - the thing whith 10 Working days is an april fool!

My last 3 Orders (from 19.5. - 26.5. for example)
came all incompled. For some parts, the 10 days are not
to hold.

Second - many part, we can order on the shops are not testet!
Often same days after the oder came te message - this parts can not be printed.

I think shapeways should be sold only products, the can deliver.

I open no onlineshop, if i have this items not!

B.T.W. My english is not the best, i am german.
Re: Two Problems [message #29271 is a reply to message #29261 ] Sat, 18 June 2011 11:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

The delivery time is variable depending on the material, what material did you order?
The 10 days is their goal to deliver the item, but is also depended on whether an object has been printed before.
They also have a limited capacity so during busy periods it can take a little while longer.

If a part of your order has been printed, but not all, depending on the time frame they might sent part of your order as a courtesy instead of delaying the whole order.

Order containing different materials can also be sent in different shipments.

For specifics on your order you can always contact service@shapeways.com with your ordernr and orderline nrs.

Regarding untested objects sold in shops.
There are many software checks in place to prevent the rejection of models after ordering, but with the high variety of materials and specifications, it is difficult to make this fool-proof.

Furthermore it is the responsibility of the shop-owner and the buyer to sell and buy untested models.

Shapeways merely facilitates making the objects to real.
But you can look around a shop to see if and how much experience with printing the shop-owner has.

I personally have the goal of testing as much designs as possible before I sell them, but it would be near impossible to test everything.

I see no reason for you to not open a shop though, what kind of models do you make?

Cheers,

Stijn





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Re: Two Problems [message #29272 is a reply to message #29271 ] Sat, 18 June 2011 11:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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you should go work for Shapeways Stijn Wink

can't think of a better explanation!
Re: Two Problems [message #29279 is a reply to message #29272 ] Sat, 18 June 2011 14:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The delivery time is variable depending on the material, what material did you order?

- My materials are white strong and flexible, and ultra detail.
- both are markt whith 10 Days
- The white strong ... arrived, the other not!
Re: Two Problems [message #29283 is a reply to message #29279 ] Sat, 18 June 2011 15:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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From the shipping info:
We try to get your product to you within 10 working days for the plastics.

And the ultra detail is a new material which has had some delays, from the recent blog post on that subject:

Quote:


In the meanwhile, we will also be working hard to get late orders out and to better manage lead times going forward.

We hope to have some good news for you next week, so until then--please hang tight and we look forward to helping you create!



From:
http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/883-Frosted-DetailUlt ra-Detail-Next-Steps.html

Cheers

[Updated on: Sat, 18 June 2011 15:08 UTC]


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Re: Two Problems [message #29284 is a reply to message #29279 ] Sat, 18 June 2011 15:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello oldgamersf,

At the moment we are having some difficulties with the Frosted Detail and Ultra materials.

You are indeed right that it is marked as 10 days.

Because of the high demand of this material and the problems with the printer, Shapeways has got a big backlog with orders for this material.

In recent weeks our Management and Supply Chain Teams have worked tirelessly to resolve these backlogs but unfortunately we are not quite there yet.
We are focusing on a more efficient prioritization and
planning of orders as well as increasing the production capacity across all material types.

At present we cannot provide a revised delivery date but will strive to
update you on this quickly.

Please rest assured that we are doing all we can to produce and ship
your order as soon as we can.

I hope this helps you a little bit!
And again, i'm sorry for the delay!
Re: Two Problems [message #29763 is a reply to message #29284 ] Mon, 27 June 2011 08:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Update!

Today is June 27th and my order of May 19 is still in production.
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Re: Two Problems [message #29765 is a reply to message #29763 ] Mon, 27 June 2011 08:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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oldgamersf,

Have you sended an email to service@shapeways.com?
they can check your order and see whats happeing!

Mitchell
Re: Two Problems [message #29775 is a reply to message #29765 ] Mon, 27 June 2011 13:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello Mitchel,

this was a good idea. I wrote an email:

Where are my Orders? You have my money since weeks!!!
i want to ask what is with my order from 19.05.2011?

Order Nr. 47477

an with my order from 06.08.2011?

Order Nr. 50320

Did i get it in the future or not, an in what future.

I thing you should take the money in future after working, like other onlineshops.



Re: Two Problems [message #29799 is a reply to message #29775 ] Mon, 27 June 2011 20:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe Shapeways could let everyone know what delays are happening, I think the not knowing, or not being aware of the delays when ordering creates the most frustration.

For example, I was unaware of the delay in the ceramics printing until I emailed support, and I'm putting off ordering more as I don't know how long it will be till the 15 day turnaround for ceramics will met.

Knowledge is the key here Shapeways!

btw - when are the ceramic orders happening? Anyone received theirs yet? It's been over a month of waiting patiently for me...
Re: Two Problems [message #29958 is a reply to message #29799 ] Thu, 30 June 2011 15:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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same problem. we've been waiting on a ceramic order for over a month now. we would love to know when it is coming. this will probably prevent us from ordering ceramics in the future because it is hard to sell to customers when the turn around takes so long. on that note, they mentioned that ceramics would only be available for a limited time (until mid aug). it would be great to take advantage of printing the material while it lasts in case they decide to discontinue it. this delay makes it impossible as i am not going to test anything else until i see the results of my first order.

any updates on when those will be sent out?


thefuturefuture
Re: Two Problems [message #30076 is a reply to message #29958 ] Fri, 01 July 2011 19:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey all, you're absolutely right. We need to do a better job of letting you know about delays pre-emptively. Based on your feedback, I'm rounding up some info from my team in Supply Chain Managemen. I hope to have a blog post up about this up for the community asap!


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Re: Two Problems [message #30168 is a reply to message #30076 ] Mon, 04 July 2011 13:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New week, i am waiting and waiting .......... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Re: Two Problems [message #30169 is a reply to message #30168 ] Mon, 04 July 2011 14:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Guys,

The US office may be a little quiet today for the 4th of July but I have seen the early drafts of the update and I am sure they will have info to you ASAP.

thanks


Duann Scott

Re: Two Problems [message #30205 is a reply to message #29261 ] Tue, 05 July 2011 06:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In Germany an in Dutch, were spapeways works, we have no Holliday on the 4th July. But to all americans, have a nice indipendenc day whit no aliens! Laughing
Re: Two Problems [message #30289 is a reply to message #30205 ] Wed, 06 July 2011 15:56 UTC Go to previous message
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In case you guys hadn't seen it already, an update on the status of all our materials is up on the blog.

Hope this sheds some light on things! Let me know if you have further questions.





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