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Multiple shops [message #26532] Mon, 25 April 2011 22:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar tebee  is currently offline tebee
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Is it possible to have more that one Shapeways shop?

Some of my product ranges are getting quite extensive and shop maintenance is getting to be a time consuming chore.

In particular the product inventory screen takes a long long time to load and a long time to respond when ever you change anything.

As certain of my products are not likely to be of interest to the majority of people using my store I was wondering whether it might be better to hive them of into a separate store rather dilute the content in my main store.

Tom

[Updated on: Wed, 27 April 2011 15:52 UTC]

Re: Multiple shops [message #26619 is a reply to message #26532 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 15:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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i also would like to have sub virtual shops. for the same reasons.


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Re: Multiple shops [message #26887 is a reply to message #26532 ] Tue, 03 May 2011 06:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar CadMonkey  is currently offline CadMonkey
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Haha I just logged in to specifically ask this question. I think the ability to have multiple shops as opposed to sub categories within a shop would be a huge advantage when it comes to product branding.

The very fact that most 3d modelers have the ability to turn their hand to a number of different tasks be it miniatures, jewelry, art pieces, spare parts, etc. will lead to people including extremely varied items within their shops. For instance I have a shop that sells war gaming accessories, now if I was to include within that shop say, women's jewelry, I think having frangipani pendants dancing among the machine guns may tend to have a detrimental effect on the warlike overtones of the shop!!

I guess what I am getting at is that for users to have the ability to create strongly themed shops will help strengthen product branding and reduce customer confusion. Hopefully making e-manufacturing a simpler choice for the consumer and one step closer to world domination!!!
Mwahahahaha!!!


Re: Multiple shops [message #27119 is a reply to message #26887 ] Sun, 08 May 2011 20:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ErkDemon  is currently offline ErkDemon
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I was wondering about this, too.

I suppose that the current workaround would be to have a different Shapeways account for each shop?

It'd probably be a bit of a pain logging in and out to access files stored on the different accounts, though. Sad


ErkDemon (Eric Baird)
Re: Multiple shops [message #27367 is a reply to message #27119 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 06:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar sFsGaming  is currently offline sFsGaming
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I'd love this, too!

Another suggestion might be to show the creator of a model as the store name, instead of individual user names.

But multiple stores would be absolutely awesome. Smile
Re: Multiple shops [message #29201 is a reply to message #27367 ] Fri, 17 June 2011 03:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dymihail  is currently offline dymihail
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I agree. I don't really want people throwing my username out there. I want them to use my shop name. Also, I'd like both sub-categories and extra shops. Really we need a better way of organizing/displaying models.
Re: Multiple shops [message #29202 is a reply to message #29201 ] Fri, 17 June 2011 03:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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take a look at my shop

http://shapeways.com/shops/propmodule

not ideal but at least it is organized now.
I do have 2 accounts now though. propmodule for my normal stuff icc for my auto generated stuff as there is no delete, or use of hidden items through API.


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Re: Multiple shops [message #30501 is a reply to message #26532 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 23:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar daytonatim  is currently offline daytonatim
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I would still like to hear some input from a Shapeways Rep. on this subject.

I am on the verge of launching a shop.....or a series of shops and would really like to know if it is OK to have multiple shops.

We produce model car kits and some parts are highly specialized to one specific kit. While other parts are more general and would work nicely in a general item shop.

When we develop a highly specialized kit with very specific parts, I would like to offer them exclusively in one particular store. That way they will not be mixed in with parts from our next specialized kit.

Then I would like to have another store where I can just offer engines and trannies. Then maybe another store where I can offer generic suspension systems.

This way the customer can go where he needs to go to shop for the parts he is looking for. If he is wanting a blower.....he goes to the engine shop. If he wants a disk brake system then he goes to the suspension shop. If he wants racing seats then he goes in the interior shop.........

I currently have over 150 multiple part kits ready to be listed, with more on the way. It would be really nice knowing now, before any shop work starts, what approach I have to take in setting up my shop(s)

Thank you
Tim
Re: Multiple shops [message #30506 is a reply to message #30501 ] Sat, 09 July 2011 00:23 UTC Go to previous message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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You can make shop sections and use http://mctrivia.com/shapeways/magicmenu.php


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