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Selling Single Quantities [message #37856] Thu, 03 November 2011 14:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar elchan  is currently offline elchan
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Hi,

I want to be able to sell single quantities of multiple items is this possible? For instance, I want to generate multiple unique models, so that each customer will get a customized and item that no one else on the planet will have. It will be listed once, and then once sold, no one can buy another one of the same shape, but they can get another one of a different shape.

Cheers.
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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37857 is a reply to message #37856 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 14:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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unfortunetly no but has been asked for in the api section.


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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37858 is a reply to message #37857 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 14:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mctrivia wrote on Thu, 03 November 2011 14:05

unfortunetly no but has been asked for in the api section.


Too bad, there's value in uniqueness.
I'm new to this, and just read that there was an API. How about if I set up something where once and item is bought, I just delete the model from my shop? Does the API support deleting items on the fly?

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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37859 is a reply to message #37858 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 14:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nope and it does not support telling you when items where bought. The API was partially finished then abandoned by shapeways.


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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37861 is a reply to message #37856 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 14:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you multiple items around the same size? You could do it as a co-creator. That way you know when one is ordered immediately. Then you just upload the unique file.


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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37870 is a reply to message #37861 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 15:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 03 November 2011 14:33

Are you multiple items around the same size? You could do it as a co-creator. That way you know when one is ordered immediately. Then you just upload the unique file.


Yes, they will be exactly the same total volume actually. How does the co-creator work? Do you mean that I can just upload a new file to overwrite the existing one, once the item is sold? How do I know when the item is sold?
Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37886 is a reply to message #37856 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 19:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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When you set an item as a co-creator, when someone orders it, shapeways sends you an email saying you have some work to do. You come to the site, go to your personal page, and there will be a list of open jobs. You click on the job, read the specifications the buyer has put in, and create the file and upload it. You can set up to 3 modifiable entries (at least it was 3 last I made one) which can be text fields, number only fields, even an image upload field.

On your item page, turn on edit, and on the bottom left will be "Make this model a Co-Creator"


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Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37890 is a reply to message #37886 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 19:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the reply!
It's partially solves the problem, but requires a lot of hands on work to get each order out.

The best would be to allow us to set the quantities of each item. That way I can upload more than one unique item and only allow one of each to be sold.

Cheers.
Re: Selling Single Quantities [message #37892 is a reply to message #37856 ] Thu, 03 November 2011 20:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Yea the only way to do that right now is make it so only you can order it and sell it on ebay or etsy, or some other place that lets you have quantity.


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