Last Day of Materials and Shipping at Current Pricing Schedule :UPDATE

A reminder that as of October 1st 8am EST the new pricing schedule will go into effect for materials and shipping.

Along with the changes in pricing we are also introducing shipping costs.

Shipping Cost as of October 1st

  • United States, Canada and The Netherlands: $6.50
  • EU Countries: $9.50
  • Rest of the World: $19.99 
For more details on the philosophy behind these changes take a look at the previous blog post which explains why the reasoning.  

If you have any feedback please let us know in the comments here or in the forum.


  1. Paul King


    What time and timezone does the new pricing take effect from?


  2. t3s

    W00t! (Never thought I’d say that). For big object printing like I do, the color sandstone is significantly more affordable! %25 cheaper – celebrate!

  3. Johnnylingo

    The shipping charges were a nasty surprise when I went to order a model for a customer this morning and found that I was going to lose $6.50 from the price I quoted.

  4. Kasss_Gnarl

    Is it correct that I am being charged VAT on shipping cost as well? I am in the UK so I was expecting to pay the $9.50 shipping price thats been advertised from now on, instead its costing $11.31?

    1. Paul King

      All prices are advertised ex VAT. For us Brits in the EU, Netherlands VAT @ 19% should be added onto the total for your order (better than our 20% VAT or getting stitched for customs duties + taxes). Also, it’s worth checking out the PayPal exchange rates for euros & $ against the £ (mostly the $ comes in slighty cheaper)

    2. Anonymous

      Yeah I knew that VAT would be put on top of the price per cm3, just wasn’t expecting it on the shipping cost. Oh well.

      Thanks for the reply.

    3. Tom van der Zanden

      I believe that advertising prices without VAT to consumers inside the Netherlands is technically not legal. I can understand that if you don’t specify your country when visiting the site you don’t see the VAT-inclusive prices, but in this case where the country/EU is specifically listed it would suit them to just include VAT in the price (even if that means having an extra pricing tier for the Netherlands). Or at least put some fine print next to it.

  5. Shapeways Blog

    Hey all, We have made our transition from the old prices to the new prices. We realize there are some bugs in the system and are literally working around the clock to solve the issues. Some of you may have already noticed that since our original a

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