Announcements - Stratasys J750 + Shopify Integration Is Live!

Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by gregorykress, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. LoveAndShapes
    LoveAndShapes Well-Known Member
    @gregorykress great news about the Shopify bridge :)
    Any plans for other platforms like Woocommerce and/or Etsy?

    Regards, Robert
  2. TrentTroop
    TrentTroop Member
    If this works out, this could be huge for my storefront. Can't wait to see more information about formats and capabilities.
  3. lawrencekramer2014
    lawrencekramer2014 Well-Known Member
    Moving to Shopify status report for those who were wondering...
    OK, bought a URL: from GoDaddy
    bought a shopify subscription
    DSN forwarded my new URL to shopify
    I kept my shapeways marketplace shop (after marking everything as not for sale, deleting the old shop name, adding the new shop name, putting back my commissions, and making all the product for sale again)
    got a shopify format .csv file from shapeways customer service (thank you Mitchell Jetten and team)
    got my questions about customer information answered (again thanks Mitchell)
    successfully imported 40 products (907 material / size variants) into shopify
    built a Shopify website storefront using a free template
    added a separate Google tracking property code for the shopify site

    So, still no sales, but here is my to do list now:
    buy an email service that allows me to send and receive emails @mystorename and do double opt-in email list building
    find out what happened to my 4 other products and get those moved to shopify
    redo the shopify storefront to address user experience issues (maybe change template, maybe add code)
    add some products to shopify that are not 3D printed (hand-made vitreous enamel cloisonne, maybe gems)

    Whew, a lot of work for an old retired guy.
  4. srnjm420
    srnjm420 Member
    Looked into the Shopify thing... it is at least $30 a month for a store front? My sales do not warrent that expense every month. My sales are down since the site changes... My shop is for the Hobby (miniature vehicles) side of the business and "The Feed" was a tool that worked extremely well for shoppers in our world. Seems like Shapewyas really does not want to work with shops like mine...
  5. lawrencekramer2014
    lawrencekramer2014 Well-Known Member
    Shapeways remains my casting supplier, fulfillment drop shipper for all 3D based products, customer service for shipping of things they cast, they calculate and pay any taxes due on the things they make.

    But now I'll be able to maintain my own customer file, and nurture those relationships.
    I'm retired and do not have any real money for this hobby. So my own URL / shopify experiment is a 3 month experiment. Roughly $130 investment in total ($30/mo to shopify, $15/yr for URL, $24/yr for @URL email address.
    We shall see... I'll keep you all posted.
    btw, any constructive criticism and feedback on my new site is appreciated.