Did the price of printing/materials rise?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SpikmanDesign, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. SpikmanDesign
    SpikmanDesign New Member
    A short question:

    I have put a 3d design within my shop and the starting price was €8,99 to sell the design. After printing more of the same design I found out the printing price rised in my shop with €0,30.. How is that possible? (I am not talking about the 3,5% I have to pay extra).

    Maybe someone knows the answer?
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    All items prices are based on US dollars, so as the value of the Euro against the dollar fluctuates, so will your price in Euros.
  3. SpikmanDesign
    SpikmanDesign New Member
    Ah ok that makes sense. Thanks
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    No, wrong.

    Shapeways advertised materials and shipping pricing is in USD.

    EU member country visitors are charged something different to the advertised price = Euros, which fluctuate according to when and how much Shapeways set their exchange rate to.

    This has nothing to do with pricing being based on USD.
    It has everything to do with someone's choice of not allowing (or not checking that) the relevant software is capable of providing the choice of currency to Shapeways users.

    Consider this, Shapeways pay out in USD yet expect Euro in return.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  5. SpikmanDesign
    SpikmanDesign New Member
    Ok thanks for your reply Paul. I see there is room for improvement..
  6. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    yeah, sorry for the ranty post, its something that changed ~6 months ago, has not been changed back, and keeps cropping up every so often.