Please pardon my ignorance on this matter as, I'm still learning about the sales aspects of using the Shapeways marketplace services to sell my product designs and, I clearly need some help understanding what I'm doing wrong (if it is in fact something I'm doing wrong in the first place). Allow me to explain... I've been designing products for my shop (RFCINCo Designs) for several years now. I've become quite capable at producing viable product designs for my shop with little issues in making them printable via SW. At one point I had up to 23 products for sale to the public through my store yet, have only had 2 sales in that time of which, were from the first batch of products I'd uploaded back when I first started years ago. I have had an incredibly difficult time selling anything since then. I've designed over 400 products in the past several years beyond that in an attempt to expand my product libraries but, have unfortunately had to forgo offering them due to SW's base line production costs making them frankly insulting to even attempt to sell through my store. The model designs I make are always good and I usually don't have any problems with making them available for sale in my shop. I fill in every field with as attractive a profile as I can make them. I've been promoting them through a wide variety of branded social media venues and, have even made some commercials to promote them with. I've attempted to offer them through word of mouth advertising up to and including approaching store owners to buy them in bulk for retail sales. I've already got all those aspects of product generation and sales preparation down fine. I attended my university for 7 years for a dbl degree in engineering physics and business administration and, have worked in sales since I was a teen. The problem I'm having is; almost everything I offer through my store is always so astronomically high in SW's production costs that, it becomes a joke (makes me look like a fraud) to try to sell them through my store and, leads my potential customers (which, amounts to only friends and family at this point) to thinking of me as nothing more than a fool and a conman more than, a legitimate product designer/engineer and business owner/proprietor. I've honestly gone broke trying to make this work at this point. I'm not wealthy, my credit's gone to crap and, I've invested virtually everything I have into making this work out as a viable starting point for getting my SP business off the ground. Obviously, with no luck as of yet. I've even had to resort to removing almost everything I once offered from my shop that's to expensive for anyone to even consider buying as an attempt to minimize the detriment of public opinion towards my company's potentials that's been forming by this chronic failing in production costs. Its now left me with only 7 products currently available for sale and, I still can't get them sold. I only ever add a $5 mark-up on any and every product I offer now as a way to attempt to keep the costs low from my side which, I've made a standard for over 2 years now. But, its still never enough. The resulting production costs from SW are always so insanely high that, all comparable products from all other sources (3D printed or otherwise) are on average 1000 - 3000% cheaper than mine. For instance, I most recently uploaded a ball bearings assembly that is identical in almost every way to the metal version I have here at home other than, its a transparent smooth fine detail plastic version. It measures to 52mm wide and 20mm tall at its largest. There's nothing special about its design other than, its all plastic (so, as to make it entirely rust proof/water proof) and, see through. Its supposed to be a component assembly for a variety of products such as; for wind turbine assemblies, hydro-electric turbine assemblies, light to medium duty marine axles, etc. In this effort, I'm trying to offer it as a part in my company's sustainable products and mechanical parts libraries. The cost for the standard metal version that's manufactured/mass produced by a variety of companies is on average ~$2.50 and, ~$33 at its highest (that I could find.) The version I uploaded has a resulting production cost of ~$95.50 in the cheapest material option SW offers without any mark-up applied. That means, the version I'm offering now is $100.50 for the cheapest version of which, there are only two. The other is $110.50 (with mark-up included) for the smoothest fine detail plastic. After all these years of trying everything I can think of to sell my products, I've become desperate to just start generating any viable income from all my years of hard work and dedication to it. It was supposed to be how I generated the investment capital I needed to get my company off the ground and, keep the doors open and the bills paid while I built it into the company its supposed to be. At this point, I'd at least just like to be able to show how selling my company's 3D printed products through my SW store is worth all my years of investment into it to my friends and family before this gets any worse for me. I'm at the point that, my disabled wife and preteen son have gone to live with her sister's family while I'm left here to struggle just to keep the lights on and our possessions from being thrown out onto the street. So, I could really use some help understanding how to get the costs for all my products down to something more competitive/reasonable with other like products and/or how to start selling my products enough to turn a profit from it. Please, if you can, help.