New York, NY – April 16, 2019 – Shapeways, the world’s leading manufacturer of 3D printed goods for small and mid-sized businesses globally, today announced the launch of the Etsy E-commerce Integration – a seamless integration for Etsy shop owners to directly manage orders and fulfillment straight from Shapeways. Shapeways’ will be offering the service to new and current customers at no charge with the start of the launch. Etsy shop owners can sign up and set up their accounts on Shapeways’ E-commerce Integration page here.
Etsy, the popular marketplace for small businesses to sell their own products, has been a great platform for Shapeways’ customers to get their products in front of a larger audience. The integration was born from feedback by community members and will make creating, selling and shipping 3D printed items and parts easier. This new integration will allow shop owners to easily sync their Shapeways printed items to their Etsy shop. This enables the shop owner to automatically push their orders to Shapeways and then ship directly to customers or to their own location. With multiple choices available, shop owners can customize their delivery options to fit their needs.
“Our mission in launching the Etsy E-commerce Integration is to create a seamless experience for the entrepreneurs using Shapeways,” said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways. “Small business owners are already juggling multiple hats, and we are excited to help make Etsy Shop Owners’ lives easier by enabling them to seamlessly grow their businesses and helping current Shapeways’ customers not currently on the platform expand their customer base by offering a new place for them to sell their designs.”
“Etsy is one of the easiest ways to open a small business and offers an incredibly large market of ready to buy customers,” said Ola Shektman, Creator and Designer of Cityscapes Rings “Before the Etsy E-commerce Integration, it took 5-6 minutes to place an order for my Etsy customers. This integration is magic, orders are placed automatically so I can spend more of my time working on new ideas and designs.”
Shapeways is redefining product creation. The platform enables creators to bring their ideas to life with services to design, make and sell products made via 3D printing manufacturing. Shapeways has over 1 million creators and has printed over 10 million products. Unlike desktop printers or makerspaces, the Shapeways platform offers services from their own factories and global supply chain network. Shapeways gives small to midsize businesses and everyday creators access to the most innovative technology and industrial-quality materials. Printing in over 40 materials and finishes, Shapeways has factories and offices in New York, the Netherlands, and a network of innovative partners around the globe. It is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics, and investors include Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, INKEF Capital, Index Ventures, Hewlett Packard Ventures, and Presidio Ventures.
Etsy, Inc. is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Etsy’s mission is to keep commerce human, and are committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people and connect millions of buyers and sellers from nearly every country in the world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired and delighted by items that are crafted and curated by creative entrepreneurs. Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.
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