Managing a business is no easy task. For makers looking to turn their passion into a successful business, there’s a plethora of tasks to manage and the prospect can seem extremely daunting. How do you keep track of all that inventory and invoice customers? How do you store files in an efficient manner? Well, luckily for budding 3D printing entrepreneurs the all-on-one business management system MakerOS has got you covered.
Mike Moceri, founder and CEO of MakerOS, created the system to handle all the aspects of running a professional maker business, so makers could focus on what they do best… innovating. And now MakerOS, which we have been following for some time, is expanding its existing set of features and a suite of industry-first services. The new feature, the Product Manager, gives MakerOS businesses the ability to store and track the products they sell. The Product Manager is able to track physical items, such as 3D printing materials or sheets of plywood, as well as non-physical items, such as digital files or service hours. Also available will be easy access to reordering products from preferred suppliers and being made aware when products are low or out of stock.
Alongside the Product Manager come four new services: Launch Assistance, Overflow Services, Lead Generation, and the Operations Manager. With Launch Assistance, businesses new to MakerOS will be given personalized aid in the setup and configuration of their OS, as well as pricing and marketing consultation, all completely free of charge.
Overflow Services provide a two-way street of benefit for 3D printing and product design service providers using MakerOS. By taking on overflow from others, applicable businesses have the opportunity to make money in splitting a project’s fee. Alternatively, service providers can take on larger jobs and complete them by sectioning them up and sharing the profits with others. Overflow Services are coordinated by MakerOS, and start at $45 per month.
“This expansion to MakerOS signifies one of the many steps we plan to take in the coming months,” says Moceri. “In the past year, we’ve worked with over 1,000 businesses through our public beta, and the feedback they’ve provided has lead us to develop these new offerings. We’re really excited for the next few months, which will feature bigger improvements and the announcement of strategic partnerships that will further expand the appeal of running your business on MakerOS.”
By taking advantage of Lead Generation services, businesses using MakerOS can offload the difficult task of acquiring leads. MakerOS Sales Representatives will work to define a preferred market and provide highly targeted leads, handing them off so that the business can make the first touch themselves and maintain full ownership of the relationship. Lead Generation starts at under $4 per lead.
Lastly, the Operations Manager is a hands-on service for the day-to-day operation of businesses using MakerOS. A member of the MakerOS team will act as project coordinator, client liaison, and more, making sure that their business stays on track. The Operations Manager starts at $50 per month.
While Overflow Services have been developed with 3D printing and product design service providers in mind, any other interested businesses, or those that would like to find out more about MakerOS partnership opportunities, should contact MakerOS at firstname.lastname@example.org.