While 3D printer guides from the likes of 3D Hubs and Pinshape are useful in terms of giving useful details and tips about the most popular 3D printers available right now, sometimes there is nothing more helpful than seeing the hard facts about the top 3D printers – and that means turning to JeeQ Data for its quarterly summaries on the bestselling 3D printers and 3D printing companies from Best Buy and Amazon.com. Typically, we see the same major players shuffling around in the lineup, though there are some shakeups from time to time.
JeeQ has just released its bestselling online summaries for the 2nd quarter of 2017, and while Best Buy’s top five manufacturers have remained the same since last quarter, there have been a few changes to the top five 3D printer lineup.
The MOD-t by New Matter, far less expensive than the other 3D printers in the top five, has risen in the ranks from number five, knocking the Robo 3D R1 +Plus out of first place and into third. The former third place 3D printer, the da Vinci 1.0, is barely in the top ten anymore, and landed all the way down at number nine. While the Dremel Idea Builder 3D20 still made the top five, it’s down to number four, and XYZprinting rounds out the top five, with the da Vinci 1.0 All-in-One and the da Vinci 1.0 Pro have settled into the number two and five spots, respectively.
Taiwanese manufacturer XYZprinting still controls over 50% of Best Buy’s ‘Top Ten Best Seller Appearance Share by Manufacturer’ chart, holding on to the number one spot it’s enjoyed since the first quarter of 2016. New Matter has risen in the ranks by about 3% since last quarter, overtaking both Robo 3D and Dremel. Leapfrog has barely edged its way onto the list, while 3D Systems is off, and manufacturers MakerBot and Afinia are still hanging onto to small percentages; FlashForge is as well, though it’s dropped about two percentage points.
XYZprinting is still way ahead of the other top manufacturers in terms of online sales with Best Buy, and had a major surge at the beginning of June, followed by a big decline just two weeks later. New Matter stayed on a pretty straight line from April until mid-June, when it, too, dropped; in fact, the only manufacturers that peaked on June 18th were MakerBot and Leapfrog.
As per usual for Amazon, 3D printing pens and Monoprice 3D printers are the top sellers for 2017 Q2. The MYNT3D 3D Printing Pen was knocked out of first place and into second by the MP Select Mini, which was only the fourth highest selling 3D printer on Amazon last quarter. Monoprice’s Maker Select is still holding the number five spot, and the 3Doodler Create pen is down a spot to number four.
It’s always interesting to see how different Amazon’s ‘Top Ten Best Seller Appearance Share by Manufacturer’ list is from Best Buy – Monoprice holds the top spot with an increased 28.96%, and XYZprinting only has about 7.5%. FlashForge and 3D Artist Supply still hold the next two spots with a little over 10% each, but 3Doodler has been knocked down to fifth place by MYNT3D. Other than slight dips in April and June, Monoprice is doing pretty well, and is still the winner by far in Amazon’s ‘Trend by Manufacturer’ list, with FlashForge and 3D Artist Supply neck and neck.
If you’re interested in tracking the current trends in 3D printing as well, you can sign up for your own account at JeeQ—or just check back with 3DPrint.com, when we review the bestselling 3D printer trends from Best Buy and Amazon for next quarter. Also, you can compare with last quarter’s data here. Discuss in the JeeQ forum at 3DPB.com.[Data and Images shared with 3DPrint.com by JeeQ]