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In the Name of 3D Printing: Printify Service and Marketplace Brings Together Designers and Engineers

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printifyE-commerce is a phenomenon that has transformed the way we do business worldwide, just as 3D printing is transforming the world of manufacturing. Both processes, unheard of at one time, are responsible for breaking down monumental barriers in the ways we operate in terms of shopping, entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as innovating, ‘making,’ and sharing.

With e-commerce and 3D printing combined, it’s a strong force for encouraging all of those interested in the technology to try their hand at making, sharing, and selling. 3D printing communities and marketplaces generally offer a menu of 3D printing services and choices, most with unique qualities drawing a specific base of 3D printing enthusiasts.

vasesPoland-based Printify is all about bringing people together in a comprehensive way. They are an online 3D printing service working with all levels of 3D printing enthusiasts, aiming to break any barriers there might be in connecting designers and engineers with 3D printing service providers, no matter where they may be, and no matter whether they need to sell products, buy them — or just have their products 3D printed. They will soon be offering training courses in their marketplace as well.

If you are interested in taking your business global and selling in the Printify marketplace, you are exactly who they cater to, allowing you to register as either an individual or a business. You can set up all your business dynamics at Printify, allowing for quotes, shipping and delivery methods, currencies accepted, areas shipped to, and more. You can either subscribe to their commission-based open marketplace and start taking orders right away, or use their professional platform which allows you to use the Printify platform on your own website, with your own brand.

printify1Printify also specializes in giving you the options of ordering 3D prints and having items 3D printed. They offer a great deal of information for the novice on their website, and make the process of getting involved with 3D printing as easy as possible.

If you’d like to get your 3D item printed through Printify, it’s as easy as uploading your STL file in one quick and easy step and then viewing the customization options such as technology, material, color, finish, printing axis, and many others. Printify then allows you to choose a suitable printing source for your needs in terms of printing, price, and shipping — with the option of also picking up 3D printed products directly from the supplier. Printify can help you with having projects completely designed and 3D printed as well.

Printify is owned by Webwerx, which is UK-based, but also has a headquarters in Poland, and offers information technology solutions, working as an expert in developing affordable business software applications.

Have you used Printify or are you a customer or seller in a 3D printing marketplace? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the Printify Service and Marketplace forum over at 3DPB.com.

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