It’s not too hard to figure out who the major players are for the real desktop users in 3D printing as we follow nearly every innovator in the industry, and the one question we generally want to know is: how did you make it and what did you use?
Not surprisingly, most of the information aligns with the hard numbers, crunched out by JeeQ Data, as they provide solid consumer information pertaining to what tech savvy (and perhaps not so much, as well) individuals are purchasing online, as well as validating what may often just be construed as opinion in terms of what is most popular–or best.
Since most items these days are researched and purchased online, especially in 3D printing, JeeQ Data is focusing on this information, verifying that while one innovator may have stunned us with a creation from a Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and another with an invention fabricated on a Da Vinci 3D printer from XYZ Printing many many others who we may not have heard from–yet–are also following suit, much to the delight of these manufacturers.
In the past quarter, coming from BestBuy.com, they report even as it lacked stellar reviews (2.6 out of 5 total), the 3D Systems Cube was first on the list as the third quarter topseller online. Listed at a retail list price of $999.00, it’s moved up in the rankings from its average hovering around 5th.
The Da Vinci 3D Printer, extremely popular and hailing from XYZ Printing, was listed in second place as the topselling 3D printer for BestBuy.com, retailing at $799. This is a 3D printer that has been on our radar continually for everything from 3D printed tacos by whimsical artists to a recent push in the educational system. Next came the 3DS Sense 3D Scanner, XYZ Printing’s Da Vinci 2.0 Duo, and then the Dremel Idea Builder.
The FlashForge Creator Pro comes in as the number one bestseller at Amazon.com, along with the 3Doodler taking the second spot. Retailing at only $1199 on Amazon, the FlashForge Creator Pro retails at BestBuy.com for a significantly higher $1349, most likely accounting for the variation in sales popularity on the sites. The 3Doodler speaks for itself as a fun and user-friendly 3D printing pen and tool that’s also a great gift at just under $100. Next came the Prusa i3, LulzBot mini, and the Samto 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen for 3D Drawing and Doodling.
It’s important to take a look at WalMart and Home Depot as well, although they seem to be just considering an initial foray into the market. Because of that, there is no bestseller, but it is interesting to see which 3D printers they are selling, and for WalMart that consists of the:
- FlashForge Creator 3DFFGCREWO Woodcase
- FlashForge Creator Woodcase Bundle
- Afinia H480
- LeapFrog Creatr A0171
For Home Depot, 3D printer choices consist of:
- Idea Builder
- Replicator Desktop
- Replicator Mini Compact
- H Series H480 Desktop
It’s of great interest to note that JeeQ Data has released data for the month of September as well which shows some changes in the lineup over at Amazon.com, with Printrbot taking over the lead for first place, just ahead of XYZ Printing. Next comes FlashForge, Lulzbot, and 3Doodler.
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