API plug-in creates channel for direct ordering and shipping from Shapeways for Etsy shop owners
Shapeways, a leading platform that offers products using 3D printing technologies, today announced the integration of the Etsy Sales Channel – a seamless integration for Etsy shop owners to directly manage orders and fulfilment straight from Shapeways.
This services will be offer by Shapeways to its 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’ Sale Channels 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.
Commenting on the integration, Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways said, “Our mission in launching the Etsy Sales Channel is to create a seamless experience for the entrepreneurs using 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 Sales Channel 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.”
About Shapeways: 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. Shapeways has over 1 million creators and has printed over 10 million products.
About Etsy: Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Etsy, Inc. is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.
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