No 3D printer? No problem. Amazon has launched its own 3D Printing Store complete with customization options. "The introduction of our 3D Printed Products store suggests the beginnings of a shift in online retail—that manufacturing can be more nimble to provide an immersive customer experience," Petra Schindler-Carter, Director for Amazon Marketplace Sales, tells The Slanted.
And one of those nimble sellers is SF-based Sculpteo. "Amazon's deep understanding of customers coupled with Sculpteo's fast, high-quality manufacturing process offers an unprecedented level of product possibilities for customers," Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo, says.
The brand's Amazon offerings include jewelry and accessories for home and tech. Customization is in its beginning stages—although Brooklyn-based Mixee Labs offers doppelgänger bobble heads that are designed through predetermined customization options.
The products may not look overly exciting now, but it's the store's concept that's noteworthy. Imagine designing your own jewelry and ordering it with a few clicks of a button. We'll be sure to update you when that level of agility opens up.
· Customize 3D Printed Fashion Accessories, Toys, Home Decor at Amazon [The Slanted]
· Amazon's 3D Printing Store [Official Site]
· Look for 3D Printer Demos at Three Bay Area Home Depots [Racked SF]