Shapeways, a leading manufacturer of 3D printed goods for small and mid-sized businesses globally, announced the launch of the Etsy E-commerce Integration – a seamless integration for Etsy shop owners to directly manage orders and fulfillment straight from Shapeways. Shapeways’ will be offering the service to new and current customers at no charge with the start of the launch.
Etsy, a 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 integration will allow shop owners to 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.
“Our mission in launching the Etsy E-commerce Integration is to create a seamless experience for the entrepreneurs using Shapeways,” said Greg Kress, CEO of 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 E-commerce 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.”