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July 28, 2014

Amazon Opens 3D Print Store for Customized Shopping

Tech accessories, home décor, jewelry, toys, even bobble heads, are just a few of the items consumers can now customize in Amazon’s newly-launched 3D Printing Store.

The store offers access to more than 200 print on-demand products, many of which can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations. Personalization with text and image imprints is also an option.

The store includes lower-priced customizable items such as cufflinks, bobble head figurines and funky wine glass holders — all of which sell for less than $40. For $100, customers can design fashion accessories such as pendants, earrings and necklaces.

Amazon Print bobblehead

“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. Sellers, in alignment with designers and manufacturers, can offer more dynamic inventory for customers to personalize and truly make their own,” said director for Amazon marketplace sales Petra Schindler-Carter.

“The 3D Printed Products store allows us to help sellers, designers and manufacturers reach millions of customers while providing a fun and creative customer experience to personalize a potentially infinite number of products at great prices across many product categories.”

The store will offer “easy-to-use” design templates enabling customers to stylize items they create. It will also offer a 3D, 360-degree preview with the ability to rotate a virtual model of a product so the item can truly be seen from all angles.

After the product meets a customer’s expectations and the checkout process is complete, the item is then 3D printed on-demand by a manufacturing provider and shipped directly to the customer.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.