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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hp0106, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Hp0106

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    Hey guys,
    Has anybody become a supplier on www.printathing.com
    I'm considering becoming a supplier and I was wondering if you make any profit and how the shipping works.
    Thanks.
     
  2. WheresWaldo

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    Seems to be a business similar to 3DHubs, ask @Mike Kelly about them as I believe he was one of their printers while in CO. Don't know if he still is now that he has moved east.
     
  3. Printed Solid

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    3D Hubs is really the leader in this sort of thing. I put my hub in vacation mode quite a while ago because I didn't like some of the logistics of how they operated, but I think a lot of people are getting a nice subsidy of their hobby doing it. I preferred makexyz, but they've shifted their model as well so I usually just do my own thing now.

    People I know who are making a living doing 3D Printing have come up with their own ideas of things to sell and sell those rather than trying to compete in the print as a service market.

    If you're doing print as a service, having design skills and soliciting customers locally so that you can offer a full package of design and print is a good way to go. Design things that are relevant to certain types of customers, bring in samples to their business, and leave a card. For example, print up some cool vases and drop them off to florists or print up a quadcopter and bring it in to your local hobby shop.
     
  4. Captain Canardly

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    I finally got my account disabled by this guy. on a great day, if you get a PERFECT 1st run priny, you get paid by the Cubic Centimeter, which at best, came to 1 US Dollar per hour. He claims 15$ setup for the machine, I saw ZERO . Payment usually 3 weeks out
     
  5. Geof

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    which guy?
     
  6. Captain Canardly

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    Andy, the owner of PoThing! I have a bunch of You Tubes of the frustrations there- took me a whole roll of filament to get approved as a supplier!
     
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    Yea, most of the printing services (I have tested PrintAThing among others) is a money maker for the service provider... not you the printer :) I mean if the choice is have your printer work a bit when you are not using it or sit idle... maybe it is worth the investment, but most I have seen are too much work for the money :)
     

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