Amazon has set up a new division selling 3-D printed products in partnership with five companies. The Cincinnati Business Courier broke the news yesterday about what it calls a new pilot program to sell 3-D-printed products in four categories: toys, home accessories and decor items, jewelry and fashion/tech accessories. Amazon has sold 3D printers and supplies for some time, and third-party merchants are already listing 3D printed objects on Amazon independently, as they do on other marketplaces including Etsy.
The marketplace for entrepreneurs making 3-D printed consumer goods just got a whole lot bigger. Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon has launched a pilot program selling 3-D printed consumer goods. That’s great news for businesses in the space, but it’s also helpful for the fashion-forward crowd. You can pick up things like an iPhone case, a belt buckle, or a braceleton the platform. The Amazon.com platform for 3-D printed goods is “appealing to independent designers who’ve told us they want access to a large consumer market,” Colin Klayer of 3-D printing service 3DLT said in a statement.