Syncky Launches an Open Marketplace Exclusively for 3D Printed Products

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Dec. 21, 2015PRLog — There are already various platform services related to 3D printing, whether it be an online printing service or a file sharing marketplace or hubs. A recent study by the market research company CONTEXT has released that 85% of the half million distribution of 3D printer units are likely to be low-cost personal desktop printers. This study clearly indicates that there is a market out there for individuals and smaller scale production. So if people are designing 3D files and printing, where are all the printed products going?
A Korean startup by the name of Syncky has launched a global marketplace platform, exclusively for professional makers or hobbyists who have created or are creating products using the 3D printer. Currently under open beta, Syncky is calling out to creative individuals and designers to join the 3D printing movement.
“As a maker myself, I couldn’t’t find a marketplace platform that focused only on products. Products always seemed like a sidekick to 3D files or printing services on existing platforms,” explains Syncky’s founder Jin E. Kim. “There are so many amazing 3D printed products out there that need to be recognized for their value. Makers are shadowed by all the focus on technology.”
The website offers an open marketplace where anyone from anywhere can sell their creations. All users can be shoppers or makers. There is no charge for owning an online store for individuals on Syncky. Makers can select specific countries they want to sell to, or simply sell worldwide. The marketplace is built to support the 3D printing maker community. The service hopes to create a standard in the industry for the creativity of application and quality of printed products.
Syncky’s in-house design team Syncplay and also several other makers have already uploaded some of their creations on the marketplace. Working as a community-based service, Syncky hopes to build a platform that will help makers promote and sell their work.
Many makers are taking their work to local offline markets or fairs to show-off their creations. With the easy-to-use Syncky’s store platform, makers will be able to register their products and simply share through social platforms or share a link to promote their products to their target audience worldwide. Anyone can register and open a store for free and Syncky charges 10% off of product sales without any additional listing or transaction fees.
Syncky welcomes products of all categories as long as the 3D printer was used during the production process. Makers can also input the type of material and printer they used for their production. Syncky thinks this information will build up to become a meaningful database especially for the desktop 3D printing industry. “It will be interesting to see the types of printers and materials makers prefer to use.” states Jin E. Kim.
Although only a few makers have begun to use the service, Syncky is proud of the quality of creativity that is already being exhibited. Even shoppers who are unfamiliar with 3D printing can appreciate the products as unique items and gifts. With Syncky, 3D printing makers will be able to sell their creations globally.