By on January 29th, 2011 in Ideas, Service


You’ve designed something ultracool for your 3D printer and want to sell it. But how? One way you might consider is getitmade, a site kicking off new ideas:
getitmade is a new kind of marketplace where anyone with a product idea can test the market and use social networking to generate pre-sales and get the product made. Using getitmade allows Innovators (designers, inventors, companies and ordinary people) to take their product ideas to the production stage by pre-selling on getitmade to raise the money.
Your idea goes through a “Kick-Off” stage, in which you receive feedback before you produce the item. After some product tuning, you’ll move to the “Pre-Sales” stage, where buyers reserve a unit for themselves. When you have sufficient orders, start making! 
What’s the catch? getitmade will take a whole ten percent of your sales – but only after your pre-sales target is reached, which could be quite high.  
Not a maker? You can still use getitmade by simply picking products of interest and buying a copy for yourself – and there’s some very interesting items for sale right now. Check them out!

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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