Walmart Selling Cube 3D Printers – in Brazil

By on November 21st, 2013 in Corporate

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We know Staples sells Cubify’s entry-level personal 3D printer, the Cube, at an undetermined number of physical outlets in the USA. But now we learn Walmart also sells the Cube – but not in the USA; they’re available in Brazil. 
The Cube is priced at R$5,758 (USD$2,478), quite a bit more than the standard US price of USD1,299. We know US products are typically priced a bit higher when exported to other countries, but this is quite a markup. Perhaps it’s a typical markup in Brazil for electronics; we’re not certain. Perhaps Brazilian readers could enlighten us?
Regardless, this is a very interesting move. It could mean that 3D Systems is testing a relationship with Walmart in preparation for a much larger, US or even global launch. 
Expect to see a lot more Cubes very soon. 

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!