MakerBot is apparently leading the way thanks to numerous partnerships with retail chains around the globe, when it comes oriented desktop 3D printers. Many consumers still prefer shopping at a physical storefront location, especially when contemplating the purchase of a brand new technology like a 3D printer while a majority of today’s commerce is going online.
Back in March MakerBot announced a partnership with Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-mart Stores, Inc., in which they’d bring their popular MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer to 300 shops around the United States. It was a major move for both companies as it supplied Sam’s Club with the entry into the retail 3D printing space, while giving MakerBot the chance to to enlarge their presence within the storefront retail space.s2
Today both firms have announced a major expansion of this partnership, which will place the MakerBot Mini 3D printers within all 600 Sam’s Club retail locations nationally.