MakerBot (a global leader in the desktop 3D printer market) and Staples have announced that MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers and MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanners will be available across 18 states, in 50 Staples stores. MakerBot is Staples’ exclusive provider in-store of 3D printing hardware, and provides premium in-store experiences to show off the whole MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. The partnership with Makerbot makes Staples the only office supply company allowed to offer MakerBot 3D printing and scanning products in-store.
n kiosks designed to show the power and versatility of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem in the classroom, office and professional or hobbyist’s workspace, MakerBot 3D Printing and Scanning products will be showcased inside the stores. The products will be initially be available in 50 select Staples stores, but MakerBot products will also be available on staples.com.
Access to in-store 3D print orders will be offered by Stapes through Redeye, which has the same parent company as Makerbot; ensuring, with both hardware and services available, that Staples customers will receive a holistic 3D printing experience.
“We are excited to partner with Staples to help bring MakerBot 3D printing technology to Staples customers,” stated Jenny Lawton, acting CEO at MakerBot. “Using the MakerBot 3D Printing Ecosystem, Staples customers can now integrate technology into their workflow, lesson plans and transform their design process.”