This week we’ve seen makexyz called the Airbnb of 3D printing, well CGTrader are hoping to become the eBay of 3D printing. A peer-to-peer marketplace where users can buy and sell their 3D models.
“There are lots of amazons in this industry, but there was no eBay yet. Possibility to negotiate the price will attract more buyers, thereby helping designers to increase their sales. We believe this will benefit the whole 3D industry and expand the market,” says Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com.
Rather than simply buying a 3D design at a set price like most of the 3D modelling marketplaces out there buyers can now bid on the chosen 3D model and offer their own price, which can then be accepted or rejected by the designer.
The redesigned marketplace, which now holds over 10,000 3D models, aims to create an ecosystem for fast growing 3D model and 3D printing market and allows their authors over 90% of royalties, which is a whopping amount.