Ponoko set to launch another world first …

Over the past year since we launched, our users have shown the world is ready for a reinvention in the way goods are designed, made and distributed.

They have gone from pure ideas to prototypes (within 5 days) to finished products (within 10 days) to first customers (within 16 days) to major design store retailers within less than 2 months.

And the really amazing thing is that they did this with a few mouse clicks from home. They completely avoided the high risk, high cost, frustrating and time consuming process that brings goods to market traditionally.

The world’s first manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) offering?
So in the next part of our evolution we’re launching a new innovation that we’ve named Designmake Prime – an online subscription service to design, make and market your product ideas like never before.

With Prime, we see a world where you can subscribe at a fixed monthly rate to make (and market) the creations of your dreams. It gives users a range of new services not offered by our original Designmake Free service.

Prime goes live in 10 hours: FREE 30-day subscription for the first 100!
You can sign in to get a look at it here. And if you’re fast, the first 100 subscribers will get their first 30-days at no charge.

It’s first steps – and we’re super excited!

UPDATE: Prime is now live. The first 100 subscriptions went in 53 minutes! But if you subscribe within the next 7 day launch period you’ll get the super-duper launch deal.

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7 Responses to “Ponoko set to launch another world first …”

  1. Ponoko Prime: Manufactoring as a Service (MaaS) | FreeFormFab Says:

    [...] With Prime, we see a world where you can subscribe at a fixed monthly rate to make (and market) the creations of your dreams. It gives users a range of new services not offered by our original Designmake Free service. More [...]

  2. Kobus Says:

    Right I’m in!

    I quickly tested the making + materials price differences, and its so much better. It’s like getting shipping for half-price or less!

    If you haven’t joined yet, you better do it if you are selling things, since the prices of those using Prime will be significantly lower.

    I wish the Ponoko people everything of the best with their future vision.

  3. flightsofideas.com » Blog Archive » Ponoko Prime At Last Says:

    [...] Ponoko prime launched today and now lazzor users can now get huge discounts on cutting (and smaller discounts on materials and shipping) for a monthly fee. Time to cancel my World of Warcraft account (which is only around $5US less a month and doesn’t get much use these days). [...]

  4. Ponoko launches subscription manufacturing - Hack a Day Says:

    [...] Ponoko is an on-demand manufacturing service. You submit your design and they’ll cut it out of one of their many materials. The site is built so you can sell your products or designs directly. They recently took a major step with the introduction of Designmake Prime. It’s a monthly subscription based service with many benefits. It lets you submit DXFs for evaluation instead of their standard EPS or SVG. You can request any material you want and they’ll provide direct support. You also get priority in manufacturing queues. While they’ve always offered an à la carte service, this new move puts Ponoko directly in the role of a traditional manufacturer. Offering manufacturing as a service shows their intention of former a relationship with their customers, but at the an individual level, which most manufacturers can’t approach because of scale. [...]

  5. Querystring » Ponoko launches subscription manufacturing Says:

    [...] Ponoko is an on-demand manufacturing service. You submit your design and they’ll cut it out of one of their many materials. The site is built so you can sell your products or designs directly. They recently took a major step with the introduction of Designmake Prime. It’s a monthly subscription based service with many benefits. It lets you submit DXFs for evaluation instead of their standard EPS or SVG. You can request any material you want and they’ll provide direct support. You also get priority in manufacturing queues. While they’ve always offered an à la carte service, this new move puts Ponoko directly in the role of a traditional manufacturer. Offering manufacturing as a service shows their intention of former a relationship with their customers, but at the an individual level, which most manufacturers can’t approach because of scale. [...]

  6. foolscap » Ponoko Shipment Says:

    [...] These guys are very impressive with their new Ponoko Prime service!  Just took delivery of Projects #2 and #3. [...]

  7. Duann Says:

    rock on