You wanted more affordable shipping to Europe. It’s here.
A making hub up and running in Germany has put a huge dent in shipping costs for Ponoko enthusiasts across Europe.
Check out these example savings on shipping a P1 size of 3mm thick plastic sheet of material:
|Ship to:||From NZ||From USA||From Germany|
In a nutshell, if your shipping destination is Europe you will get the lowest cost shipping and products with the smallest carbon footprint if you make and ship your products from the new German hub.
How to get products made and shipped from the new German hub
Then, create a new product in one of two ways:
1) Upload a design and add materials (just like you have done previously). Easy as.
and / or
2) Change the materials of an existing design tagged with a NZ or US flag. To do this you click on the product image, click on ‘View details’ of the materials attached to this design. Use the ‘Delete’ button to remove the previous material, and then add your new material chosen from the Formulor catalog.
Your new product will be tagged with a German flag indicating it will be made and shipped from the new German hub.
You can change your country preference at any time
You can make and ship products from any hub simply by changing the country preference before you add materials to a design. In effect, the only thing that determines whether a product is made and shipped from the USA, NZ or German hub is where the materials are sourced.
A note for Prime subscribers
Please note that Ponoko Prime is limited to Ponoko-owned making hubs, not those owned by others like the new German hub which is owned by Formulor. As a Ponoko Prime user, you will pay the same rate for Formulor services as everyone else. We will, however, continue to offer Prime at the US and NZ making hubs.
Now 3 materials catalogs to choose from
Ponoko shows the USA materials catalog by default. You can view the New Zealand and German materials catalogs by using the US/NZ/Germany toggle button at the top right hand side of the materials catalog.
Go to it!
This is just one more small step in our bringing you the future of making – it’s online, it’s digital and it’s local. This means it’s easy, it’s communal and it’s green.
We really hope you enjoy the changes. We’ve worked really hard to get to this point and we’re super charged to see what you think about them.
And remember you’ve got a good reason to choose Germany now – check out the new shipping rates to Germany and the EU!