In its first foray into the world of 3D printing, eBay has introduced a new app for iOS, called eBay Exact. The new app allows users to customize and purchase 3D-printed products from Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory, which are built to order and shipped from each 3D printer’s facilities.
Right now eBay Exact only has about 20 items to choose from and customize, but more are likely to be added in the future as the 3D printing wave continues to gain momentum. All of the customizations are handled within the app as users are able to personalize colors, engravings, and even design textures for a few items.
Here’s what it’s like to design a custom wood grain iPhone case with the app:
Steve Yankovich, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at eBay, had the following to say about the launch:
Shoppers today not only want to buy items anytime, anywhere through mobile devices, but they also want to be able to personalize their purchases. eBay Exact brings these two desires into one shopping experience.
Prices on items in the store range from $9 for a cheap iPhone case to $350 for a seal ring. The app is available for both iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in the App Store now.