We visit the first UPS Store franchise to offer 3D Printing and talk to owner Burke Jones and 3D Print Specialist Michael Karagavoorian about the ins and outs of offering 3D Print Services, what it has meant for their business, how it has brought customers into the store and how they manage the challenges of new technology expectations. Download the WTFFF 041 Show Notes (PDF).
Our visit to the San Diego, California area UPS Store was eye-opening in terms of how such a small space can provide such expansive 3D Print Services. The vision it took for a franchise owner like Burke Jones to decide that offering 3D Print Services would not just be a marketing attraction but could really be of service to his community is impressive. The proof of their success is in the recent expansion of 3D Printers and 3D Scanning services and the busy traffic to the store. This Kearny Mesa UPS Store has become a valuable resource to the community and to other UPS Stores and businesses as they expand into 3D Printing as well.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- Exploring the realities of the complexities processing of consumer 3D Models
- How the UPS Stores offering 3D Print Services are building a shared knowledge base and helping each other grow successfully and quickly
- How The UPS Store is helping to nurture and grow the 3D Print community
About The UPS Store 3D Printing Venture
Following the successful launch of 3D Print Services in six markets across the country, including Burke Jone’s San Diego store, The UPS Store has expanded 3D printing services to meet the growing demands of its small business customers to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide. With more than 4,300 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees.
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