I wanted to let you know about an article about ORD Solutions in Exchange magazine. You can read the whole thing here: Exchange magazine: ORD Solutions Cover Story
|Click here to read the article!|
I feel like expanding on a couple of things:
First, what Jenn lacks in stature she more than makes up for in Character! She is truly the glue that binds our company together.
Second, distribution....Well, the article talks about us taking a year long detour into the distribution path which was really about getting our printers into physical stores. Sounds like a good idea right? Well not only did they have little success, the reality is that the company we were working with on this was very ...not Maker oriented. Very corporate. That is not our roots. It's not where we came from. Our company was established by Maker customers and heck...I'm a Maker! We all are. Jenn makes scrap booking stuff, loves to create her own recipes and does fancy cupcake decorating. Andrew builds with wood, you should see his custom double Kayak holder in his garage. He can still park a car in there! (If it weren't for all the other stuff in there...lol) And me...well I make 3D printers! I also, love cars and motorcycles. I've rebuilt engines and transmissions and yes even refined gold in my basement. That's a story I'll blog sometime...
Anyway, the point of all this is that distribution may still be a good idea. But we would do it very differently in the future. And if you're reading this and thinking "I could do it better!" then please send us a message through our contact us page here. During the last year Jenn and Andrew were completely cut out of the business operations by the distribution company. But no more! 3D Printing team assemble! You will see us at all the Maker Faires and events. You will see us online. We will be responding to your emails and creating new public events for training and demos. I'm working on all sorts of crazy new 3D Printing gadgets that I will reveal over the next few months.