Design Guide

Why Choose to sell on Threeding?

Threading is an online platform created by 3 enthusiasts wanting to give
opportunity and shorten the space between creators and end users. We believe that 3D printing is the positive future that will make the world a better place.

We offer one of the lowest commissions on the market that is 20% because we value the work of our creators. Your work will be presented to thousands of users who are passionate about 3D printing.

We are open for collaborations, feedback, discussions, or whatsoever your need is. Our mission is to create a community united by common interests, principles, ideas, and inspirations that work together for a brighter future.

Set up your profile

The first step of being a creator and being able to share and/or sell your work is to create a public profile. Thanks to your public profile, the end user will be able to get to know you and your work better. It will also contribute to build trust in the end users and will bring them one step closer to purchasing your work. Here are a few tips how to set up your public profile in order to be more attractive and trustworthy.

Profile picture
The maximum size for your profile picture is 2 MB. Keep in mind that your profile picture will represent you and your work. It will be visible when people go to your profile or see your products. It is recommended that the picture is an original image of you, your work, or your company. This way, it will best represent your shop. Remember that people are more inclined to trust a profile if they see that there is a real person/people/brand behind it as this helps enhance their credibility. We don't recommend using pictures of celebrities, cartoons and photos that are not owned by you.

Username
Your username is designed to be your unique identifier. The users can search for your products by your username. Your username is always public.

Bio
A good bio has the potential to help you make a positive impression for yourself and your work. Your bio gives you the opportunity to share more information about you such as creator experience, story, ideas, and many more.
Example :
Describe your experience in 3D design Specify your skills and let your potential buyers know your expertise, previous jobs, hobbies, or even everyday life. Mention if you have an Education or Certificate in 3D design for print. List your honors and awards. This can help you stand out from other sellers.

Linked accounts
We recommend that you link your social and professional networking accounts to your Threeding account. You can link your website, your Instagram profile, your Facebook profile, and your YouTube profile. This will allow your potential customers to follow your work and to learn more about you and the process behind your work.

About your 3D model

For 3D printing, we require 3D files that are more common in 3D printing software and are universal for the majority of 3D editing software. The type of files that we accept are OBJ, STL, and WRML if your file has texture. If your 3D model contains texture or consists of more than one 3D file you must archive the files in one ZIP and upload the ZIP file that contains all the compressed files.

The maximum size for your file is 500 MB.

More info here

Keep in mind that there are different techniques of 3D printing (FDM, SLA, SLS, DLP, etc.) that provide different opportunities to build surface their precision, endurance and capabilities

Important touches for your models

Images
If you want your products to reach a more broad audience, there are a few things that we think might help you.

Title
The title of the product should be a descriptive name up to 64 characters. The product title must be relevant and specific and should contain a few of the most important keywords for your 3D model.

Example

If your 3D model represents a frog intended for kids to play and the form is simplified
Good < Better < Best
Frog < Frog toy < Simplified frog toy

Description
In the Description, you can put information that can be useful to the end user. For example, this kind of information can be the history of creation, 3D printing specification for this model, tutorial, information for using, instruction, recommendation etc. Products with a good description of 50-100 words are sold up to 3 times more often.

Examples
- Type of printer/printing method
- Preparation and settings for the print job
- Optimal size of the print
- Optimal material to be printed
- Infill of the print object
- Support why where and how much
- Post-production after 3D printing (if any)

Keywords Keywords help search engines and give more visibility to your product. We suggest that you add 10-20 keywords. Try to identify the best-fitting keywords for your model instead of using general keywords. You should always add at least one keyword.

Photos
Photos are an important part of presenting your 3D model. We recommend our creators to upload as many photos as possible. The minimum is 2 and the maximum is 20 photos.. We suggest that you add at least 5-6 photos of your product. We recommend capturing your 3D model from several angles that show different parts of them. Avoid sharp shadows and opt for bright images - this will make your 3D product more understandable and clear to the end user. We recommend that you upload photos showing the end printed model, assembly of the model if it is of many parts or any process required for the product, which will be more visually appealing to the end users. The size limit for each image is 10 MB. The recommended ratio is 4:3 with image size 1600x1200 px..

Licensing and pricing
Licensing and pricing are essential parts of each sale. We recommend reading all the licenses here before uploading your 3D models. This way, you can choose the best suited license(s) for your needs. We have 3 types of Commercial licenses that grade from more restrictive to less restrictive that gives you freedom. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between 1 and 3 Commercial licenses for your 3D model. add a different price for each license. We suggest that you use the following structure

Low price > High price Most restrictive > Less restrictive

We offer 6 free licenses that give different options for using, crediting, editing, and distributing the uploaded models. We recommend learning more about each type of free licenses here before uploading your free products in order to see which one is the best fit for your requirements.

Category
Choosing a category is important because it provides more visibility for your product for people browsing in a specific category. Selecting a category also adds the model to the right product listing and therefore contributes to reaching a larger audience. You can choose only one category.

And next

Grow your shop, grow your revenue
We encourage our creators to share their work on social media wherever they feel comfortable and good. This will help your products to reach more people. We are also on Instagram! Feel free to tag @threedingdotcom or use the hashtag #threeding and we will give you a shout-out.

Another way to grow your revenues and market is to expand your product listing by uploading more models. This will help you reach more people. As the number of models increases, you increase your chances of reaching people and increasing your sales.

How to get your payment
We send the money via PayPal on the email that you are providing us with. If needed, the email can be changed from your seller account settings. In order to be eligible for sending, the accumulated amount should be a minimum of 15 $. If the amount is below the minimum, it will be added to next month's payment. We make the payments every 5th each month.