2015 was a landmark year for ZVerse! The ecommerce division expanded our collegiate licensed product line and the results were remarkable. In addition to our standard collegiate products, including 3D–printed football stadium replicas, we introduced numerous event–triggered products that brought 40 percent growth in total sales.
Our year was jam-packed with more than 70 new event-triggered SKUs, bringing in 133 percent growth in event-triggered product sales from last year. This was only possible with ZVerse’s 3D print technology. Unlike typical manufacturing, 3D printing allows for a custom product with a quick turnaround. While standard injection mold manufacturing takes months to create a product, ZVerse can design and produce a custom product in a matter of hours to take advantage of the buzz surrounding any given event.
We began to make and market customized “Victory Ornaments” just minutes after the biggest games. Following Michigan State’s upset over Michigan, we designed a Victory Ornament featuring the final score of 27-23. This product went to market moments after the final down to capitalize on the hype surrounding the game. With the power of ZVerse LAYR 3D automation software and 3D print technology, we were the only company able to take advantage of the opportunity. We sold more than 300 Michigan State Victory Ornaments in the first week.
On behalf of everyone at ZVerse, thank you! We look forward to continuing to make the world’s content 3D printable in 2016.