Ponoko ("The world's largest marketplace for product plans") isn’t just a paradise for Make and Craft fans, but is also one of the most exciting e-commerce startups in the area of user manufacturing and decentralized/localized production.
It's not only that the product and design selection is noticeably increasing. Lately up to 5,000 merchants and designers can be found rummaging around the platform. Serving as attention-grabbers are the regularly held "10 Day Design Challenges"- in March with the theme of jewelry and in May with the theme of Games and Puzzles.
Wired Magazine recently featured Ponoko in their 2008 Business Trends under the category of “Rise of the Instrapreneur (Manufacture and Sell Anything — in Minutes)”.
More press releases to be found on Ponoko’s homepage.
Originally posted in German by Jochen Krisch, translated by Jason Soo.