Is there Drop member interest in 3D Printers Drop for COVID-19 hyperlocal solution to mask shortage?
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I was responding in the comments to another members' question about Drop's unique capabilities and a potential Pandemic response at some length here: https://drop.com/talk/34660/talk/2607947?utm_source=linkshare&referer=BYF7AW This led me to wonder if and how to go about advocating for a new Drop Maker Community. I am interested in inviting Makers, Makers Spaces, and online makers community forums who aren't currently members of or, partnering with or even aware of Drop.com. In my comments, I bring up an example hyperlocal makers solution of folks 3D printing reusable, washable masks for their local healthcare professionals who are all desperately trying to procure more medical supplies and solutions in the absence of such. Drop could potentially coordinate the payment gateway and contract negociation, but due to the world's limited capacity, and the desire to expedite essential goods and solutions, Drop could just send the manufacturer their Drop.com mailing labels exported from a successful drop campaign and ask that the manaufacturer handle the dropshipping directly. They may have a higher capacity to do so then Drop warehouses who, if I heard right, are down to a 35% capacity themselves in NYC /NJ area Manufacturers may also have a wider shipping network to draw on- I don't know, Im just musing aloud.
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May 8, 2020