Filter hubs more thoroughly
I think if 3D Hubs had more filters- such as by response time and or order completion time, by ratings, by orders completed, and most importantly by price people would find what they were looking for more easily and be more likely to order, generating more income for makers And 3D Hubs. That would allow certain Hubs with lower end printers to cater to those who want cheap parts, or if you need a perfect piece you could search by rating to see who does the best job.
Bo Herrmannsen commented
also the "area" is somewhat a "unknown" variable
when i compare my prices with the other hubs in the area i see hubs located outside the country
or i see hubs that are so far away that it will take hours in car to get there, i wonder how long it would take if one where to do as 3dhubs planned on in the beginning, jump on a bike to do a local pickup
The current list of Recommended Hubs is not really a list of the best and/or most experienced Hubs in the area the customer is looking for. The recommended list also shows relatively inexperienced Hubs. Probably this is done to give new Hubs a chance to establish themselves in the communicty.