The Original Factory in a Store™
Let your customers personalize their own products, 3D printed on-demand right in your store.
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How It Works
The Original Factory-In-A-Store
The Factory in a Store is the ﬁrst and only Custom Inventory-On-Demand solution for retail. Let your customers personalize their own products using a simple and engaging touchscreen kiosk, and then watch as they are 3D printed right in the store. This highly unique, memorable and educational shopping experience leaves your customers with a one-of-a-kind product and story worth sharing.
Customizing The Piece
Shoppers use the intuitive touch-screen PieceMaker kiosk to create their one-of-a-kind piece.
First shoppers browse the digital product gallery and choose a gift, toy, jewelry or other piece they want to customize. Then they choose the color, add their name, date, or other personalized details at the kiosk before sending the item to print.
In Store 3D Printing
Watch the excitement on your customer’s face as they watch their one-of-a-kind piece being printed from our 3D printer. Your employees manage the printstation with minimal intervention required to print and retrieve the 3D printed pieces. For a low monthly subscription, we provide the hardware and software for 3D printing, with plastic ﬁlament being the only material needed to print toys on demand.
Use Your Existing Payment Systems
PieceMaker allows you to complete the transaction with your customers through your existing point of sale system. You set the price for pieces and begin generating a new stream of revenue for your toy store immediately.
Analyze and Learn
After your customers have left happy, track the experience from end to end and measure the performance of PieceMaker in your store. Monitor purchases, expenses, ROI, and many other data points showing the PieceMaker revenue and proﬁts being made in your store. Use your learning to understand store-specific trends, which items to feature and profitability.
direct increase to store's profits after installing a Factory in a Store™ kiosk
average minutes to print a toy
most profitable product per square foot during pilot launch month
square footage of the kiosk
conversion rate for customers who make a purchase after using the Factory in a Store™ kiosk
Meet the PieceMaker Team!
PieceMaker Technologies is a Pittsburgh, PA based company which empowers retail stores to create customized inventory, on-demand. CNBC named their customizable products “Top trending of 2014”. The Factory in a Store is a proprietary system which lets consumers design their own products using a simple and engaging touchscreen kiosk, and then watch them made right in the store with custom manufacturing technology. The PieceMaker team is led by Carnegie Mellon graduates Arden Rosenblatt and Alejandro Sklar. PieceMaker offers exciting and challenging internship opportunities and full time positions.
CEO & Co-Founder
Email Arden for Business Opportunities.
CTO & Co-Founder
Email Alejandro for Technical Questions & Support.
Director of Software
Director of Marketing and Merchandising
Content and Community Manager
Proudly Supported By
DAVE MAWHINNEY – Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business – Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
DON MORRISON – Chairman of Deal Flow, BlueTree Allied Angels
TIM ZAK – Director, Carnegie Mellon Institute for Social Innovation
MIKE FORMICA – President & Founder, threeRivers 3D
ERIC SILVER – CEO & Founder, WebKite
DAVID PALMER – Co-Founder, Bossa Nova Robotics
ILANA DIAMOND – Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear
JOSH MCELHATTAN – Founder & Managing Director, Startbot
KATHARINE NEEDHAM – Senior Business Advisor, Carnegie Mellon University Project Olympus
JIM BERARDONE – Executive-in-Residence, Carnegie Mellon University – Engineering & Technology Innovation Management
JAMES GROSVENOR – CEO and Owner, Balanced Business Advisors
STEVE BROOKSTEIN – Chairman of Entrepreneurship, Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
JOHN SANTALONE – Managing Partner, Levin Santalone LLP
STEVE ROSENBLATT – Retired Business Development Executive, IBM
CORINNE SKLAR – CMO, Bluewolf