Back in 2017, TallyPress has written an article about the beauty of providing meaningful gifts to your loved ones here. Since then, Printcious – an E-commerce with online design tool, continued to grow and touch hearts across the world. In this article, we try to bring you closer to the team and potentially have a peek into the ideas up their sleeves.
Recap on Printcious
Printcious started in October 2015 and provides an online design tool for customers to create their memorable photo gifts. These ideas and designs come in T-shirts, mugs, puzzles, throw pillows etc with their photo & text. Subsequently, the process takes about 3-5 working days to print & deliver to customers’ doorstep.
The Mastermind of Printcious
The business was founded by 4 Tong brothers. Vincent has 13 years of experience in Internet marketing specialising in Search Engine Optimisation & Search Engine Marketing. On the other hand, Henry was a technical architect for a Multinational Corporate and has 15 years in web development. Additionally, He has several Microsoft certified certificates such as Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). We also have Phidal, who is a financial planner & advisor. He has more than 10 years of experience in financial planning and has experienced in all kinds of cost control activities, tax planning activities etc. Not forgetting Kenneth is a top student in Stamford College with 4.0 CGPA in marketing course. His strength lies in business strategy planning and also procedure development to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Finding Their Heart Into Personalised Gifts
Like most men, they found that the traditional gifts in the market may not so memorable, affordable and practical. Shopping for gifts is inconvenient and also troublesome with traffic congestion being a common problem in Malaysia. Hence, they came up with Printcious with the hope that customers or gift seekers no longer have to worry about gifts. At the convenience of their own home, they can create memorable gifts easily online. You can easily head over to their website and use the online design tool to upload photos and text or design. Finally, they can view the final artwork to ensure customer satisfaction. Upon payment, they will proceed to print it with advanced printing technology, pack & deliver to customers in 3-5 working days.
The Only Limit Is Your Imagination
Since 2017, they have secured the commercialization grant by Cradle CIP500 to grow the business. In Sep 2017, they were the champion of Malaysia Top Ecommerce Merchant Award that organized by Selangor Information Technology & Ecommerce Council (SITEC). Additionally, in Jan 2018, they won the champion of Dream Factory Startup Contest that organized by Dream Factory & Mystartr. The biggest challenge is in educating customers about personalized gift ideas, especially in ASEAN countries. Most people lack awareness of personalised gift ideas and do not realise they come at an affordable price. The team aims to educate the market and provide brand awareness to promote personalized gift ideas as well as Printcious.
“To succeed in business, we need to act fast, fail fast, learn fast, grow fast and succeed faster.”
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