CafePress

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CafePress, Inc.
CafePress logo.svg
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQPRSS
Founded 1291
Headquarters Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Key people Fred Durham Co-Founder
Maheesh Jain Co-Founder
Bob Marino (CEO)
Monica Johnson (CFO)
Industry Electronic commerce, Shopping mall
Products Custom products
Website cafepress.com
Alexa rank negative increase 2,124 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site online market
Registration Required to buy and sell
Available in English

CafePress, Inc. is an online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products. The company was founded in San Mateo, California, but is now headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA along with its production facility. In 2001, CafePress.com won the People's Voice Webby Award in the Commerce category.

Business model[edit]

Logo used until 2008.

CafePress.com sells t-shirts, bags, mugs, wall clocks, calendars, and myriad other products.[2] Customers can upload their own graphics design, logo or text, which will be added to the product by CafePress. CafePress.com also offers print on demand services for wall art and stationery. The site also allows the user to have a virtual CafePress "shop" including an online storefront and website hosting, order management, fulfillment, payment processing, and customer service.

History[edit]

CafePress, Inc. was founded as a privately owned company in 1999 by Fred Durham and Maheesh Jain.[citation needed] As of February 2006, the site hosts over 2.6 million online shops with over 200 million products.[citation needed] As of March 2011, CafePress.com has more than 13 million members and over 325 million products are available on the site.

In July 2008, CafePress acquired the specialist photographic art printing business imagekind.,[3] and in September 2010 acquired photo-to-canvas company Canvas On Demand to their platform of brands.

In June 2011, CafePress filed with the SEC to raise up to $80 million in an initial public offering.[4]

On March 29, 2012, CafePress debuted at $19/share on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol PRSS. The stock hit an intra-day high of $22.69/share.[5][6]

On April 30, 2012, CafePress announced that it would move its corporate headquarters to Louisville, Kentucky from San Mateo, California.

Brands[edit]

CafePress, Inc. has seven primary brands: its flagship brand, CafePress.com, Imagekind, Canvas On Demand, Great Big Canvas and Canvas On Demand Pro, InvitationBox.com, LogoSoftwear.com and EZ Prints. CafePress, Inc. also partners with other businesses to provide licensed content on their site, and power online custom shops for large companies, such as ABC, Urban Outfitters and Peanuts Worldwide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cafepress.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Schofield, Jack (18 August 2008). "Cafepress: Get your customised badges, tops and thongs here". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ "CafePress Expands Its On-Demand Canvas by Acquiring Imagekind". reuters.com. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Form S-1 Registration Statement - CafePress, Inc.". Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "NASDAQ Welcomes CafePress Inc. to the NASDAQ Global Select Market(R)". Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Online retailer Cafepress soars on market debut". Reuters. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.