|Traded as||NASDAQ: PRSS|
|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|
|Alexa rank||2,124 (April 2014[update])|
|Type of site||online market|
|Registration||Required to buy and sell|
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.
CafePress.com sells t-shirts, bags, mugs, wall clocks, calendars, and myriad other products. 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.
CafePress, Inc. was founded as a privately owned company in 1999 by Fred Durham and Maheesh Jain. As of February 2006, the site hosts over 2.6 million online shops with over 200 million products. As of March 2011, CafePress.com has more than 13 million members and over 325 million products are available on the site.
In June 2011, CafePress filed with the SEC to raise up to $80 million in an initial public offering.
On November 4, 2013, Courthouse News reported that Hawaiian Tiki artist, Brad 'Tiki Shark' Parker, was filing suit for copyright infringement against Café Press in respect of the unauthorized reproduction of his 'Forbidden Island' piece. The story was picked up by local Hawaiian news channel KITV and through their YouTube channel. In this piece, KITV reported that Café Press had stated they had removed from sale all items which featured Forbidden Island.
CafePress, Inc. has six primary brands: its flagship brand, CafePress.com, wholesale division CafePress Pro, Imagekind, Canvas On Demand, Great Big Canvas and Canvas On Demand Pro. 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.
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- "Can't Do That, Artist Tells CafePress". Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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