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CafePress, Inc.
CafePress logo.svg
Type of businessPublic
Type of site
online market
Available inEnglish
Key peopleFred Durham (CEO & Co-Founder)
IndustryElectronic commerce, Shopping mall
ProductsCustom products
Alexa rankNegative increase 2,124 (April 2014)[1]
RegistrationRequired to buy and sell

CafePress, Inc. is an American 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, won the People's Voice Webby Award in the Commerce category.

Business model[edit]

Logo used until 2008. sells T-shirts, bags, mugs, wall clocks, calendars, and a myriad of other products.[2] Customers can upload their own graphics design, logo or text, which will be added to the product by CafePress. 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.[3][4] As of February 2006, the site hosts over 2.6 million online shops with over 200 million products.[citation needed] As of March 2011, 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,[5] 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.[6]

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.[7][8]

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


CafePress, Inc. has its flagship brand, 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ Schofield, Jack (18 August 2008). "Cafepress: Get your customised badges, tops and thongs here". London: Retrieved 2008-08-18.
  3. ^ "CafePressInc. » About Us". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  4. ^ "CafePress Inc. » About Us » Team". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  5. ^ "Print on demand shirt". 8 July 2008. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  6. ^ "Form S-1 Registration Statement - CafePress, Inc". Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  7. ^ "NASDAQ Welcomes CafePress Inc. to the NASDAQ Global Select Market(R)". Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Online retailer Cafepress soars on market debut". Reuters. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.