Zazzle

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Zazzle
Zazzle company logo.png
Type Private
Founded 2005 (2005)
Headquarters Redwood City, California, United States
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Robert Beaver, Bobby Beaver, Jeff Beaver
Industry Internet, online retailing
Website Official website
Written in C#/ASP.NET
Alexa rank Negative increase 1,425 (March 2015)[1]
Type of site E-commerce
Advertising Web banners, videos
Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Swedish, Korean, Canadian French, Dutch,
Launched 2005

Zazzle is an online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies. Zazzle has partnered with many brands to amass a collection of digital images from companies like Disney and Hallmark.[2][3] Zazzle claims to have over 300 million unique products listed on the site. This is likely possible due to the fact that items are only made when ordered.

Founded in a Palo Alto Garage in 1999 by Robert Beaver and his sons, Bobby and Jeffrey, the Zazzle website did not become live to the public until April 2003.[4] In 2005, Google investors John Doerr and Ram Shriram invested US$16 million into the business.[3][5] The site was recognized by TechCrunch as 2007's "best business model" in its first annual "Crunchies" awards,[6] and has been noted by industry experts, such as B. Joseph Pine, for its easy-to-use technology. In 2010, Zazzle was recognized as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411.[7] It is based in Redwood City, California.

Zazzle.com offers digital printing, and embroidered decoration on their retail apparel items, as well as other personalization techniques and items.

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  1. ^ "zazzle.com Site Overview". Alexa.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "About Us". zazzle.ca. 
  3. ^ a b Google investors find new project, retrieved 2008-09-13 [full citation needed]
  4. ^ Fit to be Dyed, retrieved 2016-02-12 
  5. ^ Why Zazzle Dazzles John Doerr, retrieved 2008-09-13 
  6. ^ 2007 Crunchies: The Winners.
  7. ^ "Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in silicon-valley-companies" awards". lead411.com. 

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