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. 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. In 2005, Google investors John Doerr and Ram Shriram invested US$16 million into the business. The site was recognized by TechCrunch as 2007's "best business model" in its first annual "Crunchies" awards, 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. 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.