SOURCE: Zazzle


December 09, 2009 06:00 ET

Zazzle Launches in France, Spain, Portugal, and Brazil; Expands Global Footprint

International Expansion Continues as Zazzle Meets Growing Demand for Customized Products

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Zazzle, the leader in on-demand retail manufacturing, today announced the launch of four new Zazzle international websites: in France, in Spain, in Brazil, and in Portugal. The new websites bring residents of France, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal into the growing global Zazzle community, empowering them to design and make -- in their own language and currency -- real products inspired by their own imagination and creativity.

Zazzle provides consumers and brands around the world with the opportunity to design and create a wide variety of products, from custom t-shirts, posters, shoes and tote bags to business cards, skateboards and photo cards. Sellers earn money by creating and selling their unique products in stores on Zazzle, all completely free to the Seller. Sellers earn royalties at rates they control, and have the option of allowing consumers to further customize their creations with color and style changes, as well as modifying or adding text and graphics.

In addition to supporting the French, Spanish, Brazilian and Portuguese markets with full language translation, the localized websites base transactions in each market's local currency, and buyers do not pay additional taxes or customs duties at the time of delivery. Customers will enjoy fast delivery of their order to any address in their own country at competitive prices. As a special launch promotion, shoppers can save 50% on express shipping. Orders placed before December 18 will arrive in time for Christmas!

Key features of Zazzle's new international websites include:

--  Full-featured language translation
--  All pricing and transactions in each market's local currency
--  French, Spanish and Portuguese language customer service and support
--  Localized merchandising featuring Sellers and content relevant to each
--  No duties, taxes, or fees
--  Express dispatch at competitive prices with delivery in 3-4 days, and
    Standard dispatch in 7-10 days

Zazzle's strong domestic and global growth statistics include:

--  More than 16 million monthly unique visitors
--  Leading on-demand custom products marketplace in terms of traffic
    rank, page views, and other key metrics(1)
--  24 billion products, with 100 million new products added daily

Supporting Quotes

"We're excited to extend the Zazzle platform into these new countries and cultures," said Bobby Beaver, co-founder and chief technology officer for Zazzle. "The Zazzle platform was designed and built with global commerce in mind. The launch of these localized Zazzle websites in France, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal demonstrates our continued commitment to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination."

"Localized websites for France, Spain, Brazil and Portugal is a natural extension of the Zazzle platform," said Jason Kang, vice president of marketing for Zazzle. "All of these countries have highly artistic cultures with rich creative histories. In addition, expansion into these new markets allows the community of Zazzle sellers to reach ever more customers in an increasingly global community."

About Zazzle

Zazzle is the leading innovator in on-demand manufacturing, enabling customers to create and buy one-of-a-kind, customized gifts and products at reasonable prices, which are then made and shipped within 24 hours. Zazzle's online community helps sellers set up Zazzle stores where they can showcase their designs on a wide variety of products like t-shirts, hats, Christmas gifts, and postage stamps, and then sell them to consumers without incurring any inventory risk. Sellers include successful brands such as Disney, Star Wars, Keds Shoes, and South Park. Buyers shop from billions of products and can have them made as is, or can choose to personalize them, creating a perfect custom product or custom gift for any occasion. Zazzle is based in Redwood City, California.

©2009 Zazzle Inc., all rights reserved. Zazzle and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zazzle Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trade names mentioned herein are recognized to be the properties of their respective owners.

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