SOURCE: Zazzle


May 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Zazzle Expands Asian Presence With Republic of Korea Website Launch

Zazzle Growth Fuels Growing Global Demand for Customized Products

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Zazzle, the leading platform for quality custom products, today announced the addition of the Republic of Korea to the company's growing list of international websites: The new website will enable Korean consumers to create, buy and sell unique products in their native language, across Zazzle's ever-expanding global marketplace.

The launch of the website continues Zazzle's successful Asian expansion, which began in 2010 with the launch of, Zazzle's Japanese website. The success of Zazzle's Japanese website, with revenue growth in excess of 600% over the past year, illustrates the region's growing demand for all things custom. Korea, with its well-known creative culture and spirit, will immediately lead to millions of new and unique products in the Zazzle marketplace as Korean sellers leverage Zazzle's marketplace to sell their creativity to buyers around the world.

Zazzle enables consumers and brands worldwide to express their individuality by creating designs on a wide variety of high-quality, American-made products, from custom t-shirts, posters, invitations and tote bags to business cards, skateboards and iPhone cases. Sellers of these products earn money by creating and selling their unique designs in storefronts 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 Korean market with full-language translation, the localized website will base transactions in Korean Won, and buyers will not pay additional taxes or customs duties at the time of delivery.

Key Zazzle company statistics include:
-- 40+ billion products, with 300,000 new products added daily
-- The world's leading on-demand, custom products marketplace
-- More than 20 million monthly unique visitors
-- Current localized presence in 17 countries globally, including in the United States

Supporting Quotes
"We're excited to extend the Zazzle platform into the Republic of Korea, marking another strong step into the vibrant Asian marketplace," said Bobby Beaver, co-founder and chief technology officer for Zazzle. "The Zazzle platform continues to deliver and support global commerce, and this launch reinforces our ongoing commitment to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination."

"We're excited to further expand into Asia and tap into the country's creativity," said Jason Kang, vice president of marketing for Zazzle. "While our growth into Korea is a natural geographic extension of our global platform, I am especially excited to add Korea to the Zazzle ecosystem, as my parents and family can now fully engage in the Zazzle experience in my native tongue!"

About Zazzle
Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle's proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle's rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes t-shirts, business cards, invitations, in addition to a variety of custom gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle's vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination.

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