SOURCE: Zazzle


October 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Zazzle Hosts Meg Whitman and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Topics Include Economy, Jobs, and Growth

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2010) -  Zazzle, the leading platform for quality custom products, will host a roundtable discussion today with California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Zazzle's San Jose, California manufacturing facility. Attendees will include Zazzle executives and employees, and the discussion will focus on the economy, job creation, and Zazzle's remarkable growth as a California business.

Supporting Quote:
"As a rapidly-growing California business in Silicon Valley with a massive community of users throughout California and around the world, Zazzle is proud to host this roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in California," said Robert Beaver, CEO of Zazzle. "We are excited to be part of the discussion about stimulating growth of businesses of all sizes in California."

Zazzle Highlights:

  • Zazzle locally employs near 500 people in technology and manufacturing, and will increase its employment to nearly 1000 people by Thanksgiving in anticipation of its rapid growth and the holiday rush. 
  • Zazzle has empowered a community of creative individuals around the world (including more than 100,000 Californians) to earn money on the Zazzle platform, with some sellers earning six-figure incomes in these tough economic times.
  • Zazzle is a highly profitable 9-figure revenue business, and growing 75% per year.
  • Zazzle's family of 16 global websites receives more than 20 million unique visitors each month.

Additional Information:
Since Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor in September 2009, she has been holding roundtable discussions and town hall meetings throughout the state to interact directly with local communities and businesses on the challenges they face.

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 Christmas gifts, custom shirts, business cards, and invites, in addition to a variety of other 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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