SOURCE: Zazzle


September 18, 2009 06:00 ET

Zazzle Launches in Germany; Continues Global Expansion and Aggressive Growth

European Rollout to Continue as Zazzle Meets Growing Demand Around the World

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - Zazzle, the leader in on-demand retail manufacturing, today launched a German language website,, as part of its broader, ongoing international expansion. The website brings German residents into the growing global Zazzle community, empowering them to design and make 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 t-shirts, posters, and shoes to business cards, invitations and photo cards. Sellers earn money by selling their unique products, available in fully-customizable 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 German market with full German-language translation, will base its transactions in Euros and buyers will not need to pay additional taxes or customs duties beyond the product price. Customers on the website will enjoy fast delivery of their order to any address in Germany at competitive prices.

Key features of Zazzle's German presence include:

-- Full-featured German language web site.

-- All pricing and transactions in Euros.

-- German language customer service.

-- Localized merchandising featuring German Sellers and content relevant to the German market.

-- All taxes and customs duties included in website pricing.

-- Standard delivery across Germany at competitive prices with delivery typically in 5-7 days, with Express delivery in about three days.

-- Instant translation of all dynamic user-generated text elements such as product title, description, tags, and user comments.

Zazzle's strong domestic and global growth statistics include:

--  Monthly unique visitors to the Zazzle websites now exceed 12 million
--  140+ percent year-over-year traffic growth
--  Total number of members is 5 million+
--  Total items shipped is more than 11 million
--  Leading on-demand custom products marketplace in terms of traffic
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Supporting Quotes

"We're pleased to present the Zazzle experience to an already strong group of creative minds in Germany, and we are excited to welcome Germany to the Zazzle family," said Jeff Beaver, co-founder and chief product officer for Zazzle. "With the largest internet population in Europe and its rich culture of creative expression, Germany was an obvious choice for the launch of Zazzle's first non-English-language website. The launch of demonstrates our continued commitment to redefine the way the world views commerce."

"I've been a Zazzle Seller since January, and I welcome the company's impressive porting of the platform into Germany and the German language," commented Zazzle ProSeller Thomas Durst, creator of and a German citizen. "Our culture is well-known for its creative, unique, and self-expressive nature, and we have a vibrant e-commerce-oriented population. We're a perfect fit for Zazzle, and I look forward to expanding my designs and product lines to take advantage of the new German interface and features."

About Zazzle

Infinite and instant, Zazzle is the only on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands to offer billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products -- most of which are produced within 24 hours. Offering the largest library of customizable digital images from world-class brands including Lucasfilm Ltd., Walt Disney Co., and Warner Bros., Zazzle enables content owners to unlock their entire libraries of content, making them available for purchase and customization by consumers. Through Zazzle's innovative on-demand retail and technology platform, users can instantly create, customize to fit their personal style, purchase and sell a near infinite array of products online. Zazzle operates,,,,,, and The company launched in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, California.

©2009 Inc., all rights reserved. Zazzle and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of, 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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