In the spirit of my previous product review for Vista Print, I wanted to share my experiences and opinions on another online retailer, Zazzle.com. Zazzle is a site similar to Cafe Press, in that they offer customized products designed by you and other users. You can design something for your private use, or make it available to other customers and name your own royalty. So it’s a great way to make extra money for all you graphic designers and other creative people.
Zazzle’s products run the gamut from business cards to shoes to postage stamps and more.
From their website:
“Zazzle allows you to not only browse from a mind-boggling array of designs, but even better, you can customize (most all) products that you find in the marketplace. Go ahead and change the size/placement of designs, add text in hundreds of fonts and millions of colors, add your own images/designs/logos… go crazy.”
My first encounter with Zazzle was my fabulous business cards that my friend gifted me on my birthday. I couldn’t have designed anything better myself. I love the colors and the damask type design at the top. I also think they are unique because they are vertical, which you don’t see a lot. Here’s a photo of my business cards (with some info blacked out):
The quality is top-notch, featuring clear printing on heavy-weight cardstock. These cards are by no means flimsy and will hold their shape when stuffed in your purse or wallet. Their prices range between $24 and $30 for 100 business cards.
I was so impressed with my business cards that I decided to order some coordinating stickers for my Etsy shop. I thought the prices for stickers I wanted were a little high, but I waited patiently and was soon rewarded with a coupon for free shipping in my inbox, which helped out a little. I don’t have a photo, but they are pretty much identical to my business cards, except with just my store name, website, and email. You may be able to view them at this link.
I ordered 2 sheets of the 3” size (6 stickers per sheet) and 1 sheet of the 1.5” size (20 stickers per sheet). Total cost was $19.80 with free shipping. Again, the quality was excellent. The colors and text are clear and sharp, and the stickers are a nice heavy weight with a glossy finish.
I will certainly be ordering from Zazzle again in the future and recommend them to anyone looking for unique, high-quality products to promote their business or otherwise. Once you sign up on their website, they will send you special offers and sale notices about once every week or two.
So take a look around their site, you just might find something you can’t live without!