Archive for April, 2009

Mass Customization Expert Frank Piller Speaks at Zazzle

April 20, 2009

Frank Piller, one of the leading academics in the field of mass customization, stopped by Zazzle for a little visit last week and to give a talk on mass customization. His talk focused on the idea of mass customization and theories that compel people to want customized products. He had some very interesting points about the importance of the experience of customizing a product and how that can be as important as the product itself. Of course, Dr. Piller had nothing but good things to say about Zazzle and our role as one of the leading mass customization companies. To read more about Dr. Piller’s visit to Zazzle check out his follow up blog post.

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Thanks Dr. Piller for stopping by and next time we’ll have a little video of it for our intrepid blog readers (camera was inoperable this time…sorry folks). If you want to take a Dr. Piller class, just head over to Germany where he is a professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University. I’m trying to get Zazzle to send me to the October sessions which has nothing to do with some kind of beer festival that happens in Germany, or so I’ve heard.

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Tree-Shirt ReLeaf – You buy a shirt, we plant a tree – Help us plant 100,000 trees!

April 16, 2009

Beginning today we’re launching Tree-Shirt ReLeaf, our campaign in partnership with American Forests, to help plant 100,000 trees in the US. And you can participate! All you have to do is buy a shirt (any shirt on Zazzle) with the code PLANTATREE09, and Zazzle will donate to American Forests to plant a tree in your honor. The more shirts you buy, the more trees we plant. It’s win, win – you get awesome t shirts like some of our Exclusive Earth Day t-shirts, and American Forests gets tress to help restore forests around the US. Learn more about the program at the American Forests Store on Zazzle.

Also, check out the exclusive partner designs below from American Forests, Star Wars, EDUN LIVE and Zazzle ProSellers! They’re so tree plantin’ hot that they’re about to sprout leaves!

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Zazzle Co-Founder Bobby on Fox Business News Today [Video]

April 15, 2009

Check out the video from today’s live broadcast on Fox Business News with Zazzle Co-Founder Bobby! Bobby was on the program to discuss the recent explosion of interest around Tea Party gifts that Zazzle has become the official supplier for. Check out some of the Tea Party t-shirts, Tea Party buttons and more below the video.

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Even though Bobby’s eyes made him look like one of the mole-people seeing sun for the first time (he basically never leaves the office), it was a great interview that really expresses the value of Zazzle as a platform for anyone and everyone to build their brand on. Just as Bobby said, “We’re the framework which enables it all to happen…”

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Taxes Due – Last Day on 10.40% Off Tax Day Sale!

April 15, 2009

Time to run the numbers and get your butt over to the Post Office (don’t forget the correct postage rate) to make sure you get those taxes in because today is the LAST DAY to file your tax return. Better yet, you should e-file and that’ll give you just enough time to file your taxes and get in on the last day of the Zazzle TAX DAY SALE! Call it our own little version of the bailout, except we’re focusing on the normal street people (promo code doesn’t work for bank CEOs) by giving everyone 10.40% off their next order! So get your taxes done and get to Zazzle fast because there are no extensions on this sale.

Just use code: TAXDAYZAZZLE at checkout to receive the offer.

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Autism Awareness Month – Autism Charities on Zazzle

April 14, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month and a great time to highlight the Autism charities that have stores on Zazzle. Autism Society of America, Cure Autism Now, Autism Treatment Center, Roundup for Autism, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, are just some of the charity stores that are helping to spread awareness and fund the research to better understand and tackle Autism. See below for some of the great designs that benefit the charities involved with helping to bring Autism to an end.

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Learn more about Autism t-shirts, Autism postage, Autism hats, Autism mugs, Autism bags and more on Zazzle.

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ARTSPROJEKT Shirt Sale!

April 10, 2009

Want to get some of the most fashionable t-shirts from the most cutting edge designers? Well look no further than the t-shirt sale that has just starting on AP that gives you $5 off EVERY t-shirt on ARTSPROJEKT.com! That’s right, 5 bucks to help you find great t-shirts like Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders t-shirts, Jackass t-shirts, Andy Howell t-shirts, and so much more! Get started shopping ARTSPROJEKT now because this
sale ends faster than you can say “toy boat,” ten times fast (4/15). See below for some of my favorite ARTSPROJEKT t-shirts.

Use code: TAKE5OFFSALE at checkout to receive the $5 ARTSPROJEKT discount.

jackass logo shirt war is bananas t-shirt crunk rock t-shirt

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Best line from an LAX security guard…

April 8, 2009

Just a fun little Zazzle shirt story from my vacation…

So I’m wearing my “+5 Shirt of Invisibility” t-shirt and going through security at LAX.

Security guard: +5 shirt of invisibility, huh?

Me: Yeah. You can’t see me, can you?

Security guard: Yes I can. I’m wearing my +10 Goggles of True Seeing.

Dang. Foiled by a true professional!

Here is the shirt:

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New postage rates now available on custom postage

April 7, 2009

Coming in the not-too-distant future (5/11), the United States Postal Service is going to be changing the standard first-class rate from .42 cents to .44 cents and a bunch of other (rate changes too). Don’t worry, we’ve just updated Zazzle with all the new postage rates so you get your hands on the new rates well before the May deadline. Learn more about the postage rate increase.

Also, the CEO happens to be a bit of a philatelist so in honor of him we are offering the .44 rate at the old price! So get your wedding invitation postage, RSVP postage, baby postage and more now with new sexy rates at the very sexy old prices.

Use code: NEWPOSTRATES at checkout to get the discount.

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Learn more about current stamp prices at Zazzle.

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Happy Tree Friends Store!

April 6, 2009
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Cute, cuddly and horribly wrong, the Happy Tree Friends have opened their custom merchandise store on Zazzle! The store includes all your favorites like Lumpy t-shirts or Giggles t-shirts. Check them all out at the Happy Tree Friends Store.

Flippy Flame Tattoo t-shirt lumpy running t-shirt giggles t-shirt

Missed an episode of Happy Tree Friends? Visit Happy Tree Friends.com to see them all. (Warning: graphic content that is also cute)

Learn more about Happy Tree Friends t-shirts, Happy Tree Friends buttons, Happy Tree Friends stickers, Happy Tree Friends mugs, and more at Zazzle.

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The Allen Iverson Zazzle Store

April 3, 2009

Check out the latest basketball star to join Zazzle with the official Allen Iverson custom gear store! We’ve got all your favorites from the pro guard like Allen Iverson t-shirts, Allen Iverson hats and more! Check out a few designs from the store below. I hear the more shirts you get from the Allen Iverson store the better your hook shot gets, but that could be a rumor…

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