Archive for November, 2010

Zazzle Designer Garage is Coming to New York!!

November 29, 2010

 

Calling all New York Area Artists and Zazzlers!  We will be hosting our next Zazzle Designer Garage at the Levi’s Photo Workshop in NYC on Thursday December 2nd from 7-9 PM!  

What is a Zazzle Designer Garage? Zazzle Designer Garages are an opportunity for artists and designers to learn the ins and outs of making money on the Zazzle platform and setting up a Zazzle store.

Here is how it works. You bring your laptop and some energy – we bring our experts and employees to provide hands-on assistance to guide you through the process. By the time you leave – you will have a professional-looking Zazzle store running and ready for your art!

We will have separate workshops for newbies who are just learning about Zazzle as well as a special tutorial for seasoned Zazzlers, featuring advanced promotional techniques including link building and SEO tips and tricks.

This is a great opportunity to meet other designers, artists, and people looking to sell on Zazzle and see what a vibrant and supportive community that we have. Plus, its FREE to you! Hope to see you all there!

SPACE IS LIMITED… so RSVP on the Facebook Event Page if you are attending!

New Product – Custom Coasters!

November 29, 2010

Hot on the heels of iphone cases, we’ve added custom coasters to Zazzle! These new coasters are 4.25” in diameter, made of natural sandstone, and feature a cork back padding to make sure they stay put on any surface. We chose the sandstone coasters because they are high quality, durable, and have a good weight to them so they won’t stick to the bottom of your cup when you lift it up (I hate that). Of course the beauty of Zazzle coasters is that you can customize them with your art and text OR shop a marketplace full of vintage coasters, funny coasters, fantasy coasters, art coasters, and so much more. See below for some of my favorite coaster designs!


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Foto Friday – Earn $5 with your Zazzle photos!

November 26, 2010

Check out this week’s Foto Friday Fun!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? Read below for details on how to participate in Foto Friday.


NIX PIX with vintage camera Shirts


Enticing Lily Mug


ALOT t-shirt #2


Dinosaur Roar! T-Shirt


Stand Out Spork Shirt

Want to join in? It’s easy and fun! For every photo you send us we’ll give you $5 to use on your next Zazzle order. So get started taking those pictures and join in on the Foto Friday fun!
Rules:

  1. You must be in the photo holding, wearing, hugging, or otherwise enjoying your Zazzle product
  2. If the product is available in the public Zazzle Marketplace, include the product link
  3. Be creative and have fun!

You can tweet your photos to @zazzle or do it the old fashioned way by emailing them to community@zazzle.com.

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CAPCOM Black Weekend Sale!

November 24, 2010

Are you guys ready for this?  We are offering 30% off of CAPCOM products this holiday weekend.

 

Check out the awesome deals below!

Black Friday, November 26th 30% off of all Mega Man T-shirts

Saturday, November 27th 30% off of all Ace Attorney T-shirts

Sunday, November 28th 30% off of all Monster Hunter T-shirts

Cyber Monday, November 29th 30% off of……
You’ll have to visit the CAPCOM Zazzle Store on Cyber Monday find out this special surprise!

 

Here are a some of my favorites!

Sleek Postage Designs from Envelopments

November 24, 2010

December is just around the corner and I bet a lot of you have begun your holiday card shopping.  Some of you probably even like to use holiday themed postage on your cards, at least I do.

Where should you go to get some great holiday postage? Look no further!  We just partnered with Envelopments to offer Envelopments Original Patterns and new holiday designs on custom US postage.

Check out some of the featured holiday designs!

Want something less “holiday” and more “sleek” for everyday use?  Take a look at these.

Find more designs at the Zazzle Envelopments store.   Enjoy!

Black Friday and Blitzen Deals are ALMOST HERE!

November 23, 2010

If you’re not excited about Black Friday on Zazzle you should be because Black Friday means the launch of the Blitzen Deals! For those that don’t know, Blitzen is the fastest reindeer this side of the North Pole and he’s joined forces with Zazzle to offer the best/fastest deals. Starting Friday (ending Tuesday) Blitzen will be offering CRAZY Zazzle deals for two hours at a time. Once the deal is gone, it’s gone. Check out the Blitzen Deals page to learn more. Otherwise, set your alarm clocks for 12:00am Friday because Blitzen is going to kick-off the Holiday gifting season with a bang!

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I’m Grown! The Skydiving Zazzle T-Shirt

November 22, 2010

This little story was sent for Foto Friday but I just have to share it today! See below for email I received from Debra…

“Here are a few pictures of my Grandson wearing the t-shirt I gave him for his 21st birthday. I had no idea he planned to go skydiving. I guess he proved he was “GROWN”

Get the shirt here. What a great way to use a Zazzle gift! Do you have a great Zazzle story? Share it in the comments or send your story to community@zazzle.com!

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Foto Friday – Earn $5 with your Zazzle photos!

November 19, 2010

Check out this week’s Foto Friday Fun!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? Read below for details on how to participate in Foto Friday.


Double Rainbow so Intense Tshirts


Monster – Business Business Cards


Keep Calm! Pinback Buttons


Wolfenshirt


Fliptoppers T-Shirt for Men!


The Incredibles Mr. Incredible Standing Disney T Shirts

Want to join in? It’s easy and fun! For every photo you send us we’ll give you $5 to use on your next Zazzle order. So get started taking those pictures and join in on the Foto Friday fun!
Rules:

  1. You must be in the photo holding, wearing, hugging, or otherwise enjoying your Zazzle product
  2. If the product is available in the public Zazzle Marketplace, include the product link
  3. Be creative and have fun!

You can tweet your photos to @zazzle or do it the old fashioned way by emailing them to community@zazzle.com.

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Zazzle Holiday Ornament Design Contest

November 18, 2010

 

*** The Contest is now closed. Winners Have been announced ***

The trees are going up, there’s holiday cheer in the air, and it’s time for the Zazzle Holiday Ornament Design Contest! We’re looking for great ornament designs that are perfect for adorning your tree, embellishing your home, and spreading holiday spirit. The reward? We will be accepting designs for any of our 7 ornament offerings and the grand prize winner will be walking away with $500!  See below for prize information and the details on how to enter the Zazzle Holiday Ornament Contest. Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: You may only submit ONE entry for this contest and must by a US Resident. Anyone who submits multiple entries or is an international seller will be disqualified!!

How to Enter the Holiday Ornament Contest:

  1. Create a Zazzle Account (It’s free!)
  2. Create your Holiday Ornaments here  
  3. “Post for Sale” your Holiday Ornament with the tag zazzleornamentcontest2010 in the Zazzle Marketplace (learn how to tag your product here.)
  4. You’re done, good luck!

        Create an Entry | View Entries

Contest entries must be received by December 2, 2010 at 11:59pm PT

Contest Rules:

  1. You may submit one entry for this contest.
  2. Entries must be received by December 2, 2010 at 11:59pm PT, to be eligible.
  3. Entries will be judged on uniqueness of design, overall creativity, and best use of the ornament space.
  4. Entering a contest is done by tagging your product with a specific contest related keyword (or “tag”). If you don’t know how to do this, please read the instructions here. You should also leave a comment under the contest announcement with a link to your product to give it more visibility.
  5. Contest is for submissions by residents of the USA only. All other entrants will be excluded from the competition. Read the Official Holiday Ornament Contest Rules.

Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with Pixel_Bunneh

November 18, 2010

Annette, from the Zazzle Store pixel_bunneh, was kind enough to answer some questions about her inspirations and her time at Zazzle. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store pixel_bunneh!

Rudolph Gift Tags

Zazzle: Give us a brief bio, where you are from and when you started making art.

Annette: I’m a Floridian who started seriously making art several years ago.  I’ve always been interested in art and nothing fascinates me more than portraits done by the masters.  A painting that looks like a photograph is just an amazing thing to me.

Zazzle: What’s your inspiration for your designs?

Annette: I find inspiration all over!  I’ve recently been working on some art deco game content for a client and that got me working on retro things for Zazzle.  A trip to the beach will find me using seaside palettes for business cards and letterhead.  I’ve been reading old mysteries which lead to my Steampunk binders.  Everything inspires me!

Zazzle: A lot of your work seems to be more vector art, are there other styles of art you enjoy as well?

Annette: Yes!  While I love vectors I enjoy all types of digital art – from 3D rendering to digital pen and ink sketches.  I think it’s awesome that the technology is available for us to work in all these different mediums!

Zazzle: What’s been your favorite design you’ve created and why?

Annette: That’s a tough one.  I’d have to go with my Steampunk binders I suppose.  Those were very fun to make, and I really enjoy the whole Steampunk genre.  But, I have to say that creating business cards is something I really enjoy.  The multitude of creative possibilities for something so simple intrigues me.

Classic Steampunk Binder

Zazzle: When you’re not creating art, what are your other hobbies?

Annette: I do web design and freelance game content creation, I read a lot, and I have a teenage daughter.  Napping is my hobby :)

Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?

Annette: I had been selling art to microstock sites for a while and wanted to branch out into something more fulfilling and more lucrative.  I love the idea of “useful art” and Zazzle allows me (and all our designers) to do beautiful things that people can use in everyday life.  How cool is that?

Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?

Annette: Check out all the links in the Associates area.  Zazzle has so many great ways to promote your designs, and most of them are very easy to use.  If you blog, then hook your blog into your Zazzle store with a simple blog panel advert or showcase all your designs.  You can even pull in the Zazzle marketplace right into a web page using keywords.

Don’t feel like you have to stick to one area of the Zazzle market!  If you feel like making keychains one day even though you have a store full of posters…do it!  The way the Zazzle marketplace works, you aren’t locked into any one type of product. Expand expand expand!  And have fun while you’re doing it!

Thanks Annette!


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