Zazzle

Control freaks might possibly dig it. So will those who’d rather design their own shirts than buy off the rack. Templates have been at our beck and call since the emergence of — no, not MS Word and its WYSIWYG cohorts, but the Create Your Own Pizza. This is no exception. Get your self-expression and instant gratification fix here.

But as with any money-spending, especially the online sort, you might want to shop around first.

The Qwerks

Belongs to Circle Number
3, The Pseudo-Abstract

The Formula
Bastardized English

Success Story
$16 million investment by the likes of John Doerr, Google investor and venture capitalist.

Suspected Etymology
Zazz“, and most likely not the Black-American version of Zazzle

Missing Question and Answer in the FAQ, Found Elsewhere
Q: Café Press has offered custom goods online since 1999. How is Zazzle different?
A: Café Press doesn’t offer custom postage, just for starters. There are just not many people approved by the U.S. Postal Service to make custom postage. I don’t think Café Press has the same collection, the same range of library tools. I’ve looked at the user interfaces, and I think Zazzle is way more convenient, way more easy to use. [»]

*Update: Cafepress now offers custom stamps.

Web 2.0 Validator Score
3/43

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