Zazzle is a Web site that makes it easy for you to sell custom products and merchandise
through your blog. You can either upload your own designs to be printed on products like T-shirts, mugs, bags, and more, or you can sell items with designs from Zazzle or other Zazzle members. Since items are printed on demand (when people order them), you don't have to worry about inventory management. You can even set up your own online store and fill it with the items you want to sell through Zazzle.
Positives of Zazzle
Zazzle is free to join and you can set up your own store to sell as many products as you want. You can upload your own designs, sell products with designs provided by Zazzle on them, or you can sell products with designs uploaded by other members on them. You can also make your own uploaded designs available through the Zazzle Marketplace for other members to sell. You set all of the pricing for your items, and you can earn volume discounts based on the products you sell each month. Zazzle members have some store customization options as well. Since Zazzle handles all customer service, production, shipping, returns, payment processing, and technology, you can focus on creating and selling products. Zazzle also provides useful tracking reports and offers helpful promotional tools.
Negatives of Zazzle
The product line offered through Zazzle is smaller than that offered through CafePress
but larger than the Printfection
product line. Store customization options are a bit limited, but Zazzle is working on advanced customization options, which are in beta mode now (meaning you can use them, but support is not available for those features). Additionally, as with most merchandising sites, the quality of the products offered through Zazzle is not the best.
Zazzle is a great option if you're disatisfied with the free version of CafePress or want to offer a wider selection of products than you can with Printfection. While CafePress remains the big player in the merchandising realm for bloggers, Zazzle is gaining popularity and may be worth testing.