Zazzle is an online retailer that allows users to upload images and create their own merchandise (clothing, posters, etc), or buy merchandise created by other users, as well as use images from participating companies. Users are allowed to open their own shop for free and set the profit they wish to make on each item (Royalty).
Zazzle was founded in 1999 by Robert Beaver, and his sons Bobby and Jeff Beaver. In 2005, Google investors John Doerr and Ram Shriram invested $16 million into the business. The site was recognized by TechCrunch as 2007's "best business model" in it's first annual "Crunchies" awards, and has been noted by industry experts, such as B. Joseph Pine II|B. Joseph Pine, for it's easy-to-use technology. In 2010, Zazzle was recognized as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411.
Zazzle.com offers digital printing, and embroidered decoration on their retail apparel items, as well as other personalization techniques and items.