What is Zazzle?
Zazzle is a website that allows users to create, sell, and buy custom novelty items such as t-shirts, greeting cards, mugs, calendars, and binders. It was founded in 1999 and has garnered the attention of well-known and successful investors such as John Doerr. 1
Once a person uploads content and designs products, he or she can open a free Zazzle Store from which the custom products can be sold. But private individuals are not the only ones to take advantage of Zazzle. Large retailers and brands such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Hallmark, Star Wars, and Looney Toons all offer products through Zazzle.
Concerns for Parents
- Many shirt designs (especially those in the category "Funny Shirts") contain swear words as well as explicit references to drugs, drinking, and sex.
How Can I Keep My Child Safe?
- If you object to the content on this site use an Internet filter to block it.
- Talk to your child about online shopping and the risks of giving out sensitive information (like credit card numbers) online.