Zazzle Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Can use pre-designed templates from the provider
  • Can create your design from scratch with their editor
  • Faster shipping options available: 1-Day, 2-Day

Cons:

  • Cannot download a blank template
  • Free PDF proof not available
  • Free samples not available

Conclusion:

Zazzle offers low-priced paper marketing materials and signs and banners, average-priced stationery, and high-priced promotional materials. Zazzle does not offer many signage materials, but they do offer posters. Zazzle lets you upload and print an existing design, and they also offer predesigned templates and a design tool to help you create your design for some products.  We found it easy to upload a design, but they do not let you download a blank template of their paper products that can help you with uploading your design. Zazzle does not offer free PDF proofs of your design or free paper samples, which we consider to be market standards.

We found their customer support to be high quality. Zazzle has a standard shipping time of 4-7 business days, which is faster our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

Zazzle meets our Market Standard by making it easy to upload your existing design and have it printed. You can upload your existing design in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, PDF, Adobe Illustrator, GIF, and TIFF. Zazzle offers pre-designed templates for flyers and postcards, and they also let you create your own design using their design tool. Their design tool includes a WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop ability for text and images, and cut-and-bleed lines that make it easy to see where your paper will be cut. They do not offer blank templates that you can download to help you with placement of your design, which does not meet our Market Standard.

Zazzle uses digital printing instead of offset printing. Offset printing is a process in which a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper. Offset printing offers higher image quality, is more cost effective when ordering large quantities, and is better for larger prints. Digital printing is a process in which the data and images are printed directly from the computer onto paper. It has shorter turnaround time, is more cost effective when ordering small quantities, and is better for customized printing.

Brochures

Zazzle does not offer brochures at this time.

Flyers

You can order flyers through Zazzle in quantities ranging from 25-12,500, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. 25 flyers cost $21.25. As you order larger quantities, your price per flyer gets significantly cheaper. They offer around 87,000 templates, many of which are user-submitted, and their flyers come with a glossy finish.

Postcards

You can order postcards through Zazzle in quantities ranging from 1-500, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. One postcard costs $0.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per postcard gets significantly cheaper. They offer around 100,000 templates, many of which are user-submitted, and their postcards come with a glossy finish.

Shipping

Zazzle’s standard shipping time is 4-7 business days, which meets our Market Standard of one week. For their standard shipping prices, we were quoted $7.95 for 25 flyers and $7.95 for one postcard. Shipping prices may vary with location. 1-business day and 2-business day shipping are also available for an additional fee.

Proofs & Samples

Zazzle offers free online image proofs, so you can see what your products will look like before you order, which meets our Market Standard. However, they don’t offer free paper samples (a pack of paper styles that are mailed to you and from which you can choose), which does not meet our Market Standard.

Additional Paper Marketing Materials

In addition to flyers and postcards, Zazzle offers business cards.

Customer Support

Zazzle offers customer support via phone and email. Phone support is offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. We didn’t have to wait when we called customer support, and Zazzle’s email support wait time was 2 to 4 hours. Zazzle has really helpful support and even provided us links with answers to our questions. Zazzle offers a money-back guarantee, which meets our Market Standard.

Paper Materials
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates -
Printer Type Digital
Brochures
Minimum Order Size N/A
Cost Per Order N/A
Price Per Brochure N/A
Flyers
Minimum Order Size 25
Cost Per Order $21.25
Price Per Flyer $0.85
Postcards
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $0.95
Price Per Postcard $0.95
Other Materials Available
Business Cards
Catalogs -
Door Hangers -
Menus -
Sales Sheets -
Table Tents -
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help -
PDF Proof -
Free Paper Samples -
Mailing Service -
Standard Shipping Time 4-7 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email