Zazzle Mug, T-Shirt, and Calendar Review | ChooseWhat.com

Zazzle Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Can create your design from scratch with their editor
  • Faster shipping options available: 1-Day, 2-Day

Cons:

  • PDF proof 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 lets you 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. It was really easy to upload our design, and you can create your own design using their tool for all promotional materials.

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.

T-Shirts

You can order custom shirts through Zazzle in quantities that range from 1-500, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. If you’re ordering one shirt, it costs $18.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per shirt gets significantly cheaper. T-shirts are made of cotton and are available in the following sizes: Youth XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2X-6X.

Mugs

You can order promotional mugs through Zazzle in quantities that range from 1-500, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. If you’re ordering one mug, it costs $13.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per mug gets significantly cheaper. Mugs range in size from 11 to 18 ounces.

Calendars

You can order calendars through Zazzle in quantities that range from 1-500, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. If you’re ordering one calendar, it costs $20.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per calendar gets significantly cheaper. Zazzle’s calendars have a glossy paper finish.

Shipping

For their promotional marketing materials, Zazzle’s standard shipping time is 4-7 business days, which meets our Market Standard of one week. Shipping costs may vary with location, but here are the prices we were quoted: $6.48 for one t-shirt, $6.99 for one mug, and $6.99 for one calendar. 1-business day and 2-business day shipping are also available for all of the aforementioned items 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 Promotional Materials

In addition to t-shirts, mugs and calendars, Zazzle offers  tote bags, keychains, hats and magnets.

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.

Promotional Materials
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates -
Printer Type Digital
T-Shirts
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $18.95
Mugs
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $13.95
Calendars
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $20.95
Other Materials Available
Gift Certificates -
Hats
Keychains
Magnets
Pens -
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help -
PDF Proof -
Standard Shipping Time 4-7 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email