Yesterday at around midnight, Zazzle.de went online, the Zazzle platform in German language. Being German, I of course were especially appealed (even if the translation at some places still is bumpy, it is difficult to translate the American startup slang in German, I suppose).
In addition to supporting the German market with full German-language translation, www.Zazzle.de will base its transactions in Euros and buyers will not need to pay additional taxes or customs duties beyond the product price. Customers on the www.Zazzle.de website will enjoy fast delivery of their order to any address in Germany at competitive prices. But the zazzle.de website will be a virtual front end, with all information being managed from the US.
But an interesting feature, and one that make's a lot of sense, is the promise of Zazzle to offer localized merchandising featuring German Sellers and content relevant to the German market. In the moment, this is Oktoberfest beerfest stuff.
The also promise a standard delivery across Germany at competitive prices with delivery typically in 5-7 days, with Express delivery in about three days (hence just a bit slower than Spreadshirt or other Germany-based companies).
I am curious to see how zazzle.de will develop and are happy about another strong case close to my home.
In the press release, Zazzle offers some more information about their business development. Zazzle's recent statistics include:
– Monthly unique visitors to the Zazzle websites now exceed 12 million;
– 140+ percent year-over-year traffic growth;
– Total number of members is 5 million+;
– Total items shipped is more than 11 million;
– Leading on-demand custom products marketplace in terms of traffic
rank, page views, and other key metrics, according to alexa.com
PS: Zazzle will present at the MCPC 2009 conference in Helsinki about their recent achievements and future plans!