Pitney Bowes and Zazzle Team Up to Launch Innovative Online Retail Center for Customized Business Products On-Demand
STAMFORD, Conn. & REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 25, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), the world’s leading mailstream technology company, today announced in collaboration with Zazzle, an on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, the launch of an online retail center for customized business products. Organizations can now personalize and purchase unique, high quality, one-of-a-kind products on-demand with discount incentives to help market their businesses year-round at www.zazzle.pb.com. And, just in time for the holiday season, businesses are able to create custom holiday cards and gifts for their customers and employees.
Today through December 31, 2008, business customers will be incentivized with different promotions ranging from free shipping to deep-discount specials on a variety of merchandise. Initial products available include customized real U.S. postage, holiday cards, business cards, apparel, drinkware, postcards, posters and framing, key chains, magnets, and more. Customers can choose from hundreds of customizable templates or create their own products online instantly. The majority of products are produced on-demand, within 24 hours, and there are no start-up fees, or minimum quantities to place orders.
The new online retail center for customized business products expands Pitney Bowes’s existing relationship with Zazzle. Pitney Bowes is the postage engine behind Zazzle’s leading customized and real U.S. postage offering.
“Expanding our relationship with Zazzle is a natural fit for Pitney Bowes and we are excited to be teaming up to introduce our online retail center for customizing business products,” said John Schloff, vice president, global strategy and business development, mailing solutions management, Pitney Bowes. “Organizations are under more pressure than ever right now to find ways to connect with customers while managing costs. Our online retail center offers a wide variety of options to personalize products to help organizations market their business in a convenient, efficient and cost-effective way.”
“Through the online retail center with Pitney Bowes we are able to extend our value proposition and on-demand product platform to businesses and empower them to quickly, and cost-effectively, build brand awareness through custom business merchandise,” said Jeff Beaver, co-founder and chief product officer, Zazzle. “We look forward to growing this market and further supporting business customers by providing them with an unparalleled online, and on-demand, custom product offering.”
For a full listing of promotional opportunities and dates through 2008, please visit www.zazzle.pb.com. In the coming months, Pitney Bowes and Zazzle will increase the number of innovative customizable products available, and continue to offer periodic deep-discount special pricing on products, as well as volume discounts.
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.4 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.
Infinite and Instant, Zazzle is the only, on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, offering billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products, many of which are produced within 24 hours. Offering the largest library of customizable digital images from world-class brands, Zazzle enables content owners to unlock their entire libraries of content, making them available for purchase and customization by consumers. Through Zazzle’s innovative on-demand retail and technology platform, users can instantly create, customize to fit their personal style, purchase and sell a near infinite array of products online. The company launched in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, California. For more information, www.Zazzle.com.