Zazzle has a rating of 4.46 stars from 8,193 reviews, indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Reviewers pleased with Zazzle frequently mention excellent quality, fast delivery, and baby shower. Zazzle ranks 2nd among Stationery sites.
We rated Zazzle’s default card 3 out of 5 stars. The default card stock of 13.5 points is slightly thinner than our Market Standard of 14 points. Zazzle offers a matte finish for their business cards, and there is no option to upgrade to glossy or any other paper finish. The default card size is equivalent to our Market Standard of 2″ x 3.5″, the standard size for American business cards.
Designing Your Card:
Uploading Your Design-
If you have a business card design or plan to create one, Zazzle will not let you select your options, upload your design, and print your cards.
Using a Predesigned Template-
Zazzle’s predesigned templates are high quality with professional graphic designs. The service has 400,000+ templates and 308 fonts from which to choose. You can even upload your logo to their predesigned templates if you would like.
Creating a Card from Scratch-
We rated Zazzle 3 out of 5 stars for creating a card from scratch. While they had a very easy-to-use card design tool and image uploader, their tool did not show cut and bleed lines, and there was no way to auto-align text or manually draw lines or shapes on the card. Zazzle lets you upload unlimited images per card design for free, above and beyond what most business card services offer. The card creator has a drag-and-drop feature and vertical templates, and they let you save your design for future use.
To see how easily it was to create a card from scratch using Zazzle’s design tool, we attempted to replicate a unique and simple business card we already had. Recreating our existing business cards with their tool was straightforward, but we could not repeat it precisely because we could not draw on it.
Options & Upgrades:
Zazzle offers only traditional, flat print business cards with either 12-point or 13.5-point thickness and a matte finish. Other business card materials submitted are magnetic and linen cards. They also offer “skinny” business cards measuring 3″ x 1″. Each card order, no matter the size, comes in packs of 100 cards, and you can get a different design for each group if you choose.
Shipping & Delivery:
The standard shipping time of cards from Zazzle is 4-7 business days, which is right around our Market Standard of one week. Standard shipping costs $7.95 for 200 cards. They have expedited shipping options of 1-day for $16.99 and 2-day for $12.99. They also have a free shipping option as part of a 30-day free trial membership to their site.
Zazzle offers phone and email support Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. PST. They have excellent customer service that was very helpful and quick in responding to our inquiries. Reps at Zazzle even emailed us links with additional information that helped answer our questions more thoroughly.
The price for 200 business cards from Zazzle ranges based on design, but the plain white, professional matte cards are $35.12 (before shipping), which comes out to a little over 13 cents per card. This is much higher than our Market Standard of 19 cents per card, but they include double-sided printing in this price, so you’re only paying 6.5 cents per side. The card order sizes range from 100-50,000 (500 packs of 100). Zazzle has a money-back guarantee, valid only when the error was their fault, which is how most business card guarantees work.
- High-quality templates made by graphic designers
- Free double-sided printing
- Free shipping available
- Faster shipping options available: 1-Day and 2-Day
- Phone customer support is available
- High cost: costs 13 cents/card (Market Standard is 8 cents/card)
- PDF proof or hardcopy proof is not available
Zazzle is one of the only companies we’ve reviewed with free double-sided printing and shipping. They offer a variety of unique fonts and high-quality predesigned templates that you can use to create your business cards. The only major downside is that they will only let you upload designs or artwork that you’ve already started to print.
They also do not offer proof of your plan that you can check and approve before you place your order. They provide standard quality paper business cards, and their design tool is relatively easy to use. Although their business cards cost more than the market average, their free shipping and free double-sided printing make up for the cost.
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