Partnership enables Mozilla community to create a variety of apparel for their favorite Firefox fans and others
Redwood City, CA and Mountain View, CA – December 4, 2008 – Mozilla, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Internet, and Zazzle, the leading on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, today announced a strategic relationship for apparel on-demand. Through the relationship, Zazzle will host a special Mozilla community store featuring an array of community-generated designs on a variety of apparel for purchase, with full customization.
“The open web and open source are very much about remixing things and mashing them up to express yourself,” said Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation. “The community store is about exactly this. It’s an expression of our philosophy and a new way for community members to get involved.”
The Mozilla Community Store (http://communitystore.mozilla.org) will link to Zazzle, making it possible for anyone to design Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Camino, Bugzilla, Sunbird or Lightning apparel for purchase. Designs consist entirely of artwork supplied by Mozilla’s worldwide community, with all designs available for customization on over 400 apparel products including t-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops.
“Mozilla’s active community is a perfect fit for the Zazzle platform,” said Bobby Beaver, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Zazzle. “People want to interact with brands they love, and our platform makes this easy while remaining true to the user experience, and the brand. We’re excited to empower the Mozilla community at Zazzle.”
The Zazzle experience is intuitive; users simply choose their design and select apparel type, customize it to their liking if so inclined and purchase. For Firefox fans looking to create their own apparel, they simply upload their image, create the product and purchase. Prices start at $15 with most products being produced on-demand and within 24 hours of ordering.
In support of the launch, Zazzle will be offering 20% off shirts through December 25th. Enter the special promo code MOZILLAMERCH at check out for the discount.
Mozilla is a global community dedicated to building free, open source products and technologies that improve the online experience for people everywhere. We work in the open with a highly disciplined, transparent and cooperative development process, under the umbrella of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. As a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation organizes the development and marketing of Mozilla products. This unique structure has enabled Mozilla to financially support and cultivate competitive, viable community innovation. For more information, visit www.mozilla.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, most of which are produced within 24 hours. With the largest library of customizable digital images from world-class brands, Zazzle enables content owners to unlock their entire libraries of content, making it 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.
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