Zazzle launches in the UK

British and European Obama fans, rejoice!, the on-demand e-commerce shop that allows users to create and sell their own products has launched a UK site at, which now means you can get all the Obama branded stuff your heart desires without paying import duties though as TCUK’s eagle-eyed readers have pointed out, the goods will still be shipped from the US, so import duties will still apply. On the downside, you have to pay in pound sterling – no more exploiting the old GBP-USD exchange rate.

The UK site launched yesterday; to celebrate, Zazzle’s offering free shipping on all UK and EU orders over £30 until the end of November. This ain’t no sneaky pseudo-secret discount code either – it’s plastered all over the new website.

The launch means Zazzle‘s effectively stolen a march on its closest US competitor, and may yet shake things up for European counterpart, Spreadshirt. The company acquired its other major competitor, GoodStorm, last year. Founded in 1999 and backed by $16 million in VC funding raised in 2005, won the 2007 Crunchies award for best business model.