I have reviewed 8 print-on-demand stores. These are among the oldest and most popular POD stores on the internet today. These also happen to be 8 stores that I currently use. There are so many other POD stores out there, but I feel this gives a fair sample. Most artists are going to be using at least one of these stores to sell their products, if they use a print-on-demand store.
About: FineArtAmerica was founded in 2006. They have multiple sites in different countries, with Pixels.com being their internationally accessible one. They are also partnered with Deck the Walls, The Great Frame Up, The Framing Art Centre, Shop For Art.com, and EarthPrints. They have an interior design program through DesignerPrints.com, which allows companies to buy wholesale at discounted prices.
About: Society6 was founded in 2009. They are based in Santa Monica, California, United States. They are a brand operating under the American content company Leaf Group (formerly Demand Media). This corporation operates popular brands such as LiveStrong.com, eHow, and Saatchi Art in addition to Society6.
About: Zazzle was founded in 2005 by Robert Beaver and his two sons Jeff and Bobby Beaver. They are based in California, USA. It is the only POD store that offers 100% fully customizable products to the customer. This means the customer can add text and images to an existing product, or create their own unique customized product.
I currently have online stores with Zazzle, CafePress, Redbubble, ImageKind, Society6, FineArtAmerica (also known as Pixels.com), TeePublic, and DeviantArt. There are so many great things about these stores, but they all have their shortcomings as well. I would like to share some information about print-on-demand stores in general. In this article, I will explain what is a print-on-demand store and how to make them work for you, the artist.