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Customizo and Shriners Hospitals for Children® Team Up to Give Back

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2012

Customizo, a cutting edge apparel and product design website that offers state-of-the-art design software and a social networking platform unlike anything else on the web, announces its Shriners Hospitals for Children® C-Store and the Customizo Cares initiative.

The Customizo C-Store program boasts a free fully hosted and managed online company store platform, as well as a stand-alone customizable website option for promotional outreach. In utilizing Customizo’s software, organizations can tailor an e-commerce solution to fit the needs of their employees, customers and supporters. For example, the Shriners Hospitals for Children® C-Store provides visitors and donors with easy access to anything from Shriners Hospital branded coffee mugs, to T-shirts, to flash drives while providing unique customization options.

In addition to offering a solution that absorbs the otherwise burdensome costs that are involved in creating and managing an online store, the Customizo C-Store platform provides groups with control over their logo and brand identity, co-op pricing to help lower costs and set-up fees, and a dedicated account manager to handle questions and order fulfillment details.

From a promotional standpoint, Shriners Hospital for Children® is able increase their brand awareness through the C-store platform. Kally Walsh, Director of Public and Community Relations for Chicago’s Shriners Hospitals for Children® is enthused stating, “The C-Store platform provides a unique alternative to a traditional onsite gift shop. We are excited to offer this online retail solution to our patients, staff, and donors who want to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children® mission and brand. The fact that Customizo donates a percentage of the proceeds back to our charity is an added benefit; it’s a win-win for all of us.”

Redistributing a percentage of sales back to the Shriners Hospital for Children® charity is a part of the Customizo Cares initiative. Ryan Saunders, CEO of Izo Brands states, “It’s our moral responsibility as a company to help contribute to the success of charitable organizations and non-profits. Our affiliate program provides such organizations with free, marketable and highly visible alternatives for fundraising and promoting brand awareness.”

As part of the C-Store platform, Customizo also offers use of their social design network Groupizo, where group members can log in and actively engage in the design process. Once online, group members can vote on their favorite product, create customized options with approved logos, and eventually purchase and ship individually.

About Customizo and Izo Brands: Izo is knitting the framework for the future of e-commerce with a multi-faceted set of innovative product customization and design tools, a unique group collaboration interface, and mobile media distribution applications. Its mission is to be the most customer-centric, creative, and innovative company in the custom apparel and promotional products industries.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Chicago: Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children® relies on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission every day. For more information, please visit

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