Contrado: Print on Demand , 72 reviews
I was so excited about Contrado. I am a wearable art designer. I ordered the swatches and was comfortable with trying the 100 percent silk scarf with my design. It was 97.00. That's high but I felt I could sell it because my authentic hand-painted silks sell at 2-300 per.
Unfortunately, it took nearly 4 weeks to receive. And the 100 percent silk is really a polyester, nylon. It's lightweight and the back is white - the dyes don't penetrate. It's very obviously fake silk. I asked for a refund. They offered a 14.00 discount. Don't waste your money. I'm glad I tested it for my market on myself first. I would never sell this fake material at a markup to my buying community - it would be unethical. Much less make them wait nearly a month for delivery.
I've been using Contrado for a couple of months now 6+. I've not had any issues the products are great, I haven't had any miss prints, their mockup software may be lacking but with sample orders you can easily do your own media. All in all my customers have loved their products. Defiantly recommend especially if you're trying to do higher quality items.
Fast shipping. but I order a pair of glasses just to see the quality. good quality but come with errors not a good job. plus I send a email and never got a reply and been like two weeks. so not a good customer service.
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I was excited to try Contrado as they have a good range of clothing products to design from. However, the generated images for clothes just look so obviously fake and pre-rendered. That is off putting to me and I'm sure it would be for others too. Compared to services like Printful and Printify, if you design an item of clothing at least they render it onto a real model, giving you a sense of what it would look like.
If Contrado were to introduce better mock up images I would definitely revisit - please make it happen as I would love to try it. One other thing is that their online design system feels quite sluggish and slow compared to the two previous services I mentioned.
Thank you for your review, and for acknowledging our product range (hand-made! :) ). We will contact you shortly. We would love to work with you on this though we'd like to know which products you have in mind in mind. We have already updated several products to much more realistic previews, for example the Men's Leather Wallet https://www.contrado.co.uk/custom-wallets. First things first, we'd like to understand which products are on your priority list. Let's work together on this!
WAY WAY WAY over priced, poor customer service. Highly recommend that if you're looking for POD services you look else!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Do take the time to get to know us. We are actually not overpriced - unless you are looking for fast fashion items which won't last for a long time and contribute to the ecological issues we are all painfully aware of nowadays. I wrote what follows for another similar feedback but I think it applies in this case too: we produce high-end products you can add to your product range and your online Boutique. Please note that all our products are not only printed all over on the fabrics first (either via pigment or sublimation or reactive which you might know is both a lengthy and expensive process) and they are also hand-made within our own factory. We do not subcontact. At all. We work with actual artisans in love with what they do and deserve that recognition. We also support all costs ourselves as well. Looking at the clothing range on your website, I could only find items with small prints on little squares or circles on your products. This is not what we do and we made it clear on our Shopify app listing as well. All our items are hand-made, with extra options as far as your own printed colour brand logo on a label printed individually and stitched onto your product. All printed on demand which in itself is costly. I can see you had the app for 28 days but I think that to know us and make an actual objective judgment, I would strongly suggest to purchase some sample products first, and speak with us. Once you try us and stick with us, you won't go back (though I agree we can all improve). As i mentioned to the other person, I would love for you to reach out to me directly gwenn[at]contrado.com. Please do. We might get somewhere, we might get nowhere but at least I hope I can make you see why our prices are what they are and make you want to actually start sampling with us. And propose a different offering to your customers as well. Because we do actual Quality that is meant to last. And this is both ethical and sustainable. An example: why don't you offer our amazing recyclable tshirts for example https://www.contrado.com/recycling. Though we obviously have a lot more hand-made products like our leather bags, or real silk dresses etc. I do not know your customer base enough but I am happy to hear you out and see what we can do to work together if you give us a chance. Thank you.
$35 for a kitchen towel... thats not even a good retail price.. what do you expect ,me to sell these for. REALLY THOUGH.
I own a screen printing shop but wanted a POD for some random items, but I can buy kitchen towels from $.50 to $3 and put a $1 print on it my self, and retail it for $9.99 like the price is for most kitchen or tea towel,
STOP BEING SO GREEDY PLEASE
Thank you for your review. I hope you will give us a chance to work with you and show you why you should work with us if you want amazing high-end products added to your product range and your online Boutique. All our products are not only printed all over on the fabrics first (either via pigment or sublimation or reactive which you might know is both a lengthy and expensive process) but they are also hand-made within our own factory. We do not subcontact. At all. We work with actual artisans in love with what they do and deserve that recognition. We also support all costs outselves as well. It is great though that you want to try other printing methods (vs screen printing which might not last forever and only allows you to print on little squares or circles on your products). Even tea towels are hand-made, with extra options available with several additionnal wavy colour edges we stitch. And did I mention your own printed brand logo on a label, and that goes without saying we offer an actual amazing 228gsm cotton linen printed on demand (which in itself is costly). I think that to know us, it takes more than just spending 23 minutes installing our app and then making a judgment without actually speaking with us or purchasing some sample products first. Once you try us and stick with us, you won't go back. Are we perfect? No, nobody is though we keep working at improving everywhere we can. I would love for you to reach out to me directly gwenn[at]contrado.com. Please do. We might get somewhere, we might get nowhere but at least I hope I can make you see why our prices are what they are and make you want to actually start sampling with us. Because we do actual Quality that is meant to last. And this is both ethical and sustainable. Last point, I can see you offer mostly tshirts on your website, then why don't you offer our amazing recyclable tshirts? https://www.contrado.com/recycling. Take the time to try us. We are worth it.
le mie prime impressioni sono buone,prodotti di qualità superiore a tutti...ce però un problema di fondo! dovete snellire l'interfaccia e troppo confusionario e macchinoso,a mio avviso dovete semplificare il tutto,anche dove si applica il disegno...sembra un programma datato...
Thank you for your review, and for noticing the quality of our products. A member of our team will reach out to you and help you with our interface, either guide you or also note the elements of improvement that we could work on. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Have a lovely end of the week.
Grazie per la tua recensione e per aver notato la qualità dei nostri prodotti. Un membro del nostro team ti contatterà e ti aiuterà con la nostra interfaccia, guidandoti o annotando anche gli elementi di miglioramento su cui potremmo lavorare. Grazie per aver dedicato del tempo a recensirci. Buon fine settimana.
Communication between the app and Shopify is not good in my experience. Created a wallpaper collection and all the pricing, sizes and product quality is mixed up. Very frustrated and disappointed in the ease and clarity of use. Wish this would be a more straight forward process.
Thank you for your review, let us look into this for you and see how we can either guide you through our system, or also potential ticket some improvements as we can always improve.
I want to love this app... but my designs are not loading. What a shame. I want to reach out, but the chat option is not even showing up.
Update: Thank you for reaching out to me. It took longer than I needed, unfortunately. I hope there are fewer issues in the future.
Hi Blemer, thank you for your review. Let us look into this for you. Glitches can always happen though you can always contact us also using our contact form (if the Chat is closed the icon won't show for example. We can easily be contacted on our website too https://www.contrado.com/contact but we will reach out tomorrow asap anwyays, just telling you if you ever need help, also keep in mind our email address email@example.com. Our team is really dedicated and eager to help :)
Their customer service was very helpful to develop the products and we like their huge product range.
Thank you for your review. We are very happy we get to work with you and work on your exciting projects and also on new products ranges/options as well. Thank you again for taking the time to write these words, have a lovely weekend.