Gelato: Print on Demand

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Location New Zealand

Endless problems with print quality and damaged prints. I used gelato for hundreds of photo, aluminium, and acrylic prints. I'm having to move my services to other providers after endless problems with items arriving damaged in post, and poor print quality.
"Museum Quality" prints are often scuffed and scratched. They do not appear to be high quality. Packaging is typically in a corrugated cardboard envelope that bends easily and damages the print. Gelato will offer reprints on damaged items for free, but often these reprints arrive with the same problems.
Wooden frames are extremely cheap, wood colour does not match that on the website.
"Aluminium Dibond" prints in New Zealand and Australia are not printed on 3mm dibond as advertised, but directly onto 1mm aluminium sheet. Again this often arrives bent. Packaging often has no corner protection. Occasionally the mounting bracket is attached upside down.
The app is intuitive and responsive. Customer service is excellent. But these don't help if the end products have such quality control issues.

Developer reply

May 28, 2022

Hi Charles,

Thank you for your review and for your feedback.

We’re sorry to hear that there has been repeat damage to your orders. We report every error internally to ensure our team can identify and action any areas of need as soon as possible.

We really appreciate the trust put in us, and have reached out to you directly, as we would love the opportunity to chat about your situation in more depth, and find a solution for you and your customers.

Our support team will continue to be here 24/7 to help via email or live chat should you need anything.

Best regards,
Customer Service Manager


I highly discourage anyone who wants to create personalized products with gelato. Gelato+ still has far too many bugs to fix. I had to recreate a design 3 times because there were always technical problems. I'm just waiting for a response from Gelato's IT team because my theme just won't load and neither I nor support can explain it.

Developer reply

April 7, 2022


Firstly, we are very sorry that you’ve experienced technical issues while creating your product. At the same time, we really appreciate your feedback as that helps us to improve the experience for you and all our customers.

The issue you experienced is now fixed.

I have reached out to you directly with detailed information including my email and phone number - would love the chance to discuss in person to ensure you are fully satisfied with the solution. Once again, we really appreciate you taking time to provide us with your feedback here.

Best regards,
Customer Service Manager

Hop Lexington

Gelato can be good, but it can also be very bad. I was having a great experience for the first week, then Gelato started cancelling orders without notice (Customer pays, Gelato prints, Gelato Cancels without reason). Shipping time takes about 14 days for most of our orders, unwarranted cancellations have spontaneously shown up, and the live chat support has been useless as well. I do not recommend this app, use printful or a more reputable company.

Developer reply

October 30, 2021


Firstly, we are very sorry that you have experienced this problem. Thank you for your time on the phone to provide more details - we appreciate the feedback very much as it helps us to build a better service for you and all our customers. As we discussed, few of your recent orders are re-routed to a different production partner and we expect the order to be delivered soon. We will track and followup until the order is delivered.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and  for helping us to improve.

Customer Service Manager

Tots Little Closet

Had this app for about 5 mins. Contacted chat to ask a very very simple question of which i was told they can not disclose this information. My question was Where is Australia are you located or what city are you shipping from? Pretty straight forward question! I wouldn't trust 'Gelato' as they seem very secretive and not helpful at all. Would hate to know if you were trying to track an order or something alike, the probably wouldn't 'disclose' the information. I'll take my business elsewhere and better yet keep on printing myself.

Developer reply

August 28, 2021


To begin, I apologize for the unhelpful answer you received when you asked about the print locations. In the day since this occurred, we have worked with our team member to be able to provide a clearer response to this in the future, and I sent you the pertinent location via email. Every customer who orders is able to track their order from the start location to the final destination.

I reached out to you yesterday as we wanted to work to deliver your customer's package free of charge by the holiday, but we unfortunately have not heard back. Please know that you can reach out to me directly at any time (I provided my phone number and contact details in the email I sent) if you would like to give us a chance to earn your trust. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Best wishes,
Alyssa Rivera
Customer Success Director

Special Gallery

After months of use Gelato's app software doesn't work and the customer service has no answers, always. Every facet of Ecommerce has failed with Gelato from start to finish, payment, print quality, inventory accuracy and logistics. Over 10 customer complaints for print quality. They refuse to do reprints forcing you to refund orders. Their frames are not synced with inventory across Europe. Unprofessional, unorganized and unreliable. Its torturous interference partnering with Gelato.

Developer reply

August 9, 2021

Thanks for your review! We are soon launching new features to make the integration experience even easier. If you need guidance or tips to grow further, we are here to support you 24/7. Best, Achille

dont take this APP from Gelato, this company is criminal... i made a shop with acrylwallpaper... i bought a test picture..and the acrylic paint was full from errors... and the quality was bad.. 2 days läter they send me the same picture again..with the same problems...... and the criminal is too, the high shipping coost..

Developer reply

June 21, 2021

This review has been reported to Shopify as inappropriate, as it violates Shopify's app store policy. We are awaiting Shopify to take action and their response below:

"This review does seem to violate our policy on offensive language. It has been passed on to our app store team to deal with it urgently"


Gelato is running an illegal scam business. They are illegally charging 9% VAT on my orders that are being shipped to US addresses from US fulfillment center. I will be filing an official complaint of theirs. Even after repeatedly notifying support on this issue, this still hasn't been fixed. In the name of tax, they are profiting. Additionally I have been charged 4x shipping they are advertising. For instance, they show 6$ shipping on framed posters, but charging 24$ for shipping. Fake stock availability - For framed posters, they show all frames are in stock. Once I placed the order, they cancelled my order after 4 days saying it's out of stock. Enough of taking your customers for granted. These businesses have no idea how much pain they cause to their customers by providing substandard services. I have invested so much in advertising the product and it took them a second to cancel my order. Order #G-210520214654

Developer reply

May 26, 2021

This review has been reported to Shopify as being fraudulent. The same review was also submitted on Trustpilot and they have now removed it after their investigation. We are awaiting Shopify to take action and their response below:

“We take claims regarding fake and inappropriate reviews very seriously as they undermine the integrity of Shopify’s App Store. Any reviews that are reported to be abusive or a conflict of interest are investigated and actioned as appropriate. I've made note of your experience and our teams will be looking further into what happened. If the review is legitimate it will remain on the app store, and if the review is fraudulent we'll be sure to action as appropriate.”

River Road Print Shop

If you’re new to POD, as I am, Gelato has a lot of seemingly great features. I was especially excited about the option for customers to utilize the personalization feature. I like their approach to sustainability and supporting local printers. After several months of trying to work through issues with their customer service team, I am giving up on trying to make this relationship work. Here’s a few problems I have had: Upload/Product creation can be glitchy. Sometimes you have to start from the beginning when the system stalls or crashes. Frame quality is super low. The frames used by the printer I was matched with are horrible and look nothing like the frames shown as examples on gelato’s site. There is barely a single coat of white paint, which is chipping. The joints are barely attached, and the wood grain is rough and totally visible. When I received one frame as a sample of this poor quality, I reached out to customer service. They refunded me and told me this was never the quality of work that I should expect. I went ahead and ordered more samples - and got the exact same low-quality frames again. My plan was to rephotograph some of the frames and keep going with gelato in spite of these two issues. I thought about eliminating frames as an option. As of February 2021, however, they changed how product variants sync to Shopify, with no notice or explanation. When I contacted customer service, they told me that I would need to go into each and every product after uploading and update all the variants myself. They gave me no explanation or recourse or assistance. Sent off instead to a general customer service email that simply sends links/articles from their FAQ instead of addressing the actual issue that I had detailed 3 times by this point. I was frustrated and found a new POD app/printer. I was never given a solution and have had to put a halt to building out my inventory, instead spent the time re-uploading my entire inventory with a new supplier. They have wasted my time and my money. If you are a larger company with your own team to address issues with the API and build out your own system, perhaps Gelato can work for you. If you are a small company or individual, especially creating a store on Shopify, they don’t seem to care too much about your business, and the constant changes to their API will throw a massive wrench in creating and maintaining an evolving inventory.

Developer reply

May 1, 2021


First and foremost it is very sad to read this. We are very sorry that you have experienced these problems.

Nevertheless, we would like to provide some information.

We launched frames last year. We now support 250 variants of frames and hangers across 32 countries - not an excuse just an explanation. We have during this time learned a lot about global fulfilment of frames. Since you placed your orders back in February we have already now upgraded our frames stock in the US and secured much better quality.

Your feedback on shopify integration is noted and we did have a technical glitch. This specific issue was resolved the same day it was identified but of course we respect that it caused unnecessary manual work for you and for that we apologise.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and for helping us to improve.

Best Regards,
SVP Customer Success, Gelato


If you're an Australian based business seriously reconsider. All of our orders placed up untill this point have been printed overseas resulting in a 3 week wait before arrival. Customer service is prompt but rarely can they solve a technical problem without deferring to their development team leaving you waiting days for a resolution. Beware of the free samples. If you want a true indication of product quality ensure you order outside of the free sample offer. Orders placed in this period must certainly go to their premium suppliers as the quality of the prints produced for free are remarkably different to what we now receive. It's a real shame, they have a great solution. But if you care about consistency and quality look for another solution.

Developer reply

January 27, 2021


Thank you for your review and your guidance. I have reached out twice to you but not been able to connect so I respond here instead.

We understand your frustration and would like to provide some information - not as an excuse but to serve as context and how we plan to use your feedback to become better.

We have fulfilled more than 10 million orders across the planet in the last 12 years, and our order routing is fully automated. It does not differentiate between sample orders and real orders. Specifically, your two recent orders to Australia were fulfilled in New Zealand because our local partner in Australia (who fulfilled your orders last year) does not support large format posters anymore for Gelato. The average shipping time from New Zealand to Australia is 3-6 days and comparable to local shipping in Australia (hence we use that option), but two of your recent orders have been impacted by generally slower delivery times we are seeing with Australia post amidst COVID. We hope the situation improves soon! It is also in our plan to add a local partner in Australia to large format posters - thank you for your push here to accelerate that expansion work.

On quality, we have investigated the issue you reported with one of your orders to put corrective actions in place. There is simply no excuses for this other than we take each and every quality issue seriously to reduce our error rate.

We have reached out to you separately to discuss and support you on all of this in more detail. We will work until we have found a solution to each specific issue you have raised.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and for helping us to improve.

Best regards,

Pradeep Sankaran
Head of Customer Success


AVOID THEM AT ANY COST! Gelato is a big time scammer and they have no control over their printing partners. All they do is COVID COVID COVID. They are advertising fake Dec 10 deadlines for Christmas orders and now the orders placed on Dec 3 shows estimated delivery of 29th (this is fake too and keeps on extending). They will take your money and forget about orders. 11 days and they couldn't even ship a print. And don't even try to reach out to me again. I am done with you SCAMMERS! You guys have ruined my business and they will ruin yours.

Developer reply

December 16, 2020


We are sorry to read this type of review. We try to always be genuine and honest in our communication. It is extremely rare to get this type of review, but we of course will try to relate to your feelings about your experience with Gelato in a professional way.

You are obviously very frustrated about the impact of COVID-19 and so are we. We are not only frustrated, but we are deeply concerned since some of our team members and employees at our partners are impacted personally by the disease. Our priority has and will continue to be the health and safety of all team members and partners working with Gelato orders.

Some of the impact of this pandemic- apart from the well being of the community- is felt with fewer staff members at our print partners, a boom in global eCommerce, and general delays at most major logistics providers. We always seek to improve our operations and our communication with customers about their order status, but unfortunately we cannot influence these global factors impacting production and transportation.

We have identified 2 orders in your account that are delayed. We have reached out to you separately via email with an update about these 2 orders including all actions underway for the delivery of these orders.

Best Regards,

Achille Mileto
Head of Customer Advocacy

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