Gelato: Print on Demand , 184 reviews

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  • 4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 3% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 8% of ratings are 1 stars
December 27, 2022

Sadly, very disappointing.
I ordered a sample order of one of my products, and the print quality was terrible. It looked as though the printer had run out of ink halfway through the printing process. I can also see that a mistake had been covered up with the new faded print on top! - Just awful.
I will definitely be uninstalling Gelato from integrating with my store, as I will be very embarrassed for any of my customers to receive such a low-quality print standard, and of course, with my brand name on it!!!
Such a shame.

United Kingdom
Time spent using app: 2 months
Gelato replied December 28, 2022


Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and leave this review.

I am so sorry to hear about this experience - this should have never happened.

I've checked the system, and while I was able to find your order, I'm afraid you didn't have a chance to report this issue to our Support Team.
I've now followed up with. you offline, hoping I could get some pictures of the received item, what would enable me to investigate this further.

Please know, that Gelato products are covered by 30-days guarantee, and we provide refunds for products not meeting the quality standards, what was also done by me now in that case.

I hope to hear back from you soon, and I'm sure that after we get to the root cause - we'll be able to sort this our for you.

Thank you,
Escalations Manager

Edited December 12, 2022

Once good but not now!!
where to start... Gelato has many good ideas. But Quality in many cases are not that good sadly. Seen better for sure, but its still in the range of okay
When i first started out, i changed from printful, as there prices was starting to get to high (only problem I had really)
and Gelato seemed okay on there prices and did offer an okay product range.
The first orders I had, no issues, thoug not the fastest shipping.
Now every order is made, and tracking number is made, the products sits for 1-2 weeks before it get shipped... WTF and thats not normal at all, make the product and ship it. Its not that hard at all
And dont give me the crap about uh peak times. If you cant handle peak times, maybe just stop what your doing.
You should for sure look into some of your printers, alot of them are NOT up to standard.
The Support has always been really good. Now it all depends what agent you get. Some agents are simply put, just lazy, dont know what they are doing/talking about. So support is a question of luck to recieve good or bad support
Its all good you sometimes reimburst orders thats not made, but that doesnt help against loosing customers in our end.
I can sadly NOT at all recommend Gelato in current state
I will most likely go back to printful or begin to make most products myself (As I do have a B2B print company)
Time spent using app: 10 months
Gelato replied December 12, 2022

Hi John,

We are truly sorry for the experience you've had with us - this is definitely not up to the standards which we strive for. We'd also like to thank you for providing us with this feedback, and helping us to improve our services moving forward.

We hope that the steps we've shared on the call and via email highlight the importance we have given this, and shows why this won't be repeated. We'd love to have the opportunity to again provide you with a 5-star experience moving forward.

Best regards,
Customer Service Manager

October 22, 2022

They are using deceptive marketing tactics. I built an entire site around their claim that their totes are delivered in 3 days. After building everything out I placed and order myself and the delivery date was over 2 weeks out because rather than use a US print house (I live in CA) they printed it over sees somewhere. Would not recommend them. They are not transparent and lie.

The Best Totes
United States
Time spent using app: About 2 months
Gelato replied October 25, 2022


Firstly, we are very sorry that you’ve experienced this situation - it is very far from the standard that we are aiming for in local production, and not the norm. We would also like to thank you for the feedback as it helps us grow and improve. We have now shared a detailed account of why this occurred, and are conducting an investigation to ensure we can minimise the chance of this ever happening again, which we will keep you updated on.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss further please don't hesitate to give us a call or pop us a message - we would love the chance to discuss this with you to ensure you are fully satisfied with the solution. Once again, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback here.

Best regards,
Customer Service Manager

May 26, 2022

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.

New Zealand
Time spent using app: 7 months
Gelato replied 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

April 7, 2022

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.

Time spent using app: 2 months
Gelato replied 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

October 27, 2021

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.

Hop Lexington
United States
Time spent using app: About 1 month
Gelato replied 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

August 26, 2021

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.

Tots Little Closet
Time spent using app: 20 minutes
Gelato replied 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

Edited February 18, 2022

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.

Special Gallery
United States
Time spent using app: 7 months
Gelato replied 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

June 21, 2021

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..
Time spent using app: 2 months
Gelato replied 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"

Edited May 24, 2021

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

United States
Time spent using app: 6 minutes
Gelato replied 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.”