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Kite - Print and Dropshipping on Demand

Kite - Print and Dropshipping on Demand

Developed by Kite Tech Ltd

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  • Sell your designs on demand. No minimum order or upfront costs.
  • Worldwide fulfilment and white labelled solution.
  • The fastest way to start selling your designs on products.

Create a Merch Store in 30 seconds

Kite enables Artists, Musicians, Brands, Influencers all over the world to be able to turn their designs into quality customised merchandise. We have helped partners in e-commerce, social media and bricks and mortar businesses generate revenue streams from their own/users/customers designs.

We work with only the best print partners who operate fulfilment centres worldwide. This means high quality products delivered swiftly to your customers door.

Here's what our partners think of us..


"It's been a pleasure working with Kite to provide a seamless print solution to our millions of creators on PicCollage. Their platform and support have made our entry into the physical product market so easy and fun! "

Ching-Mei Chen (Co-Founder, Head of Product) - PicCollage (110 million users)

Made on demand - No minimum order

Upload your artwork, choose your products and you're ready to go! It's that simple.

Print your designs on,

    Apparel : T Shirts, Hoodies, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts

    Accessories : Tote Bags, Flip Flops

    Posters : A1, A2, A3 sizes

    Phone & Tablet cases : iPhone & Android range

    Homeware : Cushions, Mugs

    Print Products : Greeting Cards, Magnets

    More products : Coming soon!

Sit back and relax! Every order will be manufactured and then delivered for you without having to lift a finger.

Manage your business from the Kite app

Manage your customer service, check order status and issue re-prints and refunds from your own personalised dashboard.

Open the Kite app to view reports of your sales. Check how your latest marketing campaign and promotions are impacting your revenue.

Your brand, not ours

Kite is your silent partner. Your customers will never hear from or about us.

How it works (3 Easy Steps)

    1. Install the Kite App - Sign up for a Kite account

    2. Upload your artwork - Upload one or more artworks to create collections of products. Once uploaded we will populate your artwork across the entire product range, including prices, descriptions and more. You can then tweak the artwork to match your own taste before publishing your store. The cost of the product and shipping will be clearly stated.

    3. Click publish and relax! - Your work is done. We'll start fulfilling the orders of your linked products as they come in.

Need more assistance?

Unsure about anything? Chat to us using the live chat within the app or drop us an email at hello@kite.ly. We'll be happy to help!

Kite - Print and Dropshipping on Demand reviews

73 reviews
  1. 5 stars (40 reviews)
  2. 4 stars (9 reviews)
  3. 3 stars (5 reviews)
  4. 2 stars (7 reviews)
  5. 1 star (12 reviews)

Would rate Kite zero stars if there as an option.

Here's why:

-No notifications for when orders are being fulfilled or if there's a billing issue. No email or anything to the extent of "hey, we're on our job" or "hey, we want to process this order, but will need another payment method."

-Expect to be on top of their support each day or week an item hasn't shipped or just to know what the hell is going on with any of your orders; who cares if there's a tracking number for an item that hasn't actually been produced?!

-After over a four months of using the product, there has been no single update to the app and basic logistics continue to fall through the cracks. And that's pretty lame in a space where things change week over week.

-Support is practically non-existent, though they are probably understaffed and supported. If you write in, expect to be told something that likely isn't true...days later. Their response is likely due to the non-existent leadership with over-the-top demands and expectations.

I have orders now a month old and I have zero idea when anything has or will be sent. So I'm expecting to refund customers by way of using another service such as Printful, even if the products aren't identical.

Even a refund wouldn't redeem my experience with Kite and I will soon be removing each and every Kite product from my shop to avoid any unforeseen issues ever again.

Aside from the interface, don't expect the FAQ to be helpful and don't expect to scale an operation beyond a single order a week.

You'll be much better off with the other options out there, trust.

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not sure if this is working a customer order it and there is no Purchase what so every, Not sure what is going on please update your App once an awhile now i have to refund the purchase back to the customer

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App works great! Very Happy. Thanks so much!

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stressful ! hard to use and im over it. thanks

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They really need to do better.

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Highly not recommended we had to wait about 2 weeks and our item was still not even started printing than when we went to get a refund that was another 2 weeks waiting the customer service people were a joke kept getting told the same thing over and over we will not use your services again

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-100 Stars! This app is a bad jock, I mean, REALLY!
I have waited for 21 days! yes! 21+ even fokin days for my orders to be sent!
not delivered, sent!!
I had more than 20 orders that had to wait for then 3 weeks.
this is like working with aliexpress. customer support are nothing but liars who just come out with a new stupid explanation about their problems.
I would recommend everyone who see this to AVOID this app no matter what.

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Update 27/09/2017: We've now received the samples. For straightforward t-shirt printing onto the Gildan shirt, the quality is actually very good with a high quality print. I'm actually going to wear this sample myself. However, the dye-sub is incredibly thin on un-printed areas (you can see straight through the back on our design) and if you print all over the front, it gives a weird neckline as the collar isn't very thick. The printing itself though is very good and colour matched. I've upped the review by one star for the Gildan shirt, but the long delivery time and thin fabric on the dye-sub tee is a let-down.

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We've been testing various drop shipping t-shirt companies before our full launch in Spring 2018, spreading our orders amongst them to see who is viable and who fails miserably. Unfortunately, most of them in the UK are useless when it comes to delivery and Kite is among the worst sadly. If you want a reliable and high quality business, then unfortunately your only option is for your premium clothing to be manufactured in bulk trough reputable screen printers etc. For your cheaper or basic t-shirts/hoodies, we recommend Inkthreadable and we'll be using them again in the next week. We wrote a bad review for them recently, but we've been assured that the problems are being fixed and they have new features coming soon that will be very useful. I'll update the review today.

Now to Kite's positives/negatives. We spread 10 orders through them and then stopped...

To be honest, they're quite quick when it comes to printing standard t-shirts/hoodies and shipping them out. We didn't have any delays with those when ordered on their own, even in summer, so they're fine for those. The app is also easy to use and works very well.

The problem lies with their dye-sub t-shirts, and they're highly fashionable at the moment. Kite uses various suppliers, and the dye-sub supplier could not cope with demand, even after peak season with huge delays. Kite said this was due to high demand and broken printers, but waiting 3 weeks for one order before shipping is not adequate. We had to refund 30% of the 10 orders as a result of the delays with no hint of compensation from Kite.

When complaining to Kite, it's like getting blood out of a stone. They're quick to respond, but spout the same 'it's due to demand line' and totally ignored my request for a refund or to find out who the supplier is. They also only appear to be in email contact with the suppliers, so essentially, Kite are just middle men... what's the point?

As far as quality is concerned, we have no idea. I ordered a dye-sub and standard tee nearly 4 weeks ago for quality checks (there lies another problem when a customer orders two different products), and it was only 'dispatched' last Thursday but wasn't actually handed over to Royal Mail until the early hours of last night! I'll update again when I actually receive them.

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I am still waiting for my very first order to come in but so far this site is amazing. The people at kite.ly are SO helpful and when you have questions about the app they respond within minutes! I was so very impressed by this! I've used other apps through shopify and some sites take DAYS to respond. As I said before, I haven't seen their products yet but I'm very excited to see how everything comes out! I'll keep you all posted :)

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I thought using this company would be a helpful for me. I thought it would allow me to focus on other aspects of my business. unfortunately that wasn't the case. the shipping is horrible takes 10 or more days to receive your items. on top of that the items received were of a cheap quality. not happy at all. makes my brand look bad!

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