Lulu xPress

Lulu xPress

by Lulu Publishing

Sell your books with Lulu's print-on-demand fulfillment app

4.4 of 5 stars(9 reviews)

Easy to Use

Connect your books in a matter of minutes without setup fees. Print on-demand and deliver to your customers across the globe.

Flexible Formats

More than 3,000 book format options, binding types, and book layouts are available.

Professional Quality

Utilizing on-demand print technology, we deliver high quality printing at competitive prices.


About Lulu xPress

Entrepreneurs and business owners agree that having control over your product is critical to successfully growing your business. The Lulu xPress App connects our print and fulfillment network to your Shopify storefront for a more efficient way to sell your books. Now every time an order is placed for your books, we’ll print and ship the order, and provide you and your customer tracking to ensure everyone is happy. It’s that simple!

Why Lulu?

  • Lulu pioneered on-demand book printing. After printing over 5.3 billion (yes, billion with a B) pages across our global network, we perfected the art of printing high quality, on-demand books, the same as any you’d see on the shelves at your local bookstore or big box
  • Lulu offers a variety of binding, size, color and cover options, including common and many uncommon book designs, as well as offering customizable products
  • Print prices low enough that you can sell your book for the same or less than a bookstore list price and still realize a substantial profit
  • No set-up charges or handling fees
  • Global dropshipping direct to your buyer with trackable shipping methods
  • As a certified B corporation, we source materials in sustainable and environmentally conscious ways

How does it work?

The Lulu xPress App integrates our printing and fulfillment network with your Shopify store. When an order for a book is placed in your store, it automatically sends a request to our network. We print and ship the order directly to your customer. Integration and setup is easy.

Book Formats

Find the format you need from our range of over 3,000 layouts, bindings, and print combinations. Create everything from magazines, to catalogs, to textbooks, and even large hardcover coffee table books.

No Hassle Shipping

Our global network of printers can send your book to over 150 countries around the world!

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Free to install

Merchant pays for books printed and shipped by Lulu xPress.

Overall rating
4.4 of 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews

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  • 4 of 5 stars
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  • 3 of 5 stars
    22% of ratings are 3 stars
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Most recent reviews

Marriage365

Awesome app and amazing team behind it!

Lulu xPress is exactly what we had been looking for and has been crucial in our books' success. The team behind this app (special shoutout to Nick!) has been incredibly supportive and responsive from the very beginning - from installing the app and getting the products all set up to now selling hundreds of books every week.

The app allowed us to truly make the experience our own (branding is so important when it comes to e-commerce!) and seamlessly integrate books alongside other products in our store. We look forward to launching and selling more books using this app and highly recommend it for any print-on-demand needs.

Dead Ends Entertainment

I think the book printing drop-shipping model is a fantastic idea, and I would use it for many books, but both test copies I've received have been printed incorrectly. There is an issue with the templates that make seemingly centered designs print off-center. The other issue is that our customers don't want to wait 20 days to receive their book. For these customers to get their package in a timely manner, the book would then cost three times what it should, rendering it a useless product.

While we'd love to work with this platform, and while we think that printing one book at a time instead of ordering in bulk would be amazing, this app has a while to go before we feel comfortable using it.

We'd need to proof every single customer's order, and that would take way too much time.

Once the templates are adjusted, and once the shipping rates change, this app will be AMAZING.

Atticusstore

Lulu xPress is an application designed to drop-ship books using a simple interface to upload your cover and interior and quickly go on sale. It does exactly what it says it will do.

While there are alternatives, Lulu is a world class provider of books that is difficult to avoid when reading about publishing options for the independent author. The interface does away with print ready pdfs and any need for human interaction when proofing a book but also makes the process intuitive so anyone can do it just like their more well known distribution options. xPress opens up their services to independent publishers as well with Press and the customer service of a long standing / reputable company already in place is really great.

This is a new application. Updates very frequent and we haven't had any issues.