Lulu xPress

Lulu xPress

by Lulu Publishing

Create, Sell and Ship books easily with the Lulu xPress App

4.1 of 5 stars(20 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 global 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
4.1 of 5 stars
Based on 20 reviews

  • 5 of 5 stars
    65% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    10% of ratings are 4 stars
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  • 3 of 5 stars
    5% of ratings are 3 stars
    (1)
  • 2 of 5 stars
    5% of ratings are 2 stars
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  • 1 of 5 stars
    15% of ratings are 1 stars
    (3)

Most recent reviews

MotorsportMaps

If you are planning to start a business around selling books, be vary wary before jumping in head first with this app. There are issues with the app as well as print quality control.

We have been using the Lulu Xpress App for about 4 months now to print thousands of books. Our library consists of about 90 titles and we have spent thousands of dollars with Lulu.

The app is riddled with bugs and issues. It is finicky and breaks easily. Many times it feels like wrestling a bear to get the app to do what it is supposed to.

Whether you're trying to view your orders or trying to upload/update a book, a new error or bug will present itself. The app requires various workarounds to avoid these bugs, but regardless a new one will pop up in its place, bringing production to a halt. "Internal Server Errors" seem to never go away. We hold our breath every time we launch the app, cringing at what broken mess we're going to run into.

This is not something that a business can afford to deal with on a weekly basis. As it stands, we have not been able to access the app at all in over a week.

We have been working with customer service to solve these issues. This is an additional problem in itself. The line of communication is not efficient. You will be in contact through an email support ticket chain. With this chain, your customer service rep will relay or mediate your issue to a "developer" who is "working on the problem."

It is just flat out inefficient and we expected more support and competency considering the volume we are producing and future plans of growth for our business.

To their defense, customer service does reply fairly quickly. They do try and it seems they are sincere in their efforts to help in whatever way they can. Unfortunately, they're dealing with a broken app.

The backend development of this app has a long way to go. The errors and bugs shouldn't exist to begin with.

Because we are in this far, we will continue using Lulu for the time being, in hopes that they are able to iron out these issues soon. I will update this review once they do. Until then, I would not recommend this app.

Tommy Owen Design & Publishing

For YEARS I've searched for a solution like Lulu xPress. This is a complete game-changer for anybody wanting to publish a book and sell with complete ease. These guys are way ahead of the game and their prices rock too.

Developer reply

January 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. We're glad you're happy with the xPress experience so far and hope you will continue to prosper with your books!

101 Pit Bulls

This app was easy to use during my book launch! I had a pop up event and I was able to check people out, apply discounts, track my sales and customers. So easy!!!

Developer reply

January 29, 2020

Thanks for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review! We're so glad you decided to try out the Shopify/xPress experience for your calendars and wish you continued success!