Lulu xPress

Lulu xPress

by Lulu Publishing

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

3.2 of 5 stars(28 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.

3.2 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.
  • 5 of 5 stars
    61% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    4% of ratings are 4 stars
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  • 3 of 5 stars
    7% of ratings are 3 stars
    (2)
  • 2 of 5 stars
    4% of ratings are 2 stars
    (1)
  • 1 of 5 stars
    25% of ratings are 1 stars
    (7)

Most recent reviews

22 Lions

When I press the option to associate one of my books with lulu app, the full list of books doesn't show up. I don't know what's wrong with this app because it shows random products, depending on the letters. If I put the whole title, the book doesn't show up. At the end, the button "save" is rarely on, after I upload all the necessary files. The final cost that the app shows is not the real cost, because there are extra costs that the app hides related to shipping. I tried to do the process through the platform lulu.com because I thought it would be easier, but they force you to order a book before getting it for sale in all channels. In resume, the app doesn't perform well, and is too complicated to use. It also doesn't make any sense to have a lulu app, if the website is not connected to my platform. It would be much easier to have the books processed on the lulu platform and then linked to the ones on the website. The paperback cover takes too much time to process as well, because of the size requirements. There should be a format that integrates the front image and allows to add text to the back image. This would allow a much faster process. Even though it's so far the only app for bookstores on Shopify, the basic functions don't work properly, as I mentioned, and it's too much time consuming to work with it. Many platforms have created faster systems. The advantage for me with Lulu is the creation of hardcover books. Not many platforms allow me this. I wanted to sell hardcovers through this app, but it's just too complicated to create the hardcover cover, and then go through a system that doesn't work properly. I don't even really know how much I am paying per sale, because that price shown includes production only, and not shipping. If I ship to all over the world, how exactly should I price my book? I have no idea, because the app doesn't tell me how much I spend when shipping with lulu in different countries.

Adventurers Tale

I tried to use the app and create a book but I failed. So after a few hours trying I wrote an email to the Customer Service. They answered that my request was highly important but they won't answer because of too high level of request they have to face.
It's an absolute shame to face such a situation so I deleted the app and wen to competition and found some offering great service.
So as a piece of advice, I recommend to flee Lulu "service".

MimsHouseBooks

For children's books, the print quality from LuluXpress is amazing! Their 80# glossy paper makes the color so vibrant. They ship worldwide, and easily handle large orders. Our experience with this app has been positive all the way. Highly recommended.