Printful: Print on Demand , 4,541 reviews
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Merchants highly recommend this app for its seamless integration, user-friendly design interface, and broad product range. It's praised for simplifying the online selling process, from production to shipping. Many appreciate the quality and speed of services, as well as the responsive and helpful customer support. The app's feature of allowing sample purchases before listing is also valued. It's particularly beneficial for those starting out or with limited resources.
IF I CAN GIVE 0 STARS I WOULD... WOW...
1st, i design for 30-40 different stores and run all products through printful.. or atleast i did up until now lmfao.
LET ME SAY.. I added bootleg designs up to the site, bootleg as in inspired designs of celebrities fans can buy that are not license but 110% legal to sell, attorney approved designs. Bootlegs run the streetwear world, over 5 million bootleg items come out of stores every year and they dont require licensing at all. I should know this since my minor was in design law. BUT whatever, Print-ful knows best i guess ? After speaking with PRINTIFY, printful is a complete idiot, printify allowed me to do my business smoothly..
Lets get into what ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
printful allowed me to upload 20 designs for the superbowl.. approved all of them.. allowed me to send them to my site and integrate.. allowed me to sell them to the site and even approved some for fulfillment... then 1-2wks later bombarded with emails saying i cant use items and cant fulfill my items.. mind you im now like 3 weeks into my first order and since then have gotten over 50+ items sold in the time period..
they took all the money.. they went back and forth like a brick wall didnt matter if i gave them facts and gave them articles they wanted it their way or the highway which their way is literally mental.. well like i said, printify is handeling this.. and oh yeah !! still lost over half of the money printful took out of our bank and it hasnt been deposited but they "claim" itll show up some day.. its been over a week lmao.
they said their system is faulty and doesnt always catch things .. well as a million dollar business id recommend you hire knowledgeable reps and also hire people to make a less faulty system.. and yeah.. go to school and educate your staff on apparel design history because you look like idiots, i have massive clientele list of 50m+ net subs and they all agreed were posting about printful on platforms because this has been a complete headache and im out more money that i can deal with because of their stupid mistakes and stupid staff that cant understand they are not correct.
ON TOP OF THIS, the platform is NOT user friendly at all.. manually cancelling orders IN their site and IN shopify as well and ugh its a headache.. shopify reps are not pleased with this at all as well as ive been speaking directly with a team of higher ups.
Since moving off printfuls platform and onto printify we have gotten over 500 sales from marketing.. so luckily they are the only first 50-60..
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our services didn't meet your expectations.
We want the submitted content to be respectful of others and the law. All submitted content must comply with the right of publicity, trademark, and copyright laws. You need to either own the content you submit to Printful, or have the rights to use, display, and resell it. You can review our Acceptable Content guidelines here: https://www.printful.com/policies/content-guidelines
Please be aware that even modified or edited versions of copyrighted content may likely be refused as well, as it may not avoid infringement. In order to use the flagged files, you can submit a signed licensing agreement from the current owners of the flagged content that authorizes you to use it on merchandise.
All of the pending orders have been canceled and refunded. If you haven't received the money yet, please reach out to our support at email@example.com and we will be happy to help!
I have been using this app for over 5 years now, and despite my long-term loyalty, I have had a terrible experience with their customer service. One major issue arose when I added my PayPal account for billing payments right from the start.
Last Friday, I received an order, and the app automatically charged my PayPal account. However, the payment failed because there weren't enough funds in my account. I then tried to pay with Apple Pay, but they declined my payment through that method as well. When I attempted to use the same PayPal account with sufficient funds, my account was suddenly blocked.
To resolve the issue, I received an email requesting a screenshot of my banking mobile app showing the transaction value, date, and recipient. I promptly provided the screenshot through the Apple app. However, instead of resolving the matter, I received another email stating that the transaction was made through PayPal and they needed details from that platform.
Here's the problem – my PayPal account did not have enough funds for the initial charge, and after trying with Apple Pay, they declined the payment and refunded me. Now, even with funds in my PayPal account, they still claim my account is blocked, making it impossible for me to proceed with any transactions on PayPal.
To make matters worse, it has been 5 days since I sent them the required information, and they haven't responded to my emails. In their first response, they even threatened to delete my Printful account, putting at risk more than $5000 worth of merchandise stored in their warehouse.
Their live chat support is equally unhelpful, as they always give the same generic response, saying they understand my frustration but can't do much at the moment, and I have to wait for their team to review the situation.
Adding to the frustration, they do not provide any phone number for direct communication, leaving customers stuck with their ineffective email and live chat support.
In conclusion, I cannot recommend this app due to its abysmal customer service. The live chat is utterly useless, and they have shown a lack of concern for their customers' problems, even for a long-term user like me. If you value reliable and efficient support, this app is definitely not the right choice.
Thank you for the review.
We're sorry to hear about your experience. Please know that it was never our intention to inconvenience you. Our payment specialist team isn't available 24/7 like our support team so it is possible that you'd need to wait a bit for our team to review the case and get back to you. We take account security very seriously, so it is vital that we check all the pertaining details.
At this moment the account is active and orders are being fulfilled as usual. We sincerely appreciate your patience ont his matter!
This was the WORST app I have ever used on my Shopify store! I have wasted so many hours designing items only to have the site CONSISTENTLY disconnect from my store for NO reason, delete my designs for NO reason and constantly having glitches!!! I have deleted and reconnected my account several times already and after several months of not using the app I decided to give it another try and it got WORST!!! I don't have any of these issues with my other apps! I am so disappointed because Printful have good quality items but when I say I have wasted HOURS and HOURS using this app, I mean that in the most honest way! I will NEVER use this app again, and I definitely won't recommend it!!!
Thank you for leaving a review. We're sorry to hear about your experience. Please know that this is definitely not a common problem, so we'd like to look into it more closely.
In general, connection problems can be related to server issues, browser (clearing out cache and cookies helps), subscription plans, incorrect connection steps and so on. Please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you get this sorted out. Hope to hear from you soon!
Anyone giving this service more than a star doesn't sell more than 2 shirts a month.
We spend about $4,000/month with Printful and they couldn't care less about us. Imagine if YOU had a customer paying you $4,000/month and you had a rough 100% markup like they do. About 15% of the orders have one issue or another.
Packages lost, that Printful has refused to replace, because they can't be bothered to submit a ticket with USPS. Designs printed on the wrong side of the garment. Holes in garments. Sending products to your customers from other shops, instead of yours and some of the things they've sent have been humiliating and we've had to explain to the customer how it wasn't one of our products. I could write an entire novel with all of the issues we've had.
I make a point to let them know about every single issue that they cause in hopes of their service eventually improving and they've BANNED us from their live chat, because there are so many mistakes made and they clearly don't want to hear about them.
Thank you for writing a review.
We're sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please know that it has never been our intention to inconvenience you. We have certain policies when it comes to shipping issues and each case is reviewed individually.
While our prices may be a bit higher than other providers, our prices also reflect our 24/7 support, free clipart, designs, mockups and option to edit the designs with our generator.
We're thankful you are taking the time to report each mistake since we are constantly improving based on your feedback. We ship out thousands of orders each day from each of the facilities, so some errors can happen but we do take responsibility for them.
Please note that users are not banned from chat, our chat at times is not available due to long queues, however, we are available via email 24/7
Thank you for sharing your concerns, they help us look into situations closer and improve the services we offer.
Most of the reviews here are good, but my experience was bad. They had a cotton tee in their catalog and I ordered 27 of them. I double checked the print flies and everything and trusted them with the order because their service charges were higher than other companies. When the order arrived, I was shocked by the cheap quality shirts they sent us. The shirt wasn't even cotton but a thin polyester-cotton shirt that looked faded. The print was bearly readable and had blemishes, when I contacted them for a return and a refund, they kept on saying my print file was to blame for it (Ignoring the rest of the problems). I sent them 4 emails with pictures of the tees attached and they kept on sending the same response over and over again. They took 3 days to reply to one of the emails only to end up with the same response. I had an awful experience and now I have to live with a huge loss.
I just had my first order go through Printful and fulfillment was declined. I have no idea why and there is no real customer support. Because the order was placed thru Facebook, I can't cancel that portion of the order and Facebook will not complete payment. it is a real cluster and there is no "help guide" that deals with my specific issue. I sent two emails, and requested support thru Shopify, but there is no way of even knowing if your email was received because they don't even acknowledge receipt! EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!!
Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience! We're truly sorry to hear that you're experiencing some trouble with the order import!
To ensure that the orders can import to Printful after the new update, please ensure that you've enabled to track quantity and set that inventory is managed by Printful. We see that you're in direct contact with our support team and we hope that the issue is resolved soon!
Great & easy platform to create items, but pricing for that doesn't leave any gap for profits. You can't charge more, because it doesn't look good enough for that price. They always write under comments that there are no hidden fees and etc. OK but how about your profit calculation :) I buy items from Printful for 15$ and sell for 20$ so they calculate it like a 5$ profit :D A huge and complex company plays cheap tricks on calculating profit as kids in first grade. To get 5$ profit You have to sell it for 35-40 $ and after paying VAT, taxes, transaction fees and etc. You will get that 5$ profit :) If I order 10 water bottles I will pay 169.5 Eur (16.95 per bottle) and extra 44.77 Eur for shipping :) All bottles will fit in 1 small/medium box :) 6.49 first item and 4.25 Eur for every aditional item in the same box :) This is Absurdistan with this kind of calculation :)
Thank you for your detailed feedback and honest review.
We absolutely understand that product pricing is essential for you as a store owner and for your business.
While our prices might be slightly higher compared to some other fulfillment companies, we trust that, along with the services and the quality products we provide, it’s an overall good investment!
The product prices allow us to ensure and constantly improve our services, product options, offer technical and customer support, some other nice touches like branding options for your packing slips and other services. Shipping prices are based on the rates that carriers charge us. We've moved away from cheaper shipping options as they proved to be unreliable and often didn't provide the complete tracking details.
Choosing the retail pricing for your products indeed can be a bit overwhelming at the start! Our team has prepared a detailed video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kwXAFdvKNk) to help you get started with the product pricing to ensure that you don't miss out on any profit. It's a bit of a lengthy video, but definitely worth the watch.
Thank you once again for your time and honest feedback!
If you ever have any questions - don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at email@example.com or our live chat and we will be happy to help you.
Do not waste your time using this Print on Demand service, they will eat into your margins like crazy. I even had some products where I was losing money, what is the point of using their service if it will cost me money? Better to source local print providers and do the fulfillment yourself, don't bother making them money.
Sorry to hear that! Please note that there are no hidden transaction fees for any of our orders, and we extensively test all our products to ensure the best possible quality for the product and the print. Our prices also reflect our 24/7 support, free clipart, designs, mockups and option to edit the designs with our generator.
For additional help on pricing your products, please see our marketing tips: https://www.printful.com/blog/marketing-tips
I am sad to report I was very disappointed in getting an account with Printful. I read all these great reviews and high expectations and when I got my clients 1st order it was wrong. They order a men's small. The shipment came in as a youth small. Very disappointed. Looks like we will be not using this company no more.
Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns.
We're truly sorry about your experience but please know that we take full responsibility for any errors on our part. Please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can rectify the situation. Hope to hear from you soon!
Terrible mistake to have this app - they charge you VAT and shipping prices. Imagine, you buy from them an iPhone cover for 9.50. Then you charge your customer like 12.99, hoping to have this profit. BAM - no profit at all, since they subtract your margin with their VAT and shipping prices and as someone mentioned - you just need to have like 100% profit for all you sell, otherwise you'll be in my shoes - every order IS A DAMAGE TO YOUR FINANCIAL ACCOUNT - YOU GO INTO MINUS, NOT PROFIT. Stay away from this app, you can't compete cheap Chinese crap with your print on demand solution and sky high charges. Absurd. Updating my review. Even though the prices and taxation system is from the 90's, now they started shipping goods from USA. Imagine, you want a tee for 10 euro. They charge you shipping (approx 14 euros), VAT and in the end you need to sell a tee of 10 euros for 40 euros - to have at least some small profit. Your customer, who buys this thing - will find some local POD, not you with ridiculous prices. Guys, seriously? I'm out of this game. Total bullshit to be your customer if outside the US.
Thank you for sharing your concerns.
We extensively test all our products to ensure the best possible quality for the product and the print and our prices reflect our 24/7 support, free clipart, designs, mockups and option to edit the designs with our generator.
We are required by law to tax orders to certain destinations, however, you can also set up taxes in your store, Shopify has tutorials for that (https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/taxes/registration/setup).
Please note that we advise you to set up shipping with Printful and Shopify, if done correctly, you won't lose profit on shipping. You can offer free shipping to your customers as well, but please keep in mind to add the fee to the retail price to ensure that the shipping fee is covered on Printful's end (all this information is available on our website).
For additional help on pricing your products, please see our marketing tips on our blog: https://www.printful.com/blog/marketing-tips