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Printful - Printing & Warehousing

Printful - Printing & Warehousing

Developed by Printful

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  • No upfront costs – no need to stock inventory, buy equipment, or pay monthly fees
  • No manual orders – easily integrate your store and all orders are automatically sent to us for fulfilment
  • Extra perks – access to our designers, photographers, white label service, and hundreds of product choices

Partner with the most popular and highest-rated print-on-demand app on Shopify

Printing your awesome designs on different stuff is one less thing you have to do. We'll print and ship every order on-demand at our California, North Carolina, and Europe locations in 3 days on average. You don't have to think about inventory, equipment, or shipping – focus on the things that matter most to you.

We go beyond printing to make the ecommerce process as easy as possible for you. Think of us as your dropshipping fairy godmother.

How does Printful work?

When an order is made on Shopify that contains a Printful product, it's automatically sent directly to us, where we print and ship it to your customer.

Integrating Printful with your Shopify store is easy:


  1. Click the “Get App” button

  2. Create an account at Printful or sign in with your existing account

  3. Upload print files and sync your existing products that you would like to fulfill through us

  4. Or, you can create completely new products in an instant with our product generator

  5. Set up your billing and you're good to go!

Feel free to contact us at support@printful.com for more help on getting started.

From A to Z, we'll take care of you

We're more than a dropshipper. We're directly involved in every step of our fulfillment process and go the extra mile to help you get your store up and running. With Printful, you get:


  1. Discounted samples: Order samples of your products for 20% off and free shipping worldwide! See exactly what your customers are getting.

  2. White label service: We don't include any Printful branding when we ship your orders. You're the star of the show, and we make sure your brand is front and centre with our branding tools, like a free sticker of your logo on every order.

  3. Quality products: We're one of the only dropshippers that prints everything in-house. We have full control of the printing process and quality check.

  4. Warehousing & Fulfillment: You can store your entire inventory at our warehouse, and we'll handle the fulfillment of all your orders for you.

  5. Design services: Whether you need a bit of inspiration, a complete overhaul, or a couple of tweaks to perfect your print files, our in-house designers can get your designs looking exactly the way you want.

  6. Ecommerce Photography: After we've printed your products, we can take professional-grade photographs and send them to you, so you can upload them straight to your store.

  7. Free mockups: Create mockups of your products with our mockup generator, or use our existing mockup photos. We have the highest quality, most photorealistic mockups, and we're the only dropshipper with a mockup generator for hats.

You decide your profit

We charge you the bare minimum to cover the cost of production and the product, which we buy directly from our suppliers at wholesale prices. Then you set your end price, and what's left is your profit. Your end price will depend on what you and your customers think is fair, but we recommend a minimum profit margin of 30%.

Say you're selling a Gildan 64000 unisex softstyle t-shirt. Your price is $18.00. Our price is $8.95. Subtract our price from yours and you get a profit of $9.05.

Stuff you can get

Printful has over 200 products and variations to choose from:


  1. T-shirts

  2. Sweatshirts

  3. Leggings

  4. All-over shirts and tank tops

  5. Dresses

  6. Skirts

  7. Phone cases

  8. Sublimated socks

  9. Posters

  10. Framed Posters

  11. Canvas

  12. Mugs

  13. Embroidery

  14. Totes

  15. Throw Pillows

  16. Beach Blankets

Check out our products and pricing page for the full list.

Printed in the USA and Europe

Each and every order is printed with love and care at our locations in Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Riga, Latvia.

Our fulfillment team personally oversees production and ensures the highest quality results. We're one of the only print-on-demand service that doesn't outsource printing, with in-house locations on both sides of the Atlantic.

We have invested over $4.7 million in printing equipment and tech. All of our apparel is printed either on Brother or Kornit DTG printers, which is industry-leading equipment. See more on quality.

Stress-free shipping

We cover the cost for all carrier-related mistakes. The carrier lost or damaged your shipment? It's on us.

More shipping bonuses:


  • Every domestic order comes with tracking.

  • When we mail an item, we automatically trigger the Shopify notification with the tracking code, which is sent to your customer.

  • All Shopify Advanced plan users can easily override Shopify's shipping settings and activate Printful's live rates instead – just check a box under your store's settings.

  • Live shipping rates give you cheaper rates with USPS First Class for standard shipping and with FedEx Express for expedited shipping. And international rates that are two to three times cheaper than standard prices.

Printful is already used by:



  1. Zen Pencils

  2. Raccoon Brand

  3. Printstant Replays

  4. See America

  5. Crafted By

and thousands of others. Printful is the most popular print-on-demand app on Shopify, with a 5-star average!

Get more details

If you have any questions that weren't covered here, check out our FAQ. Or, contact our support team at support@printful.com and they'll gladly get back to you with more info (within 24 hours!).

Always growing

Since we launched the app in Nov '13, our Shopify users have sold $30,952,861.84 worth of print products.

And while our users are growing, so are we. In the fall of 2016, we opened our 100,000 square-foot fulfillment center on the East Coast, and we grew into a team of 300+ people across all locations.

NEW FEATURE JULY 2017: Production begins at our Europe location


NEW FEATURE JUNE 2017: Launch of the Warehousing & Fulfillment service


NEW FEATURE MAY 2017: New sublimation category launched –
beach towels


NEW FEATURE MARCH 2017: Yoga leggings added to our cut & sew sublimation lineup


NEW FEATURE JANUARY 2017: Mockup generator for hats


NEW FEATURE NOVEMBER 2016: New all-over cut & sew products added (skirts, dresses, crop tops)


NEW FEATURE OCTOBER 2016: We open our first East Coast location in Charlotte



About Printful

We started with our own Shopify store called Startup Vitamins and realized the demand for awesome dropshippers, so we founded Printful. We understand what you need – quality, reliability, affordability, and kick-ass support. Trust us, we've been where you are, and our first-hand experience is why we're your best fit. We've worked in the software industry for 12 years (check out Draugiem Group), so we were able to make the most stable and user-friendly Shopify integration solution. We're an international bunch with staff from Canada, the United States, and Latvia (that's in Europe). We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or just want to chat – drop us a line at support@printful.com.

Start selling your designs today! It's completely free to create an account and get started with Printful.

Printful - Printing & Warehousing reviews

1412 reviews
  1. 5 stars (1214 reviews)
  2. 4 stars (76 reviews)
  3. 3 stars (38 reviews)
  4. 2 stars (32 reviews)
  5. 1 star (52 reviews)

I've been using printful for the past 3 months with my webstore and they are absolutely amazing. The customer service is top notch, The quality of the product is perfect. The price for products may be a little high however if you want the best quality your going to have to pay for it.

1 Year after using Printful - I'm coming up on a year using this company and I have to say, I've been experiencing what people are saying. Slow turn around time, Low quality printing standards, and sky high printing prices. I would have say about 4-5 months ago I started experiencing these changes. My customers were complaining about defects in clothing products. Printful charges way to much to even make a profit. I would have to say printful is good for when you start your company to see if your products will sell. After that I would recommend finding other print shops if quality, price, and turn around time is your main concern.

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LATER ADDITIONAL NOTE here at the top: I did go to Merchify and they are HEAVEN! They have the instant sync between the Shopify platform and their dashboard that this outfit, Printful, completely and sorely lacks. See the below and my glowing review at Merchify's app site:

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I'm a card carrying member of MENSA and have subscribed to their magazine for decades. I also owned and operated a software company that sold around the world digitally in the 1990s long before it was fashionable with 4,000+ customers in 40+ countries around the world (including China, long before they hardly had any internet penetration).

I know good software and I know bad software. And a large part of the determining factor of how good a software is less in the coding, and more in the user friendly simplicity and simple, straightforward instructional help.

On this basis alone, not even to mention the fulfillment issues that others have noted below, I am finding this whole process a little terrifying. And like I mentioned above, I'm a member of MENSA and have been online since 1988.

The fulfillment issues warn me that if I manage to put in the hundreds of hours that it appears necessary to effectively interface with their cognitively disorganized mess of multiple videos here and there and everywhere vainly trying to point back to one of the most poorly designed "dashboards" that I have ever seen, that I'll be rewarded in the end by fulfillment problems that others here that have waded thru all of this have discovered.

They escalated me to their head support guy and it hasn't improved much. When you have to be a professional graphics designer to do business with these companies, something is wrong. They haven't thought thru their business model properly to make it work with the masses of people out there. Native intelligence should be all that is necessary, not narrow professional training in a specific field. In today's world, good programming and good instructions should be able to make the latter no longer necessary.

I am still looking at ThePrintful but I am now also looking at Merchify hoping that they might hold themselves to a higher standard. I'll probably be writing a review over there shortly.

I am like another reviewer here in the sense that IF there is a DTG printer out there that has an APP out there with a dashboard that

1. uploads the graphic in one place and has all of the variants and instructional videos and what not in one visual place to STEP BY STEP take the person thru the process instead of leaving GAPS AD INFINITUM in what actually needs to be done, let me know.

2. Then uploads THEIR products into my Shopify store so that I can sell their products as affinity type items with my company's logo on it,

LET ME KNOW!

I'll be there faster than you can say boo. :)

PS Their customer service and tech support is reasonably prompt and they try to be helpful, but I don't think they "get" how poor their interface is with the non-graphic-designer public.

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Functionally sound - this review is more as a cautionary tale for UK-based online businesses.

Alas! I really wanted this app to work for me. It is, in theory, exactly what I need, but the high cost of the items, the shipping fees and the surprise customs charges meant it wasn't a viable option. We ended up losing money on all products because we refunded our customers their excess customs charges before pulling everything from the online store before too much damage had been done.

on the upside, my customers are delighted with their now super-limited edition items!

If a local option were available, we'd still consider it, as the shipping and customs really were the dealbreakers more than anything. quality of products we used was fine and no fulfillment issues aside from customs.

a pity! We were really keen on this!

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Even if product's initial setup is quite long (hand pick designs for each t-shirt color and size one by one) service looks excellent so far. Quality of print is very good and the ability to order samples is awesome!

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Great concept, great integration - horrible fulfillment experiences.

I placed three test orders (10 total shirts). The first order had major quality issues on all three shirts in the order. Someone reached out to me to ask about my experience, so I sent pictures of the poor quality prints and one defective shirt and he said it looked like there wasn't enough pre-treatment before the print and said they'd all be replaced. I never ended up getting replacements even after checking on the status and being told they'd look back into it. It's been months now.

Anyway, I placed a second order after being told everything from the first would be corrected (customer service seemed good). I wanted to test out some different blends/treatments (50/50, powerwashed cotton, etc.) to see how they printed and to also see my designs in different sizes on different sized shirts to figure out exactly how I should create my print files for each size. This order had an item out of stock (after several days I find this out), so they asked if I wanted to split it. I did, so they split the order. Before they could print the items that were in stock, another item went out of stock, so it held up this part of the order as well. My first items arrived well over a week after I placed my order and the remainder of the order came several weeks after the order was placed. I was told all of these fulfillment issues were due to them moving to a bigger location and the supplier sending the shirts to the old location by mistake.

After having put so much into my website and t-shirt designs, modifying a lot of shopify code, paying for apps, etc., I wanted this thing to work, so I figured their issues from the move should be over and their new, larger location should be able to store more inventory and put shirts out faster. I placed another order to see if maybe things were running smoothly now. I ordered four shirts. After 7 days, I got an "out of stock, do you wanna split your order?" email. I said to split and 1 of 4 shirts shipped. It's now been 15 days and I have one of the shirts. Two more were marked as shipped on 7/23, although they weren't given to Fed Ex until 7/25. My shipping address is little over an hour drive from where they ship this stuff. They mark is shipped 7/23 and expected delivery from Fed Ex = 7/28. The remaining shirt no longer says out of stock, but it's just sitting there on the order screen, yet to be fulfilled.

Bottom line - unless you want to deal with EVERY ONE of your customers being extremely unhappy, don't waste your time with The Printful.

Also, I've researched alternative drop ship DTG printers and they all pretty much have reviews full of complaints about fulfillment issues.

Print Aura is at least up front about the process, saying that they place the order for the blank AFTER you send in the order to have a shirt printed. I'm sure they're all doing this and that's why it takes 7 days for them to tell you something is back-ordered. I'd much rather see a limited selection of styles than have to deal with these fulfillment issues.

I still haven't gotten my first order replacements yet. The print quality since that order has been fine, but for that order, it looked like someone used a $30 printer to print out an iron on and then applied it in a hurry.

If you run a DTG printing company and you can actually fulfill your orders in a reasonable time, please reach out to me!

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The integration works really well. No major drawbacks at all. However, for each Size and Color variation you have to assign the same model all over again. The best solution so far has prepared ScalablePress. There you may bulk assignment for the different sizes and colors.

As mentioned in the previous reviews the major disadvantages are: prices and prolonged turn around period. I would personally recommend you to check other POD Shopify apps this includes Print Aura and Pressera.

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Really slow delivery. It took almost 4 weeks to get the shipment in. My customers started complaining :/

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Great App, easy to use & products of the highest quality -Highly recommend!!

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As far as the app goes it has run very smoothly. It integrates well with my shop and I don't have to do a thing when an order is placed. Yay for passive profits! Some of the issues people listed below are in regard to Printful itself, they are there (slow turnaround sometimes, certain colors don't print well - order a swatch sample!) but the app works great and they have WONDERFUL customer service. Very prompt and friendly.

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I've been using Printful for a few weeks now. I really love the concept because it allows me to attempt to start a T-Shirt (brand) company at a low investment. The 2 stars are for 1) their awesome customer service and 2) for the print quality. Some people complained about print quality but so far I have been happy, despite the placement of my logos not matching the product mockup. The customer service is by far their best attribute, while it is impossible to receive real-time customer service, the responses are generally quick and extremely helpful. All the replies from different team members and genuinely helpful.

I would like to offer more of their products to my customers, but the costs are just so high that it's impossible to offer them at a reasonable rate. Example 1: their cheapest mug is $10 and shipping it is $11, so I am charged $21 for a mug: JOKES! I wouldn't want to charge over $12 in the first place for a cheap white mug so charging $25+ to my customers is out of the question. Example 2: their 12x16 canvas is $45 and shipping it is $36, meaning we're already at an unreasonable cost to me of $81: forget about it. My customers don't want to pay $100 for a tiny Cavas of my photography.

PROS:
- Customer Service
- Print Quality
- No overhead
- Little to no risk

CONS:
- Extremely high costs of goods
- High Shipping rates
- Product printing can differ from your mockup
- Extremely slow shipping

Overall I am happy with the service because it enables me to test out a market for a brand I wish to create at very little cost to myself. Because I am trying to create a brand rather than make money, I can use Printful. If you are looking to make money, look elsewhere, unless you already have a client base. If you price your products reasonably, your profit margin will be extremely low.

I am using Printful in hopes of building a brand within the next 8-14 months. If I don't succeed, no big deal as the cost is nominal. If I do succeed, I can drop Printful, print local and start making money! Either way: Printful did its job.

*If not for terribly slow shipping and most products being too expensive, I would rate 4-5 stars*

July 13 EDIT:

Fulfilment and Shipping are beyond irritating. I haven't marketed my new store yet so it's Family and Friends only... which makes it even more embarrassing. Point in case: my friend put an order in June. It was shipped June 26. 20 days later, she has yet to receive the product. It's ridiculous. I'll never have repeat customers with this kind of bogus shipping service. And I'm in Toronto! I can't imagine if it were an order outside of North America. I have another order that was placed July 5..... 8 days later and the only update is "Sorting Completed" so it has yet to be fulfilled, let alone shipped. JOKES

Changing my Final Verdict Rating to 1 STAR. Unless Printful helps me out and fixes some serious issue then I can lift the rating to 3-5 stars depending on service provided.

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