Printify: Print on Demand , 1,992 reviews
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Merchants find this platform user-friendly and appreciate its seamless integration with e-commerce platforms. They praise the wide range of high-quality, customizable products and the easy design process. The quality of mockups and attentive customer service are also highly regarded. The premium subscription offers added benefits that some merchants find valuable. The platform is seen as a valuable tool for businesses seeking an online store presence, with a reliable order fulfillment process.
As far as the Products and Pricing Printify is one of the best POD's around. But as far as their Support Staff for getting assistance with questions and or trouble shooting there support team is useless. The majority of them don't even now how their own app works, and for the most part all you get sent is "Scripted" responses or "Help Articles". They are actually useless for the most part and a waste of your valuable time! They are real quick to point the fingers at other platforms for the issues including shipping delays, they point the finger at the print provider or UPS and or USPS instead of doing the research on their end and find the cause and most important a resolution. So the two star rating is for the Support Department, If I could rate the product and pricing it would be a Five Star Rating. So in conclusion it is in my opinion, the effort and the standards the company puts forward on products, printing and pricing, the same standards should apply to the Customer Support Department, it needs allot of work, training and restructuring.
Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear about your experience with our Support team!
One of our managers will be reaching out to you regarding the mentioned concerns. We truly hope that we'll be able to remedy the situation!
I had 3 orders with them (immediately upon starting with the app) and the shipping was extremely unorganized (2 inaccurate tracking numbers and 1 order shipped without a tracking number). A customer asked why her order was taking a week and a half at that point. After an online chat and emailing, the issue wasn't resolved (and not one of the 4 people I emailed responded). I suggest (and did suggest during the chat) that they get accurate tracking numbers AND use them on ALL shipments. It seems like that would be a good way to take care of customers. After the first 3 orders where a debacle, I decided this is not a good app for business purposes and have moved on.
Seriously, HOW does this get 5 stars?
They break my site every time I update products.
They don't let you change collection images, but they push the old ones over and over, creating four times the work for every product update.
Their product catalog is literally presented in random order, making product development a massive pain in the fking a.
They never have chat available, although they claim to. You just get caught into an email vortex.
The emails go on forever with CS speak and zero solutions. They often end with "sorry we're inconveniencing you." Literally that.
Just . . . ugh. They are a mess.
Printify offers an easy to use platform and a range of print on demand companies to select from and I have enjoyed creating on the site... However...they cannot guarantee products will arrive to the customer which is a big problem. I have recently had one customer wait three months for a product and still yet to receive it. There were no shipping updates on the website that indicated any delivery issues and the only solution was to offer a resend still with no guarantees or alternatively a refund. Obviously my customer will not shop with me anymore. I understand COVID plays havoc with logistics, but other print on demand companies are navigating this situation better. I would suggest Printify focus on making sure their partner's supply chain is working from beginning to end before offering the service instead of passing blame to the delivery company.
We're sorry to hear about your experience! One of our managers will be reaching out to you regarding the mentioned concerns. We truly hope that we'll be able to remedy the situation!
Works pretty good so far. The customer service with its short response times is remarkable. Let's see where it leads.
Than you very much for your words! We will definitely make sure that our support team gets to hear your feedback. Good luck with your sales, and if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sorry, in advance, for the length of this review. We think it's important to lay out the situation... I have revised this review after hearing directly from a manager at Printify with explanations and plans for dealing with the issues I’ve detailed below. As changes become obvious, I will revise this review again going forward.
We have had Printify’s app linked to our Shopify store for more than 6 months now. We pay for their monthly subscription service to be able to access the lowest possible costs so that we would enjoy the highest possible margins. We have added hundreds of t-shirts, mugs and apparel products into our store as we built out a strong offering, pre-launch. All along the way, we tested the order and checkout process and were really happy with the experience. Worked like a charm.
Adding products to your Printify store is simple. The mockups generated by their platform are very nice and you don’t have to do anything extra to produce them. It’s easy to control prices to maximize your margins and you can see the “what if” scenarios on the product page as you add the product. Then when it goes over to Shopify, everything’s in order.
Most products have multiple vendors you can choose as your supplier. They have US and international printing partners so you DO have choices. Sadly, there are no live merchant reviews of individual POD vendors so you’re really not sure what each is capable of and likely to provide when chosen.
That’s the Good. Here’s the UGLY BAD…
Printify has your business success in their hands and the current state of their customer service department is awful, so bad that it makes them appear to care not one iota about YOUR business. Their painfully slow (my shortest response time has been more than 48 hours) lack of response to legitimate and critical questions about technical problems and printing partner issues materially impacts your ability to launch or maintain your site, the customer’s ability to order and your culpability in terms of customer service that you have no control over. It could actually bring a business, whether brand new or well-established, to its knees. Currently you can ONLY reach them by email and the only timeline you’ll ever see mentioned on their site is that they’ll get to it “as soon as possible.” I’ve been assured that customer service is a top priority and that Printify takes responsibility for the problems we experience – they’re ramping up hiring and training presently so let’s see how things change – again, I’ll revise this review when we’ve experienced more in the future.
I have two absolutely critical issues in front of them, one for more than a week and the other for about 5 days – neither had resolution. One had ZERO response at all. One had apparently identified a problem with Shopify’s platform but Shopify’s customer service was not aware and pointed the finger back at Printify. I'm the merchant and this is materially impacting our ability to do business so just fix it! So there’s a disconnect in communication that is merchant-affecting…
So that you understand that I’m not a hysterical person who is over-reacting, these are my issues:
1. The Printify app doesn’t consistently supply shipping costs in the cart during checkout. It, instead, throws a vague error that means nothing to the customer and isn’t correct anyway in its content. You can’t check out of my site’s cart. After I spent HOURS on the phone and chat with Shopify customer service and confirmed that everything is set up correctly in our shop settings, Shopify CS sent 2 requests over back-channels to Printify regards this on my behalf and there was no response on either. Turns out that it’s actually a Shopify problem with the shipping calculator not talking correctly with Printify. Printify can’t fix it. And Shopify hasn’t been quick to repair the issue. So bottom line here is that, whether it’s Printify’s “fault” or not, there is a technical connection issue that prevents my cart from functioning properly. It’s untenable and I will take this up with Shopify again, armed with this new knowledge. Today.
2. I randomly noticed last week that the vendor we had chosen for virtually all of the hundreds of apparel items we were to offer is apparently no longer contracted to print those items. WTF?! We never received the notification that apparently was sent out in February so this was news to us -- I immediately sent an email asking for confirmation that the printer we’d chosen was no longer producing these products and for instructions on how to bulk move everything at once to another printer. I also asked why we hadn’t been notified of this critical piece of information. Queue the cricket noises… 5 days and I’d gotten ZERO response but I had 2 emails from Printify CS this morning. Go Figure. So for nearly a week, I’d waited to understand whether any orders would get rejected, hung up, passed to a provider that was substandard in some way – enough so that they were dropped from the provider list… To feel such lack of control is not a great feeling. Bottom line is that the original vendor would still process the orders but if I want to use another vendor for the same shirts, I’m going to have to re-create every listing and will have to resize graphics on virtually all of them because every printer has its own graphic requirements, even for the exact same product. This is a ton of work.
You only get one chance to make a first impression and our store launch has to be something that people remember – in a GOOD way – and tell others about. Right now I’d say that both the customer service issue and the disconnect between Shopify and Printify’s communications are going to have a negative impact, the likes of which could mean a store that either limps along or, if it’s bad enough, might never recover. I thank God every day that I realized all of this on the day we intended to launch and start spending considerable marketing money driving people to the site. At least that didn’t happen.
Today, we will decide whether to remain all in with Printify or begin vetting a new POD platform partner. I am not looking forward to the work required to load up all of those products with a new vendor on Printify or moving them somewhere else but I also will not work hard for poor results because I stuck with the wrong partner too long. If we move, we would make knowing that our margins would likely be smaller than with Printify. But projected margins mean nothing if the service doesn’t work and work well. I’m sure you get it.
We feel like, as business owners, we MUST minimally have chat or phone as a way in addition to email for customer service, technical or any other issues that might come up. If response times when you reach out for help are in excess of 24 hours and you accept that, you’re really setting yourself up to fail by continuing to stick with a platform. Because Printify’s manager reached out to us this morning and was accountable, we will likely give Printify another chance, leaving at least non-apparel items there and possibly looking for additional vendors for the apparel piece. It really is a ton of work for us either way. You can make your own choice. I hope this has been of some help to you.
So a customer ordered a t shirt off my store from printify and I contacted them because they did fufuill my order. Then I reached out to them because I new something was wrong and basically they didn't give a S*** and sent me the following email.
Hi Rodney, I hope you are doing well. Recently our Team discontinued Colorado Timberline from DTG product fulfillment, due to quality issues. Already created products can still be produced by the CT, however new products can't be created. Our Marketing team sent notification emails about this on 21st February.
As an alternative print provider, we integrated MyLocker, which has similar products and good pricing.
Moreover, MyLocker quality and turnaround time is much better.
If you have any other questions or need help, please feel free to reach out to us anytime.
This is rediculous and now my customer is pissed. Use printful or somebody else this company sucks and does not give a crap about there clients. If you guys need any help or recomendations contact me on my site for some of the providers is use @ www.teelish.com/pages/loyal
Great guys. At the start of the service like.
We need to see how it will continue to assess quality, feedback, shipping, returns and many other parameters that can come out at the time of the relationship.
It is necessary to make the possibility of embroidery and printing on different sides - it is important.
Some lags already met at the time of formation of designs. There are inaccuracies.
Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it. The embroidery is available for some products such as hats, hoodies, shirts and bags. We also offer printing on the sides for some products (sleeves printing for t-shirts - Fifth Sun and DTG2GO print providers are offering that).
In case you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to writes us at email@example.com and we will help you ASAP.
Very easy to use, and lots of variety in the products available!
Well, I have mixed feelings about my experience with printify.
What I liked:
- Easiest product generator on the market. It is just perfect! Easy to use, intuitive and user friendly. No comments, everything is just great!
- Prices are almost lowest on the market if compared to other vendors.
- Product range is really perfect. I use Printify to create all the products except t-shirts just because they are cool.
- customer support was very responsive and kept me updated about all my requests; I had no troubles at all.
Now about pains.
That's their t-shirt printing vendors. It was a complete pain. I wanted to use printify for printing my t-shirt range but I will never ever get back to this idea.
- Their t-shirt prices are cheap. The same is with printing quality. My black colors became with red tints, seems no white color was added before printing of other colors (this is how DTG process should work). Some of the prints were with stripes like their printers were lacking colors or were not adjusted properly.
- I ordered models with tear-away labels but almost all labels were either cut off with visible remains or if they were torn, the garment was damaged.
- some of the models were torn.
- some of the garments were just dirty
And this all was about my samples order! I would never offer something like that to my customers.
Since t-shirts were my primary goal, three stars only.