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Top 5 best print on demand partners for Shopify sellers

Top 5 best print on demand partners for Shopify sellers
10 December 2020

If you're a designer or creative entrepreneur looking for the best print on demand companies to partner with your Shopify ecommerce store, you'll be struck by the sheer scale of providers on offer. From the UK to Australia, Canada and America, there are dozens of potential partners offering global dropshipping for bespoke printed products. But which is the best fit print on demand supplier for your online shop?

We've done an overview of the top Shopify print providers to help you navigate the options and find the right fit for your business.

Prodigi Printful Printify Gooten Jondo
Shopify print on demand app? Ratings on 19 Nov 2020 Yes Rated 4.4 Yes Rated 4.3 Yes Rated 4.3 Yes Rated 4.0 No
Other ordering options? Yes Manual order form, CSV bulk order importer & full API integration Yes Manual order form & full API integration Yes Manual order form & full API integration Yes Manual order form & full API integration Yes Manual order form & full API integration
Free service Yes Yes Yes Basic service is free but an upgrade fee is payable if you want to access the best pricing Yes Yes
In-house print? Yes Focus on Giclée fine art and sublimation printing Yes Focus on DTG and sublimation printing No Outsourced print model, quality controlled by Printify No Outsourced print model, quality controlled by Gooten Yes Focus on Giclée photo and sublimation printing
No. of print on demand products 2000+ 200+ 300+ 1500+ 1100+
Avg production times As of Oct 2020 1–2 working days 5–7 working days 2–7 working days 3–6 working days 5 working days
Samples offered? Free sample pack plus 50% off your first sample order 20% off your first sample order No discounts available No discounts available 25% off first five samples
Custom branding options? White label Some free custom options such as flyers White label Product & product branding for an extra cost White label Optional neck labels White label Custom neck labels & branded packing slips for an extra cost White label Some custom branding options (logo stickers, flyers) for an extra cost
Global distribution Yes 50 print labs located globally Yes 8 print labs located globally Yes 90 print labs located globally Yes 65 print labs located globally Yes 10 print labs located globally
Customer service 24/7 customer service Avg response time <3h 24/7 customer service 24/7 customer service 24/7 customer service Avg response time <72h 8am–5pm PST, Mon–Fri Try to respond to all enquiries <24h
Pricing Most affordable t-shirt as of 1 Oct 2020 $6.79 $7.95 $5.25 $6.90 Apparel not sold

The great thing about working with a global print on demand provider — no matter who you choose — is that you can rely on having a low risk, low cost business model that can be scaled. This is an ideal arrangement for Shopify sellers, as you are free to test your artistic ideas to experiment with different designs and creative concepts.

There is no upfront investment in stock, so the only commitment you need to make is your time plus the advertising spend to promote your custom products.

Your print on demand company can do all the hard work for you, leaving you to focus on customer service, sales and building your brand. As and when your business takes off, you'll already have the systems in place to scale up without having to worry about manufacturing and logistics.

To kick start your business today, why not set up a free Prodigi account or browse our Shopify app products or the full collection.