Interested in selling your designs on Shopify? Have you been selling your designs on apparel and accessories already? Either way, it can be difficult finding the right print-on-demand provider on Shopify. There are dozens of apps available and each has their own pros and cons. One of the most popular POD services is Printful.
With over 12 million e-commerce stores selling products online, the market for apparel brands becomes more and more saturated every day. This means that independent e-commerce retailers must take everything into consideration in order to have an edge over their top competitors. One of the biggest factors that often determines success or failure for apparel brands who dropship clothing is customer satisfaction, which breaks down to many different variables such as quality, fulfillment time, price, variety, and more. One delayed order or one misprint can result in a blow to any online store’s reputation and future. This is why it matters who store owners are trusting to fulfill their custom apparel orders. There are plenty of popular apparel fulfillment services in e-commerce, so why should you choose PrinfPro over Printful?
In almost every facet of business, experience is the determining factor when it comes to the decisions we make. Inexperienced business partners can become a liability, and for online store owners, inexperienced product fulfillment often leads to unhappy customers.
Take a look at what others have mentioned about Printful:
The pre-treatment, which is necessary for DTG, per my understanding, leaves a weird clear film around a large area of the shirt (essentially the entire printable area), they mention this in the FAQ, but make it seems like a small occasional problem — this is not the case. I’ve received 3 “samples” and 1 shirt that I ordered through my shop to test the buying process start to finish. And ALL 4 had the thick film. The 4th shirt actually had a weird black line that didn’t fully was out after the first wash. – MinorityBabble on Printful
One of the reasons I went with The Printful was to reduce the amount of errors with orders. That didn’t happen. Once a customer actually received an order from a different shop entirely. – Arsha on Printful
PrintPro has been in garment industry for three decades now so it’s safe to say that we know what we’re doing. We have a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. To put it simply, our people know their stuff and some pretty big companies would agree.
We’ve worked with some of the biggest international retailers in the game, selling garments through both brick and mortar stores and through a variety of e-commerce platforms. We’ve built a great relationship with our partners and continue to do so. It’s because of our experience, our highly skilled workers, and our speed and efficiency that these major companies feel not only comfortable working with us but confident that we will meet and exceed their fulfillment needs.
Printful can’t match our price and quality when it comes to apparel. Working with multiple national brands has allowed us to offer the best price points, while maintaining the highest quality product for your customer.
This leads to greater margin potential, lower product costs, and ultimately more profit for your apparel brand. Compare our prices with the Printful’s.
Possibly the most important aspect of your online business is your shipping time. When you’re competing with other retailers and big players like Amazon, you can’t afford to offer long shipping times.
Here’s what Printful’s website says about their shipping times:
We take about 2-7 business days to create apparel products (t-shirts etc.) and 2-5 business days for non-apparel (posters etc.) products. Then you should add shipping times on top of that.
To put this into context, if you ordered a basic, white t-shirt with a graphic on it, you could end up waiting 7 business days for it to be created, then an additional 5 business days to ship via USPS. Is any customer going to come back after waiting almost two weeks for a shirt? No.
We offer 48 business hour production times with 2-4 business day shipping times. Trust that we’ll get your orders to customers as fast as possible.
Still on the fence about PrintPro? Give us a chance to fulfill just one of your POD products and you’ll see why we’re the best fulfillment partner on Shopify.