Printful vs other print-on-demand companies

Compare Printful to alternative print-on-demand businesses

Finding the best print-on-demand company for your business

Finding the best print on demand company

Looking to start an online business using a print on demand dropshipping service provider? Understanding key differences between the print on demand alternatives out there is the first step in finding the right partner for your business!

Price and product variety are often the key factors used to make a decision. But using a print on demand company means outsourcing part of your core business processes to a 3rd party.

Your business and brand reputation is on the line. That means product quality and customer support should be just as important. And this is just scratching the surface.

Save resources and avoid leftover stock by making sure the products you sell are created only when your customer places an order. Read more on our responsible fulfillment practices.

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Extra features you get with Printful

Printful is far more than just a print-on-demand company!

Customizable tabs, branded stickers, packaging slips, return addresses, and pack-ins. We're a white label so that your brand stands out.

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

Live in the neighborhood? Save on shipping costs by picking up the orders yourself!

From product development and programming, to marketing and fulfillment - we do it all and don't outsource. We're in control of the entire process.

Need visuals for your product? Use our free Design Maker or hire a Printful designer!

Use our free Design Maker to create realistic product mockups for your online store and marketing materials.

Partner shipping rates

We have strong partnerships with the most reliable carriers to bring you the best offers 

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Sample orders

Curious about print on demand product quality? With Printful, you can order samples with 20% off and free shipping from the nearest fulfillment center, and make sure the products you sell on your store meet the quality standards of your brand. 

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Bulk order discounts

Get a discount of up to 55% when ordering 25+ of the same item (with the chance to mix size, color, and design). Use it for ordering promo merch, giveaway gifts, photoshoot supplies, and more. Check our bulk order discount guide for details.

Reviews from our customers


I am in the process of fully transitioning over from another print-on-demand provider. The first thing I noticed was how seamlessly it interfaces with Shopify. Once the initial and easy setup is finished Printful works very well and updates Shopify as needed with regard to inventory.


I compared Printful to competitors but the quality was much better. I also really liked the fact that there were fulfillment centers globally.


We're a Printful customer for one year now, and we are really happy with your service. After working with several other POD platforms, we are now totally happy with where we are. You guys do quick delivery, good quality prints and have excellent customer service!

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