unsold inventory

Stop losing money on unsold inventory

Sell merchandise worldwide with on-demand fulfillment

Bulk manufacturing limits your growth

product offering

Your product offering is limited

Releasing new collections is costly and risky. You have to forecast demand, invest in inventory, and risk losing money when a product doesn’t sell.

long time-to-market

It takes months to release new products

Bulk manufacturing is time-consuming. It takes weeks or even months to add new products to your store. It’s complicated to test new designs and impossible to react to trends fast.

product customization

Product customization is ineffective for you

Screen printing has to be done in bulk, so you can’t offer a personalized experience to your customers, such as offering personalized designs.

leftover stock

You risk losing money with under or overstocking

Ordering in bulk means extensive forecasting. It’s hard to forecast demand and predict emerging trends, leaving you with too much or too little stock.

The truth about on-demand vs. bulk

Bulk manufacturing might seem cheaper and faster, but you're limiting your long-term growth

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How can Printful help?

Scale your business with on-demand fulfillment

on-demand fulfillment

Printful is a print-on-demand company—we fulfill your orders only once they’re placed. Our global network of facilities offers the exact capacity you need, whether it’s one order a month or thousands of orders every day.

An on-demand solution can be used alongside in-house production to mitigate risks, reduce upfront costs, increase capacity, expand product variety, and reduce overproduction.

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Future-proof your inventory with Printful

We’ll take care of...

Inventory management

Automatic fulfillment

Worldwide production

Quality control

20+ custom integrations

Product mockups

You can focus on…

Business growth

Product sales

Audience engagement

Designs and IP

Market research

Trusted to print 50M+ items to date

items fulfilled

1M+ orders delivered every month and we’re ready to ship even more

premium products

333 premium merchandise pieces you can customize with print and embroidery 

reshipment rate

Only 0.24% of all orders reshipped due to quality concerns

Compare bulk vs on-demand production

DTG printing on demand

Pros Cons
Unlimited print colors per design Can’t use specialty inks to create textures
No printing setup costs, hassle, or expenses Print area limitations
Ideal for both intricate and simple designs Prints best on cotton garments
Fast product time-to-market
No order minimums or inventory needed

Screen printing in bulk

Pros Cons
Can be printed on various textiles Takes hours to set up screens and print designs in multiple colors
Designs with solid graphics look good Limited print colors; usually, less than 9
Precise color matching in prints Graphics with small details don’t look good
Slow product time-to-market
Must invest in inventory and warehousing

Other brands see the on-demand potential. Do you?


There are some things we might be able to do in-house, but in the end, we’re never going to match the type of service you can bring to the table.

Match Kicks

Jose Vazquez

Match Kicks

Being able to change direction in designs, products, and styles without having to order 1000s of units is a big advantage for us over other brands.


Kirsten Trancheff


The biggest advantage has been our ability to respond quickly to trends and demand by putting out fresh and exciting new designs and products in as little as hours.

Swish Embassy

Dean Malka

Swish Embassy
sustainable production

Map your way to sustainability with mindful production

  • Get extra sales as consumers will buy and pay more for an eco-friendly product
  • Reduce overproduction as we manufacture only what’s bought
  • Never waste your money and textile as you won’t produce in bulk

Expand without additional investment