Mass manufacturing is so last decade
The status quo has worn out its welcome
While most brands are moving to a newer fulfillment method, some still order products in bulk.
This makes it difficult for companies to make agile product decisions, jump on trends, and test new design ideas. Plus, any inventory that doesn’t sell eventually becomes dead stock and lost money.
Print-on-demand offers a welcome alternative to the current limitations of production.
The more efficient business model
Get to know the benefits of print-on-demand
Print-on-demand (POD) is a production and fulfillment method that’s gained popularity in the last decade.
With POD, a blank product is custom-printed only when the end customer has paid for it.
Compared to bulk manufacturing, POD offers a fast time-to-market: you can create designs and have a product ready to be bought and manufactured in a matter of hours.
Going from strong to stronger
On-demand manufacturing has been gaining momentum
Textile printing has been around for centuries, but in the ’80s, commercial printers became more available and print-on-demand took off.
Printers were used to create prints on paper and then evolved to printing directly on fabric. This gave rise to direct-to-garment (DTG) commercial printing in the ’90s.
By the 2000s, a variety of leading print brands were on the scene and dominating the DTG market.
On-demand means unlimited production capacity
Check out its many advantages
Opt for an agile business model
- POD is suitable for both B2C and B2B marketing strategies
- With a provider like Printful, there are no order minimums
- We offer easy integration with leading ecommerce platforms
Do it all with POD dropshipping
- Create, sell, and ship your products
- Extend an existing apparel line
- Add new products quickly and easily
Customize different merchandise options
Apparel—t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings
Accessories—hats, headbands, phone cases
Home goods—pillows, blankets, wall art
Adopt a better business model
No upfront inventory investments and other in-house fulfillment costs
No more overproduction or dead stock
Don’t deal with stock management, just focus on growing your brand
Printful fulfills the product once an order has been made from your store
Fast lead times for orders worldwide
We have facilities globally—it takes 2–5 business days to fulfill an order and ship it fast
Premium quality products
Since 2015, Printful has helped us grow by making premium quality products for us. Our customers are constantly impressed with the quality of the print and shirts. I wouldn’t work with the company if they didn’t carry across the premium quality nature of the products I desire my brand to be known for.
Experience you can rely on
1M+ orders delivered every month and we’re ready to ship even more
16 production facilities worldwide to ensure customers get their orders fast
335 premium products to brand and customize for selling online