printful vs redbubble

Printful vs. Redbubble

Discover what makes these on-demand solutions different and choose the best fit for selling online

Maximize your profit with Printful’s in-house fulfillment

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Product prices

The lower the cost, the higher your profit margins. You can set more competitive prices for your customers, attracting a larger audience.

Shipping costs

With an in-house partner, you’ll save on multi-item shipments and get reliable and transparent pricing for every shipping method.

Print quality

Fulfillment quality excels when all products are produced by the same team, using the same equipment, and with the same quality control.

Sales channels

Having easy access to other ecommerce platforms opens the door to the vast audience of each online marketplace like Etsy or Amazon.

Succeed with a true long-term partner

Consistent and reliable quality control

Identical 3-step quality testing across our global in-house facilities

Transparent pricing and support

Honest communication, set prices, and no revenue-based fees

333 customizable products 

Diverse range of premium products and customization techniques

Businesses that trust Printful

Start selling the same products as world-class brands

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Comparing both print-on-demand platforms

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What is Printful?

Printful is an on-demand production and fulfillment company that lets you sell custom products on your own online store without having to deal with equipment, shipping, or inventory management. 


Printful owns the entire production process. This allows for rigorous quality control and consistent printing tech, resulting in a 0.24% reshipment rate.


Printful is free to use—you pay the product fulfillment and shipping cost, set your retail price, sell on a platform like your Etsy shop, and keep the profit.

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What is Redbubble?

Redbubble is a printing supplier and ecommerce platform that lets you design and sell custom products. Instead of integrating with other online marketplaces, Redbubble acts as a marketplace itself, where sellers bring in potential customers from their audience.


Selling on the platform comes with revenue-based fees—while you set your own prices, a chunk of the profit margin goes to the marketplace. Redbubble handles the print outsourcing and their platform, while you pay for the product and shipping.


While Redbubble is seen as a marketplace with its own products, it doesn’t own facilities or print designs. When your customer makes an order, it's outsourced to another printing company assigned by Redbubble.

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What’s the main difference?

The main differences between the two on-demand solutions are their printing network and sales channels.

Printful has in-house production facilities, while Redbubble outsources to external partners. When it comes to selling the printed products, Printful integrates with various platforms, and Redbubble works as a self-contained online marketplace.

Make the switch to Printful

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Apply for product transfer assistance, and we’ll do the rest

Choose a reliable print-on-demand partner with a bulletproof track record. 

Go all in with Printful and get:

  • Unmatched quality for your brand in all markets
  • Easier order management and consistent shipping costs
  • Better customer experience for multi-item orders
  • Streamlined branding options and product packaging

Printful in numbers

333

products to customize

1M+

items fulfilled each month

24

integration partners

83M

items trusted to deliver

Frequently asked questions

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