Best POD Suppliers 2021

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

A successful e-commerce print-on-demand business requires an efficient and reliable POD supplier. Let’s take a look at some of the options available out there.

Please note, all this content is based on my experience with each service. My goal is not to bash any business but instead, to educate others who are looking to switch POD suppliers or that are just looking to get started in the business of printing-on-demand.

Reliability, Quality and Shipping Times are important factors that a business must consider when choosing POD Suppliers.

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Printful

As explained in their website, Printful is an on-demand order fulfillment and warehousing service that fulfills and ships products including clothing, accessories, and home & living items for online businesses.

For instance, I started to use Printful back in 2017 when I opened my first Shopify store. I liked the fact that they offered a free Shopify app which allows easy integration between business and supplier.

Printful allows you to create your own brand by offering the ability to customize the inside labels of t-shirts, hoodies and more. They also have 3 warehouses around the world. It reduces the shipping time providing a reliable service.

Printify

As mentioned in their website, Printify is a transparent print-on-demand network to help merchants make more money in a simple and easy way.

Printify, as well as Printful, offers you the ability to create your own brand by customizing the inside labels of garments. However, Printify is a network of providers, which means that your orders get send to whoever is closest to your customer’s shipping address.

Below is a simplified chart comparing these two suppliers:

  • Subscription
    • Free to sign-up
    • No Monthly Fees
    • USD, EUR currency
  • Branding Options
    • Product
    • Packaging – Brand logo, Pack-ins, Custom packing slip
  • Design generator Tools
  • About 223 products available to customize
  • The most affordable tee starts at $7.95
  • 3 warehouse around the world
  • Shipping Option
    • Flat shipping rates
    • Live rates
    • Custom Return Address
  • Integration with:
  • Subscription
    • Free to sign-up
    • Premium Plan available
    • USD currency
  • Branding Options
    • Product
    • Packaging – White-label packaging only
  • Design generator Tools – Limited
  • About 200+ products available to customize
  • The most affordable tee starts at $7.60
  • Many suppliers around the world
  • Shipping Option
    • Flat shipping rates
    • Live rates
    • Custom Return Address
  • Integration with:
    • Shopify
    • Woocommerce
    • eBay
    • Etsy

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PRO TIP:

To avoid delays in processing/fulfillment time with any POD supplier, do not submit copyrigthed content unless you have proper documentation that proves that you have the right to use such designs.

On the other hand, I have not used Printify lately so I do not think I am qualified to rate their service. If you have, please share your experience with me in the comment section below. I would love to hear about it.

Printful customer service is really good. I have used the chat feature on their website only and they have been able to respond to all my queries. In other words, they do follow up with you through email if an issue requires further investigation.

Conclusion

No matter what POD supplier you end up signing up with, just make sure that they can meet your demands, check on processing time, shipping times, and quality. In other words, do not be afraid to contact them prior to signing up with any questions you may have. For a good POD supplier, no business is small. In addition, if you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will, to the best of my knowledge, provide you with guidance. But remember, I am definitely-not-a-guru.

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