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Contrado vs Printify – Choosing The Right POD Supplier For Your Dropshipping Journey

Print on demand is becoming an increasingly popular way for novice dropshippers to begin their eCommerce journey. As POD allows for incredible customization, more and more people are choosing the model as the foundation for their online stores. However, there are so many providers of POD goods out there that it can be tough to know where to start.

This article will compare the features of Contrado and Printify’s POD services, providing a simple breakdown of what you need to know to choose the right supplier for you. So please sit back, grab a coffee, and let’s dive in!

Range Of Products

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The product range is one of the most critical elements to consider when choosing a POD supplier. A broad product range allows for exponential customization, providing new dropshippers with a means to serve their chosen niche.

Contrado currently has over 450 products to choose from, including a wide range of clothing, homeware products, and accessories. Plus, we’re always looking to add new and exciting product types to our collection to keep things fresh.

Printify currently offers just over 200 products to their customers. Their range is relatively similar to Contrado in terms of the variety of products, with the main focus on clothing.

Product Quality

The quality of the end products is another crucial factor when it comes to deciding which POD supplier to partner with. Luckily, Contrado provides the highest production value possible; all of our products are made in-house. We handmake every product ourselves, using high-quality materials sourced from top suppliers.


Printify offers relatively high-quality products as well. One key distinction is that they do not print their products themselves. Printify partners with various suppliers across the world to create their products, and these suppliers will then ship the product to the customer.

Customization Options

The beating heart of POD services – customization. This feature draws both dropshippers and customers to the service, as it allows for the creation of personalized products tailored to your specific needs.

Contrado allows for customization through our easy-to-use design tool. This tool will enable you to add custom designs, change colors, and personalize to your heart’s content. What is excellent about our customization options is that our product range is “all-over printed,” meaning our products stand out from the crowd!

One of our most customized products is our t-shirt range. Each t-shirt is made to order using the best materials. At Contrado, we can print any design you want, whether it’s a logo or an all-over design. We’ve got you covered up to size 7XL.


Printify offers a great range of customization options on their products. Again, this is all done through their design tool that displays mock-ups before committing to a specific design. Users can also order samples before deciding on whether to purchase in bulk.


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If you are a new dropshipper and wish to create your brand, a fantastic way to get exposure is to label your products. Contrado offers you the option to add a custom inside label on nearly all of our apparel range. This can increase your brand’s premium feel. Our branding station allows you to create a custom message for your customer, printed on order confirmations and dispatch notes.

Printify also provides labeling options on their product range. They offer printed neck labels on most of their products, depending on their 3rd party suppliers. Printify predominantly offers these labels on their t-shirt range and on a few other items within their apparel collection.


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Your customers want their products as fast as possible, and at Contrado, we understand that. All of our handmade products shipped directly to the customer. What’s more, because we handle product creation and shipping from the same facility, most orders reach your customer within 3-5 days.

Printify has suppliers in the US, UK, and China, so depending on your chosen product, it may be sent from quite a distance away. Their suppliers also handle the orders, and although their shipping times are still pretty good, it can take longer if your customers are based in the USA but ordering a product that is produced in China.

Cost and Discounts

The final element to consider is the overall cost of using a specific POD supplier. They could have the best features in the world, but if the prices are excessive, this can be a significant drawback.

The first point to note is that both Contrado and Printify allow users to sign up to dropship at no cost! Neither site has a minimum order quantity or minimum order value. This is excellent news for new dropshippers who wish to test the waters in their journey.

Contrado offers bulk discounts, which is a great way to save money when ordering larger quantities. Our discounts include 20% off on 1-10 items, 25% off on 11-20 items, 35% off on 21-50 items, and an incredible 40% off on orders of more than 50 items!

Printify does not offer any bulk discounts at this time. They offer the chance to save up to 20% on their products. To do this, you have to sign up for their premium plan, billed at $24.99 per month.

Finally, both Contrado and Printify allow you to set whatever price you like when selling to your customers. This means that your profit is essentially based on what you sell for minus what you have paid to your chosen POD supplier to create the product.

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So, there you have it! This article has examined various elements to consider when deciding your POD supplier so that you can make more informed decisions when beginning your eCommerce journey. If you’d like to learn more about Contrado’s dropshipping service, click here and get started today!

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