Holiday season fulfillment

Winter always sees the biggest sales spikes for print on demand. As such, we’ve taken serious action to make sure that our network can handle the coming weight.

This is a go-to page for all relevant operational updates during the 2020 holiday season. Here, we’ll touch on crucial topics, present helpful resources, and offer useful tips and information.

Latest updates

Real-time updates categorized by the print provider.

Important for:

Up-to-date information on print provider specific updates or the whole Printify network.

Print provider status

Check the overall status of print providers.

Important for:

Checking the overall status of print providers.

Production deadlines

Updates of print provider recommended order submission deadlines.

Important for:

Managing the purchases to be completed before the respective cut-off dates for expected delivery by Dec 24.

Releases for the season finale

Here are a few of the preparations we’ve done to help you succeed during the busiest time of the year:

Handling the holiday heat with Printify

This is a helpful, comprehensive perspective on the holiday season for POD merchants. From general updates, facilitated communication with support, and onward, this resource effectively rounds out a variety of useful information.

Order routing

Suppose your print provider experiences some difficulties that result in diminished production or items that are out of stock or even discontinued. Now you have the option to automatically move products away from blockages in the supply chain to other print providers that can fulfill the item(s). This way, you won’t lose your sale and time.

Live print provider updates

With better information come better decisions. That’s why we want to keep you updated regarding relevant occurrences within the print on demand ecosystem. Check the real-time updates below frequently, especially if you notice the name of your print provider.

November 27, 2020

Status update

  • A few print providers are experiencing slight production delays (more information below), but overall our print provider network and production times are stable. Don’t forget to check our recommended holiday order submission deadlines and please enable order routing to not lose your sales due to stock issues or potential delays.

 
November 12, 2020

Recommended holiday order deadlines

  • We advise placing orders by these dates to have the best chance of them arriving on time for Christmas. Nevertheless, we strongly suggest starting your sales campaigns as early as possible this year for the best holiday season experience. 

 
November 5, 2020

Temporary holiday shipping surcharges in the US

  • As you might know, the major US shipping carriers (e.g. USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL) are implementing temporary surcharges for peak-time shipments. This is a result of the ongoing shipping network challenges – highly limited shipping capacity meeting the immense increase in the demand for deliveries.
  • Thus, in line with these rate increases, Printify will also implement a temporary holiday shipping rate surcharge of $0.24 for all orders within the US from November 5 to December 27. Read more in this Help Center article. 
November 25, 2020

Good news! Our print provider Awkward Styles has lowered the price for two Champion products – Champion Sweatshirt and Champion Hoodie. The new prices are live on the catalog.

November 17, 2020

Our print provider Awkward Styles has decreased the price for Unisex Deluxe T-shirt (Lane Seven LS15000). Here are the new prices.

November 27, 2020

Our print provider Print Pigeons has lowered the price for two products – Wall Calendar (2021) and Vertical Desk Calendar. The new prices are live on the catalog.

November 20, 2020

Due to their packaging material vendor experiencing supply chain issues, SPOKE Custom Products will temporarily switch their current styrofoam packaging for ceramic mugs with a generic box and wrapping material. The issue is expected to be solved by the beginning of December.

November 19, 2020

WOYC is out of stock of Clear cases for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. To avoid stock issues with your upcoming orders, we recommend removing these product variants from your store until further notice. Clear cases are expected to be back in stock by early December.

Printify print provider network status:

Steady

Last update:

US-based print providers

Print provider

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

3-6 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

3-5 business days

DTG2Go

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Slight delays in production

5-9 business days

Production not affected

3-5 business days

Slight delays in production

4-7 business days

Production not affected

3-5 business days

Production not affected

3-6 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

3-6 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Slight delays in production

4-7 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

3-6 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

2-7 business days

Production not affected

3-6 business days

Production not affected

5-6 business days

Europe-based print providers

Print provider

Country

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

Latvia

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Latvia

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Czech Republic

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Latvia

Production not affected

2-5 business days

UK

Production not affected

2-5 business days

UK

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Germany

Slight delays in production

4-8 business days

Latvia

Production not affected

2-5 business days

UK

Slight delays in production

5-7 business days

Print providers with multiple fulfillment locations globally

Print provider

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

Production not affected

5-6 business days

Slight delays in production

5-8 business days

Canada-based print providers

Print provider

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Production not affected

3-5 business days

Production not affected

2-5 business days

Asia-based print providers

Print provider

Country

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

China

Production not affected

4-5 business days

Australia-based print providers

Print provider

Current status

Production time estimate

Shipping information

Production not affected

2-6 business days

Production not affected

3-7 business days