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Print on demand

Listen to the eCommerce FASTLANE podcast episode

Sell Globally, Produce Locally

Gelato's founder and CEO, Henrik Müller-Hansen, discusses how creators can unlock the speed, reach and scale of local on-demand production and delivery.


How ecommerce print on demand works

Apparel MenConnect to GelatoConnect your ecommerce store to connect your existing products or create new products.
Apparel MenStart SellingYour customer browses your ecommerce store and places an order.
Apparel MenTake it easyWe take care of the entire fulfilment process and produce your product closer to your customer.
Apparel MenThe order is shipped We deliver your products directly to your customer via our fast and reliable global logistics network.

What is print on demand?

Print on demand

Gelato's print on demand order fulfilment platform enables sellers to produce their products in the destination country. The items sold can be produced and shipped locally, with no minimum order. Faster, smarter and greener.

Custom products

By printing on demand, you can create a vast variety of products and custom designs for yourself, or sell using ecommerce under your brand.

Delivered fast

Gelato automatically sends your order to the nearest production fulfilment center. This means there is no inventory, and the merchandise requires zero management, storage, or security.

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Custom products you can sell with Gelato

Apparel MenMen's clothing
Apparel WomenWomen's clothing
Kids clothingWall art
phone casePhone cases

The Gelato POD Network

130+ production partners in 32 countries

Gelato makes the production and delivery of custom products simple, borderless, and programmable.

Our teams are based in offices around the world and we process millions of print jobs each year for creators, startups, and large enterprises.

Gelato Network

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom

Asia Pacific

Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore


Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA

Print on demand for any business


As a creator, you are looking to make custom products as an artist or influencer.

Ecommerce store owner

You want to start an ecommerce store online selling custom products across various platforms. You're in luck, Gelato pairs our print on demand services with many ecommerce platforms!

Global enterprise

You have a global business that needs customized high-quality products printed on demand in large volumes. Look no further!

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Ecommerce platform integrations

Designed for creators and entrepreneurs, scaled for enterprises. Thousands of businesses use Gelato’s software and APIs to produce and deliver custom printed products anywhere in the world.

Connect your store to Gelato’s API directly or via our easy-to-use ecommerce integrations.

eCommerce Integrations with Gelato

How Gelato fuels your print on demand business

Sell globally, produce locally

Gelato powers the world’s largest network of local production hubs for ecommerce sellers. Produce what you need, where and when you need it. Faster, smarter and greener.

Easy to use

Integrate your ecommerce store to Gelato in seconds to start creating, selling, and adding products to your store.

Risk free

Gelato is free to use, no minimum orders or leftover stock. Because the products are made on demand, you only pay for what you sell.

24/7 customer support

We work relentlessly to help you scale your business and get the most out of the platform. Reach our customer success team anywhere, anytime.

Built for scaling your business

Production in 32 countries ensures reliable, on-time delivery of 10+ million orders to thousands of customers.

Superior quality

Make a lasting impression on your customers with cutting-edge technology and sustainably sourced-materials from industry-leading brands.

Advantages of on demand printing

1. Cost saving: There’s no initial inventory needed, so this automatically saves you money upfront. Plus, you can list a product and see if there’s an interest in it first before ordering it.

2. Low-risk business: With POD, there’s no renting a storefront and having to hire staff.

3. You are your own boss: You can take chances and call the shots, as you’re able to be your own boss when selling POD items and making custom product decisions.

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4. Your business can be global: Reaching a global client base is easy with on demand printing, as your custom products can appeal to customers all over the world while still being sold both locally and internationally.

5. Unique products: With on demand print, you have many unique print options and customizable products to choose from, meaning you can get creative in your designs from unique custom hoodies to custom wallpaper and more. Browse our full catalog of hundreds of items. ​​


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Gelato’s global print on demand platform stats


The potential saving of carbon emissions per order when printing locally with Gelato.


The percentage of orders that are produced in the same country as they are delivered.

3445 km

The average shipping distance saved per order when printing on demand with Gelato.

Print on demand FAQs