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. Harnessing the power of partnerships and technology, Gelato produces your merchandise near the end destination. This dramatically reduces waste, emissions, delivery times and cost, while removing your need to manage inventory or shipping. Better for the people - and the planet.
Our robust network of production partners is fueled by software that ensures consistent product quality worldwide. Your products are made and shipped where your customers are, speeding up delivery times and making your business more reliable. Because your products are made locally and on demand, waste, transportation distances, and carbon emissions are slashed.
As you grow your ecommerce store, you also help local production partners grow their business. Empowering local communities to produce what the local communities consume.
We use responsibly sourced & sustainable products
All our products are made with responsibly sourced and sustainable materials.
All products are produced in accordance with international and national product safety regulations.
We always strive to use responsibly sourced materials. Our printed paper products and canvases are made from paper and wood from sustainably managed forests with a sustainable forest management system in place.
We work with suppliers that offer high-quality products that we hope will be enjoyed and used over and over again for a long period of time.
Swedish custom poster company Mapiful used to print all their products in Gothenburg, packed, and shipped them to customers across the world. Now they produce their posters in 24 countries worldwide, and deliver to customers in 72 countries with Gelato.
“It's really great to see that we can reduce carbon emissions by 67% on every order by moving from centralized to local production with Gelato. Now we can reach more customers worldwide than ever before in a faster, smarter, and greener way.” Edvin Brobeck, Founder and CEO of Mapiful.
Read more about Mapiful's environmental impact here
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.
The average shipping distance saved per order when printing on demand with Gelato.
By printing locally with Gelato you support local communities. We continuously work to make our value chain even more sustainable by setting high requirements, following up, and developing our suppliers.
✔ High sustainability requirements towards suppliers.
✔ All print partners have signed Gelato's Supplier Code of Conduct.
✔ A rigid and efficient compliance process to minimize risks in the supply chain.
✔ Suppliers can be subject to on-location inspections.
Our advanced print cloud technology gives access to the latest and most efficient print technologies.
We collaborate with partners, suppliers, and NGOs to make printing more sustainable.
As a Gelato customer, you can be certain that Gelato attracts customers and partners by being transparent, taking responsibility, and having the highest level of data security and privacy.
We aim for the highest level of data security and compliance to personal data protection regulations.
Policies and guidelines are in place to ensure ethical business practices, relationships, and transparency.
Gelato is a participant of UN Global Compact since January 2020. We are fully committed to take actions to support the UN goals, the SDGs and align our operations and strategies with UN Global Compact's ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
We support the UN Global compact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have chosen three overall sustainability focus areas and defined material aspects that we believe matter the most for our stakeholders and have the biggest impact, both on our planet and for our customers.
These focus areas are to reduce environmental impact, positive impact on people and act with responsibility. Our customer offering and actions within these areas support the following SDGs: