As being very new to ecommerce and setting up my Shopify store...I am in search of the best fulfillment services that I can use for t-shirts and other products...I`ve heard so many bad reports about almost all of them...
Teelaunch, Teesprings, Printify, Printful, Mercify and so many others that is a little difficult to choose. It is okay to shoot me an email to my address below my name...
My name is Steve. I came across your post here and thought I'd follow up.
I work for an order fulfillment company called eFulfillment Service.
We provide warehousing and order fulfillment services for ecommerce sellers. We do a lot with t-shirts and apparel (as well as thousands of other types of products). In fact, we actually lead the order fulfillment industry in working with startups and small and mid-sized sellers. We don't have any setup costs, no minimum order volume requirements, no big monthly retainers, and no long-term contracts.
We're also a family-run business that is very well-known for having extraordinary service and a solid track record. And as a bonus...our technology integrates very well with Shopify to make things automated and easy for you!
So yes, this is obviously a shameless plug for our company, but it sounds like you're in need of a fitting partner. Feel free to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to learn more about us. You can also visit our website at www.eFulfillmentService.com.
I've been through 4 different services in 5 years. Last year, one of my store's found http://www.3pfservices.com in Denver (where I'm located) and they have been wonderful. Extremely fast service, and the most affordable price I've ever seen in a fulfilment center. Contact Tim or JR and tell them Bryan from Fly Pedals sent you!
I am a huge fan of Whiplash Merch! (https://www.whiplashmerch.com) Their Shopify app is really easy to use, and you have the option of creating shipments through their website.
They have a fulfillment center in Ann Arbor, MI, one in California, and a new one in London, which cuts shipping time and costs significantly for international orders. (They may have more warehouses now than I've listed.)
It should also be noted that their sister company, VG Kids (https://www.vgkids.com), also in Ann Arbor, does amazing screen printing and UV coated stickers. (Shirts, posters, flyers, album covers, etc.) You could have your blank inventory shipped to VG Kids, detagged, printed, packaged, and sent to Whiplash in Ann Arbor without lifting a finger.
(I used Whiplash for the first year of business without a hitch, but started doing pop-up markets every weekend, and needed the inventory with me. I will use them again however.)
I second http://www.3pfservices.com in Denver. Bryan introduced our group to them and we will be transitioning to them over the next month. We were so pleased with them through multiple conversations and emails, Tim was more than helpful. I evaluated 6 other services (including Shipwire) before this and all of them were more expensive, or more complicated to work with.
Thank you for posting your experience! I am currently with Smart Warehousing in California. The service is great, but the costs are pretty high. Between surcharges, a fee here another fee there, I am paying way too much per order.
I thought about Shipwire, but the hit or miss reviews are scary to me and not any cheaper than Smart Warehousing.
Good luck to you!
We offer fulfillment services and have a seamless integration with Shopify. Skybridge Americas Inc. http://www.skybridgeamericas.com/fulfillment-logistics. Let me know if you are interested in a quote and I can get you in touch with the right person.
I have been through few and the best so far is www.theglobalfulfillment.com. Very very reliable and they have a deal with DHL, they only ship DHL (3-day shipping globally) and their prices are cheaper than China Post. Give them a try.