How does OrbitKit relate to other POD companies?
Roughly speaking, the print-on-demand landscape is composed of three kinds of companies:
- Generic marketplaces like Shopify and Etsy. They provide ecommerce infrastructure and (maybe) a stream of customers, but leave product fulfillment up to you.
- Printers like Printful, Printify, and Gooten. They hook into generic marketplaces and handle fulfillment for you.
- Combined marketplace/printers like Redbubble and Spreadshirt. They provide ecommerce infrastructure, customers, and handle fulfillment.
OrbitKit is one level of abstraction above these. The core asset of your business is your design library, which you may deploy to any or all of these services in varying combinations. OrbitKit helps with that.
How does OrbitKit compare to bulk uploaders like Merchtitans and Flying Upload?
Those are fundamentally macros that script your browser to perform one-time uploads. OrbitKit is a fully hosted service that keeps working as you develop your business - adding tags, changing product assortment, experimenting with different prices.
When COVID hit and face masks became available, OrbitKit users updated millions of listings with just a few buttonclicks. Everyone else did it by hand.