Is Redbubble Safe to Buy From? (2019)

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Is Redbubble Safe?

In 2008, I found an art print by Karin Taylor on Redbubble that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED. (She’s still one of the most popular artists on Redbubble).

I NEEDED to have it!

But there was one problem…

I had never ordered anything from Redbubble before and I didn’t know if it was safe to buy from them. But I bought the print and I still love it today!

68 Redbubble purchases later…

I can definitely say, YES. Redbubble is definitely safe and reliable. Here’s why…

How Redbubble Keeps Your Information Safe

The main reason shopping on Redbubble is safe is because the site uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software to encrypt your payment information.

Sounds complicated… but it’s not.

If you’re scared that someone can steal your personal information online, I recommend you watch the video below. It explains what SSL is and how it works to make Redbubble a safe place to shop online.

This video was made for people who AREN’T computer geeks.

Video: What is SSL and how does it work?

Paypal, Credit Cards, and Pre-Paid Cards

Please Note: I’m not a financial advisor. I’m just a super cautious online shopper.

The most popular methods of paying for items on Redbubble are with PayPal, credit cards, and pre-paid cards.

Pre-paid cards, like the ones VISA have, are cards that you can preload with a specific amount and use it just like a gift card.

Redbubble only accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for both credit cards and pre-paid cards.

When you buy any item from Redbubble, you’re not directly buying from the artists. You’re buying directly from Redbubble itself. Artists will not receive your personal or financial information.

I’ve used both my credit card (Visa) and Paypal while ordering on Redbubble without any problems.

My Visa and Paypal come with protection against fraud and a zero-liability policy (please check your credit card’s policies). This means I don’t have to pay for any purchases I did not make.

Tips When Using Credit Cards or Pre-Paid Cards

  1. Check the current Visa, MasterCard, or American Express policies against fraudulent purchases. At the time of writing this post, all of these credit cards had zero-liability policies.
  2. When buying items on Redbubble, make sure you type in the same billing address that appears on your credit card details. If your billing address doesn’t match, your order will not be processed.
  3. Pre-paid cards must be registered online before buying items on Redbubble Instructions on how to do this should be on the card.

How Long Does it Take for Redbubble to Deliver?

All items ordered through Redbubble are only printed once someone has bought them online (Print on Demand). This means Redbubble doesn’t hold any stock in a warehouse.

Once items are bought, they are made by one of Redbubble’s global team of third-party manufacturers. Then, the order is shipped.

Usually, this process takes 24 to 48 hours. But, sometimes it might take 3 business days for items to be printed and shipped.

The type of items you order and your shipping address affect where the items are manufactured. Because of this, your order can sometimes come in different packages and arrive on different days.

You can find estimated delivery dates on each of the items’ description pages, right under the Add to Cart button.

* Redbubble only ships on business days, excluding National Holidays.

Out of 9,368 reviewers, Redbubble received 4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot. As far as online reviews go, that’s amazing!

Redbubble Shipping Review

For more information on shipping and what 5,871 Redbubble customers had to say about their shopping experience, check out my 2019 Redbubble shipping review.

Can You Return Things on Redbubble?

If you receive an item from Redbubble, and you’re not happy with it, you can always return the item.

You have 90 days to submit a return once you receive your order.
When you return an order, you have a few options to choose from:

  • Replacements: Redbubble will replace your original order.
  • Credit: A credit code, with the same value as your original order, will be sent to you.
  • Full Refund: Redbubble returns the amount to your original payment method

On Trustpilot, some customers mentioned that if there was a mistake in their order or the quality of the item was not to their standards, Redbubble would replace the item without the customer having to return the original item.

Excellent company. Product I received was wonderful quality. I ordered 3 shirts and they came quick and were exactly as the picture looked. By no fault of their own, two of the shirts did not fit as expected. I contacted them for a return and it was taken care less then 4 hours of the request. Not only did they issue a return credit but suggested I donate the product that doesn’t work. What an awesome company and they will have my return business!

Danielle Blankley – June 19, 2018 – Trustpilot.com

For more information on returns and what 5,871 Redbubble customers had to say about their shopping experience, check out my 2019 Redbubble returns review.

Is Redbubble Good Quality?

I personally give Redbubble’s a 4.5 out of 5-star rating when it comes to quality.

I really recommend you read the section of my Redbubble review on quality. There, I focused on what Redbubble shoppers complained about the most. (I think it’s best to know what to look out for when shopping online.)

Items that I recommend you read up on before you buy are: