User’s Manual

Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment with Printify - get our app at the Shopify App Store

 

We're glad to see that you have a curious mind. Our User's Manual will get you started with Printify and answer the first questions you have about using our solutions. Here you can find guides about several important topics. You can also find information in other guides - Shipping and Design

Most importantly, enjoy the experience of creating your first Printify products.

Explore our product range

Getting started

You can check out our video tutorial on How to create a product with Printify.

 

The Printify app is a Shopify integrated app, which means you should start by signing up for a Shopify account (or a trial account). Although you can manually add products to an ecommerce shop on other platforms, it's so much easier to publish them automatically with our Shopify integration.

 

First of all, before you create your products and enjoy Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment with Printify, we advise you to browse our Print Providers, Brands and the whole Product Catalog so that you have a clear vision of what to sell and which Brands and Print Providers are best for your store.

 

Choose your Print Providers by price, location and other criteria. Make sure that your orders are produced and shipped as quickly as possible by selecting Print Providers who are nearest to your main target audience. Compare prices, quality and value of Apparel Brands and see which are best for your store concept.

 

The Print Providers you select are those who take care of Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment. Our amazing technology is the link between you and them. Make sure they suit your values and other criteria important to you.

Products

First of all, you need to understand what kinds of products you want to create and sell with Printify. Perhaps you want to sell shirts and hoodies, maybe phone cases and laptop sleeves, or why not add anything from the product catalog to your store - pillows and shower curtains included.

 

Using our app you can create a wide range of custom products:

- Apparel: shirts, tank-tops, long-sleeves, hoodies and more.

- Accessories: phone cases, laptop sleeves.

- Wall art: posters, wall decals, framed canvases, leather canvases and more.

- Home items: coffee mugs, travel mugs, pillows, blankets, towels, shower curtains.

 

All of our product orders are managed with Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment. Here's an example from our Product Catalog:

 

Print on demand Gildan Custom T Shirt

You can select the Print Provider for most of the products. On the product page you can compare the difference - price, location, available colors and sizes. In order to understand which Print Providers from our network better suit your store, compare all important details.

 

The Print Providers you select are those who take care of Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment. Our amazing technology is the link between you and them. Make sure they suit your values and other criteria important to you.

Print Providers

With Printify you have the option to choose who produces your products. Since we connect with the best of the best, you get world-class product delivery.

Our Print Providers offer different value, prices and locations, which means that some of ourPrint Providers are better for your store.  For example, you can choose a Print Provider in the same region as your target audience. That gives you the opportunity to save on shipping costs and reduce delivery time.

 

Currently we have Print Providers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

 

Our Print Providers in the US:
- ArtGun, Florida, apparel, 37 products.

- Fifth Sun, California, apparel, 12 products.

- The Dream Junction, California, apparel, 30 products.

- SPOKE Custom, Georgia, phone cases, coffee mugs, travel mugs, laptop sleeves, notebooks, 26 products.

- CG Pro Prints, Colorado, wall art, 12 products.

- MWW, North Carolina, pillows and pillow cases, blankets, towels and shower curtains, 8 products.

 

Our Print Providers in the UK:

- T Shirt and Sons, Westbury, apparel, 20 products.

- WPaPS, Hampshire, mugs and phone cases, 8 products.

- Prodigi, Harrogate, wall art, 2 products.

 

Print on Demand Gildan Tee

If, for example, you want to sell Bella+Canvas 3001 shirts, you have the option to choose between ArtGun and The Dream Junction. If your main target audience is located on the East Coast, you should choose ArtGun, and for the West Coast - The Dream Junction. That way you will have quicker and cheaper order delivery.

 

The Print Providers you select are those who take care of Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment with our amazing technology. Make sure that they suit your values and other criteria important to you.

 

Explore our Print Provider page, check out their products and make your decision wisely.

Brands

If you are planning to sell apparel products, then it's especially relevant to have an understanding of which brands suit your business. Apparel brands can be chosen according to different values and styles. More importantly, the public perceives each brand differently. You need to make sure that your values and the values of the brand go hand in hand.

 

Print on demand brands bella canvas gildan

 

Currently we have Alstyle, Anvil, AWDIS, Bella+Canvas, Delta, District, Fruit Of The Loom, Hanes, Gildan, Independent Trading Company, LAT Apparel, Next Level, and Rabbit Skins. Coming soon: Optima Cotton Wear, Pacific Sports, Stanley Stella and more.

 

We also want to inform you that most of the phone cases printed by SPOKE Custom are from Case Mate - the world's leading mobile accessories brand.

 

The Print Providers you select are those who take care of Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment with our amazing technology. Make sure that they suit your values and other things important to you.

Do you have a vision for what you want to sell?

  • You know what kinds of products you want to sell.
  • You know which Print Providers best suit your product vision.
  • For apparel products you've browsed all Brands and know which of them suit your store best.
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Let's continue by creating your Printify products.

Create products

Prepare your design

First of all, before you start creating your Printify products, make sure that your designs are made according to our Design Guide. It's not complicated, just follow some basic guidelines.

 

In short, if you're preparing a design for apparel, make sure that your design has a transparent background. The resolution should be set to 300 ppi. All products have a recommended image size - it's different for most of the products. If your image resolution is lower than required, your product will be printed in bad quality.

 

Every design that is to be printed on a particular product for the first time goes through a Quality Control process performed by the Printify team. If we see any issues in your design that may lead to a bad quality print - we let you know. We don't make any changes to your design file.

 

Most importantly, before you create products, you should check out our Design Guide and make sure that your designs are prepared according to the guidelines. This includes copyright laws, which means you can only use designs which belong to you or for whose use you have express permission.

 

When you make sure your design is prepared according to the guidelines, it's ready for Printify Mockup Generator - your products will look amazing!

Mockup Generator

Once you have made sure that your design is prepared according to the guidelines, you can start creating your Printify products.

 

First of all, select a product that you want to create. Then upload your design in Printify Mockup Generator. When you have done that, check out if your design looks like you imagined it. If needed, edit image positioning and size. Select your product variants - in which sizes, colors etc. you want to sell this product. You can also add different artwork for each color variant to ensure good contrast.

 

Make sure you deselect some variants if there are more than 100 variants as Shopify only allows up to 100 product variants per product.

 

Printify Mockup Generator

 

By pressing "Preview" in Printify Mockup Generator you see how your product would look in real life - and access your high definition mockup images.

 

Printify Mockup Generator

 

The next step is editing your product details.

Edit details

Once you have finished designing your product, you need to edit the product title, description and prices.

 

Printify Mockup Generator

 

We've prepared standard content for your storefront, but if you want to add a personalized touch to your products, you should edit the title and description.

 

Printify Mockup Generator

 

We have also already set retail prices for your products - inspired by the industry standards. However, you can change these prices to any amount you want. It depends on the concept of your store and your product design.

Have you created your first Printify products?

  • Your design is prepared according to the design guidelines.
  • Image positioning and quality are just right for your product.
  • You have product variants in the sizes and colors in which you want to sell your products.
  • You have set your product titles, descriptions and prices.
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Get ready to launch your products

Set up your Printify account

Setting up your Printify account basically consists of two main steps:

 

- Filling out all required account information.

- Setting up payment.

 

First of all, you need to make sure that you have provided us with all the necessary contact information and there are no mistakes so that business runs smoothly. Also, make sure that you have provided us with the right branding information - that's what your customers will see on the shipping labels. Accuracy is relevant if you want to enjoy Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment 100%. 

 

Finally, set up your payment options. You can add your credit card or your PayPal account. In case you want automated payment for order production and shipping, it's especially relevant to add a credit card. If you want to manually add funds to your Printify balance, connect your PayPal account. Setting things to manual means you miss out on the automation factor though. Enjoy our Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment fully - have it automated. 

 

In case you don't set up payments or you have no funds on your Printify balance, all your orders will be on hold and none of them will be sent to production.

 

If you want to enjoy Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment, make sure that you do that. 

  • All required account information is set up.
  • Set up payment details for automated order production and shipping.
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Order samples

 

Make sure that your products look just as amazing in real life as you imagined them.

 

Order_Samples_Screenshot

 

You can order samples of the products you have created from "My store" or in the "Orders" section by clicking on "Get samples". 

  • Ordered samples of the products you're planning to sell.
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Set up shipping

If you have the Advanced Shopify plan, Carrier-based shipping or the Annual Plan, you can set up the Printify Shipping Calculator. See our video tutorials: What it does and How to set it up

 

If you aren't using our Shipping Calculator, you need to set up your shipping rates according to our flat rates. You can check out our video tutorial on Weight Based Shipping Settings

 

In order to make your business life more pleasant, we have prepared a Shipping Guide. There you can find out how to set up your shipping rates so that you don't lose any money on delivery and also, so you don't overcharge your customers. If you take your time to understand this, everyone will be a winner, especially you. 

 

To enjoy Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment, make sure to set up shipping. 

 

You're good to proceed if you have done one of these actions:

  • Set up the Printify Shipping Calculator
  • or
  • Set up flat shipping rates for your Shopify store
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Final check-up. You have:

  • Checked out our Product Catalog, Brands and Print Providers. You have a clear understanding of what you want to sell and who should produce your products.
  • Made sure that your design is prepared according to the Design Guide.
  • Created and saved your Printify products with Mockup Generator.
  • Set up your Printify account, payment and store settings.
  • Ordered samples of the products you're planning to sell.
  • Set up shipping.

Make sure your Printify products are visible on your Shopify store and look just the way you imagined them. 

Congrats, now you can start selling and enjoy Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment with Printify. 

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Manage and grow

So you have launched your first Printify products. What's next?

Manage your orders

In your Printify dashboard, you can manage your Printify orders. There you can check out your order details, send orders to production or edit order details before they are sent to production. You can also order samples and manually place orders here.

 

Print on demand drop shipping

 

Make sure that you have set your preference for order approval - automated or manual. If you want to approve all orders manually, set order approval to manual. If you want automated approval, set it to automated and choose timing - do you want your orders to be sent to production after an hour, 12 hours, 24 hours or a custom delay.

 

The advantage of automated Print on Demand order fulfillment is that your customers are sure to get their orders as soon as possible every time. However, you might want to review orders to avoid fraud or other potential problems, at least when you're just getting started.

 

In the case of manual fulfillment, you can also make sure that your clients write the correct address for shipping. In case of an incorrect shipping address we don't cover the cost of reshipment.

 

With automatic fulfillment enjoy our Print on Demand Drop Shipping fulfillment when you want it.

 

NB: Once an order goes to production, it can not be canceled. 

 

 

Create new products

Now you have several Printify products live in your Shopify store.

 

Keep up to date with our news; explore our product range and create new products. Follow us on social media and make sure to open our newsletters so that you can stay updated with news. We launch new products and features frequently.

 

Print on demand custom pillows, blankets, towels, shower curtains

 

Soon we will have wall tapestries, duvet covers, pouches, backpacks, shoes, more totes etc. You can look forward to several gorgeous new products.

 

Don't forget to order samples. Make sure your products look just as amazing in real life as you imagined them.

Have questions? Let us answer them

Write us at customercare@printifyapp.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Printify is a print on demand drop shipping platform. With us you can create custom products with your design and sell on your store. We manage automated order production and shipping directly to your customers - with your branding. Get our free app on Shopify App Store. In case you don't have a Shopify store yet - start your 14-day free trial