Meet the Improved Printful Integration

It’s now even easier to create new products for your shop.

In case you’re not familiar, a quick refresher: Printful is a print-on-demand service that allows you to design an item and have it produced as customers place orders, eliminating the need for shop owners to figure out the logistics and cost of this new product. The shop owner might make a little less per sale, but some decide that the convenience is worth it.

We recommend reading up on the pros and cons of print-on-demand and drop-shipping to decide if it’s right for you.

Why Printful

Big Cartel integrates directly with two print-on-demand services: Printful and Art of Where. These are both great options, with a variety of products you can create. The main decider will likely be: which products do you want to add to your store?

If you like the items you can design with Printful, their mockup generator sweetens the deal. This tool can be used to create print files and images for your store. It helps you get a clear idea of what the finished product will look like, and helps folks who want to list their products before they bring together the physical product, a model or two, and a professional photographer.

(For those new to designing for print, we have a guide to help you move forward with confidence.)

What’s new

The newly updated integration between Printful and Big Cartel makes it way more convenient to sell print-on-demand items. Once you’ve designed a product within Printful, now you can turn on which product options you’d like to offer (color, size, etc), adjust the prices to allow for a comfortable profit margin, and with the click of a button, the product will be added to your online shop.

When paired with Big Cartel’s free Gold plan, this is the first completely no-cost option for Printful users. It’s a great solution for someone ready to start an online shop and create products without spending money upfront. And once you’ve tested the waters, you can upgrade to a bigger plan with even more features to help you promote, manage, and grow your brand.

If you’re already using a Big Cartel shop, follow our steps to connect to Printful. One thing to note: Due to the increased demand of online orders and extra precautions taken to adapt to COVID-19, be prepared for potential shipping delays. You can get up-to-date information from Printful on their site so you can keep your customers informed.

For even more options for streamlining creating and shipping products, take a look at our full lineup of apps and integrations. And if you need any help along the way, our Support team is standing by.

Sarah Anderson

Marketing at Big Cartel. Loud talker, maker at City of Industry. Semi-professional aunt. Pretty psyched about all of it.

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