What sets Printify apart from other print-on-demand services is not only our vast product selection, but also our user-friendly platform. Once you’ve created your free Printify account, you’re just a few steps away from starting your eCommerce journey.

Step 1: Set up your Printify account

The very first thing you should do with any online service provider is to set up your account correctly — and Printify is no exception. Set up your account by adding your contact details and business information, as well as a payment method.

Why add a payment method? Printify is unable to pull funds directly from your sales channel. The payment process works as follows: when an order comes in to Printify from your sales channel, Printify will automatically charge your linked credit card or Printify balance for the production price of the product and the shipping charges. The difference between the two transactions will be your profit!

Step 2: Choose a sales channel

Printify, being a print-on-demand platform, takes care of order fulfillment. However, to create a storefront that is accessible to your customers, you’ll need a store with a shopping cart function.

So, what are the options?

To create a standalone store → choose Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Wix or PrestaShop.

To create a store within a marketplace → choose Etsy or eBay.

Not sure which sales channel is the right fit for you? Check out our in-depth comparison here.

However, you can also use Printify without connecting a store — click here to learn more about the alternative options.

Step 3: Integrate your sales channel with Printify

Once you’ve created a store, you’ll be able to connect it to your Printify account by following one of our step-by-step integration guides.

Need some help with the integration process? Click on the chat bubble to get live assistance from our team!

Step 4: Set up your store shipping and taxes

Now that you’ve connected your store to Printify, you’ll want to set up your store shipping according to Printify’s shipping rates. This ensures that you’re charging your customers the right amount in shipping fees — the same amount as Printify charges you.

No need to set up shipping if you’re using Etsy or eBay, as the Printify shipping rates will be automatically applied to any published products.

When it comes to taxes — depending on where your customers will be located, sales tax and/or VAT regulations should also be considered. Browse our tax articles here to learn more about your potential obligations.

Have you chosen Etsy as your sales channel? If you’re planning to sell to US-based customers, make sure to fill out our sales tax exemption form or submit a resale certificate (if you have a seller’s permit).

Step 5: Create and publish products

Now, it’s time to get creative and upload your unique designs to our products. Our catalog consists of more than 350 products and is constantly growing to offer you the widest selection of print-on-demand products.

Make sure to publish the products to your store to make them available for purchase.

In case you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with options and not sure which print provider to choose, we’ve got you covered — check out our guide here.

For additional designing tips, take a look at our Design Guide.

What’s next?

You’ve made your products available: now it’s time to focus on spreading the word about your store to increase sales. For insider tips on driving traffic to your store, click here.

Take advantage of any upcoming holidays — check out our Marketing Holidays guide for 2021 to avoid missing out on any marketing opportunities.

We’d love to see you join our friendly community on Facebook at Printify POD Rockstars, where you can discuss tips & tricks and find out about upcoming products before anyone else!

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