How can I create pre-sale listings?
Pre-sale involves making a product available for purchase on your online store before its official release date, with shipping scheduled for a later time. When it comes to Printify products, you can create pre-sale listings for the latest phone case models, which will be available for pre-sale one week before the new phone models are released in stores.
Once the pre-sale phone cases become available in the Printify Catalog, you will be able to add your designs and publish them to your store, and your customers will be able to order them. The pre-sale products will be shipped out within 5 business days after the pre-sale end date, which will be indicated in the product description.
Follow the steps below to create a pre-sale product for your store.
Step 1: Select a product available for pre-sale
Step 2: Design your product
Add your design to the product as you normally would. We’ll automatically add the necessary information to the product to ensure your customers are aware of the pre-sale conditions:
- The mockup and product title will indicate that this is a pre-sale product.
- The product description will mention that this product will be shipped out within 5 business days after the pre-sale end date (not 5 business days after the purchase date).
- If publishing to Etsy, the shipping profile of this product will be automatically set up based on the pre-sale period.
Step 3: Publish the product to your store
Publish the pre-sale product to your store as you typically would. After the pre-sale period ends, please be aware that the pre-sale products you’ve created will be automatically deactivated and removed from your Printify account. However, any submitted orders containing pre-sale products will still remain in your account.
Once you receive an order for a pre-sale product in your store, keep in mind that the fulfillment of the pre-sale orders will start only after the pre-sale end date. However, in the meantime, the pre-sale orders will display an “In production” status and it won’t be possible to edit them.
If you receive an order containing both a pre-sale product and a regular product, please note that the regular product will be fulfilled as usual. However, the pre-sale product will maintain its “In production” status until it is shipped, which will occur within 5 business days after the pre-sale end date.