Our Shutterstock integration gives you access to millions of images provided by Shutterstock, at no upfront cost to you. Use these images to create and publish as many products as you want, and pay for the image use only once the product is sold.
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How to use the Shutterstock integration
- Choose a product from our Catalog and select the Paid content option in the Product Creator. Upon choosing this option, you agree to the Shutterstock Terms of Service.
- Once the image library has opened, you’ll be able to choose between two collections of images.
- Essentials collection – a large selection of the most popular stock images from Shutterstock.
- Full collection – choose from over 300 million different images.
- Use the search bar to find suitable images. You can apply filters and sort the search results to help you find the most suitable image:
- Photo: photographic images;
- Vector: digitally created images that can be resized easily, without diminishing their quality;
- Illustration: digitally created designs.
- To add additional color or size variants to the product, click on Select variants. Then, adjust the final file placement on the product and click Preview in the top right corner. Once you’re satisfied, click Save product.
Next, choose the preferred mockup image view, enter the product description, title, pricing, and click Publish to make the product available in your store.
NoteAs per the Terms of Service of Shutterstock integration, the author of the chosen design is automatically added to the product listing’s description field.
- Essentials collection design fee: USD 0.99 per image.
- Full collection design fee: 17.5% of the Printify production cost (with the minimum fee of USD 1.49).
Example: if the Printify production cost is USD 5 (17.5% of the production cost is USD 0.88, which is lower than USD 1.49), the design fee will be USD 1.49 (minimum fee).
Instead, if, for example, the production cost is USD 20 (17.5% of the production cost is USD 3.50, which is higher than USD 1.49), the fee will be USD 3.50.
It should be pointed out that the image itself cannot be downloaded.
You can preview the final Printify production cost (inclusive of the Shutterstock fee) before you proceed with the publishing:
By using the integration, you agree to follow the Terms of Service.
You are purchasing the right to use the image for the chosen product via Printify. However, the image itself can’t be downloaded.
Due to the aforementioned reason, it will only be possible to use the Printify mockups for these products.
It is possible to use multiple Shutterstock images for the same product, however, in that case, the image fee will apply to each unique image, resulting in an increased production cost. The suggested retail price is increased automatically.
You may duplicate the same image at no additional cost. The fee will remain the same regardless of the number of times the image is duplicated.
- Shutterstock images are licensed and may occasionally become unavailable. If this happens to the image you’re using, an “Image expired” notification will be displayed in My products. Please ensure to either remove the product from your store or change its design, as ordering it will no longer be possible.
Review the final design in the mockup images before publishing. All elements shown there will be printed in the final outcome.